Danger: Facebook personal profile is not a business page #QandA

One of the things I get the most questions about for Facebook is on the personal profile. Questions like: “Do I need a personal profile to create a business page?”, “How can I start a page for our business without people knowing that I created it?” “Can I delete the personal profile after I have created the business page?”

Watch the screencast video about Personal Profile vs Business Page

This screencast video shows examples of pages and I show how you quickly can recognize a personal profile or business page.

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Add your Facebook business page to your personal profile in 6 steps [video]

Often I get the question “I have 2 pages on Facebook now, one that I have created and one that I did not create. How can I change that?”

What most of the times happened was that at some point you have added your company as work experience in your personal profile on Facebook, without creating an actual business page.

This is when Facebook automatically creates a page. One that has this briefcase (see below) and you can not edit it.

This video explains what is happening and how to correct it including a short screencast.

Add your Facebook business page to your personal profile [screencast] from Erno Hannink on Vimeo.

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