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How to post on Facebook as a business not from a personal account

How to post on Facebook as a business not from a personal account

It’s a common problem with Facebook – having multiple profiles and trying to juggle them as smoothly as possible isn’t always as easy as it seems to begin with. With the huge growth of the social network, more and more businesses are seeing the benefits of having their own business page and using it to promote their services and offering a variety of information. However, if you want to make a post on yours or someone else’s page as your business, you need to remember to switch between accounts. This is easy to overlook, so here we show in simple steps how to make this adjustment.
With the Facebook business page, you’ll need 2 profiles; your business page profile and your personal profile. They will both give you the opportunity to upload posts; however, you will appear as either your business or your personal self and not as both. Both profiles also have their news feeds. They are
• Your Page Profile News Feed: this is strictly made up of pages you have liked as your page.
• Your personal Profile News Feed: this is based on the updates of your Friends’ status as well as the pages you have liked personally.
If you wish to change your personal profile to business page profile, you will have to:
1. Log in as usual.
2. Locate the account dropdown at the top right corner of the page and click on it.
3. Choose the Page link that you wish from the drop down menu.
If you are an admin for several pages, this is where you toggle among these pages as well as your personal profile.

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After you must have clicked on the link of your choice, you will be taken directly to the page selected. You will then be given admin privileges and the page will appear as your business page and not as your personal profile. It’s a good idea to try it out as the difference becomes clear.
When you are on the your page section, your page’s admin pane will contain Notifications, Messages, New Likes, Insight and page Tips.

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It is likely that you are used to seeing news feeds on your personal account and you don’t think you will get such benefits from the business page profile. However, this isn’t a problem and you can get news feeds on any of the profiles. Your Page Profile News Feed is strictly based on the Pages you liked. To see them, click the Home link on the top right corner of the page.
It works just like that of your personal account, just that it’s filled with posts from other Pages that you have liked. Note that if you are yet to like any page, you will have nothing to see as news Feeds. Only page updates are visible because you can’t like a personal account as a Page.
If you are on the business page profile and wish to go back to your personal profile, you just have to:
1. Click the Account link on the top right part of the page.
2. Select Facebook as your personal account name from the dropdown.
This is how you can go back and forth with your profiles.
There’s another small observation you need to understand. When you are on your personal profile and you go to your business Page, you will see a notification bar at the top of the page and a link with the name, and voice on it, as well as a link asking you to change to your personal profile – even though you are already on your personal profile. Note that the voice is replacing what you used to see as Postng Preference and was a part of the editor dashboard. This was done to make it very clear to the user that he/she is on either a personal profile or on a business page profile.

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Now that you are aware of the distinct profile and how to manage them, here are some tips for you:
• You cannot perform any admin task on any business page that you are an admin if you are viewing you Facebook with your page profile. You will have to change back to your personal profile first.

• You can post your page on another page, but you cannot post as your business Page on anyone’s personal Facebook Profile.

• You shouldn’t post as your business page always to avoid being too spammy. It may be a very good way to promote your page, but you don’t have to do this to the point where it becomes annoying. Facebook is still a social network and not a place to fill up with your business name.

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Save time by Outsourcing

Save time by Outsourcing

You need to focus on your business making sure that everything is ticking over, don’t let the chore of social media be something that get’s pushed aside.

Instead consider outsourcing your social media to us, we can help ease this burden for you.

We are here to help you save time by outsourcing your social media to a budget that suits you.

Discussing what your needs are and working towards a goal. Working out how much to post and whether it is, hourly, daily or weekly.

Your budget is the largest factor on how you choose to outsource your social media. It can help save time by outsourcing but does the money you put towards it have an impact. This all depends on how often your content is on social media.

Personally having a couple of different social media platforms accounts can help, this can ease the load of what gets posted where and when you prefer, not just using one platform to feed the others all at the same time.

A recent client is happy to handle their twitter account, whilst we carry out their Facebook account, client seems happy with using twitter as it’s a quick option to fire something out and also they can be reactive to what is going on.

Whilst with Facebook it takes a bit more time, it is important to get the right image to go with the text, the correct tags to all the businesses you want to target, location marker, using hashtags is required, all of this can be a bit longer than just using twitter and hence why this has been outsourced to us.

The point is save time when outsourcing knowing that your business is getting online and you don’t have to worry about getting it all together, leave that to the experts.

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Get in touch

If outsourcing is something you would like to discuss or have for your business, then get in touch with us. We are here to help lighten your load.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, if you are not using them as yet, maybe consider how to via our social media training.

Email info@socialmedia-adviser.co.uk


5 Social Media Tips To Remember

5 Social Media Tips To Remember

It is important to keep active on all your social media platforms, these tips will help ensure you can and guide you through, to be seen more effectively online.

Tip #1 – Schedule your social media.

Using social media tools such as Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Tweetdeck can help you save plenty of time. Set aside time to carry out this work and then monitor incoming replies or comments so that you can be responsive.

Tip #2 – Targeting your audience.

In composing each tweet or post, it is vital to tag in another business, so that they can receive your information and share it even further. Tweets with no targeting can still work, but you will find that the reach won’t be as great. Do the same with your other social media accounts and notice the difference.

Tip #3 – Use URL Shorteners to track and measure your engagements.

Using Bilty or Google Shorteners can help you track and monitor when your link has been clicked on. The link drives users back to your website, where more information can be found. Overall the link shortener looks neater and collects data for you to check back through.

Tip #4 – Paid promotion for your social media campaign.

With now more people engaging in social media it is important to keep up to speed. Using the paid features on many of the social media platforms, it is a good way to share your content to a bigger audience. Gain new followers, likes. Paid promoting can be targeted by area you live in, age groups and gender, whilst working to a budget that suits you.

Tip #5 – The right place to use a Hash-tag.

All of the social media platforms allow hash-tags to be used, on some of the platforms over usage can start to look messy and off putting by those seeing your information. Use them in the correct accounts, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram, not so much on Facebook or LinkedIn. Not every word needs to be hash-tagged, chose the words that can give you the most impact and create ones that you wish others to start using.

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Top 5 tips to make your Facebook Business Page work

Top 5 tips to make your Facebook Business page work

Do you have your Facebook Business set up, if not why not? Not sure how then let us help you with our social media training.

If you do have a Facebook Business Page are you using it correctly?

Tip #1 – Local Business

If your business page has been set up at a Local Business you will be able to collect reviews/testimonial from people. This is a great way to get people to say what they think about your service/business. You can also reply to reviews which is good to do when you receive them.

Tip #2 – Engaging with your audience

Your likes have come from individual people, who are potential clients, new clients and former clients, so giving them good information about your business will keep them on your page and for them to interact with you. Your post should attract them to interact with you. So give them the type of information that you would like to receive if the shoe was on the other foot!

Tip #3 – Ask questions on your Facebook business page

Carry out a survey and see what your audience will respond back with. Depending on the type of business you are, you could ask one or more questions, this just depends on what sort of outcome you require. Monitor what people are saying during the question being interacted with. Give a deadline on when the question comes to a close so that you can give results back to everyone who engaged with you on your question.

Tip #4 – ‘Apps ‘ from other social media platforms.

Building out your page is great with photos, reviews and showing off your likes. It is also good to see ‘apps’ from your other social media sites built into your page. Connect to other platforms that you have signed up too and when people are on your business page they can also find your other social media accounts.

Tip #5 – B2B connection

Beyond engaging with all the people that like your page, engage with your business connections B2B. When positing a update, it is useful to tag in a business or two, it works if you want your message to go out even further, it can help them interact with you and their audience. Also anything they post, share it back on your page, this will inform them that you have done so and will encourage them to do the same for status updates too.

If you find that you do not have the time or confidence to do our social media, come to us for social media training or outsource your social media to us, experts in social media; freeing up your valuable time so that you concentrate on doing what you do best.

Call us on 07595499122  or fill in our enquiry page form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible; with 24 hours!

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