Facebook Merge Pages

Facebook Merge Pages. Quite some time ago, Facebook attempted to contend with Google Maps and Yelp in the area of evaluations for physical regional businesses. To assist them in this, they produced location pages for a wide range of companies found on public map information. If a business was validated to currently have a Facebook page, they generally just added performance to that page, but it didn't always go efficiently.

If business page had somewhat different information than the page Facebook attempted to produce, there would be a duplicate produced. If business came along later to make their own Facebook page, nothing pushed them into adopting the existing page, so there would wind up being two. Likewise, occasionally people would just make pages for their favorite brand names, intending to offer or offer them to the brand later on, when the brand often simply made their own.

There are a lot of different reasons that there may be replicate pages. Heck, you might have made a page, abandoned it, forgot about it, and made another later. Or maybe you lost the admin rights to your page in some way, and developed a new one instead of determining how to recover the authority. It's also possible that you made a page, abandoned it, then made an individual profile for your business, which was caught and converted into a page, resulting in 2 pages.

The point is, there are two pages for your company, and you don't require the duplicate. What can you do to combine them?

Facebook Merge Pages

The most convenient technique of merging two pages needs that you be the admin on both of them. If you're not the admin for among them, you're going to need to avoid this section and check later on in the post for your circumstance.

In order to have the ability to merge two pages you own, those pages need to represent the very same thing. They have to have comparable names and they need to represent the very same company or entity. Additionally, their information needs to be the exact same, most significantly the physical address if the company has physical locations. A disparity in contact details is generally the reason for the duplicate page, so ensure to modify the pages such that they have the very same info to make this process go more efficiently.

In order to in fact merge the pages, you have to click this link. It will prompt you to re-enter your password to make sure you in fact own the account, rather than being simply somebody logged in as another person on their computer system. This does not assist much if they have actually autofilled passwords, but it's still one extra level of security.

You will be provided with a list of pages connected to your individual profile. Preferably, both of the pages you wish to combine will be noted. If they are not, you're out of luck and will need to try another technique. If they are, you will need to select the 2 pages you wish to merge and click the continue button.

In the next action, you will be asked which of the two pages you wish to keep. When you merge 2 pages, among them is flagged as the primary page, and among them is the secondary. The main page remains exactly as it is. The secondary page disappears. Any check-ins from the secondary page will be included to the main page. Posts, photos, reviews, ratings, and the username of the secondary page will be deleted and stagnated. People who like the secondary page however not the main page will have their like moved so that they like the primary page. When the combine is total, the secondary page will be erased, and any unsaved data on it will be lost.

Prior to you really merge the pages, examine the page you picked as the secondary page. Ensure there's nothing on it you desire to save. Usually, you will most likely wish to save the images from the page if they aren't currently duplicated on the primary. Posts aren't typically worth keeping, though if you have some notes or turning points on the secondary that you want contributed to the primary, you need to do so.

In some cases, you may discover check-ins or reviews on the secondary page that you wish to have on the main. Unfortunately, there is no excellent method to move those. The very best you can do is reach out to the reviewer through a tag in a public post and inquire to leave their review on the brand-new page. Many people won't trouble to do so, however, so the benefit you gain from it will be questionable. It's much better to just overlook it and opt for exactly what the primary page has developed.

How do you choose which page should be the primary and which should be the secondary? I recommend looking at the page that has one of the most engagement, the most recent posts, and the very best evaluations. This is since that information does not rollover from the secondary to the main. Conversely, do not make your choice just based on the number of followers, since the audience will be combined. If page 1 has more engagement and more evaluations, however page 2 has more fans, I would pick page 1 as the primary. The exception is if page 1 hasn't posted in two years however page 2 is active. Activity tends to defeat reviews, just because it's a substantial part of EdgeRank.

Please note that merging two pages you manage has the tendency to be an instant and irreversible process. Facebook does not have oversight over the process so long as you manage the pages; they let you make with them exactly what you want. This comes with a rate, which is that they don't archive the page or allow you to roll back the modification. They provide you ample warning that you will lose the secondary page for excellent, so make sure you truly wish to merge them before you start the process.

Combining an Owned Page with an Unclaimed Page.

The procedure for merging a page you don't own with a page you own is largely the very same, provided the page you do not own is unclaimed. This tends to occur when someone attempts to sign in with your organisation prior to you have that performance available; a place page is created for your service to keep the review, but it doesn't go to your page, even if you have one established.

You can tell when a page has not been declared due to the fact that it will have "unofficial page" below the cover image. These pages normally are not tied to any profile, and are offered to be declared by the owner of the business.

The initial step of this procedure, then, is to declare the page. You should see a button on the page, below the cover photo, identified "is this your service?" If you click that button, you will be provided with directions to validate you own or represent business in concern. This will generally include offering over business telephone number, e-mail address, and some documentation to prove that you are who you say you are.

Regrettably, the claim procedure will take a little time, as Facebook needs to manually evaluate the documents and return to you about declaring the page. When you have it declared, however, it will be included to pages you control and you are free to do with it exactly what you will. When you have it claimed, go back to the previous section of this post and follow the steps to merge 2 pages you own.

If there are several unmanaged pages that represent your company but which you do not own, you will have to claim all them in order to gain ownership of them, and after that you will have to combine them all. I advise combining the trash pages first, since none of them will have what you desire and it will not matter which one you select as a primary or a secondary. The only main that matters is the real main you choose to keep.

Combining an Owned Page with a Managed Page.

In the previous version, I told you the best ways to declare a page that represents your organisation and is not managed. What takes place if the page has an owner, though, which owner is not you?

The very first option you have is to aim to contact the owner of the page. Sometimes, it was created by a fan, and they will be completely happy to hand over control of the page to you. If this is the case, they will have to move admin rights to you. In order to do this:.

  • The existing admin will have to add you as an admin to their page.

  • As soon as you have been included as an admin, the existing admin will have to remove themselves as admin on the page.

  • You ought to now have control over the page and it ought to be tied to your profile.

If this does not work, I recommend sending Facebook an aid message, as they can probably move ownership as long as both you and the previous admin concur.

In some cases, however, the existing supervisor of the page either does not take notice of the page, is not an active user, or is maliciously impersonating your page for their own objectives. In these cases, you will need to file an intellectual property report against the page. You can check out Facebook's details about copyright here.

To report the page, simply browse to the page and click the ... menu on the cover image. Among the options will be "report page." Follow the instructions, picking an imposter page as the reason, and send the report.

Regrettably, you will not be gaining control over the page when this occurs. Instead, if Facebook examines the page and decides that it is certainly impersonating your page, they will remove it. Often, they will suspend, warn, or ban the controller of that page also. Regardless, you will not have the ability to take control of the page, which implies you will not have the ability to combine it with your own. Any content on the imposter page will be lost.

This is fine if the imposter page is harmful. You do not want the material from a harmful page merged with your own page. On the other hand, if it was a completely benign page that just was not active, there might be content you desired. Regretfully, there's no other way to keep it.

If the "page" is not really a page, however a personal profile impersonating your service, you will still have to follow the same alternatives. Reporting the imposter profile will normally get it eliminated. Once again, there is no other way to save anything on it for your own usage.

Another variation is if you own a personal profile that represents your service, along with a page that represents it. Facebook has a "migrate to page" alternative, which you can find here. This copies the data from the profile and creates a page with that information, which you can then merge into your main business page.

The kicker here is that it does not get rid of the original profile, just the merged page. If you have a profile and a page, convert the profile into a page so that you have a profile and 2 pages, then merge the two pages, you will still be left with a profile and a page.

Nevertheless, this process works if the profile has information you wish to conserve. You can produce the profile turned page, then merge it with your page to save the data. You are then free to change or delete the profile, assuming it is not your main profile. You can not get rid of the profile related to your page unless you're willing to get rid of the page as well. However, you can alter the info related to it into an individual page, which you can use to represent yourself as CEO of business, or whatever position you occur to hold.

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