03 August 2011

How to Combine or Merge Facebook Pages

About a year ago, I wrote how it was possible to merge unofficial Facebook pages if you had a big enough media buy.

However a recent change now means that anyone can apply to have fans migrated from an unofficial page over to an official one, even without a contact as Facebook. Although they don't promote it much, the steps are quite simple and are as follows:
  1. You will need to 'authenticate' your official page by submitting it for review here (it doesn't look legit but it is!). This may take up to a few business days to complete.
  2. Once authenticated, you can request that the fans from unofficial pages be migrated across to the official one here. Again, this may take a few days.
This is not normally the type of content I post here, but I figure it's a great piece of knowledge to have and is usually an easy way to get some fan growth. And at the same time you're reducing the potential risk of your brand in someone else's hands.

If it works for you, be sure to buy me a beer sometime.

37 comments:

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  2. Do they need to have exactly the same name?

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  3. Not the same name, but it has to clearly be the same brand (i.e. breaching copyright and trademark).

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  4. Is it really works? If it does? Its great . Thank you so much for sharing this. I'll try it to my page.

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  5. Hello Zac, where exactly did you find that authentication form? Not that I inherently distrust you or anything, but obviously diligence is always necessary in these matters and it really doesn't look legit! Why would Facebook be using a form outside of their own framework?

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  6. It's a strange one, I think it's hosted elsewhere to deter people from using it (less applications means less work on their behalf?).

    I imagine the process will change in the not too distant future.

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