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