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Top 10 FAQ’s About Facebook Fan Pages

Below are the Top 10 Recurring Questions I’ve been asked about Facebook For Business and Fan Pages. You’ll notice that almost all of the answers below contain a link to a blog post I wrote previously where the question was answered. I wrote this particular blog to make it easier for you to get all the answers to the Top 10 Questions in one place.

Q: Can I unlink a Facebook Fan Page from my personal account? A: No. See my blog post Unlink A Fan Page From Personal Account for what you can do.

Q: Can I delete my personal account without deleting my Fan Page? A: One of our blog readers, David, tested this. See the comments for Unlink A Fan Page From Personal Account to read what David discovered.

Q: How do I automatically post my Fan Page activity to my Twitter account? A: Read Post Fan Page Status Updates To Twitter With Facebook Application and then go to www.facebook.com/twitter to set this up.

Q: How do I obtain a Facebook vanity URL or username for my Facebook Fan Page? A: Currently you need 25 Fans before you can obtain a vanity url for your Fan Page. Go to www.facebook.com/username to claim your username/vanity url once your Fan Page has met the minimum. Choose your Fan Page username carefully because you cannot change it once it’s set.

Q: How do I delete a Fan Page? A: Login to Facebook, then go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/. If you are an administrator for more than one Fan Page, find the name of the Fan Page that you want to delete from the list on your screen. Click the “delete page” link which appears directly underneath the name of your Fan Page.

If you only administer one Fan Page, the “delete page” link will be toward the top of your screen under the name of your Fan Page.

Q: How do I set up a Fan Box Widget? A: Go to the Fan Page that you want to create a Fan Box Widget for. Click “edit page”. You should see a section called Promote Your Page just above the photos of the Fan Page Admins. In this section, click on Promote With a Fan Box. Create your Fan Box and then copy and paste the generated html into your website or blog. (If this is not something you can do on your own, email the html to your web/blog designer and ask them to do it.) See Facebook Fan Box Widget: You Will Love It! for additional info but follow the instructions above because Facebook has changed since I wrote my original post.

Q: How do I deactivate or delete my Facebook account? A: See Deactivate, Reactivate or Delete Facebook Account for instructions on how to do these things and why you might want to.

Q: Can I migrate or move my fans from one Fan Page to another? A: No. But read How To Migrate Fans From Old Facebook Fan Page To New Fan Page for what you can do to get many of your Fans to become a Fan of your new Fan Page.

Q: Can I run a contest on my Fan Page? A: No. If you do, you run the risk of having your Facebook account or your Facebook Fan Page disabled without warning. See Warning: New Facebook Promotions Guidelines for an explanation on how you can publicize a contest on your Fan Page as long as you administer it off of Facebook!

Q: How do I promote my Fan Page outside of Facebook? A: Here is a blog post that covers Facebook’s Guidelines For Promoting Your Fan Page and here is one that covers 5 Ways to Build Your Online Network Offline & Increase Your Conversion Rate.

I hope you have found this Top 10 recap useful. Feel free to share it with your Facebook friends that administer a Fan Page or are interested in setting up a Fan Page.

If you have questions that weren’t covered above, please post them in the comments below.

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