Say Wha?? The Message: Don’t Use Fake or Multiple Logins

Why even mention this? Because it would be a shame to lose all the work you’ve put into your Facebook presence thus far. FACEBOOK IS DEFINITELY DELETING ACCOUNTS OF THOSE USERS WHO HAVE MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS – (yes, I’m yelling) This is strictly forbidden within Facebook’s terms of service.

Think you won’t get caught? Think again.

NEW! Great News! Now Facebook has implemented a way for you to convert your personal Facebook Account to a Facebook Page.

It’s not a matter of *if* just a matter of time. Think using different email accounts and different usernames/computers will be good enough? HA! There are now tons of stories out there of people who thought the same thing, only to have ALL of their Facebook profiles not only suspended, but deleted. And good luck trying to get through to Facebook support. (not gonna happen)



Why are many people & businesses doing this?

(just a few reasons)

  • Because they *think* their personal info will be mixed in with their business info. Short Answer: *IT WON’T* (yes I’m yelling again)
  • They try to pretend to be someone else (or many others) and suggest their “page” to many other friends in order to have tons-o-fans (likers)
  • They don’t know any better

I’ve written about this before… if you don’t want to have your entire Facebook presence deleted, you should probably give it a read.

So ask yourself

Is it worth it to work anonymously (using business name(s) or additional name(s)) only to have years of hard work gathering fans and friends thrown out?

What to do??

Just follow the simple rules… it’s not hard. And in the end Facebook will HELP promote you and your business.

To do it correctly:

*Note, Facebook does not have these steps in place, so this is my best guess/advice to try to have you remain within their good graces.

  • Log in with your (1) personal account (your real name and email address)
  • Create a business page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php) *Don’t worry your personal information won’t show (trust me)
  • Once complete, visit new page (associated with your correct account/profile) and THEN “Suggest to Friends”
  • Ask others to suggest to their friends
  • **VERY important – only invite 20 people at a time or Facebook will think you’re spamming. Yes, it’s a pain. (again, trust me)

*If you’ve created the Facebook page under the fake/additional account… post/notify existing fans/friends of the new page, perform the above steps and then abandon/delete the old account/page. Yep, you heard me.

That’s it… hope it helps.

Cheers!

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–President of Daveworks Web Development.

With over 20 years in the Internet Industry, some of David's larger projects have included Ticketmaster.com, Guess.com, Citysearch.com and DisneyChannel.com, to name a few. He's passionate about getting Small Business America in to the "Big Game" of SEO and ecommerce, so he founded LocalMarketplace.com™ to do just that.

David holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration, plays drums, is an avid fly fisherman, over-built his Automated Arduino Chicken Coop and enjoys using his general contractors license from time to time.

His favorite web host is Acenet, and loves learning via Lynda.com. You can typically find him making noise out on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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