Here's where I am...

I've long been through the OEC Training on Social Media setup. I've searched, read, viewed, and chatted. I'm still stuck....

As I understand it, I can use my Personal Facebook Acct to create a Business page, and NOT have the 2 be linked, at least to the Public eye.

However, now that I have created the Business page, through my personal account, I see no way of "liking" or "following" as said Business page.

After I placed my first couple posts today, I started adding some people, but when I "liked," other pages,it did so as ME, not my business.

SO, am I doing something wrong? Or do I actually need to open an entirely different account in order to truly be separate? Can one person even have multiple FB accts?

I don't want them connected in any way.

What are you all doing??? (Those who don't want them connected)


Cris

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nrollins84 Premium
I setup a completely separate FB account for my blogs using the blog email address. Then you've got a fully active FB account with all the features instead of just a page. Further, if your blog ever takes off to a point where you want to sell it along with the social profiles attached to it those separate accounts make that transaction much smoother!
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cris1018 Premium
Thank you for the input. I think that's what I'm going to do.

I had already set it up with my blog specific info/email but couldn't figure out a go around for connecting/networking without it going back to my personal page. I don't understand how so many people are using their personal accts, and thinking that they're separate, when you can't like or follow anyone without showing your personal info. How am I suppose to get likes and follows if I'm not giving them? I'm going to delete and start over with a new acct.
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nrollins84 Premium
The whole idea behind the business page isn't so much for YOU to like and follow, but to attract new followers and get their attention. You wouldn't do that by liking them first, but rather by drawing their attention either through your blog, your Facebook posts, or ads. It works, but I still prefer an actual Facebook ACCOUNT for my blogs. It gives you more freedom, is completely separate from your personal account, and again makes it much easier to transfer it as a business asset if you ever decide to sell your blog.
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cris1018 Premium
Gotcha. Thanks for your help!
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
At the end of the like-comment-share bar, you have the option to like or comment as you or your page. Click on the arrow to the right of your mini-profile picture and choose your page.
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cris1018 Premium
Hi Steve :-)

Yes, so THAT part is great when I'm commenting on someone elses page/post, but I mean when I want to "like" another member's page, it "likes" as ME, not my business.

For example:
Because I'm brand new to FB, I have no Likes or Follows. So I'm trying to go Like and Follow others who will reciprocate, but when I like them, my personal acct shows up.

Is there a fix for that?
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cris1018 Premium
Steve, I just used your page as an example above. Please see the comment and reply!
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Strange, when you change your icon I'm sure it should "like" as your page unless FB has changed things and you can only "like" from the actual page you are viewing from. Have you tried to "like" from your actual business page?
I cannot find any comment on my page.
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cris1018 Premium
Morning Steve. That's what I thought too, that when I changed my icon I could like & follow others as my new page, but every time I tried, it would do so as me.

I could like or comment in a post anywhere as my new page, just not like or follow anyone else.

I meant the comment on this page under Katy's thread :-)
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
Okay, sorry I misunderstood. I have been doing a little research on my own FB newsfeed and it seems you can only like as your page on totally open to the public posts from what I could gather.
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cris1018 Premium
Huh. Ok. I think this morning I am going to create a new account and then a new bus page under that and see if I like the functionality better. Although it does bring up a new set of questions in my head. Going to see!
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ShihTzuSteve Premium
It’s worth a try.
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kprushiek Premium
You're correct, your business page is "connected" to your personal page but to the public eye they are two completely separate accounts. Under your personal account on the left hand side you should see the word "shortcuts" and you will be able to click and view your business page there. When writing comments on your business page you can choose to either write then as yourself or as your business. You choose this option as you are writing the post.
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cris1018 Premium
Thank you. Yes, all of that, I was able to do. What I'm NOT able to do is like or follow other pages as the new business page I created. When I "like" another page, It "likes" as ME.

So, how am I suppose to engage as my business? What do you do to engage as your business persona when you connect with other similar businesses?
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kprushiek Premium
I don't think you can "like" another page as your business. Only other people can "like" your business page. You can ask your personal friend's list to like your page, but that's about it. The only way to get other people outside your personal friend's list to like your page is to either put up a FB ad, tell your email subscriber list, or post your FB info on your website.
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cris1018 Premium
Ahhhhh, so then they're not really separate.

I don't want to have hundreds or thousands of likes and follows under my personal acct. I also just noticed that when I click on Page roles, and view Admin, it has my personal profile picture and name, which I also don't want.

Sooooooooo, it looks like I have to delete this page and start all over under a whole new acct.

I think there's some very confusing information circulating on this. I've had several people tell me that the two pages are not publicly connected, but if every time you like or follow another page, it does so as YOU (your personal you), and when you look up the Admin, it's a picture of YOU, then they're not really separate.

Get what I'm saying?
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kprushiek Premium
The public can't see that you are the "owner" of a page, only you can see that.

The likes and follows won't be under your personal account. You get them to like or follow your business page.

It's confusing but they are seen as COMPLETELY separate pages to the public eye, just not to you.
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cris1018 Premium
Nope, I checked today, a number of times. I went and liked other peoples pages, and it showed up under my PERSONAL acct that I had liked them. (?)
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cris1018 Premium
Also, the Public doesn't see the Admin? Cuz usually that's public (?)
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kprushiek Premium
No the public does not see the admin. The ONLY way they know you're the admin is if you comment on things on your business site using your personal name/account and state that you're the admin. Otherwise, they have no clue!
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cris1018 Premium
Ok. Since you don't have a FB acct on your profile here, I'll use Steve as an example.

Click on his pic (ShihTzuSteve) and then on his WA profile you'll see his FB link. Click on the FB link to view his FB page.

Once on his page, go to 'About' (left side), and you will see a picture of Steve (not ShihTzuSteve) and a link to his personal page.

So, is that by design, or do you really NOT have a way of separating the two? :-/
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kprushiek Premium
Where on his WA profile does it link to his FB page, I can't find the FB link you're talking about?
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cris1018 Premium
Ahhhhhh...

So further digging, it appears you have to "Add" yourself as a Team Member to be seen in the 'About.'

So Steve must have manually entered his personal page in there.
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kprushiek Premium
Glad you figured it out!!
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cris1018 Premium
Yes, so that part's good!

But I still don't see a way to like or follow other people's pages, without it saying my personal name and showing up in my personal account.
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kprushiek Premium
You can't just "like" pages or people as a business. You have to get them to "like" your business page.
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kprushiek Premium
With Facebook you have to figure out how to get people to "like" your business, and there's no way for you to "like" someone or another page as your business.
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kprushiek Premium
With Facebook there aren't "people you like" and "people that like you" there's just "people you like AND people that like you" it's one in the same if that makes sense.
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cris1018 Premium
Therein lies the problem. How am I suppose to get likes and follows if I'm not giving them? Social networking is a give and take relationship. I'm going to delete and create a whole new acct and new page.
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cris1018 Premium
People's 'Follow Me' info is listed on their profile page underneath their blog posts, IF they've shared them.
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kprushiek Premium
I think if you click that it's asking them to follow you.
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cris1018 Premium
No it's just a section at the bottom of the profile page that shows you their websites and/or social media platforms they're on if you want to follow them. So if you click on Steve's for example, it just takes you to his FB page to view it. Some people add that section, some don't.
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kprushiek Premium
Ohhh yes I see what you're saying!
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