A Social Media Dilemma What Was I Thinking

Last Update: February 09, 2018

My main aim is to keep things simple.

My tactic for Facebook was to have pages for each of my websites off my personal profile Facebook site. It does not work!

I am 'faced' with a social media dilemma - what was I thinking!

My Next Approach

- and before I launch off to do this I am hoping for wisdom and guidance from the Wealthy Affiliate community.

My planned approach is to have a profile in the name of my website.

But now I am thinking - do I set up one business profile and run the different websites off that?

With Instagram and Pinterest, I have set up accounts in the name of my website.

Twitter and Google+ are in my name.

How do I keep this simple?

I am perched at the end of my chair, waiting with bated breath for your opinion.

Don't delay - please leave a comment today!

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laurenjean Premium
Oh Tania. I have been through this. I didn't to create a personal profile on Facebook just so I could set up business profiles. It still irritates me but just in case I ever build a massive audience on FB I'm sticking to their rules. I don't enjoy the complexity of Facebook. Much prefer Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.
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TaniaHersel Premium
I am thinking it is a matter of settings and knowing how to set up the pages and run them. Still hoping to work out a way forward as FB is important part of social media.
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Internetgranny Premium
What a helpful post and what a lot of helpful comments. I will soon be facing a similar problem...

~Isabella
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TaniaHersel Premium
It is venturing into another unknown for me.
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MarkBa Premium
Well I'm pleased you wrote this post as I have wondered the same thing so I loo forward to reading the replies too.

I'm just curious about why the dedicated pages off your personal profile on FB is not working?

~mark
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TaniaHersel Premium
Hi Mark, they work but the fire d's come through onto personal profile so it is not possible to keep personal seperate from business.
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kimwolfe Premium
For Facebook, it is against terms of service to setup a profile for a company. They want all business info to be tied to people. Yes people still do it but Facebook can technically shut down any accounts that break policies at anytime. You are setup the correct way with one FB personal and multiple pages. FB business manager helps with management as spurway mentions below. You can have Twitter profiles in company names. https://m.facebook.com/help/201994686510247
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TaniaHersel Premium
Thanks for this, I just want to keep my personal profile seperate to business, I will link them up if that is necessary.
I would like to get this right as it is important to have it set up and not have issues like being shut down.
Thanks for the link I will check it out.
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techhound Premium
You are correct, Kim. I was told by Facebook that I needed to merge a business profile that I created a while back into my main account. They probably will catch up with people who don't follow this rule. I don't know if they have changed the rules and will simply ban those other accounts or if they will continue to do what they did for me.
Everyone should also be aware the LinkedIn only allows one account/profile (which is extremely frustrating when you have multiple businesses, etc.). From what I have read, they will ban all your accounts if you violate this.
Best Regards,
Jim
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kimwolfe Premium
There is really no public correlation between you and business pages unless you want it to be. The personal profile simply maps the person as the admin of the page.

But you mention below that "fire d's" come to your personal profile? Not sure what that is?

Otherwise, if you always post as the "page", then no one ever knows who the real people behind the page. You do have the option to post as yourself on pages but once again, this doesn't really say you are the owner of that page unless you specifically tell your page fans you are. Keep your personal profile content private so page fans can't see any of your personal details.
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TaniaHersel Premium
Hi Kim it is friends
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spurway Premium
I have the social media in the name of my websites. It is much easier to handle that. Also, Facebook has a business manager where you can manage different profiles and accounts.
My advice do not mix private with business, keep that separate.
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TaniaHersel Premium
Thanks for the advice, appreciate it. The way to go FB profile for each website!
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spurway Premium
Yes, or if the niche is similar than combine it, Login on facebook with facebook.business manager there you can manage each profile very easy
https://business.facebook.com/
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TaniaHersel Premium
Oh you STAR, thank you so much!
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