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Set up Second Facebook Account

To do a Facebook campaign can compromise our own personal account and swamp friends with “business associates.”

I assume it is better to set up an alternative, purpose made new Facebook account just for the promotion.

Is that how you guys get round the problem?

Can there be side effects of running 2 (or maybe more accounts?

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jtaienao Premium
Many good answers here Peony. Thanks for bringing this up.
Jerome
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viyee Premium
It has been a fantastic help with all the responses. I was in confusion as to how to approach it. I do not like FB, but it is a necessary weapon so I have to get used to it.
I am grateful to all those e who have given answers.
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MilanK1 Premium
I don't think so, there should be no problem, if you want to be on safe side, try sending this same question to Facebook support for the correct answer.
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viyee Premium
Hi Milan.
According to FB own TOS it would seem that they do not want people to have more than one personal account.
I am sure there are ways of sidestepping this with names spent differently, different email addresses etc. BUT, for me the risk of having my accounts closed in the middle of a marketing campaign, is not worth it.
I think there are times to bend the rules and my personal choice is that this is not one of them.
Obviously other people must make their own choices.
Thanks for reading.
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WilliamBH Premium
You may NOT have more than one Facebook Account. Facebook doesn't allow users to have two personal accounts -- it's against their Terms of Service. So if they find out you have two personal accounts, they'll shut them down. Check their Terms of Service on the link below (Specifically Section 4, Item 2).

Cheers, William.

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms
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viyee Premium
Thanks William.
I can confirm that it is quite specific regarding multiple accounts.
The route to go is definitely to have business "pages" off a personal account.
there would not seem to be a limit on that.
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WilliamBH Premium
You are correct .. that is how Facebook is designed to operate Peony. Cheers, William.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
I have two facebook accounts! One for personal, and one for business! :)
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viyee Premium
Thanks Terry
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
great question and I was wondering about this issue also
I think there are some greatanswers down under
cheers and thanks
PB
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viyee Premium
Thanks Phil.
Yes there is a lot of helpful stuff here.
Certainly enough to get working.
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Gerlinde Premium
I have my personal account and two Facebook pages in order to keep them separated from my private stuff.
At the beginning, I was not sure if I was allowed to share my business posts with my friends, but I've seen that so many are doing this.
I only know that we are not allowed to use our private account for business, as others mentioned below.
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viyee Premium
Thanks Gerlinde. That is a good point.
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Marlene2 Premium
You have been given great info especially by AlejandraB. Another piece of info is that for the page to be useful ensure that you invite people with the same mindset that you want else you will not be able to generate great value.
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viyee Premium
Thanks Marlene.
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ericpierre Premium
Why having two accounts? Just create a page. E.g. a business page. Only you have a link from your personal account to your business page. Otherwise it's absolutely independent form you account. And your business page, you can promote.
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markr0675 Premium
Ok, Im going to work on that.
Thanks
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AppleofGold Premium
Eric, I have done this, however, I am worried about adding friends from WA on this FB account. I have a second account with my name misspelled, to which I invite WA members. I am not sure this solved anything, but at least there is not a mix between many of my FB personal friends on the second account. The problem remains that since account that has the business page is not the account that has my WA friends, you'all can't see my posts and, if so inclined, assist me with likes, etc. I did not want to use the account with the misspelled name for creating the biz page, since I needed full representation of myself.

Maybe another question is, can we create a second, or in my case, a third account without misspelling our names?

One thing I see is bleed over into both accounts. I see that at least one of my friend recognizes that the two accounts are mine. She sees posts from both accounts since she is a friend in the one misspelled! This is disturbing to me on a couple of levels. For one thing, I have friends in one account who are politically active. I wanted to keep one account separate from all of that stuff.

I apologize that I have missed some of the training provided by Paul, but I have to ask, how do we set up a second account with out misspelling our name?

I hope I have not confused the question above! [I hope I am lucid, no coffee, going for a blood test this am, lol!]

Lynne
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ericpierre Premium
To have several accounts with the name should be no problem. Just register with different emails.
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viyee Premium
It is this bleed from one account to another that concerns me.
I like to keep my business and private life separate.
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AppleofGold Premium
Thanks Eric, we are sure getting our finger prints all over the internet, lol!

Lynne
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Emeolu Premium
I think you can do that with separate emails.
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viyee Premium
Thanks Chukuemeka
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I definitely agree Peony, you want to keep your business separate from your personal.

But you won't need to set up a whole new FB account for that.

All you need to do is create a new business Fan Page (or Business Page, whatever you want to call it) under your personal account.

You will still keep your business posts separate from your personal ones, without having to create a 2nd account.
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viyee Premium
Thanks Kaju
This clarifies the whole problem.
I have something to work on, now.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Sure Peony. For instance, I have my "Off the Hook Entertainment" business page under my personal Kaju account . Simple!
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markr0675 Premium
This has been my hesitation. I dont know enough about FB and the workings.
Learning though with these posts, lol!
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AlejandraB Premium
I have my personal Facebook account where I keep my friends and family there, I only post on this account any personal post I want to share.
For my online business I set a Facebook Fans Page, where I link to it my website and I share any post from my website I want my followers to visit and read.
You can have as many Facebook Fans Page as you want or need to.
Most of the people who has online business do this way.
If you want to share more content with your fans and grow your own group or tribe to get more visitors to your website and do more business, you can also open or start a Facebook group.
Hope I helped to answer your question here.
Alejandra.
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Renet Premium
Great information! I'm going to refer back to this when I get to that point. :-)
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viyee Premium
A wealth of information.
It is all dropping into place.
Thank you so much.
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front9agency Premium
You need to make sure you are setting up anything business related as a facebook business page. This can be a "sub account" of your own which you can access and use as the business vs a personal account that you should only use to communicate with family and friends. I've not yet found a limit on facebook business accounts that you can create within your personal account. I have quite a few for several side clients.

Here you go(!):

facebook.com/business/learn/set-up-facebook-page
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markr0675 Premium
Hi Jason,
Mark here. I ran across this post and could use your help. I'm trying to set up a new FB for my business here at WA. Reading your post above here, I'm trying to set up a business page. I started reading the term/conditions where it speaks about the Branded Content Policy. Adding videos, etc with out this and that banners, tags, etc. All very new to me.
Is it really this difficult? Am I very limited to what I can show on FB. Being new, I thought I would be linking my website posts there. Is that how it works?

Sorry for the ignorance here being a newbie with social media, among other things!
I would appreciate any guidance you may offer.
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viyee Premium
Thanks Jason.
This is an issue I have been struggling with for a while.
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front9agency Premium
Hi Mark, to be honest, I've never dug that deeply into the Branded Content Policy. My best advice would be to have at it with posting anything and everything you'd like on a Facebook business page in relation to your business here at WA. Facebook is very unlikely to flag your page or block you from posting if you're posting original content. Set up the page, start cross promoting with a brief summary about your latest post and end with a link to your website. Also, get page likes and you'll be fine. Reply here with any other, more specific questions.
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markr0675 Premium
Theres a lot of controversy here in whether or not to use FB. Im looking to up my traffic. Ok, so I'll open a business page and do as you suggest. I started today then ran across the Branfed Content Policy and froze, lol!
Thank you for the insight and more. I'll bug you later if I have more specific questions.
Thanks again Jason!
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front9agency Premium
I just became premium, so I'll be around! Feel free to message me anytime :)
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viyee Premium
Thanks Jason. I missed your comment earlier, apologies.
How are you finding the community?
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DrFuzn8r Premium
Last question first.

Facebook can still tag your mac address and ip and affect all accounts.

Multiple accounts require multiple computers, virtual machines and/or vpns with different ip addresses to be safe from this.

I have a separate "admin" account for each page running through different IP addresses in my vpn. So yes different accounts for promoting.

EDIT: Ignore this please as front9agency points out it is against TOS of Facebook to do this ;)

You just need different pages for each niche and promote all you want there.
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front9agency Premium
Multiple accounts are most likely against facebook's ToS. You'll probably never get caught, but just mentioning this. I think @viyee just needs to set up business pages that can all stand on their own and serve their own purpose for his niche(s). It's easy to do and you can manage them all from one account.
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DrFuzn8r Premium
You're right, I was overthinking, just need different "pages".
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viyee Premium
Thank you. That was my own thought.
Not interested in going against ToS.
Managing separate Pages is obviously the way.
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