Keep Facebook profile or convert to business page?

by neongoesfaster 2 replies
I have 4 FB profiles linked to real businesses, converted 1 to a page but found it was less useful than the profile as I lost the ability to message and be messaged by customers. Also, by keeping the profiles I can create a list of their email addresses (by importing into Yahoo) which I can't with a page.

There are advantages of pages, such as apps and insights, but I think the profile advantages outweigh them.

I understand I could lose the profiles as they are not meant to be profiles, but pages since they are businesses, however I've been able to overcome any security checks so far.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #business #convert #facebook #page #profile
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  • Profile picture of the author mgreener
    Hi,

    Facebook is more about a personal connection, although some have successfully used pages to connect, namely musical artists and restaurants. For most markets, I believe you will have better success connecting personally rather than forming a corporate business image.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Facebook is about relationships. Having a profile means to connect with others and not really sell stuff. A fan page is where people connect with you on a business level. They know the reason why they liked your page which is to do business. It's nice to have both.
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