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i'm working with a client for free just to build my portfolio and have a simple question (i'm a bit of a newb). i only see the friend button on their page, not a like button. does that mean they have set it up as a regular facebook page and not a fan page? or am i missing something? thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author wally247
    If you don't see a "like" button that means they are using a personal profile setup for their business.

    Have them change it to a page, because in addition to personal profiles for business being against Facebook TOS, it's not the best way to promote a business.


    Also, charge them to do it right.
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    • Profile picture of the author TenaciousFlea
      Originally Posted by wally247 View Post

      If you don't see a "like" button that means they are using a personal profile setup for their business.

      Have them change it to a page, because in addition to personal profiles for business being against Facebook TOS, it's not the best way to promote a business.


      Also, charge them to do it right.
      interesting. i don't see that on their TOS. can you provide a link to that statement?
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  • Profile picture of the author kebertt
    It's just a personal page. This lacks functions a lot of the fan pages boast about. You also have a limited amount of friends that you can have, where a fan page is unlimited.
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    • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
      Originally Posted by kebertt View Post

      It's just a personal page. This lacks functions a lot of the fan pages boast about. You also have a limited amount of friends that you can have, where a fan page is unlimited.
      Seems the way to get around that friend limit, however, is the use of "subscriptions". Look at some celebs who use personal pages and you'll see them have hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Subscribers still get to see their feed and interact with them just as if they are friends.

      I agree though - fan pages are definitely the better option for a business. Little more wiggle room and flexibility overall.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    This is very helpful and informative wally247. thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author echotips
    It's worth using both a personal page and a facebook page - I use our personal page for networking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lopaca
    Facebook is taking another look at TOS for business and they are working on some new things to compete with LinkedIn. They are still struggling with finding a good way to monetize Facebook. Ads are not cutting it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anthem40
      They are going to have even more issues after last week's article with Limited Run's claims about FB ads. Already had two clients ask to move their money to other networks for the time being.
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