Why it is important to have dual admin for your Facebook page.

21 Feb

We have been told that having a Facebook Page is great for business and that we should have one to which I agree, however there are some little points that I think you should take on board to protect your pages. Now I know that you are using your business page for good proper business and not out to spam or scam people as some have in the past but it is wise to know that should anyone take a grudge and cause issues with you, Facebook can and will close down your account. When I say account I mean your own personal account.

Now if that happens, you can always set up another later, as far as I know they are not that tetchy that they ban your IP address, in reality that cannot work as there can be several people sharing the same IP via wireless or some other shared set up.

The problems is this, you will lose your page to never be accessed again. The page may hover somewhere within Facebook for a while, you can visit them and post to the wall but only as a fan so your post will not appear in the newsfeeds of the page’s fans. You will have lost all of your admin rights.

This is why you need at least 2 admins per page, a good trusting friend or family member is the best choice for dual admin of your pages. As long as their account is used properly as a personal account should be. With that I mean it is used regularly, interacts with a high number of friends, and has photos on it etc., as you would expect a personal account would. 

Facebook dual admins

People have set up false accounts which is against Facebook’s T&Cs, created Pages that were spamming the good folk of Facebook and when Facebook start getting complaints about such pages they investigate, so what do you think happens when they take one look at the admin of these nuisance sites and sees that the admin has nothing to show whatsoever?  Now as I said earlier, I know you are not doing that but having dual admin is just a precautionary step I think everyone should take just in case you are unfortunate to feel the wrath of Facebook, justified or not.

At least you do not lose all of your fans or access to the page and through your other admins account, business is resumed.

Adding another admin to a page is very easy, it really is no harder than a couple of clicks, (oh and retyping your password once) Once your friend or family member has agreed to become page admin, ask them to like the page, it is easier to do this together, once they have clicked ‘Like’ you will get a notification that you have a new ‘Like’ on your page. 

Facebook dual admins

Click the notification for the list of new fans to appear.

Facebook dual admins

Go down to the bottom and click on ‘See All’. Another window will open with more people and that all important ‘Make Admin’ button. 

Facebook dual admins

Once you found your soon to be admin in the list of new fans click on the ‘Make Admin’ button. Another window will open up with a list of all admins including the one you are adding. 

Facebook dual admins

When you see this screen hit ‘Save Changes’ and  that is nearly it, Facebook will ask you to re-enter your password and maybe ask you to do a ‘Capture Code’ before the changes are fully saved and that is it. Simplssssk as a certain Meerkat would say. – Andi the Minion


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