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Setting Up Facebook Fan Pages and Groups

by EzyBlogger on November 6, 2009 · 23 comments · Social Media


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In the world of social networking, Facebook reigns supreme.

These days more and more companies, brands, organizations and even bands are using the social networking platform to improve their visibility, consolidate their target audience, and stay connected with their customers or fans.

Setting up a Facebook fan page or group is free, fast, and simple enough that almost anyone can do it.

The first thing you’ll want to do before setting up a Facebook Page or Group is to set up a Facebook profile of your own, if you don’t already have one.

Although Facebook Pages can be created without an account linked to them, every Group needs an administrator – that person sets up and maintains the group, and his or her Facebook profile will be linked to it.

Since most people these days already have Facebook profiles, you might be able to skip this step.

If not, head over to Facebook and sign yourself up – the process is free, takes only minutes, and all you need to get started is a valid email address.

Once you’ve got your Facebook account set up, you’re ready to start creating your Pages or Groups.

It’s important when choosing whether to create a Page or a Group to note that Facebook no longer allows “fake” Pages or unofficial fan Pages – although it’s perfectly fine to set up Groups for that purpose.

To set up a Facebook Page, simply visit Facebook’s “Create a Page” center, at facebook.com/pages/create.php and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Facebook will ask you for a category and a name, and will ask you to certify that you are authorized to set up the page, finally collecting a “digital signature,” simply a text field in which you type your full name.

Once you’ve finished that, you’ll arrive at the basic Page, where you can start adding media like videos and photos, linking to external content, posting status updates, or generally “filling out” the Page with information about your band, company, organization, or whatever you’re using Facebook to market or advertise.

Groups are typically less authoritative, but more interactive than Pages.

In order to create Groups, you’ll need to be logged in to your Facebook account before visiting  facebook.com/groups/create.php, clicking the “Create a New Group” button and following the creation process.

Setting up a group requires slightly more information than setting up a Page, but can be done by anyone, not just an authorized individual.

You’ll need to choose a group name, a network to whom the group will be available (chosen from among the networks your profile belongs to), and a group category.

Additionally, you’ll have the option of adding information like recent news, location or email address.

Once you’ve finished that process, and clicked the “Create Group” button, you’re ready to go!

Maintaining Pages and Groups is a fairly similar process.

You can add rich media like pictures, videos, events and links, as well as adding biographical information, status updates, or just about anything else that people share on Facebook.

The next step is, of course, finding Facebook members who are interested in your Facebook Page or Group, but that’s a topic for another day’s discussion.

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1 Suzanne Franco November 7, 2009 at 7:34 AM

I have been trying to find an answer to this question … do you happen to know if you can set up more than one fan page? I’m sure you “can” but do you know if FB frowns upon this? Would you suggest attaching the fan pages to your profile or keeping them separate (by logging out first and using a different email address). If you have any insight please let me know. Thanks! *SmiLes* Suzanne
.-= Suzanne Franco´s last blog ..I Finally Changed My Twitter User Name (Post Your Twitter User ID Here) =-.

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2 EzyBlogger November 7, 2009 at 4:12 PM

You can create multiple facebook fan pages under one account. I don’t see any problem with that but I’m not sure what is the maximum pages you can create using one account. Not too many I guess :)

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3 Walter November 7, 2009 at 12:41 PM

I’m fairly new to Facebook and I’m finding my way how to use it. I’m glad I’ve learned something here. :-)

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4 EzyBlogger November 7, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Thanks for dropping by Walter .

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5 Paula from Affiliate Blog Online November 9, 2009 at 5:44 PM

We set up Facebook pages for some of our blogs only recently. It was surprising to see how many followers we got as the last time I set up a Facebook page I only ever got 6 followers and thats where it stayed…mind you, I did nothing to promote it back then so couldn’t really expect too much.
.-= Paula from Affiliate Blog Online´s last blog ..How to Keep Blogging While You Travel =-.

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6 EzyBlogger November 10, 2009 at 3:27 AM

Yes Paula, that’s a great way to get new fans !

Thanks for dropping by :)

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7 Extreme John November 10, 2009 at 4:57 AM

I needed this little tutorial about a month or so ago when we set up Facebook Fan Pages for my two business’s. Now Im an old pro at it, haha.
.-= Extreme John´s last blog ..Facebook is No Longer Sacred =-.

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8 EzyBlogger November 12, 2009 at 2:59 AM

I guess you are bro hehe..

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9 Sandesh Mascarenhas November 13, 2009 at 3:33 AM

I need to use this in my facebook account. Thank you very much……..

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10 EzyBlogger November 13, 2009 at 4:21 AM

Thanks for dropping by Sandesh..

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11 titan November 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM

yup. i also already do that and it really good. It turn like i want.
.-= titan´s last blog ..Review: Pakej Blogging Sepaku Hosting =-.

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12 EzyBlogger November 17, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Good for you. Thanks for dropping by.

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13 Dennis Edell November 18, 2009 at 3:55 AM

Sorry to bust in OT but I just wanted to say hi. I just saw you over at another blog (commentluv is awesome ain’t it?) and have now subscribed. :)
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..I Want You To Review Me. Part 1 =-.

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14 EzyBlogger November 18, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Thanks for dropping by Dennis!

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15 courtney November 25, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I’m not sure if you’ll be able to help me or not but here is my question… i am working on a fan page and trying to upload videos from our youtube account and put directly onto the fan page (and not my own personal page) does anyone know how i can achieve this?

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16 EzyBlogger November 27, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Yes you can provided that fan page allows you to place a link.

You just need to place the youtube video link at that fan page..

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17 Ramkumar December 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Fan page is a must for each blog. It is by far , better than Google friend connect. Thanks EzyBlogger for the guide.
.-= Ramkumar´s last blog ..View your website in different resolutions =-.

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18 EzyBlogger December 15, 2009 at 1:18 PM

Thanks for reading Ramkumar.

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19 SmashinGeeks December 16, 2009 at 12:11 AM

Good Tutorial Keep it Up
.-= SmashinGeeks´s last blog ..How to Add Seperators Between Blog Posts in Blogger =-.

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20 EzyBlogger January 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Thanks for dropping by SmashinGeeks.

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21 kathryn January 17, 2010 at 3:03 AM

your instructions above are wrong! to set up a group you ned to go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/create.php

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22 EzyBlogger January 18, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Thanks so much for highlighting that Katryn :)

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23 RHONDA GRIFFIN HUNTER January 9, 2011 at 9:33 AM

I am new to facebook and have been made administrator for 2 of Mike Oldfield’s fanpages, but I can’t figure out how to add videos to the fanpages that I have..in fact I just paid $24 to one app(unfortunately I can’t remember its name) for instructions on how to do this. Can you help me asap?? Thank you so much!!

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