How to Combine Facebook Pages

After rebranding and combining 2 Facebook Pages, others asked me how I did it. Facebook modifications continuously, however, I did this a while back, and these are the actions I took. I hope you discover it handy. How to Combine Facebook Pages.

How to Combine Facebook Pages

A couple of years ago I began believing long-lasting about my online objectives. After blogging, composing an ebook (recommendation link), meddling other tasks and dreaming about originalities, I chose to rebrand.

I wished to develop one Facebook Page from which I might do whatever rather of different Pages for each task.

I understood among the greatest obstacles of a rebrand would be changing my Facebook Page from "Blogging with Amy" to Amy Lynn Andrews. I'll just state, Facebook does not make this sort of thing very simple.

Needs to combine Facebook Pages.

This circumstance is not mine alone. Numerous others have actually wished to join their Facebook Pages. Here are a few of the factors an online publisher should do it. They:

  • Landed a book offer and required an author page, and didn't desire it to be buried in their primary blog site.
  • Begun other tasks that didn't have anything to do with their primary blog site or website.
  • Seemed like their primary blog site had actually run its course, or they had actually lost interest.
  • Became thinking about brand-new and various subjects they wished to check out.
  • Handled really expert functions and their domain didn't depict the professionalism they preferred.
  • Recognized their website name didn't adequately explain the kinds of readers they brought in or wished to draw.
  • We're regretful they didn't put more believed into their name when they began.
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The quickest methods to merge Facebook Pages.

These choices fast and worth an aim to begin. Regrettably, these alternatives aren't constantly simple as I'll discuss in a minute.

Quick Choice 1: Follow Facebook's guidelines on their assistance page here.

Smart Choice 2: Know somebody on Facebook who can press your demand through.

Quick Alternative 3: Andrea discussed she just recently rebranded and had the ability to get her Facebook Page name altered by supplying legal paperwork.

How I combined my Facebook Pages.

At the time I was merging my Pages, none of the above choices worked for me. So, I needed to do it the sluggish method, significance, I needed to browse my way through a lot of concerns which I have actually defined listed below.

I hope my procedure will assist you to identify exactly what your alternatives are.

Things you ought to understand about combining Pages on Facebook.

Initially, let's discuss some things that ready to learn. Where proper, I have actually consisted of the method these points affected my own procedure.

1. Your Page name is various than your Page username and can just be altered as soon as. The username is exactly what gets consisted of in the URL. For instance, in my Page's URL (, the "AmyLynnAndrews" is my username. You might just alter your username as soon as and you might just change it if the username you desire is offered (clearly). Here are the best ways to change your Facebook Page username.

In my case, I had actually currently declared the username AmyLynnAndrews despite the fact that I wasn't, in fact, utilizing it. The result was, I could not just enter into my BloggingWithAmy account and aim to change to AmyLynnAndrews. Naturally, it was me who currently owned it, however going through the actions to alter my username naturally led to "that name is now taken." That's the method it goes I think. By the method, usernames are not transferrable.

2. It's uncertain whether you can erase a Page then recover the username on another Page. Do this at your very own threat!

I believed this may be my service. I could erase my ALA Page, therefore launching the username and making it offered, ideal? Then I would utilize my one-time username modification alternative on my BWA Page and pick the (now totally free) ALA username. It seemed like a strategy, however then I got worried about letting it go. Exactly what would occur if I could not recover it for some factor? I figured it was not likely that the username would be offered instantly. Then I checked out something suggesting Facebook does not launch formerly utilized usernames (although I cannot discover the link now-- argh). In the end, I didn't wish to risk it.

Update: Janel discussed she did this and it took 1 Month for the name to be launched. (Thanks, Janel!).

3. You might not have the ability to alter your Page name quickly when if you have a particular variety of Likes. At one time, just Pages with less than 200 Likes had the ability to alter their Page name. It's uncertain if this is still the case. This is ways to change your Facebook Page name.

At the time, I had more than 200 Likes on my BWA Page, so this wasn't a choice for me. Besides, altering the Page name still would not change my Page's URL from to, and I actually desired the latter.

4. When you combine 2 Pages, the smaller sized one will be soaked up into the larger one. You cannot do it the other method around.

Update 1/29/2014: It appears like this might have altered. However, it's not explicitly defined. I recommend providing it a shot.

For me, I had almost 6000 Likes on BWA and practically none on ALA so this was out.

5. You will lose all information, pictures, updates, etc. on the Page that disappears. Make certain you download all the details you wish to keep.

6. You can just combine 2 Pages that "represent the exact same thing and have comparable names." So, if you have 2 Pages sharing significantly different info, it's skeptical you'll have the ability to combine them.

This was one danger for me. I wasn't sure exactly what was suggested by "represent the very same thing, to" and I didn't understand how comparable the Page names had to be qualified for combining. I was hoping the "Amy" sufficed.

7. Sidenote: If you have an individual Profile, you can turn it into a Page. This may be an alternative for some. Here are the best ways to transform your personal profile to a Page.

In my case, it was a difficult call.

In the end, because none of the services above worked for me, I chose to begin developing my ALA Page from scratch.

I should inform you, it was DIFFICULT going from practically 6000 Likes on my BWA Page to almost absolutely no on my ALA Page. However, I figured, much better to do it faster than later on. A great deal of this online publishing things is almost perseverance anyhow.

So, I practically began over. I began constructing my brand-new Page much like I did the other. Sluggish and consistent is how it's done, that's all I can inform you.

Here are a few of the useful things I did to speed up the procedure, much of which are simply excellent, old-fashioned "ways to develop your Facebook Page" pointers:.

1. I aimed to publish helpful info. I was acutely familiar with my Facebook Insights (Facebook statistics) and exactly what readers were reacting to.

2. I did my finest to connect in the remarks.

3. I installed an "I have actually moved" cover image on my BWA Page.

4. I began sharing the posts I was placing on my ALA Page on my BWA Page. I did this after keeping in mind the bit about the Pages had to have the very same details (see # 6 above),.

5. I asked BWA fans to move. Sometimes I would point out on my Blogging with Amy Page that I moved, and I asked individuals to follow me there rather.

6. Then I began informing them ways to move. I published particular guidelines about how they might move with me in status updates like this:.

Numerous did. Gradually the numbers began to grow.

Lastly, after many months, my Likes on Amy Lynn Andrews surpassed my Likes on Blogging with Amy.

7. I requested my Pages to be combined. At this moment, I completed the Demand to Combine Pages form as soon as again. I was a little hesitant because the choices pointed out on their Do It Yourself combine Pages guidelines weren't appearing for me, therefore, I questioned if that was an indicator I wasn't qualified.