Keep Facebook Business And Personal Page Separate

One of the most common questions I get
from people is about how to keep their Facebook business and personal pages
separate. In this video I’ll show you how to do that so you can have a Facebook
business page with no public affiliation to your personal profile, and show you
how to make sure you never post as or on the wrong business page, alright? Let’s
get into it What’s up busy people welcome to
Five Minute Social Media. If you have had your social media marketing going around
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is Jerry Potter and today we are talking about how to keep your Facebook business
and personal pages separate. By the end of this video you’ll understand how
Facebook business pages and personal profiles are set up and how they relate,
also how to post as your business page or one of your business pages or as your
personal page in different situations, and why Facebook won’t let you just post
as your business page wherever you want First things first – you can’t have a
Facebook business page without having a Facebook personal profile. Sometimes
people say, “Well I don’t want to have a Facebook page for myself, just for my
business.” You still have to create one. You don’t have to use it, it’s just the
way that you log in to your business page. Every Facebook business page has at
least one admin, or administrator, who is there to run the page but you do that
through your personal profile If you created the page you are the
admin. So the login for your business page is the same login as your personal
profile – that being said your personal profile and your business page are not
linked publicly anywhere by default, so you could have a Facebook business page
called “I Hate Puppies” and none of your personal friends would have any idea
that you’re the one running that terrible page. Now your page can have
more than one person who helps run it, like maybe you are the admin but
somebody else helps reply to comments or messages, or helps with posting. So you
can go into settings in the upper right corner of your Facebook business page,
click on Page Roles and there you can add
additional people to help you run your page and you can give them different
access levels. If you want more information about how to properly setup
page roles on your business page I’ve got a video about that and you can get
that in the description of this video. So how do you post and comment on Facebook
as yourself versus as your business page? Well let’s go through a few scenarios
and I’ll show you. So first of all if you’re on your own business page and you
wanted to comment on something, down in the lower right-hand corner – by default
if I just go to comment I’m gonna comment as this page but right above
that on the lower right there is a little drop-down box. Now I can go
through and I can choose to comment as a different business page or I can
actually just choose myself. So if I wanted to comment just as a person
instead of as the company to get some engagement going (or whatever it might be)
I can just do that. This is actually true on most situations – you click this
drop-down here and you’ll be able to choose who you want to comment as. If you
don’t see the page or account you’re looking for you probably don’t have the
permission to comment in that place. Now if I go to another business page (I am
NOT an admin on the Under Armor business page) I click that same drop down. You can
see I can comment as any of these pages in these different categories or as
myself. By default my personal profile is gonna be what it’s going to comment as.
So now I’m just in my feed – take any given post – and you’ll notice down here
I can comment as myself but there is no drop-down to choose other things. That’s
because this is shared by somebody on their personal profile. I can’t comment
on their stuff as a business. Meanwhile just a few posts later in the same feed
here’s something from People magazine and you’ll see – there it is – I can
actually choose who I want to comment from. Last thing I want to show you is
here in Facebook groups. This is my group, the Five Minute Social Media group, and
as you can see if I click the drop-down I can post as myself or I can
post as my business page because my business page is attached to this group.
But if I go to another group that I am in but it is not my group, I have no
drop-down. I can only comment as myself Finally I often get asked, “Hey I want to
post on my friend’s personal profile as my business page. Why can’t I do that?
Well the reason for that is pretty simple. If Facebook let business pages
post anywhere they wanted, there are people in the world, not
you, not me of course but terrible people that would go around and just spam
people by posting on their pages all the time as a business. The general rule of
thumb is a business can’t interact with a person on Facebook unless the person
has interacted with the business first, aright? Do you have a question about
this that I didn’t answer? Let me know in the comments and we can chat there. Also
grab our free Five=Minute Facebook Facelift. This is a quick makeover for
your Facebook business page to optimize it for profit. You can get that in the
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84 thoughts on “Keep Facebook Business And Personal Page Separate

  1. If you need help with Facebook Roles (Admin, Editor, etc.), they're explained in this video ➜

  2. Thank you for offering good content like you always do. I am looking into the Facebook Facelift digital product you have, but I have an immediate question. My first attempt to keep personal and business FB pages separate was to clumsily create a second page. That worked for a while until FB asked me to provide govt ID. Not comfortable with that and fearing a scammer, I fumbled and got the account locked out. I worked to get 5,000 "friends" there. Some of them I can drive to my business page, but the FB appeal process is tricky. Any advice?

  3. How do I link my business email with my FB business page so I can set up appointments from messenger that link to my business outlook calendar?

  4. How can I invite or get people to like or follow my “I hate puppies” business page and keep it separate from my personal page, because maybe I don’t necessarily want my personal friends to know my dislike for puppies? Is there an easy way (or any way) to do this? Btw I really like puppies :). Thanks for the good content Sir.

  5. Great video! Always learn from your videos, looking forward to see the videos that show us how to promote business on Facebook or increase sales on Facebook.
    kindly give me suggestions on my shop page below. Many thanks

  6. Thank you for the video, useful starting guide. I saw many similar videos but they all had outdated information due to changed FB policies, this helped clear it up.

  7. How can I share a post from my business page, as my business? Right now, when I share from my business page, the share says its from my personal account.

  8. Trying to figure out how can I post not using my account. But I cant see the drop
    Box that can changed the account from business to personal. I hope you can help me Thank you

  9. Thank you for the informative post. I would like to use MESSENGER with my business page and I want them contact any potential customer ON MY BUSINESS MESSENGER. Is it possible and how?

  10. Very helpful – I've spent ages trying to set up a page for our tennis club without using my profile – Doh!

  11. Hi was wondering why everything I share or upload shows up also on my personal facebook profile friends news feed. I d

  12. If I created a business page that will most likely be set to "public," will the public be able to see what's on my personal facebook page? I want to keep them separate and keep my personal facebook account private from the public. Thank you!

  13. So if I create a business page, there won’t be any notification in my friends news feed that I created a business page?

  14. What is the difference of a Public Figure page that I started long time ago but never published and a personal page and adding a business page? I am ready to make the Public Figure page live for marketing myself as a business coach. Do you suggest I continue with just the current public figure page or get rid of it and start a personal page and add a business page. My business is my name by the way which then I would have 2 pages with the same name and when searching, they will see 2 and may end up on my personal instead of my business. Thanks for your time and I really appreciate you to the point videos. Cheers, Steve.

  15. I really need your help. I can't change my Cover Photo on my Facebook Business Page. The bottom to change it doesn't appear. Please help me

  16. There is an email account (not the facebook one, but a real one associated with whoever created the page). How can you see what that is? We are transferring a business to a new owner and want to make sure everything is clean and tidy.

  17. Hi I have an issue that some of my business pages are showing in the drop down list from my personal facebook profile while others are just in my business manager. How do I make sure they are just in the business manager? are we able to direct message ?

  18. Hi Jerry! How do you add your Business Page to a Facebook Group you created with your personal profile (settings is a closed group, but Business pages aka mine can join it? I'm having trouble finding this option.

  19. Hello sir my business page doesn't have drop down tag bar so when I share any post through my business page it also get shared along my personal profile

  20. Thanks for the video! I have a question. If I make a post from my business page, will it show up on my personal timeline?

  21. I do not have a reviews setting on my business page. Also how do I like another business as my business? Thanks!

  22. Please, I have a question. Whenever I post something on my Facebook Business Page or Instagram, it also shows on my personal facebook page. How do I disable posts not to show on my Personal profile ? Thanks

  23. Great Vid .Just subscribed. Strange question for you . I had a regular FB page to start with like you said .Then I made the business page for it /with it . So I ended up with the 2 pages. Now here is where it got crazy .The MAIN FB page went away ! Completely away.. I can't find it ,can't log in , like it never existed .Did FB take it down or was it a glitch in the matrix ? Now for another strange thing ,The business page is still there ! Like a ghost -I can't get In .I can see it from my other FB site (personal site) and it is still running .Is there a way to get in or cancel it out .I want to make a new one because I can't answer requests or questions . Please HELP ! Thanks .

  24. How do I change profiles on the Facebook app? There no drop down option and it's constantly switching between commenting as my personal profile and my business page?

  25. I have privacy settinga on my personal profile that seem to be preventing my business page from being found. I want my personal privacey but I nees to have my bussiness public

  26. I have a very important question: Facebook disabeld my account for more than 3 times and it stopped me from running my business and the paid ads in my Facebook business page,I get frustration and you know the feeling of frustration how it is,can you please tell me what to do to avoid account disabling(just what are you doing and facebook didn't disable your account),I can't read its policy,terms,community standards,and its help because they are hundreds and English is not my M. tongue,thank you,Jerry for the answer

  27. Nice Video Jerry, however when I tried to share a post i clicked on the arrow and selected the business I wanted to post as, it showed in the window the business icon but when i shared to the page it posted as me and not the business. What do i need to do to make sure it posts as business and not me?

  28. I just set up a business Facebook and Instagram account. how do i make it public to all of my friends and/or open it to up for others to see?

  29. By the way, thank you for a very informative, yet short and sweet video. Very nice and easy to follow. Thank you

  30. Hey Diana! As I mentioned in the video, there is no public connection between your personal profile and your business page. However, business pages are public on the internet so your friends will be able to see it if they discover it – but again, they won't know it's from you unless you tell them.

  31. Great video….short and sweet….down to the point…excellent!! Is there a way to hide my name as administrator on my business account? I don't want to mix business and pleasure at all.

  32. How do I post on Marketplace Facebook under my Business name? Can only post under my personal name. I see other businesses listing on Marketplace under their business name

  33. Loved the video, very clear and precise. Thank you. Have subscribed and will continue to follow. S.H.

  34. What would prevent a post from my personal FB page to a Business FB Page that I am an Editor for? Are there restrictions that would prevent people from sharing on a business page, and if so, how can they be changed?
    The Admin of the business page has given me the task to find out why his wife's personal FB page posts will not show on the business page…
    Great video! Thank you for your help!

  35. Hello,
    I created an institution page using a new created fb account and after a few hours I've been asked to send a picture of me, after that, they deleted my account and page.
    So my question is: Do i need to use my personal account to make the page?

  36. Can I follow individuals from my business page? And if they then follow me, does Facebook allow my posts to appear on their personal page?

  37. I am the creator and admin of my fb business page. I inadvertantly made another family member the admin,which has made me basically powerless on my own business page. How can I fix this,so I am the admin again?

  38. Does this mean I can set up so that my business page's notifications are sent to my business email instead of my personal one?

  39. My issue as I look at my business page it has me signed in personally and my social media people can access my personal account which I dont want…there is no way of just signing in to the business page.

  40. U r doing great… Especially i like that u answered every comment or question,, i am facing problem that when i share a post on my business page it shares with me,, just because of that everybody find that its my page… for instace, xyz is my business page and abc is my personal account and when i share post on my xyz it tags with abc automatically… i am tired of it and get rid of it… one more thing that it does,nt happened every time…. please help

  41. Hi Great Video!!… I created my business account last year but didn't do anything else with it as I ' I didn't want to be recognised as linked to my personal page and is it is quite annoying but also frustrating… how to delete my identity from facebook business page now that its there?

  42. Hi Jerry… I really enjoyed your video…. BUT… I tried creating a business page a year or so ago (the way you outlined) and my friends quickly started seeing my business page as a suggested page for them and I started seeing my friends as suggested friends for my business page. This also happened on Instagram. Did I do something wrong?

  43. The only way that would happen is if you tagged yourself in the updated cover photo.

  44. Thanks so much for this video! I have a question though: I'm trying to do a video call in messenger with a customer AS MY BUSINESS PAGE. I know they will have to initiate first but they keep telling me the video icon isn't there. I can't find any info on this anywhere and I really don't want to conduct business video calls from my personal messenger account. Please help!

  45. Hi Jerry, I am having trouble figuring out how to use messenger and chat with my FB business page. I am in FB and in my business page. I see chat at the bottom but when I try to chat I don't think the chat is coming from  my business page, as it is loading old chats from my personal page — does this make sense? I did create a message button which I tested and it shows that theses messages are coming from my Business page. Im just confused on this. Also one more question, if someone sends me a friend request to my personal page can I accept that as my business page or should I send them a generic response and ask them to send a friend request to my business page – can people friend the business page separate from the personal page.YIKES! that's a lot sorryAnja

  46. Thanks for the info, Jerry. I do not have FB now. I see that I must create a personal profile to have a business page. My question is, can I make a personal page that is set up as completely private and still have a business page or does Facebook force you to keep your personal page more than just a completely private one? Thank you!

  47. Please help – How do I separate my business and personal accounts so that people don't look at my business account and have access to my personal account! It's driving me absolutely crazy because all other answers are out of date. Please help with this 🙂

  48. I want to "Like" other business pages as my business page, but I don't want all of those showing up on the list of "Pages Liked by This Page" section on my business page. Is there a way to do that?

  49. i want to unfriend people from my personal page, but still see, post, comment etc in y biz page. How do I do that?

  50. I would like to place an ad on my confidential business page while targeting my ad to another region without my ad showing up on our other business facebook page.

  51. Jerry- How do I move a page from my personal account to my business? I created it under my personal by mistake. Thanks

  52. Thank you very much. I tried to find our ad searching on our company name and I couldn't find it. So it works…Thanks again.

  53. Thank you. I have a different question. 1. I have a personal page i use for yoga/astrology. 2nd. I have created a biz page for my new biz,. When trying to ask people to join my biz page it brings up my personal account friends list to choose from. I just need to invite new clients only to my biz page. How do i do this, I have tried and it does not send due to the fact they are not on my personal page. Yikes!

  54. Hi all, Nice video. I have still the question though…How can I separate this two accounts properly? I mean if I have my business page I have to get people to know about it, so I have to get them to see the page and those will be at the beginning the people who are in my personal network. Right? Or am I see it wrong? Thanks in advance for your answer

  55. I'm not seeing the settings that you've mentioned in our business page. There is no drop down for me to choose to comment from the business page. Help please!

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