Too many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to Facebook? Or perhaps you are so loved by your clients that they’ve been overzealous and added duplicate places? Either way, you can get back to a centralized position in your Facebook strategy. You may have to circle back here in the future, so make sure to bookmark this blog.
To merge your Facebook Page and or Place, you first need to do an inventory of what you have on Facebook to see what pages and places you currently have. No matter where you are, you will only be able to merge the Page or Place with the fewer likes into the Page or Place with the most likes. NOTE: There is always a few different ways to do things on Facebook, but this method of merging accounts is the preferred method in most areas.
Sooooo, follow the instructions below to merge your accounts.
Step #1 – Ensure you have claimed and are an admin of the pages or places you’d like to merge.
This step allows you to merge these two pages. Facebook will not allow you to merge two pages or a place and a page unless they are sure you are an administrator of that account. To claim your place, follow the instructions on this blog on Claiming a Facebook Place.
Step #2 – Go to the Page or Place with the most likes.
This page is the one that you are going to keep and merge the page or place with less activity and likes into this page.
Step #3 – Click the Edit Page button in the top right corner.
This will bring you to your main editing screen for your page.
Step #3 – From the left sidebar, select Resources.
Resources has a list of options that will help you manage your page. NOTE: The option to merge duplicate pages will only display if you are the admin of both pages and they have similar names.
Step #4 – Click the Merge duplicate Pages link.
A pop-up window will show the Pages and Places you are both the administrator for and are similar in name. Both of these criteria must be met in order to qualify to be merged. If you’re merging a Place and a Page, they must have the same address information. Select the Pages you wish to merge.
FINAL NOTE: The Page or Place with fewer likes will be removed from Facebook and you will not be able to unmerge them.