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12 Facebook Page Functions You Might Have Missed

Cara Pring.
By: Cara Pring  |   July 26, 2012  |   View Comments

If you're anything like me, you probably spend half your day checking your newsfeed for juicy stories and your Facebook page(s) for new likes and wall posts. There are varying schools of thought on whether Facebook makes you more or less productive and all I can say is that I'm glad it's part of my job – otherwise I think I'd have to go with the latter.

Given the amount of time we all seem to spend on the network you'd think we would know every little thing there was to know about it. That's why it's always so surprising to find out about a feature that managed to sneak its way into Facebook without us realizing it.

Here are 12 Facebook features you may not have noticed – all related to managing your Facebook page – so that you can step-up your social media marketing a notch or two.


1. Edit Comments

It wasn't long ago that you could only edit comments if you got to them within a few seconds after posting. Now Facebook allows you to edit comments on posts, photos or any content at any time as yourself or as a brand.

So, how do you do it? Click in the top right corner of your comment, then go down to "Edit..." You can also view all previous edits by clicking on the little "Edited" link that will appear beneath your comment.

edit Facebook comments

2. Reposition Photos

Again, this one works for both personal profile pages as well as brand pages. You know how Facebook takes the liberty of cropping your photos into the appropriate boxes that adorn your page or profile timeline? And how this sometimes is extremely annoying because it cuts out the most important bits? Well now you have the power to change it. Unfortunately, you still need to keep to the stipulated size/shape, but you can reposition your photo within the box to create the most flattering crop.

How, you ask? Again, it's pretty easy. Just click the edit icon (the one shaped like a pencil) in the top right of the picture box and go down to "Reposition Photo..."

Reposition Photo

3. Export Events

Well this one isn't necessarily page-related, but it can be business related so I thought I'd include it. This has been around for awhile, but I didn't know about it until recently so there's a chance some of you haven't heard of it either. Essentially you can export your Facebook events so that they appear in your Outlook, iCal and Google calendars.

How? Go to your events page, click on the top right drop-down icon and then click on "Export Events..."

4. Schedule Facebook Posts

There's a good chance you've heard about this one, but it's such a huge feature that I thought it was best to include it just in case you missed the boat. You can now schedule posts for your Facebook page. All you need to do is click the little clock symbol at the bottom left of the box and choose the date and time you want the post to be published. Just keep track of what you've already scheduled so you don't accidentally post the same update twice.

5. Edit Link Names and Descriptions

Hopefully most people are aware of this because it's been available forever; however, it's so often underutilized that I thought I should include it as well. If you're posting a link to something on your page, Facebook automatically pulls in the relevant meta-data – including the link title, image and description. Unfortunately, you are not able to change the image (though you can opt to remove it completely), but you can edit the title and the description of the link. This is a good idea if a) the title and/or description aren't included or b) they're just not very good. Nothing gets ignored more than a link that has no context. So take advantage of this feature and make your posts as appealing as possible.

edit Facebook links

6. Allocate Roles to Your Admins

This is a relatively new feature and something that a lot of the larger brand pages have been requesting for quite some time. Instead of only being able to set change your status from page admin or "fan," page managers can now choose to allocate different levels of access to a page. The roles include Manager, Content Creator, Moderator, Advertiser and Insights Analyst. They are fairly obvious as to what they do, but the table below outlines the access each has to the page.

To allocate admin roles just go into your page settings and navigate to "Admin Roles."

Facebook Admin Roles

7. Post Status Updates Via Email and SMS

Many page managers don't need to update using email or SMS because they're able to update directly via their smartphones using the Facebook app. However, should they need to, there are a number of ways Facebook allows you to update your page status. If you head to "Edit Page" and then "Mobile," you'll see the options listed along with a personalized email address you can send any updates to.

facebook mobile update

8. Add a Featured Page Owner

If you like to personalize your page so that everyone knows who's behind the brand name, you might like to make yourself a featured page owner (and perhaps others too). This means in the "About" section of your page people can see you are the owner and see your picture. How do you do this? It's easy. Open up the page editor, go to "Featured" and then "Edit featured page owners."

Facebook featured Page owner

9. Highlight Posts by Fans on Your Page's Timeline

The jury is out on whether the Timeline format is better or worse for pages, but one of the things most people are missing is the ability to have fan posts appear throughout it. Instead Facebook has pooled them altogether in one box at the top right of the Timeline. However, there is a way to make them visible throughout just like before. You simply click into the box, then choose the posts you want highlighted, click the little "X" button in the top-right and then click "Highlighted on Page." The post will then show up within your Timeline.

facebook highlight posts

10. Promote Your Page Posts Within the Newsfeed

Have a really important post that needs to go out? Maybe you're telling everyone about a special offer, competition or a flash sale. You want to get more people than usual to see it, but you don't want to do standard Facebook advertising. Well here's your answer - now you can promote specific posts on your Facebook Page (e.g. text, photo, video, poll, or whatever). Instead of sticking an ad over on the right-hand side of the page, Facebook just extends the reach of your post within the normal newsfeed. You can choose what budget you want to put towards it and Facebook will give you a rough idea of how many people will see it based on this budget. It can then last up to three days in the newsfeed.

Click the "Promote" button underneath your status and input a budget. You can also target people by location and language as well as change the budget during the process.

 

Facebook promoted posts

11. See How Many People Have Viewed Your Post Organically vs Virally

You can now see how many people have viewed your Facebook page posts – both organically (fans) and virally (friends of your fans who have seen the post). Just hover over the "_____ people saw this post" link below each of your Page posts.

Facebook organic vs viral

12. See All the Pages That Have Liked Your Page

Ever wondered which other Facebook pages have liked your page? Here's how you can find out (as well as all the people who have liked your page). In the "New Likes" section of your admin panel, you'll see a link to "See All." Simply click this and a list of all the people who have liked your post will appear. If you go to the box at the top left of this overlay you can change from "People" to "Pages" and voila – a list of all the pages that have liked your page will appear. You can then go and like them back if you see fit.

How many of these tricks did you already know about? And do you have any others you can share?


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  • http://www.alightperspective.blogspot.co.uk/ Girlnpurpledres

    Thanks, I've picked up some great tips from this article!

  • http://www.alightperspective.blogspot.co.uk/ Girlnpurpledres

    Thanks, I've picked up some great tips from this article!

  • Lorraine McNulty

    An excellent summary - thanks very much. I particularly like the new role allocation - that is really useful.

  • Lorraine McNulty

    An excellent summary - thanks very much. I particularly like the new role allocation - that is really useful.

  • Ilovemybob76

    thanks, i found this useful. i know about a few of them, but it was great to know. thanks

  • Ilovemybob76

    thanks, i found this useful. i know about a few of them, but it was great to know. thanks

  • http://www.OneInsightCloser.com/ Evie

    For type 5 "Edit Link Names and Descriptions" - you mentioned that you can't change the image. Well, you can't pick a new image, but you can cycle through the images on the page and select the one that you want as the thumbnail. So, you do have some control (it's the little arrow buttons above "no thumbnail" and next to "choose a thumbnail")

  • http://www.OneInsightCloser.com/ Evie

    For type 5 "Edit Link Names and Descriptions" - you mentioned that you can't change the image. Well, you can't pick a new image, but you can cycle through the images on the page and select the one that you want as the thumbnail. So, you do have some control (it's the little arrow buttons above "no thumbnail" and next to "choose a thumbnail")

  • http://www.ohgorgeousbaby.blogspot.com Fiona @ Oh Gorgeous Baby

    Thanks for sharing this info it was really helpful. I had no idea about the pages who had liked me so thank you for sharing this particular tip as now I can go and repay the favour. 

  • http://www.ohgorgeousbaby.blogspot.com Fiona @ Oh Gorgeous Baby

    Thanks for sharing this info it was really helpful. I had no idea about the pages who had liked me so thank you for sharing this particular tip as now I can go and repay the favour. 

  • http://twitter.com/francescastaana Francesca StaAna

    VERY useful! Re positioning photos and highlighting fans' comments are totally new to me. Thanks so much for the roundup!

  • http://twitter.com/francescastaana Francesca StaAna

    VERY useful! Re positioning photos and highlighting fans' comments are totally new to me. Thanks so much for the roundup!

  • Anonymous

    Nice handy list of some of the latest features. I have a question about promoted posts. I don't have them on my page, I have them on other pages, but not my new one http://www.facebook.com/nickellison.net and I have no idea why. Any thoughts? Maybe because it's new? Maybe there is a minimum fan count before it works? I can't find any info anywhere!

  • NickEllison

    Nice handy list of some of the latest features. I have a question about promoted posts. I don't have them on my page, I have them on other pages, but not my new one http://www.facebook.com/nickellison.net and I have no idea why. Any thoughts? Maybe because it's new? Maybe there is a minimum fan count before it works? I can't find any info anywhere!

  • http://www.TheChocolateDate.com/ MonSun C

    Thanks for this post. I love the great information about Facebook. There's so much out there that it is a challenge to keep up with what's new. Thank you again

  • Lucy

    Thanks! Didn't know about repositioning photos or the highlight feature!

  • http://twitter.com/SusanBlack Susan Black

    Extremely helpful article, and at the perfect time for me as I prep everything 'behind the scenes' to launch a new business! Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/SusanBlack Susan Black

    Extremely helpful article, and at the perfect time for me as I prep everything 'behind the scenes' to launch a new business! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Carter/1550834432 Joel Carter

    Thanks for the summary all in one place of the latest features. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Carter/1550834432 Joel Carter

    Thanks for the summary all in one place of the latest features. 

  • Anonymous

    If you admin multiple pages and want a more flexible post scheduler than the built-in Facebook one (AFAIK you have to log in on each page you admin in order to schedule posts), check out postcron.com.... you can schedule posts onto multiple pages in a single sitting. Good flexibility, too, it even has an "autoschedule" function.

  • funkotronic

    If you admin multiple pages and want a more flexible post scheduler than the built-in Facebook one (AFAIK you have to log in on each page you admin in order to schedule posts), check out postcron.com.... you can schedule posts onto multiple pages in a single sitting. Good flexibility, too, it even has an "autoschedule" function.

  • Mounts Consulting Group

     I believe you have to have 400 likes before you get the Promote feature. If you have less than that, it might be why you aren't seeing it. Hope that helps.

  • Shelly

    Excellent article!

  • http://twitter.com/syvon S. Yvon Harper

    This was a great article as I've just created my book's fan page, but some of the suggestions mentioned aren't available on my page...yet?  Specifically, #10 to promote within newsfeed and #1 for Editing a Post it's hit or miss.  Will this change as the page goes on? The other information was wonderfully helpful. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/syvon S. Yvon Harper

    This was a great article as I've just created my book's fan page, but some of the suggestions mentioned aren't available on my page...yet?  Specifically, #10 to promote within newsfeed and #1 for Editing a Post it's hit or miss.  Will this change as the page goes on? The other information was wonderfully helpful. Thanks!

  • liz

    Thank you very much for the tips. It has helped my page alot.

  • http://twitter.com/Melwrites4u M. Bailey-Comstock

    Very informative!  You put a lot of work into this post.  Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/Melwrites4u M. Bailey-Comstock

    Very informative!  You put a lot of work into this post.  Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.biztag.com/ biztag

    Great Facebook Tips! *biztag

  • http://www.biztag.com/ biztag

    Yep..great point!

  • http://www.biztag.com/ biztag

    Susan, check out *biztag for your new biz... FastApp Generator for turnkey mobile web sync! Cheers, michael @biztag

  • http://www.biztag.com/ biztag

    Good idea.. Postcron...*biztag

  • Punkbaby

    You can also upload a pic from your own computer which will cancel out the pic automatically bought up by the link

  • Punkbaby

    What about pinning your most important post to the top of your business page and highlighting your own posts to be full page width

  • http://www.blondelatte.com/ Rachel Gilner

    Thanks for sharing!  I am glad to see we can edit posts, I must have missed this one before.

  • http://www.blondelatte.com/ Rachel Gilner

    Thanks for sharing!  I am glad to see we can edit posts, I must have missed this one before.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    These are some great insights that can be useful for an individual or a business using Facebook.  The ability to highlight posts from others so that they appear in the Timeline is a great feature.  If someone posts something nice about your business, you want others to see it!

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    These are some great insights that can be useful for an individual or a business using Facebook.  The ability to highlight posts from others so that they appear in the Timeline is a great feature.  If someone posts something nice about your business, you want others to see it!

  • http://www.liparenteen.com/ LIParenTeen

    Good info succinctly written.  Thanks!

  • http://www.liparenteen.com/ LIParenTeen

    Good info succinctly written.  Thanks!

  • NickEllison

    Thanks for the response, sorry I only just noticed it! Yep worked it out now, I didn't know the number but it's definitely about fans, I now have 700 and it's appeared.. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the response, sorry I only just noticed it! Yep worked it out now, I didn't know the number but it's definitely about fans, I now have 700 and it's appeared.. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Flovery.com

    Is Facebook post schedule disabled? I click on that little icon and nothing happened. I tried to login in different browser and its same (not browser issue). It worked last week!!

  • Flovery.com

    Is Facebook post schedule disabled? I click on that little icon and nothing happened. I tried to login in different browser and its same (not browser issue). It worked last week!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/journeygirlatl Andrieka J. Austin

    Really GOOD information! Thanks So Much for sharing :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/journeygirlatl Andrieka J. Austin

    Really GOOD information! Thanks So Much for sharing :)

  • Ramael

    Thank you for these useful tips many of them are new to me

  • Ramael

    Thank you for these useful tips many of them are new to me

  • England Renee

    Good article. The scheduler only works half the time.. Good idea, facebook. But it doesn't work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636281417 Charlene Reinisch

    Ok, not everyone has the "promote" option available when making a status update. Why not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636281417 Charlene Reinisch

    Ok, not everyone has the "promote" option available when making a status update. Why not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636281417 Charlene Reinisch

    Ok, not everyone has the "promote" option available when making a status update. Why not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636281417 Charlene Reinisch

    Ok, not everyone has the "promote" option available when making a status update. Why not?

  • kellypodz

    #5 was totally news to me! We've been using Involver for that function. Involver also lets you customized the preview image that appears. Is there a way to do that natively in Facebook?

  • Anonymous

    #5 was totally news to me! We've been using Involver for that function. Involver also lets you customized the preview image that appears. Is there a way to do that natively in Facebook?

  • kellypodz

     Do you know how to do that? We've been using Involver to do it. But I can't figure out how to do it natively in Facebook. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

     Do you know how to do that? We've been using Involver to do it. But I can't figure out how to do it natively in Facebook. Thanks!

  • http://www.stelladot.com/thesmileyeffect Eboné Smiley

    Learned a few new things to help me manage the client pages I have. Thanks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/emsmiley Eboné Smiley

    Learned a few new things to help me manage the client pages I have. Thanks!

  • Vicki

    Great article. A few tips & tricks I knew and some that I will be trying out and sharing with clients.

  • http://twitter.com/alisammeredith Alisa Meredith

    Funny that I still cannot schedule updates on Facebook.  Still relying on HootSuite for now, or Buffer...

  • http://twitter.com/alisammeredith Alisa Meredith

    Funny that I still cannot schedule updates on Facebook.  Still relying on HootSuite for now, or Buffer...

  • Llb987

    Great tips! Very helpful, thank you!
     

  • Craig Vinecombe

     I've noticed that once I upload a picture, the link disappears. Any insight?

  • CurlGurl

     I've been having the same problem! Did you find out what the problem is and how to fix it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1679595516 Brandi Reed

    Great tips!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1679595516 Brandi Reed

    Great tips!

  • Lee

    Great info! I have a question on #9 above.  When I go to a post I want to highlight and over the little x in the upper right hand corner, the only option that comes up is "remove". Is there something different about my fan page for some reason?

  • righthere

    About the duration of the promotion. It used to be 3 days but it has now been decreased to one day only on my Page. Does anybody know whether the duration is also related to the number of Likes?

  • Patti Vincent

    Great article. Thank you!

  • Dotty Kurtz

    I save this page in my computer files. Thanks for the information.

  • WashLady

     On post 8 how do you not show your "FEATURED LIKES" so people can not see them any longer on your business page? Facebook does not give any option nor do they talk much about the  "Add Featured Likes" section

  • Tonya Cross

    Thanks for great information!

  • http://www.afmarcom.com/ Angelique

    I had forgotten about post scheduling! I do so much with Hootsuite that I never think about scheduling natively.  What Facebook really needs is a way to mark a post for checking out later.

    When it comes to editing link names and descriptions, that's not working anymore. You can edit the name and description of something that you are uploading the FIRST time you do it, but if anyone else shares it, it's become 50-50 that your changes will "stick." And if you're sharing something, it LOOKS like you're editing the name and description, but once you've shared it, they've reverted back to the original. In addition, Facebook seems to have stopped grabbing meta-descriptions of blog posts! I always write a custom description, and LinkedIn and other places still grab them, but Facebook now just takes the first so many words.

  • http://www.afmarcom.com/ Angelique

    I had forgotten about post scheduling! I do so much with Hootsuite that I never think about scheduling natively.  What Facebook really needs is a way to mark a post for checking out later.

    When it comes to editing link names and descriptions, that's not working anymore. You can edit the name and description of something that you are uploading the FIRST time you do it, but if anyone else shares it, it's become 50-50 that your changes will "stick." And if you're sharing something, it LOOKS like you're editing the name and description, but once you've shared it, they've reverted back to the original. In addition, Facebook seems to have stopped grabbing meta-descriptions of blog posts! I always write a custom description, and LinkedIn and other places still grab them, but Facebook now just takes the first so many words.

  • http://www.quenegociomonto.com/ Mari Carmen López

    Thanks for the quality content of your blog. I hope you soon come to Spain some of the features you mention, because they are only a few. Facebook works hard to help the Fans page.
    A greeting.

  • http://www.quenegociomonto.com/ Mari Carmen López

    Thanks for the quality content of your blog. I hope you soon come to Spain some of the features you mention, because they are only a few. Facebook works hard to help the Fans page.
    A greeting.

  • Wswomenconnect

    Thanks for some great tips!  I only knew about 7 of these already...and I am an admin on several pages, so this was really helpful!

  • Famousrachel1

    I have a question about number 5, editing descriptions. Does this work when sharing someone else's link? I always have a problem when someone has their email address or personal info in the description of the photo. Then I want to share the photo but their personal info stuck on it. I can't seem to get it to delete their description and let me write my own. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/YorkieSue Susan Behlmar

    I am immediately turned off by your lack of grammatical skills. Like nails on a chalkboard. "If you are anything like ME??" fOR HEAVENS sake finish your sentence and see if you want ME or 'l". I willl do  it for you. IF YOU ARE ANYTHING LIKE ME AM.....OR Do you think it should be, "If you are naything like I AM.....you people with businesses in the public should learn some grammar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/YorkieSue Susan Behlmar

    I am immediately turned off by your lack of grammatical skills. Like nails on a chalkboard. "If you are anything like ME??" fOR HEAVENS sake finish your sentence and see if you want ME or 'l". I willl do  it for you. IF YOU ARE ANYTHING LIKE ME AM.....OR Do you think it should be, "If you are naything like I AM.....you people with businesses in the public should learn some grammar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/YorkieSue Susan Behlmar

    Let me try this again...your grammar needs tweaking of you are going to be in the public eye. Your lack of education is showing. "If you are anything like ME"? OMG, finish the sentence. "If you are anything like ME AM OR Do you think it should be, "If you are anything like I AM"? Which one makes you sound more intelligent and educated?

  • http://www.facebook.com/YorkieSue Susan Behlmar

    Let me try this again...your grammar needs tweaking of you are going to be in the public eye. Your lack of education is showing. "If you are anything like ME"? OMG, finish the sentence. "If you are anything like ME AM OR Do you think it should be, "If you are anything like I AM"? Which one makes you sound more intelligent and educated?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.pappas Robert Pappas

    how can you make the info on your business page unavailable until someone likes it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.pappas Robert Pappas

    how can you make the info on your business page unavailable until someone likes it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.pappas Robert Pappas

    how can you make the info on your business page unavailable until someone likes it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.young4 Stephanie M. Young

    Thanks I needed this.  I only knew about 2 of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.young4 Stephanie M. Young

    Thanks I needed this.  I only knew about 2 of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.young4 Stephanie M. Young

    Thanks I needed this.  I only knew about 2 of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindew Cinde Waller

    How rude you are being to someone trying to help. What tips have you posted? Learn some professional manners!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindew Cinde Waller

    How rude you are being to someone trying to help. What tips have you posted? Learn some professional manners!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindew Cinde Waller

    How rude you are being to someone trying to help. What tips have you posted? Learn some professional manners!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindew Cinde Waller

    "of you are going to be"? Shouldn't it be "if you are going to be..." hmmmm. And I believe that "anything" below is misspelled as well. Practice what you preach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindew Cinde Waller

    "of you are going to be"? Shouldn't it be "if you are going to be..." hmmmm. And I believe that "anything" below is misspelled as well. Practice what you preach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindew Cinde Waller

    "of you are going to be"? Shouldn't it be "if you are going to be..." hmmmm. And I believe that "anything" below is misspelled as well. Practice what you preach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dbyron.lamby D Byron Patterson

    For our Lambpants fan page, we had to reach a 400 likes threshold, which then magically made the promote option appear. Kinda weird, actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dbyron.lamby D Byron Patterson

    For our Lambpants fan page, we had to reach a 400 likes threshold, which then magically made the promote option appear. Kinda weird, actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dbyron.lamby D Byron Patterson

    For our Lambpants fan page, we had to reach a 400 likes threshold, which then magically made the promote option appear. Kinda weird, actually.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Susan, thanks for your comment. I'm sorry to hear that my grammar offended you so much - perhaps it's a cultural issue as I'm Australian and our grammar is sometimes a little different. That sentence is perfectly acceptable according to my 5 years of University education (graduating with a High Distinction average - which I believe in the US would be equivalent to 'with honours').

    I am pretty passionate about grammar and spelling, however I'm also human and pretty busy so sometimes errors do slip through! Hopefully the content of the post made up for what you believed to be an inappropriate reference :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Susan, thanks for your comment. I'm sorry to hear that my grammar offended you so much - perhaps it's a cultural issue as I'm Australian and our grammar is sometimes a little different. That sentence is perfectly acceptable according to my 5 years of University education (graduating with a High Distinction average - which I believe in the US would be equivalent to 'with honours').

    I am pretty passionate about grammar and spelling, however I'm also human and pretty busy so sometimes errors do slip through! Hopefully the content of the post made up for what you believed to be an inappropriate reference :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Susan, thanks for your comment. I'm sorry to hear that my grammar offended you so much - perhaps it's a cultural issue as I'm Australian and our grammar is sometimes a little different. That sentence is perfectly acceptable according to my 5 years of University education (graduating with a High Distinction average - which I believe in the US would be equivalent to 'with honours').

    I am pretty passionate about grammar and spelling, however I'm also human and pretty busy so sometimes errors do slip through! Hopefully the content of the post made up for what you believed to be an inappropriate reference :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Charlene, as D Byron has indicated below Pages must have a minimum of 400 likes before having this feature - otherwise there just wouldn't be enough people to reach the extra impressions.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Charlene, as D Byron has indicated below Pages must have a minimum of 400 likes before having this feature - otherwise there just wouldn't be enough people to reach the extra impressions.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Charlene, as D Byron has indicated below Pages must have a minimum of 400 likes before having this feature - otherwise there just wouldn't be enough people to reach the extra impressions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    If you are anything like me sounds "conversational" which is fine. I don't think she is doing a formal class for Harvard

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    If you are anything like me sounds "conversational" which is fine. I don't think she is doing a formal class for Harvard

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    fOR

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    fOR

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    I would not listen to her! I found your comment totally accurate; conversational! Thank you for your tips!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    I would not listen to her! I found your comment totally accurate; conversational! Thank you for your tips!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

    I would not listen to her! I found your comment totally accurate; conversational! Thank you for your tips!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.krauser Laura Krauser

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  • http://Crossroad-Technologies.com Wayne Wymore

    I've noticed that before you can use that feature you must enter in when you got started, i.e. When your business was founded. So when you go to your page to schedule a post - in the lower left corner of the what's happening box - after you click inside to start a post - you will see a little clock. Clicking on that clock will ask you to enter in the "birthday of you biz". Once you create your business "birthday" you can now schedule :)

  • http://Crossroad-Technologies.com Wayne Wymore

    I've noticed that before you can use that feature you must enter in when you got started, i.e. When your business was founded. So when you go to your page to schedule a post - in the lower left corner of the what's happening box - after you click inside to start a post - you will see a little clock. Clicking on that clock will ask you to enter in the "birthday of you biz". Once you create your business "birthday" you can now schedule :)

  • http://Crossroad-Technologies.com Wayne Wymore

    I've noticed that before you can use that feature you must enter in when you got started, i.e. When your business was founded. So when you go to your page to schedule a post - in the lower left corner of the what's happening box - after you click inside to start a post - you will see a little clock. Clicking on that clock will ask you to enter in the "birthday of you biz". Once you create your business "birthday" you can now schedule :)

  • Rhonda

    That was a great article and I did miss a few of those things on Facebook. I'm definitely going to bookmark this page to make sure I don't skip anything. I appreciated the images it helped me alot. http://www.bloggingtosuccess.com

  • Rhonda

    That was a great article and I did miss a few of those things on Facebook. I'm definitely going to bookmark this page to make sure I don't skip anything. I appreciated the images it helped me alot. http://www.bloggingtosuccess.com

  • Rhonda

    That was a great article and I did miss a few of those things on Facebook. I'm definitely going to bookmark this page to make sure I don't skip anything. I appreciated the images it helped me alot. http://www.bloggingtosuccess.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lytingale Lois Lytingale Henrickson

    My friend's facebook Page has a Recommendations box.... her page is new and it was an option when she started it.... I have tried to find out how to add it to my old Page! Can anyone help????

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lytingale Lois Lytingale Henrickson

    My friend's facebook Page has a Recommendations box.... her page is new and it was an option when she started it.... I have tried to find out how to add it to my old Page! Can anyone help????

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lytingale Lois Lytingale Henrickson

    My friend's facebook Page has a Recommendations box.... her page is new and it was an option when she started it.... I have tried to find out how to add it to my old Page! Can anyone help????

  • Adi Narayan

    Thank you for giving this new tips. I didn't know all about this earlier.

  • Adi Narayan

    Thank you for giving this new tips. I didn't know all about this earlier.

  • http://www.facebook.com/letitia.lauer Letitia Grace Lauer

    I learned a lot thanks for the info!

  • http://www.facebook.com/letitia.lauer Letitia Grace Lauer

    I learned a lot thanks for the info!

  • http://www.facebook.com/letitia.lauer Letitia Grace Lauer

    I learned a lot thanks for the info!

  • http://twitter.com/localresults LocalResults

    I liked this article a lot, I've seen the change and have been playing with them on a "trial and error" basis. Any opinion on whether not to add a featured page owner? I manage the social channels for my company and have shied away from making it personal to me-- rather I post as the brand.

  • http://twitter.com/localresults LocalResults

    I liked this article a lot, I've seen the change and have been playing with them on a "trial and error" basis. Any opinion on whether not to add a featured page owner? I manage the social channels for my company and have shied away from making it personal to me-- rather I post as the brand.

  • http://twitter.com/Just_My_Type Just My Type

    Great information! There were a few on the list I didn't know about!

  • http://twitter.com/Just_My_Type Just My Type

    Great information! There were a few on the list I didn't know about!

  • hunter

    Sr ad, cho mình PR chút. Nhà mình like ủng hộ trang mình nha!
    http://www.facebook.com/HaiVaiChuong

  • Amanda

    For some reason I can't see who viewed my posts on my business page? How do I make that happen?

  • Amanda

    For some reason I can't see who viewed my posts on my business page? How do I make that happen?

  • http://twitter.com/melenie melenie

    Thanks for the article, very helpful :) Especially the scheduled posts!

  • http://twitter.com/melenie melenie

    Thanks for the article, very helpful :) Especially the scheduled posts!

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Glad to hear it!

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Glad to hear it!

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    It should still be working - it is for me. Just check that you have a little clock symbol in the bottom left corner of the post box when you go to write an update.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    It should still be working - it is for me. Just check that you have a little clock symbol in the bottom left corner of the post box when you go to write an update.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    I love the repositioning photos! That was my favourite :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    I love the repositioning photos! That was my favourite :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    You can't upload a picture from your computer to use as part of a link - the only options available are to use a thumbnail present on the site (options given to you by Facebook) or to use no thumbnail at all. Unfortunately unless you're using a third-party platform like Involver, you can't choose a different image. Probably what you are doing is trying to upload a picture as your post, then you're also trying to attach a link. You can't do both - you have to choose to either post a link (with image/meta data attached) or post an image, and you can use the link in the post accompanying it. Hopefully that makes sense :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    You can't upload a picture from your computer to use as part of a link - the only options available are to use a thumbnail present on the site (options given to you by Facebook) or to use no thumbnail at all. Unfortunately unless you're using a third-party platform like Involver, you can't choose a different image. Probably what you are doing is trying to upload a picture as your post, then you're also trying to attach a link. You can't do both - you have to choose to either post a link (with image/meta data attached) or post an image, and you can use the link in the post accompanying it. Hopefully that makes sense :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Both good features, but I didn't feel that they were new and unknown enough to include :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Both good features, but I didn't feel that they were new and unknown enough to include :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Amanda, you can't see the actual people who have viewed your posts, just the number of people. This appears on the bottom left of the post in your timeline.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Amanda, you can't see the actual people who have viewed your posts, just the number of people. This appears on the bottom left of the post in your timeline.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Unless you're trying to build a personality for yourself I would recommend not to add a featured page owner. I do it for my page, but it's not so much a business as a blog, and I'm the only person associated with it. I also trade on my personality and try to make it a little personal so it makes sense for me. For most businesses, particularly those with multiple employees, I'd recommend not implementing this feature.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Unless you're trying to build a personality for yourself I would recommend not to add a featured page owner. I do it for my page, but it's not so much a business as a blog, and I'm the only person associated with it. I also trade on my personality and try to make it a little personal so it makes sense for me. For most businesses, particularly those with multiple employees, I'd recommend not implementing this feature.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    You can't! Sorry Robert.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    You can't! Sorry Robert.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    If it's a URL then you can change the description, no matter who owns the website :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    If it's a URL then you can change the description, no matter who owns the website :)

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Lee. It's just bad user experience from Facebook's side. If you click the button you'll see you get a number of options, including to highlight the post. Unfortunately Facebook show 'Remove' on roll over of the little x, so it's misleading! Just press it and you'll find the options.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Hi Lee. It's just bad user experience from Facebook's side. If you click the button you'll see you get a number of options, including to highlight the post. Unfortunately Facebook show 'Remove' on roll over of the little x, so it's misleading! Just press it and you'll find the options.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Not at this point, but fingers crossed for the future.

  • http://www.thesocialskinny.com Cara Pring

    Not at this point, but fingers crossed for the future.

  • http://twitter.com/sstampabay Stroller Strides TB

    Thanks, didn't know about the scheduling of posts. Will definitely come in handy for the holidays when we will be traveling!

  • http://twitter.com/sstampabay Stroller Strides TB

    Thanks, didn't know about the scheduling of posts. Will definitely come in handy for the holidays when we will be traveling!

  • http://twitter.com/EHomeServices Kelly Wong

    You must be a Facebook expert to be able to post these tips. I am a regular user of FB but i have learn some new tricks for sure! I love the scheduled post!

  • http://twitter.com/EHomeServices Kelly Wong

    You must be a Facebook expert to be able to post these tips. I am a regular user of FB but i have learn some new tricks for sure! I love the scheduled post!

  • http://www.facebook.com/littlebirdsantana Erin M Santana

    Kind of ironic someone bitching about your grammar has so many mispellings and typos in her own comment, eh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/littlebirdsantana Erin M Santana

    Kind of ironic someone bitching about your grammar has so many mispellings and typos in her own comment, eh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1482543780 Cindy Friday Beeman

    I am trying to find out why my page's post is not showing up on my page. I am the administrator. It's been this way for days. However, I see all the Notifications about this post. If I click them, I can see the original post and comments. But on the Highlights it is not listed. How can I fix this? Can't find the answer elsewhere and there are only so many hours available when it's not part of my job, like you! Tnx.

  • WideOpen19

    Great info! Question: we have had complaints on our page that some people who had previously been allowed to post comments, aren't able to now?? Why is this? We don't want to 'ban' anyone, and want people to be able to comment as often as they like??

  • muptey

    I have set up a facebook page for my company. The account is linked to our company blog which posts on a daily basis. Unfortunately followers can't read the whole post as the 'view post' hyperlink is missing. Is there something I am missed in security, permissions?

  • http://www.facebook.com/yair.adaro Yair Adaro

    Excellent post! Thanks for offer these useful tips!

  • http://twitter.com/Noelfy Noelfy Langamen

    I just discovered yesterday night the one about programming the posts! I was so impressed about this ! :D Just using it as a crazy right now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005085701032 Facebook User

    love your site

  • Natasha Lewis

    Great article, thanks for sharing.
    Do you know why I can't see the clock symbol to be able to schedule posts on facebook?

  • Rosalie

    Thanks for the tips!

    Can anybody tell me: When a Moderator posts as themselves on their Page, will this post appear in likers' newsfeeds??
    I hope so as this would enable other administrators to post 'in their own voice' and 'as themselves' on our page whilst reaching our likers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Felt.tip Rachael Felstead

    Regarding "how many people have seen this post organically and virally' is there anyway to see the people who have viewed it? It would be pretty useful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristoferbotkin Nik Botkin

    great tips... i am wondering if there is a way to see which of your friends have NOT liked your page yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/LauraMaeWall Laura Wall

    Is there a way to not allow comments or replies on my page until I have reviewed them?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandy.wetherholttitus Brandy Wetherholt-Titus

    I'm having the same problem! Did you find a solution?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshuascottparkinson Joshua Parkinson

    Or you can just use Post Planner for FREE.... it's much easier (and more powerful) than the FB scheduler

  • http://twitter.com/CBglutenfree Celeste’s Best

    Thanks, great tips. Didn't know about checking the New Likes for pages that had liked my site. Also was never quite sure how to reposition a photo,so I just did that on a couple of photos of my page, too. Very helpful! Do you need to have a certain number of likes on your page before you can promote your posts like in #10?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tanya.mihel Nurse Betty

    Hi ya, I was just wondering how I can change my settings so that I can see when people "like" or reply to a comment I have made on a certain article on my news feed. I often comment on news articles,stories etc and it's interesting to see what people think. It's only if I go back to the article and sift through all the comments that I can do this...Any tips?? :)

  • pthomas4e

    How can my page show up in fb places? We have added our location, and when someone goes to check in we are not on the list of where are you....please help...no one knows why...

  • Jessica Rose Bellingham

    I've been seeing a new notification, such and such is posting about a page you like. How can you utilize this feature? Do you have to tag a page in a post to get that pages followers to see you in their notifications?

  • Aman
  • thirdhit .

    I posted a giveaway that required people to share my page. 3 people shared it, but I'm unable to see who. Any help is appreciated.

  • mario

    i dont want people to reach my fan page from Facebook, how can I block them before they can see it

  • Mindful Mimi

    Hello,
    I have posted an event on a FB page and the admin has asked me to remove it. Can you tell me how to do that?
    Thanks
    Miranda

  • Angela Wilson

    what does it mean when you try to log on to someones page and the picture of blue and white hand comes up with a bandage round the thumb

  • Wendy

    I would very much like to know how I can click on the Facebook icons that are part of the Sharing montages as the admin of a page. Even when I'm using Facebook as the admin of a page, when I click on an article elsewhere on the web to LIKE it, it defaults to my personal profile instead of the Page's. Is there any way around this?

  • mommalina

    When I have several pages open, FB is always on top as I shuffle back and forth. How can I change this?

  • Tiffany Ray Dobson

    is there a way to connect my timeline with my group...so I don't have to post to both places? just post once shared on both kind of thing

  • Brian Allen

    hey im a content creator on a page and the one who was manager got there FB hacked and banned they are no longer able to get on FB, how does one get to be manager so that i may add a new manager to the page?

  • suresh

    Good tips. I have been following most of them, but about meta description, I was not aware, would use it. Thanks... Suresh.... http://myinvestmentideas.com

  • Javier Iglesias

    Thank you for your service kiss

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  • Basant Rajpurohit

    Can i share all post from my page to my time line . is it possibale auto share all post from my page to my time line

  • R GaBrielle Smith

    This has been helpful. I'll be sure to share.