Merge Pages On Facebook

After rebranding and merge pages on Facebook, 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 useful.

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

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

I understood among the greatest difficulties 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 extremely simple.

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Needs to combine Facebook Pages

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

  1. Landed a book offer and required an author page, and didn't desire it to be buried in their primary blog site.
  2. Begun other tasks that didn't have anything to do with their primary blog site or website.
  3. It seemed like their main blog site had run its course, or they had lost interest.
  4. Became thinking about brand-new and various subjects they wished to check out.
  5. Handled expert functions and their domain didn't represent the professionalism they wanted.
  6. Recognized their website name didn't precisely explain the kinds of readers they brought in or wished to draw in.
  7. Were regretful they didn't put more believed into their name when they began.

The quickest methods to merge pages on Facebook

These choices were fast and worth an attempt to begin. Sadly, these options aren't constantly uncomplicated as I'll discuss in a minute.

Quick Alternative 1: Follow Facebook's guidelines on their aid page here.

Quick Alternative 2: Know somebody on Facebook who can press your demand through.

Smart Choice 3: Andrea discussed she just recently rebranded and had the ability to get her Facebook Page name altered by offering legal documents.

How I combined my Facebook Pages

At the time I was merging my Pages, none of the above alternatives 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 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 review some things that ready to learn. Where proper, I have consisted of the method these points affected my 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 alter it if the username you desire is offered (undoubtedly). Here are ways to change your Facebook Page username.

In my case, I had currently declared the username AmyLynnAndrews despite the fact that I wasn't utilizing it. The outcome was, I could not just enter into my BloggingWithAmy account and attempt to change to AmyLynnAndrews. Obviously it was me who currently owned it, however going through the actions to alter my username merely 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 and after that recover the username on another Page. Do this at your very own danger!

I believed this might be my option. I could erase my ALA Page, therefore launching the username and making it readily available, ideal? Then I would utilize my one-time username modification choice on my BWA Page and pick the (now totally free) ALA username. It seemed like a strategy, however then I got anxious about letting it go. Exactly what would take place if I could not recover it for some factor? I figured it was not likely that the username would be readily available right away. And after that I checked out something showing 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 Thirty Days for the name to be launched. (Thanks, Janel!).

3. You might not have the ability to alter your Page name quickly as soon as 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 desired the latter.

4. When you combine 2 Pages, the smaller sized one will be taken in 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 precisely defined. I recommend offering it a shot.

For me, I had almost 6000 Likes on BWA and essentially 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 very same thing and have comparable names." So, if you have 2 Pages sharing significantly various details, it's uncertain you'll have the ability to combine them.

This was one danger for me. I wasn't sure exactly what was indicated by "represent the same thing, " and I didn't understand how comparable the Page names had to remain 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 a choice for some. Here are the best ways to transform your personal profile to a Page.
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In my case, it was a hard call.

In the end, because none of the options above worked for me, I chose to begin constructing 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 quicker than later on. A great deal of this online publishing things is almost determination anyhow.

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

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

1. I aimed to publish useful 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 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 same info (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 directions about how they might move with me in status updates like this:.

Wondering where my updates are? My Page has relocated to Amy Lynn Andrews.