Facebook Warning

Doing my research on using Facebook to promote my book I found a couple of articles that offered a word to the wise and as I like to get the bad news out of the way I started there.

While many people and businesses use your personal Facebook page to promote their book / businesses I understand Facebook has been disabling profiles of some these account holders. It seems they don’t approve of this.

In fact here are the rules direct from the horses mouth:

“Per our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook profiles must represent an individual. Users aren’t permitted to maintain an account under the name of their organization, or use personal accounts to advertise or promote themselves professionally. If your profile was listed under a non-individual name, or was used primarily for professional promotion, this is probably why it was removed.”

So if your personal account has all your photos, contacts, friends AND your book / business promotion – be careful, you could lose it all.

If you want to use Facebook to promote a business set up a proper Facebook Fan page (details on how to do it are in my next article).

Thanks

Heather

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