Facebook Pages Terms of Service

At the time of this writing, Facebook’s last update was December 17, 2012. For the most up-to-date version, please visit Facebook’s site directly. To comply with Facebook’s terms of service, please make sure you meet their rules. Otherwise, Facebook has the right to shut down your account, which would be really, really bad to lose the momentum you’ve gained through all your hard work. I haven’t heard of too many accounts being shut down, but don’t tempt fate! Here are a few excerpts, in descending order for items I see violated most often: You will not use your personal timeline primarily for your own commercial gain, and will use a Facebook Page for such purposes. Covers may not include: images with more than 20% text; price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it on socialmusic.com”; contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section; references to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features; or calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.” On Facebook people connect using their real names and identities. We ask that you refrain from publishing the personal information of others without their consent. Claiming to be another person, creating a false presence for an organization, or creating multiple accounts undermines community and violates Facebook’s terms. You will not create more than one personal account. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date. If you select a username or similar identifier for...

Facebook: Set Up Checklist

Facebook is the most popular social media site with nearly 1 billion users and it continues to grow. It offers excellent branding opportunities. Here are 10 items to make sure you have up and running before you begin to build your network aggressively. Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression, so make sure your Facebook page is looking great before inviting friends and prospects to “like” it. Make sure you’re using the right entity (page, not a profile or a group) Make sure you have administrative access Focus not on selling but on creating a valuable user experience Optimize your About page Make a vanity URL Choose the right tabs to be visible Make sure you have a profession looking icon Use a well-designed cover image Import blog posts through RSS feed Add custom applications to your page Remember: Whenever you use Facebook as your page, you should be ‘on brand.’ In other words, keep in mind that all of your activities are visible and will be associated with your brand. Like this:Like...
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