Facebook Tip – Add Your Business Page As Your Place Of Work

Adding Your Facebook Business Page As Your Place Of Employment

One thing I’ve noticed that several of my self-employed Facebook friends don’t take advantage of the full benefit of their Facebook profile. If you have your own business page on Facebook and you are self-employed it can be connected to your profile. How?

In the new Timeline view or old profile view you want to go to your info page to update your employment information. Edit your Work and Education information and enter your business page under “Where have you worked?” box.

Please note: Facebook has changed how your Profile information is displayed to others. Those visiting your profile have to click on “About” first before they can see the “About You” information and your place of employment. However the instructions below still work to add your self-owned businesses fan page as your place of employment.

New Facebook Personal Timeline

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Facebook Timeline

Old Facebook Personal Profile

When you start typing a list of business pages you follow will start to populate. Keep typing until your business page shows so you can select it.

List of Business Pages
List will populate as you type the name of your business page

Add information about your business including your position, city/town a description of your business and the time you have been in business or self-employed. Then the “Save Changes” and “Done Editing” buttons when you are finished.

Employment Information

Down below that you can “Add A Project” to let others know what you’ve been up to. I listed my book and then added the 2nd Edition when that was launched back in September. Now when someone visits your personal profile and they hover over your employment information they can “Like” your business page right from your personal profile. How cool is that?

Business Page Displayed

Feel free to comment if you have any questions and if you found this helpful.

By Dennis J. Smith
Author of “Promote Your Business or Cause Using Social Media – A Beginner’s Handbook

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  • Tracy Murphy13

    How do I get my business to show up in the work search?

  • Dennis Smith

    Have you created a Fan Page for your business? If you have you should be able to type the name of that page until it shows up in a drop-down list. Then select it and you should be good.

  • webtape

    it doesn’t appear even if i type the whole name. any idea why?

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    I’ve ran into that before with a client and it’s what they call a Facebug. If you are computer savvy there’s a work around for that. This article here explains the work around for the bug.
    http://www.wchingya.com/2010/10/official-facebook-page-employer-link.html 

  • webtape

    hey Dennis, thanks for all your help but even this one didn’t work for me.

    do u know how can i contact with facebook if there’s any way at all?

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    Here is some information on contacting FB.
    http://www.marismith.com/how-contact-facebook-directory-of-forms/  If you can’t find a solution I can take a look at it and see if I can fix it. Did the same fix for a client a few weeks ago. If you wanted more information on rates just contact me using the “Contact Dennis” menu above. Thanks and good luck either way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/besmir.Mersinaj Besmir Mersinaj

    thnx for sharing Dennis

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  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com Dennis J. Smith

    You’re welcome. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment Besmir!

  • http://www.facebook.com/environmentalsolutionsMAINE Jenn Wayboer

    Thanks for the tips! Any idea if there is an updated article for when your facebook page doesn’t pop up? I’m wondering if ours is still just too new.. The article refers to the older settings in Facebook when you had to go under settings to add employers and at the top . Thanks!!!

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com Dennis J. Smith

    Here’s a work around for that if you can’t get it to populate. However it might not be that easy and depends on ones tech skills.
    http://www.wchingya.com/2010/10/official-facebook-page-employer-link.html

  • Stephanie Benavidez

    My business page will not show up when I start to type it. But when I search at the top of the page it will. Any ideas why it won’t filter when looking for the company I’m trying to add?

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    Facebook can be wonky at times. I believe there’s a link in the article to another article on what to do if this happens. There’s a work around but it’s not an easy fix.

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    My pleasure.

  • Rachel

    Someone has put my facebook page as their place of work, when it is not; how do I remove my page from their employment??

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com Dennis J. Smith

    I’m not sure if you really have much control over someone doing that. It’s hard to send a message to someone you aren’t connected to and it usually goes to the “Other” folder of their inbox. You could ask them to remove your page as your page as their place of employment. That’s something you might be able to report to Facebook. While on their profile click the down arrow next to the “wheel” in the cover photo area. Then select Report/Block and report them for abuse and then it will be up to Facebook to take action.

  • Aral

    My fan page doesn’t appears on the list!!
    How can i fix this?

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    Rachel I’m not sure if you got my reply about reporting it to Facebook. Not sure if they can do much but that’s where you want to start.
    DJ

  • http://www.dennisjsmith.com/ Dennis J. Smith

    Were you able to get this resolved? There’s some information on Google how to do this if you aren’t see your page. It’s a bug in Facebook and there’s a manual workaround.