how do you change your business name on facebook

How do you change your business name on facebook
how do you change your business name on facebook
Don't Change Your Facebook Business Page Name Until You Read This
Sometimes bad ideas go viral. Today a rumor started saying if you changed your business name on Facebook to include your city, you’d get found easier by potential clients. If you are like me you’ve seen a million notifications of name changes today.

Why naming your photography business something else is a bad idea.

1. It breaks Facebook’s terms of service. This may actually work for a bit! But sooner or later your page may get banned or the Facebook search with not show your page at all.


Page names must accurately reflect the Page. Keep in mind that only authorized representatives can manage a Page for a brand, place, organization or public figure.

Page names can’t include:
Terms or phrases that may be abusive or violate someone’s rights.
Improper capitalization. Page names must use grammatically correct capitalization and may not include all capital letters, except for acronyms.
Symbols (ex: ® ) or unnecessary punctuation.
Long descriptions, such as a slogan. People who manage Pages can add this information to a Page’s About section.
Any variation of the word “Facebook.” Learn more at Brand Resources.
Misleading words. If a Page isn’t the official Page of a brand, place, organization or public figure, the Page name can’t mislead others into thinking it’s an official Page or that it’s managed by an authorized representative.

Page names can’t consist only of:
Generic words (ex: Pizza). Pages must be managed by official representatives of the topics they’re about.
Generic geographic locations (ex: New York). Learn more about locations.

2. It looks silly. This looks like keyword stuffing from 1998, when the same word was repeated over and over again. You look silly.

3. It’s like a tattoo, you can’t remove it. You only get one Facebook page name change and then it’s permanent. Choose wisely. As someone who worked for a business that changed their name legally, I know the difficulty of fixing this. It can take months with legal paperwork.
How to name your Facebook Business Page in 3 Easy Steps.

1. Look at the last check you’ve received for your business. Who is it made out to? This entity might be a good start for your Facebook Page name. Otherwise go with the name you use in your logo.

2. Do you have an LLC on the end of your name? Consider dropping it for the official Facebook Name and just list your name with the LLC in your About section as XXXXXXXXX Photography DBA XXXXXXXXX Photography, LLC.

How to add an about section to your Facebook Page

Depending on your Page’s category, you can add different types of basic info. For example, if your Page’s category is Local Businesses, you can add your address, phone number and more info about your business.

To add info to your Page:
Click About below your Page’s cover photo
Click Page Info in the left column
Click the sections you want to edit and add your info
Click Save Changes

This info will appear in your Page’s About section and on the left side of your Page’s Timeline.

Learn how to change your Page’s category.

3. Move the Location from your Business Page Name to the Address portion of your Facebook Page.

How to add an address according to Facebook

To add an address to your Page, your Page’s category must be Companies & Organizations or Local Businesses. To add an address:
Click About below your Page’s cover photo
Click Page Info in the left column
Click to edit the Address section
Add your address and click Save Changes

Learn how to change your Page’s category.

I hope this tutorial was helpful in choosing your Facebook Page Name!

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Mike Allebach

Founded Brandsmash as a marketing resource for photography small business owners with his mantra “Your story changes everything.” Prior to going full time with his photography business, Mike was a Marketing Director. Hailed by a Rock n Roll Bride as “the Original Tattooed Bride Photographer” Mike Allebach crafted one of the most distinct niches in photography.
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