Date: 10 July 2018
Do you run your business on Facebook (with no separate website)?
If you answered yes to running your business on Facebook, GDPR still applies to you! That’s the new General Data Protection Regulations that came into force on 25 May 2018.
We would always recommend having a website, not just a Facebook page. You are the owner of your website. You are vulnerable if Facebook removed your business page for some reason – where would that leave your business?
One simple option is to use the NOTES tab.
The first thing to do is ensure you have the NOTES tab set up.
Go to your business page and click on settings and then EDIT PAGE from left hand menu.
UPDATE – 2020 – Facebook has changed and you may have to click on PAGE SETTINGS, then TEMPLATES and TABS and then you will be able to scroll down to ensure NOTES is switched on!
On the edit page screen look at the TABS section… you may need to click on the ADD A TAB button at the bottom to add the Notes tab. Ensure the ‘Show Notes Tab’ is ON.
Once set up, you should then see the NOTES tab on your main business page screen.
Click into the NOTES page and then click on ADD NOTE.
Check how it all looks.
You can always go back and click on EDIT.
When you publish your Facebook Note it will be automatically be added to your newsfeed as a post.
Don’t forget to add a link in the About section too
The link for your note will be the URL/web link that appears in the browser when you click on the note.
Facebook Vs Website
Facebook is great in many ways, however, there is something to bear in mind when it comes to using it for your business.
You are a tenant on Facebook. Your landlord could change the rules. If you have your own website then you own and control it. This is so important since, as we also often say to our clients, your marketing is about driving traffic to your website!
We help businesses with all aspects of cost-effective web design, content and optimisation (SEO) – plus GDPR and lots more – see our range of services. Why not give us a call on 01323 769130?