Note: This post has been updated to help people with issues.
I added a new post (Part II) for anyone that went through the steps in this post and their Facebook Business Page still doe not show up in the list.

Part 1 (see below) : (Continued) Go to Part 2

Does your Personal Page Work Link to your Facebook Business Page?

I’ve been trying to ramp up my facebook page engagement lately and noticed that a lot of personal profile accounts (that “liked” my business page (myself included)),  ”work information” linked to a blank community page.  I was spending too much time sifting through personal page information for a clue as to where their facebook business page.  This led me to create a tutuorial on how to link “work info” to the correct facebook business page.  We all could use that extra bit of “free advertising”…right?

Facebook is always changing, is your Business Page Link Displayed Correctly?  In today’s economy you can’t afford not to.

History:
I believe the reason why most profiles won’t be linked correctly is because when we first created our facebook profiles (starting in 2004 for colleges and in 2007 for the rest of us), we didn’t have facebook business pages.

Since then, Facebook has made millions of additions and modifications, and one of the additions was the Facebook Fan page until April 19, 2010 which evolved into the Facebook Business Page. Facebook needed a page to link your “work information” to and did not want external links so by default created a blank page.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook )

FACT:  Facebook only counts likes on your Facebook Business Page from peoples personal profile accounts, not from other facebook business pages.

Current:
But now the majority of us have become facebook savvy and have our own sparkling Facebook Business Page with no connection from our personal profiles.  This tutorial will show you how.

STEP 1:

Facebook Business Page Link – Go to your Personal Profile Page

- Hover over your Work Information link and see what pops up.
- If it’s a blank pge like the photo below…then you have a little work to do!
If you see your page, then STOP and continue on with your day!  :)

Still with me?  ok then let’s fix this!
Click on Update Info (see below photo) 

STEP 2:

Facebook Business Page Link - Edit Your Work Information

- Go to the Work and Education Section
- Into the first box, Start typing your Facebook Business Page.  A list of pages should pop up, select your page.

If you don’t have a business page, then CREATE ONE!! (Tutorial coming soon)

 

**Update: If your page does not show up, then check for the correct name.
Open up your facebook business page and copy the url

STEP 3:  

Facebook Business Page Link - 

Enter Your Postion, City/Town, Description and Time Period Worked

Enter the information
Postion, city/town, description and time period

Time Period:
If this is current check on “I currently work here”
Add Years
- Click on “Add Job”
- Hold off a minute before you click on done editing

 STEP 4:

Facebook Business Page Link - 

Remove erroneous Jobs (with incorrect link)

- Click on the X next to the erroneous Job
- A box will pop up “Are You Sure?”, Select YES
- Then click on “Done Editing”

STEP 5:

Facebook Business Page Link - Check your work!

Click on Your Name – top right

STEP 6: Correct link?  AWESOME — YOU ARE DONE!!

- Hover over your work information and see if your business page pops up.

- If no — then go back into your work section and make sure you have the right page selected.

If it’s your page, then you are golden!  GREAT JOB!!!

Facebook Business Page – did it work for you?

If you have gone through all the steps above and your business page still does not show up please go to my new post to Part II: Solutions if your facebook page does not show up

Please Let me know if you were able to link your Facebook Business Page in the comments below
– I’d really love to hear from you.

Best Regards,

Joyce van den Berg

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110 comments
LaraSodon
LaraSodon

Hi Joyce, I can't get the link to have Facebook index my page to work  I've had my business pages for a while and some work and some don't. 

cub1960
cub1960

So I am trying to get my business page to come up in the ' Where I work'- it doesn't.  I can be on my personal page and type it on top search and it comes up fine.  I just created it 5 days ago - does it take some time before it will show up there?  I have 42 likes so far. and names it - www.facebook.com/greatliferealty

carissa3883
carissa3883

Hello!


I am still unable to find my business page. I have created this page more than a year ago. I have submitted the information to have it indexed by FB. Do you have any other advice?


https://www.facebook.com/btechllc


Thanks!

RyanMelcher
RyanMelcher

This didn't work for me. My FB is "Ryan Melcher", and I tried to add my business page, "Ryan Melcher & Associates" to my work using both your methods. It does not populate and FB cannot find it. Any other ideas?

svict4
svict4

Just a message to anyone who is having issues:
"Places" are not (automatically) "Pages" and generally do not show up when entering in your "Work and Education".

So if you have checked-in to a place in the past, even by another app like Foursquare, then tried to add it to your work and education, you're going to have a bad time :P Even if you have taken ownership of the page, that doesn't mean that it will show up in the results.

mslider
mslider

I to am having the same problem. My page is www.facebook.com/KacePhoto and I am not able to list as my business on my personal page. I have already emailed facebook with the link you provided with no avail :(

JackWalker1
JackWalker1

Thank you so much.  I was able to link the right page.  It was driving me crazy.

LaceyMattison
LaceyMattison

Hi!  I just created my own page - and I'd like to add it to my personal profile as my "work" --- It just WILL NOT pull up!  It keeps creating a community page, which is not what I want.  I've tried copying/pasting the URL - just typing the name - It's just not working.  HELP!


My page is: https://www.facebook.com/LaceyMattisonHealing

Nazanin Behroozian
Nazanin Behroozian

Hi joy, This is the only page related to my problem !

This is my page : https://www.facebook.com/Vandait

I have added this to my work info, but my other colleges cant ! I have also tried typing the username, Can you please help me ?

tboezi
tboezi

On a little different note, how can I prevent my business FB postings from posting onto my personal news feed?  I don't like having to subject my friends and family to every business post I make.  Is there any way to do this?  Thanks.


Ravikumar333
Ravikumar333

Ok. This is my page.https://www.facebook.com/AruminTechnologies

It's called Arumin Technologies. Now I can't add the page in my work info. When I type in 'AruminTechnologies', I get all sorts of options with the same name  but not my company! I don't know why this happening.
I also tried copying the username from the url and pasting it my work info. But it says Something's gone wrong. We're working to get it fixed as soon as we can.

"Please help.

KayodeSalami
KayodeSalami

Thanks for the Update. My own case is different. I registered my facebook account as a "community Page" not as profile. But i find it difficult to search people and other similar pages to my page. Pls, Any HELP.

Here is the URL https://www.facebook.com/FamilyGossip

DevarsiGhosh
DevarsiGhosh

Ok. This is my page. https://www.facebook.com/sixthsensekolkata
It's called Sixth Sense. Now I can't add the page in my work info. When I type in 'Sixth Sense', I get all sorts of options with the same name including the Bruce Willis movie, but not my company! I don't know why this happening.
I also tried copying the username from the url and pasting it my work info. But it says "I can't create new content with this name" :/

Please help.

kimgoodwin
kimgoodwin

This didn't work for me - my business page is not showing up in the results when I correctly type in the name.

LaraSodon
LaraSodon

@JustinsBlog  I can't get my web developer toolbar to show up with the forms tab. Can you help?

SaraAdelKhafaga
SaraAdelKhafaga

@cub1960  hey !! i have thd same problem here but it seems that u worked urs out .. can u tell me what to do pls?

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@carissa3883

Hi -- it worked for me!  I pasted btechllc into my work section and it popped up!  See attachment!

Let me know if you have any questions  :)


joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

Hi Ryan

How long have you had your business page? How long ago did you submit to Facebook to index your page? You'll need to give fb at least a week to index.

What is the biz page URL?

Thanks

Joyce van den Berg

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@svict4Thank you for your contribution.  

This particular article is for people that created a facebook page (for business) and need help in connecting the link from their facebook personal profile work section to their facebook business page.  This has nothing to do with Foursquare or checking in on Facebook.  The issue that people are running into is that Facebook takes a while to index a "new" facebook page and extra steps have to occur for the page to show up in facebook search. 

I just wanted to clear this up to avoid any confusion for anyone reading this.  :)


Have a happy new year!


Joyce van den Berg
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joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

Hi,

Your page showed up for me when I pasted Nail-Cocktales-DTuazon into the Work info inside the Update Info area:


Nail-Cocktales-DTuazon

Let me know if this is what you mean.

thanks

Joyce

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@tboezi Hi -- What you can do is go to privacy setting, and under your posts you can choice to block all your friends or certain friends from seeing your activity. The only down side to this method is that the friends u block will not be able to see you wall at all.  

The only other way (which is against facebook t&s and I do not recommend it) is to create a new personal facebook profile (new email address) and link that to your facebook page.

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@Ravikumar333 I'm so sorry that it took me a week to reply, I've been so busy.  I just tried adding your page to my work section by pasting your username and it worked....so I'm assuming you know this.

Have a nice weekend.

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@KayodeSalamiI'm pretty sure that because its a Community Page, you are limited in capabilities. 
By the topic "family gossip" though, it was appropriate to be set up as a Community Page.  

Just so that you are aware, if your page gets too popular, Facebook make take it over (facebook administered vs user administered, where you will lose all control.

Here's an article that you might find useful:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-community-pages-what-your-business-needs-to-know/

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

Your page is not showing up in the work info search results, but is showing up in general search, so I would suggest to submit your page to facebook, explain exactly where your page is not showing up in search results. They will have to add your page manually.

This is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/265114693573520?rdrhc

Please Let me know if this works.

Good luck!

kimgoodwin
kimgoodwin

@nmwyo I am having the same issue - my company page doesn't appear no matter what I try to do


joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@JustinsBlog Thanks Justin -- I appreciate it.
I'll create a new post with this video as one of the solutions to connecting the personal profile to biz page.

svict4
svict4

@joycevdb @svict4 Hey! I realise that :) Which I was getting to the point that if their page was created as a "place" initially, and they can't see it when adding it to their personal profile, that that is more often than not the root of the cause. :)

joycevdb
joycevdb moderator

@TashaMc

Please provide this info:

- Facebook business page url

- The date you created the business page

Did you submit your page to facebook to index?

thanks

Joyce van den Berg