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How to Separate Facebook Business Page From Personal Page

I’m trying to set up a Facebook business page (also know as a company page), and it’s important that I have a stand-alone page dedicated to acquiring fans on my business page that does not crossover to my personal page. I don’t want to bore personal friends and family with my business updates, and vice versa.

I know all about privacy settings and grouping contacts into lists, and I’ve done most of the privacy settings recommended in this article.

But my problem is this: it seems that everything I post to my business page also shows up on my Facebook personal page. I don’t want this.

The solution

It took a couple of hours of research, but finally I found out that all posts and comments made on my business page will only go to my personal page if I “Liked” my business page while logged in to Facebook. And even then, the posts and comments only go to my News Feed (won’t appear on my wall).

So the bottom line is that it will only be a problem if you “like” your own business page. Avoid doing that (or “unLike” if you’ve already “Liked”) and you won’t have an issue.

Why not just create a new account with a different login for the business?

Facebook’s terms of service say that you are only allowed to have one profile. I don’t know how strictly that rule is followed, but I’d recommend playing by the rules.

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  • givejonadollar January 12, 2011, 7:41 am

    You can also go into the “Notes” section and have your blog publish automatically to your Facebook fan page. :)

  • sabrina May 22, 2011, 2:56 am

    Thanks a lot for your post as I was having the same problem. It doesn’t interest me for certain people I have on my personal page to know about my business page but I couldn’t figure out how to separate the two so I’ve followed your suggestion which seems to have worked but there is also a button in the admin section of your business page which allows you to switch between profiles so you can post as one or the other.

    Thanks again for the info, it helped

  • kristine August 5, 2011, 12:33 am

    thanks for explaining in plain english. i have only found complicated. long winded answers to this question elsewhere. your advice helped

  • Barbra August 11, 2011, 2:34 am

    Glad to hear it helped, Kristine! Sometimes all it takes is a simple bit of knowledge.