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5 Reasons Why a Facebook Page is Better than a Business Account

I recently presented a webinar about how to attract new business with Facebook. One of the attendees wondered whether it was better to have a business account on Facebook or to have a business page tied to their personal account. My preference is a business page, especially for the small business owner.

Facebook Business Account Limitations

1. Business accounts are designed for individuals who only want to use the site to administer Pages and their ad campaigns. If your company’s brand is well-known already, then a business account will work fine for you, because you’ve got a built-in fan base of customers already. But if your business isn’t as well known, then Facebook gives you a great opportunity to connect with your audience on a personal level.

2. An individual with a business account cannot view the profiles of users on the site. What’s the point of using Facebook if you can’t view profiles of people who visit your site? Remember – this is a social networking tool. When you have a page, you can visit the profile of someone who posted on your site and learn more about them – reach out to them and develop a relationship that could prove mutually beneficial.

3. A business account owner cannot view other content on the site that does not live on the pages they administer. One of the benefits of Facebook is being able to check out other pages – see what works and what doesn’t. Having a business page will enable you to do that.

4. Business accounts cannot be found in search. This one is a no-brainer! If you have a website, why not use the power of Facebook to your advantage? Providing a link on your business page back to your website will help your site in the search rankings. Period. End of Story.

5. Business accounts cannot send or receive friend requests. See point #2. The advantage of having a page is that you can connect with the people on it. Reach out to them. Make friends with them. Find out how you can help them. People do business with those they like and trust. Facebook gives you a great opportunity to do that!

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Known as The Insightful Copywriter, Gloria Grace Rand is also an inspirational speaker, author and host of the Live. Love. Engage. podcast. Prior to launching her SEO Copywriting business in 2009, Gloria spent nearly two decades in television, most notably as writer and producer for the award-winning PBS financial news program, “Nightly Business Report.”

Gloria turned to writing as a way to communicate, since growing up with an alcoholic father and abusive mother taught her that it was safer to be seen and not heard. But not speaking her truth caused Gloria problems such as overeating, control issues, and an inability to fully trust people. After investing in coaching & personal development programs, and studying spiritual books like “A Course in Miracles,” Gloria healed her emotional wounds. Today, she helps entrepreneurs develop clarity, confidence and connection to the truth of who you are, so you can create a business that has more impact, influence and income!

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