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Facebook page merger follies

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by bartosimpsonio, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So, I've moved a website and its according Facebook page must be renamed.

    Facebook won't let me rename it because the new name does not match the previous name. (If it matched, I wouldn't be moving the damned thing.)

    So I created a new page with the new name, with the exact same info as the previous one, same looks, everything.

    Facebook will not let me merge the pages either because the names are different(!!!).

    So I posted a notice for all the users to migrate to the new page, but as you'd expect its reach was 0.000001%.

    As expected, Facebook wants me to spend another pile of money promoting the new page.

    Question is : How do I get my former page audience into the new one? Keep posting invites on the old one until everyone migrates? It's 100% white hat, everything is clean, family grade content, etc

    Is there a way to mirror every post from my new page on the old one?

    Thanks for any pointers.

    Rant: This comes to show how white hat investment in Facebook can be wasted money. They can screw you anytime for any reason.
     
  2. Stiletto

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    I managed to merge two completely different pages but it took a while. A month maybe. Here's how I did it:

    Let's say I had page 1. BLACKHATWORLD (15K fans) and page 2. DIGITALPOINT - EARN ONLINE (11K fans)

    1.
    Change the both pages category to local place - park
    2. Change the address on both pages to same address - find local place and add it.
    3. Change 2. page name to BLACKHATWORLD - EARN ONLINE

    Now you will have to pages:

    1. Blackhatworld and
    2. Blackhatworld - Earn online.


    After changing the name you have to wait for 7 days or maybe more, I'm not sure.

    After that, change the 2. page name again to 2. Blackhatworlds

    Adding "s" at the end is important since FB won't let you to name it exactly as 1. page.

    Now you have two pages:
    1. Blackhatworld
    2. Blackhatworlds

    Wait another 7 days.

    After that you will be able to merge those 2 pages without problems.

    SHORT: The point is, you don't want to change name completely at one time.

    Add one or two words to your 1. page when you first rename it (one word should be the name of the 2. page)

    Then wait.

    After a while rename it again but remove the original name.

    Wait again.

    Rename it again - actually, remove the rest of the words you don't want to have and add "s" or any other letter to word you want to stay and FB will allow it.

    Wait.

    Merge.

    Wait.

    Rename - Remove the letter "s" or any other you added... :)

    Enjoy :)

    EDIT: Don't change URL of your bigger page until you merge them or you will be unable to change it later.

     
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  3. bartosimpsonio

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    Excellent tips shtrudla! Thank you!