I’ve created a number of blogs, each having it’s own Facebook fan page but over the passage of time, I decided some of these sites should no longer exist so as to give me more time to focus more on this blog. Now, those fan pages were just there but the sites no longer exist. A couple of days ago, I concluded that the best thing to do was to merge all those pages and combine their likes to a single page. I never thought it was possible until I did some findings and did it that same day.
On some articles I read online, I was told the Facebook fan pages must have similar names to qualify for the merger but the pages in question had different names and I never thought I could get it done. Doncaprio.com had over 4,000 fans, and there was a total of about 3,000 fans on the other two pages and after merging them all, I got over 7,000 fans on Doncaprio.com. Wondering how I did it?
Method 1: Merging directly from your page admin settings
Let me make this clear that this didn’t work for me since none of those pages have similar names. They are not duplicate pages per se, it was more like merging pages no longer in use with an active one. Anyway, you can still give it a shot.
1. Go to your fan page, Click on Edit Page at the top, then, Update Info
2. Now select Resources from the links on the left. If any of your pages qualify to be merged, you should see the option to Merge duplicate pages on this page.
Well, I didn’t see it and eventually used the other method outlined below.
Method 2: Using the duplicate pages merging form
This is simple and straightforward and as a matter of fact, very easy. Just visit www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=238908726149664.
You should see a form and here, you can merge up to five Facebook fan pages but I did only three.
- Select the page you want to keep first and then use the other options to choose pages you want to merge with that first one. Click Send and you should see this:
I did it just yesterday morning and this is what I got in my email later in the evening:
As you can see, this worked for me and I guess it should work for you too. You should note that those pages will be deleted and the change can’t be undone so you must think it through before going ahead with it.