Mr. Clean Facebook
Save this Facebook Copyright Infringement Form. You might need it for some social media spring cleaning someday.
I’ve been working with my new company for two months now on a website redesign. Alot of steps to get them ready to be visible on the internet, have a great landing page, and integrate social media. They haven’t really been using social media, so I know that people are going to want to get involved into that social media conversation. I know not just the outside social media world, but internally there are alot of people who are already active in social media on the inside.
I checked to see what was created already, if anything, and the good news was that social media profiles already did exist. The bad news is that there were multiple profiles created. One of these issues was multiple facebook groups. And I wasn’t set up as an admin for them, and I can’t exactly make myself an admin unless I create it myself.
Now, when searching in the facebook search bar for a brand, an organization, even a friend, the search will come up with it’s own facebook algorithm served-up information. It categorizes groups and pages, etc. The last thing you want is multiple profiles coming up in search when someone wants to find you, and then they click on the wrong group with no activity because you’re having the party on your fan page.
So, you’ll want to clean it up to get the stage set for your new facebook fan page audience.
You might not be sure whether to create a Facebook group or a Facebook fan page. Facebook Groups are best served for people who have a common cause – and to boot, you are maxed out at 500 people. You also can’t grab a custom url for a Facebook group – only Facebook fan pages and profiles can do that.
So, prepare for growth, and just grab a Facebook fan page.
To remove any groups that might have been created, first you’ll have to be an admin for the page. If you don’t know who the admin is, you’re SOL, unless you contact Facebook for their help – I suggest using the copyright infringment form above. You’ll have to remove all members one by one from the group. THEN and only then can you remove yourself from the group and voila! The group will be removed from Facebook.
But, if there’s the case where the admin was removed before you got there, you’ll have to fill out the Facebook Copyright Infringement Form to help you clean up any groups you want removed. Explain yourself in good detail, and in no time, you’ll receive an e-mail from Facebook that your groups were removed.
And send a thank you – you’ll get a personalized e-mail right back from a rep at Facebook – and someone that might help you if you ever need help along the way. Don’t just build your relationships on Facebook, but withIN Facebook. A little love goes a long way!