Misspelled your Facebook Page name or changed your company name? You can change your Facebook Page name in just a few easy steps instead of starting over.
I just changed my business name from Your Marketing Gal to Kick A Marketing Group. I thought about starting a new Facebook Page, but decided to keep my current page which I had named Jo Guerrra – Your Marketing Gal as I have close to 1500 fans. Maybe not a lot compared to major brands, but a lot for my small business.
If you’re in the same boat as I was and have some fans you’ve worked hard to get to like your page, you can ask Facebook to change the name of your page, but NOT the URL – not at least at this time.
Here are the steps:
Go to your page, on the top right click on “Help” and then “Request a name change for your Page”.
On the next screen, you’ll see two boxes, one with your “Current Page name” and one with your “Desired Page name”. Just type in the name of your new Facebook Page. Then click on the drop down for “Why do you want to change your Page name.
You’ll have three options:
- My business name has changed
- My Page name is misspelled
Not sure what comes up if you hit other. But if you’ve misspelled your page name or have changed your company name, here’s your chance to ask Facebook to change the name of your company. Hit “Send”. Facebook will confirm that your request is on it’s way. Now you just have to wait until they give you permission.
I am not able to change my URL from www.facebook.com/yourmarketinggal. However, I can use a reliable URL shortener. I chose a bit.ly shortener, on.fb.me/kickafb as it has fb a couple of times, but you can also use a Google shortener. Before you had to have less than 100 fans in order to change your name and this information is still listed on Facebook’s help section. I’ll update you when Facebook gives me permission.
In the meantime, let’s connect on Faceboook.
UPDATE: Facebook changed the name in just a few days. Here’s a screen shot of my new page name. Because I was not able to change the URL, I used the Pretty Link plugin in WordPress to mask the name and it is http://kickamarketing.com/faceb. But I still may change it to FB instead.