Linking the Right Fan Pages on Your New Facebook Profile

Posted by Kristi Hines - December 22, 2010 - Social Media - 12 Comments

With the roll out of the new Facebook profiles, some of you may have noticed that the links at the top of your profile for your employer, blogs, school, etc. are pointing to newly developed pages and not the official pages related to each entity. For example, when I first hovered over the company I worked for, I saw the following…

Generic Fan Page on Facebook

Here’s what you need to do to change it so that people will go to the right pages for the right listings on your profile.

First of all, make sure a fan page exists for your company, blog, or other organization you want to list and that you have fanned it by clicking the “Like” button. If there isn’t one, you might want to consider the benefits of creating one. Even if you just work on your own as a motivational or business speaker, you could get great results from a customized fan page.

Next, go to Edit Profile, and go to the Education and Work section. Delete your employer(s) and re-add them. You should then see the fan page’s logo / profile pic next to the information. Note that it may not come up in the dropdown like when you tag pages in a status update, but it usually works if you just hit enter.

Edit Facebook Profile

This should, in turn, put the link to the top employer you listed at the top of your new profile layout. Anyone who clicks on it will be taken to the official fan page.

New Facebook Profile

Note that if you don’t want to list your company, you can easily just list your blog as a company that you work for, with that top link going to your blog’s fan page instead.

Also, here’s a video guide by Tia Singh of Your Life Your Way who walks you through the process. Enjoy!

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Kristi Hines

Kristi is a freelance writer, online marketing consultant, blogger, and social media enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter.
12 comments
Jacki
Jacki

Thanks for the update on this! I didn't notice it previously. When I went to update my companies, I also noticed the "add project" section. This is perfect for highlighting clients and the various types of professional services one has to offer.

Icechen1
Icechen1

I hate the new FB profile, but then again, I hate it when they change something on anything

Carl Parker
Carl Parker

Cool! although i cant say im overly positive about the new interface. Suppose it will grow on me ;)

James
James

This isn't working for me at all... I've worked at Cross Country Automotive Services, SkyMall, and Electric Insurance Company. All of them have pages, and I cannot get them to properly add to my profile, even being careful to type them just as shown on the respective pages. Any ideas?

James
James

Hmmm... I've liked of two of the three (hard to be too much of a fan of a company that lays you off six months after you move three thousand miles for the position) - but I'll try that and report back.

Kristi
Kristi

Hmm, that's odd. You are a fan of each one of those pages too, correct? It's worked for me so far for anything I've tried that had a correlating page. Apparently, the pages they're trying to get you linked to are the place pages instead of the fan pages. There is a way to connect them, but I heard that is not always the best way to go as it may cause other issues.

Nick Stamoulis
Nick Stamoulis

People have been skeptical of the new profile on Facebook, but with the right tweaks, it can be great. Thanks for posting these great tips!

Kristi
Kristi

I'm still not a fan of them entirely, but I'm getting used to it. :)

Jared
Jared

Great post. I have been changing little things on my Facebook to because of the recent design changes.

Ivan
Ivan

Nice one, Kristi.

TrafficColeman
TrafficColeman

The new facebook is great for the new year..I only been hearing great things about. "Black Seo Guy "Signing Off"