Facebook Restrictions Make Your Fan Page Invisible to Search Engines

Can you find your Facebook fan page on Google?

If not, you can check your page settings.

In your settings, Facebook lets you limit who can find your fan page by geography and age.

What you might not know is that using these restrictions makes you invisible to Google.

Facebook has no control over the public internet. For this reason, adding these kinds of restrictions to your fan page effectively shuts it off from the public internet. And if you’re trying to market using a Facebook fan page, that defeats its purpose. To increase your search capability, we recommend removing any restrictions you may have enabled.

Here’s how:

Facebook Permissions

  1. Go to your fan page to access the admin panel.
  2. Click on Manage. Then click on Edit the page.
  3. Check that you are on the Manage permissions landing page
  4. From there, you need to make sure that the Country Restrictions the box is empty and that the Age restrictions box is set to Everyone(13+).

These are the most liberal visibility settings for Facebook and will allow you to optimize the SEO of your fan page.

Are there any other settings in Facebook, or any other social media platform, that you should pay attention to?

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