Thanks and #WebsiteKudos to Jim Tobin for creating and keeping track of the Top 50 Branded Facebook Pages which makes it easy to keep an eye on the latest and greatest Facebook Fan Page strategies. Here are the…
Top 4 Facebook Fan Pages
- Facebook – 34,697,793 fans
- YouTube – 27,778,746 fans
- Coca-Cola – 22,707,677 fans
- Starbucks – 19,778,620 fans
What’s your favourite and why?
How are Pages different from Groups?
Pages can only be created to represent a real organization, business, celebrity, or band, and may only be created by an official representative of that entity. Groups can be created by anyone and about any topic, as a space for people to share their opinions and interest in that subject. Groups can be kept closed or secret, whereas Pages are intended to help an entity communicate publicly.
Pages also allow people to maintain a personal-professional distinction on Facebook. If you're a group admin, your name will appear on that group, while Pages will never display their admins' names. Additionally, when you take actions on your group, such as posting on your group's Wall, these actions will appear to come from you as an individual. However, if you post or take other actions on a Page you own, it will appear to come from the Page.
Groups are generally meant for smaller groups of people you know personally, and have limiting functions in place when the group members exceed a certain number. Pages are intended to be a place for organizations, businesses, celebrities, or bands to connect with users who like them. You can create a Page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php or create a group from the “Create Group” link on the left hand navigation of your home page.
via Help Center.
Facebook | Help Center says…
To improve your experience and promote consistency across the site, we've changed the language for Pages from “Fan” to “Like.” We believe this change offers you a more light-weight and standard way to connect with people, things and topics in which you are interested.
What does that mean to you? Well if you’ve been asking people to ‘fan’ your page, that verbiage won’t work anymore.
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Facebook pages with <1000 fans must wait until June 28 to stake their claim on a facebook username
Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13, you’ll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer by visiting www.facebook.com/username. You’ll also see a notice on your home page with instructions for obtaining your username at that time.