This is a guest post from “The Publicity Hound” aka Joan Stewart
If you’re on Facebook, I’ll bet you’re making this mistake.
On your Profile, at the top, under your name, where it lists the company where you now work, I’m betting it links to a generic Community Page and not a Company Page, also referred to as a Fan Page.
When Facebook changed your profile to the new design a few months ago, it automatically hyperlinked your employer field to an auto-generated Community Page.
Facebook expert Mari Smith says that’s the Number One mistake on Facebook profiles. You can read her entire post here.
It will take you less than a minute to fix it. Here’s Mari’s quick fix:
–Click Edit Profile. Go to the Education and Work section.
–Begin typing the name of your Fan Page in the Employer field.
–If you see your Fan Page in the dropdown menu, select it.
–Then fill out the remaining fields (Position, City/Town, Description and Time Period). If you also add in any Business partners/Colleagues, this will show on their profile, too, under the Employer section.
–Click Add Job. You can also add Project(s) to any position and add Business partners/Colleagues. Again, this shows on their Employer section.
If that doesn’t solve the problem, refer to her blog post above for another quick workaround. If you fix it and it still doesn’t show up correctly, it may take several days.
Reprinted from “The Publicity Hound’s Tips of the Week,” an ezine featuring tips, tricks and tools for generating free publicity. Subscribe at http://www.publicityhound.com/ and receive by email the handy cheat sheet “89 Reasons to Send a Press Release.”