Is there anything more frustrating than trying to do something you know should be easy, but for some reason it Just.Won’t.Work? You’re following directions to the letter, but are hitting failure at every try. It usually makes me feel like I did something wrong– what did I miss?
It may be putting together a new piece of furniture or installing new computer software. Today it’s adding an admin on Facebook pages.
Over the past few months I have worked with clients on their Facebook pages. Whether customizing the page or grabbing code to add to a website, the most productive way for me to work on a client’s Facebook page is to be added as a Facebook admin.
Out of 4 recent Facebook related projects:
- 2 clients were frustrated with the process
(one ended up just giving me his log in information)
- 1 had done it before
- 1 I created new
That’s only a 50% success rate!
So, it got me to thinking (and digging around) about how I could make it easier for my clients. If what I found out is helpful for me, it might also be helpful for you. So, I thought I’d share. 🙂
Keep in mind: This is what I found worked best For Me (and worked every time I tested it).
How To Add Admins On Facebook Pages
(The Porter Office Method!)
**Note: it is important to make sure that you are on the correct part of your Facebook account, either your Profile Page or your Fan Page. You can tell which page you are on by looking at the top right of your page. The image below shows that I am using my account as “Amy Porter”, my Profile Page. Had I been using Facebook as my Fan Page, this area would say “Porter Office Solutions”.
—Add your Soon-to-be-Admin as a friend on your Profile Page.
Once this is done, the rest of the steps move along quickly.
—Go to your Fan Page
Check to make sure you are working as your Profile Page.
—Locate the admin panel above your cover photo, Click “Edit Page” and Choose “Admin Roles” from the drop down menu.
—Type the name of your soon-to-be admin’s user name in the text box. As you start to type a drop down of names should appear, click the name of the soon-to-be admin when you see it.
—Choose a role for your soon-to-be-admin
- Manager: has access to all tasks
- Content Creator: has access to all tasks except managing admin roles
- Moderator: has access to manage posts, comments, messages, ads, and insights.
- Advertiser: has access to only ads and insights
- Insights Analyst: has access to insights only
—Click the save button
I hope this post will be useful in making life just a little less frustrating! What other Facebook tasks are frustrating for you? Share in the comments below.