7 Facebook Settings You Should Update Right Now

7 Facebook Settings You Should Update RIGHT NOW

Mark Walker Small Business Advice, Social Media Leave a Comment

I know you have better things to do than update your Facebook settings, but believe me… it’s important. Facebook is constantly changing, and many times the updates provide opportunities for you to expand the reach of your business and grow your online network. The trouble is, unless you’re watching out for updates on a daily basis, you may miss an important one.

Have no fear! That’s what we’re here for. We keep our ears close to the ground so we’re always in the know with the latest Facebook features and settings. As such, we’ve made a short list of a few we think you should take a look at right now.

*All of these settings are found in the “Settings” section of your Facebook page admin.

Update these 7 Facebook Settings today

Visitor Posts

What’s this setting all about? It has to do with whether visitors to your Facebook page can post content to your timeline. You have a few options here. You can disable posts altogether, but I wouldn’t recommend that. By disabling posts entirely, you eliminate the possibility of getting a lead through posts to your page. You’d be surprised how many people go this route when they have a question or concern! If you want to keep an eye on what visitors post, you can require admin approval before the post goes live.

Facebook Settings 1

Expiring Posts

This setting is great for content that has a short lifespan. For example, you could create an expiring post if you have a sale that only lasts 3 days. To use this feature, just turn on the expiring posts setting in the General Settings area of your Facebook business page.

Facebook Settings 2

Messaging

You have the option to allow visitors to message your business. When this is turned on, users will see a CTA button prompting them to send you a message near the cover photo of your Facebook page. I recommend allowing messages because it’s a great way to keep in touch with fans and customers. More and more, people are using social networks to get their questions answered, and it would be a shame to miss out on an opportunity. If you’re not able to respond quickly to messages around the clock, you can set business hours for messages.

Facebook Settings 3

Similar Page Suggestions

There’s very little in this life for free, but this setting gives you something for nothing. By simply checking this box you can place your business in front of casual viewers on Facebook. Your business could automatically be recommended among other pages, so I’d say this is a no-brainer.

Facebook Settings 4

Comment Ranking

Want to see the most relevant comments first on your posts? You’ll need to turn this setting on. Otherwise, comments will be sorted by when they were published. By turning on the commenting ranking, you will allow comments with the most likes and replies to be pushed to the top.

Facebook Settings 5

Page Info

Check this section of your Facebook page frequently to make sure all of your business information is updated and accurate. Check and double check to make sure the phone number, map and website are correct.

Facebook Settings 7

Notifications

You probably have enough notifications happening already thanks to Words with Friends and Snapchat, but if you’re using Facebook for your business you don’t want to miss a thing. Update your notification settings to make sure you never miss a comment or message.

Facebook Settings 8

Check your Facebook settings once a month. This monthly audit will help you make sure you’re not missing out on any opportunities. Need a little help getting your Facebook page in order? Give us a buzz and we’ll help you out!

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