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Here's the deal. I created a fan page that is attached to my facebook account. I completed the set up 2 days ago and it still doesn't show up when people search for it.
Did you publish it?
Are you at least 18 years old and your Date of Birth is in your personal profile?
I believe so. I check the tab that say unpublish to make sure it wasn't "check"
yes older than 18
When you go to your facebook home page -> left side toward the bottom under pages click to go the Page you created
When your page shows up - on the right side of the pag do you see the Admin module?
I see only my profile pic with Admin next to it
Do you see the following:
Use Facebook as USERNAMENotificationsPromote with an AdView old InsightsInvite FriendsInvite Email Contacts
In the Admin panel
I don't see invite Friends or Email Contacts. I do see that in the get started tab
I see everything else except Friends and Contacts
Look at this line carefully
do you have: Use Facebook as USERNAMEor
do you have: Use Facebook as PAGENAME
Use Facebook as Username
So you changed your facebook to be your page instead of you then?
Clicked it when you were setting up the page?
I was asked to link or attach the page to my account to be able to mange it as the admin
Yes that is fine but switch your facebook usage to be user not page
Pages have likes, People have friends :)
it is set as me (the user)
ok now do you se the invite options?
When I switch from user to the page name, the Friends and Contacts up
It is like the leave box unclicked to publish i.e. true if unchecked / false if checked deal
So the line reads to switch to whatever this line says click on the line if that makes sense
click = unplublish
If you are using facebook as you the line will say "Use Facebook as Pagename" as its the option to switch
I see the invite Friends/Contact when in "use facebook as page name"
there you go
LIKE your page
I have already
Now "Edit" page
Double check restrictions
i don't c any restrictions that would cause problems.
Page Visibilty check box is unchecked for unpublish page
It is :) If I click it now it will switch to page.
Click on unpublish and save the settings
Then unclick to publish and re-save the settings
Wait 24 hours
Have someone try to go your page using its link - even if its not on search see if they have the permissions - get the error message or any message Facebook gives
Yeah you were trying to use facebook as your page before it was indexed
So now you have the page publish request plus it is you on facebook as you
There are occasional bugs with Facebook so if it is a no go - next step we file a bug report
But before that we can also have you create a 2nd TEST page - but don't do that for another 24 hours
ok - i searched for it from another facebook account and no search result.
Alright give it time.
Search engines I give it max 72 hours for removal, 48 hours for publish
Facebook itself 24 hours oughta do it
Wait 24hrs and check if published. If not create test page. Should just delete the page and start over?
You can do that as well
this is BS, not u but this page trouble
It is not the first I have seen it
Just had another call similar yesterday from Australia
I do understand though
It is very frustrating
At least I don't feel like a complete idiot
I just did one the other day no problems so seems intermittent
ok I'll give your suggestion a shot
I know right because it is a simple thing like "even a caveman can do it" type deal, it is even more frustrating :)
Thanks for your help
You are most welcome! :)
do I just click "Accept" to complete our transaction?