What are Facebook Pages?
Facebook pages are pages set up by individuals and groups to promote their products, services, or subjects. They are not group pages for everyone to join and participate in. These are pages to follow.
Let’s say John Adams is an author and sets up a Facebook page. The intent is to talk about his books and interact with people who are interested in him. If Jane Simmons sets up a business page, she is doing it for the purpose of promoting her business.
It is almost like an extension of their website and should be viewed as such. These are not clubs for you to come and give equal participation.
Your Role in Using Them
When you like a page on Facebook, you are agreeing to view their material and support them. You are not to post unrelated things on their wall. What am I talking about? Something a lot of people don’t understand.
Other people’s Facebook pages are not for you to play in. You do not post ads for your book, product, or service on their Facebook page. That is the not the purpose of the page. It is for them and what they are about. You can visit and participate, but it is not for you to use for your own purposes.
Too many authors are going about posting links to their Facebook page or their book on other people’s pages. That is not polite or respectful. It is not your page or a page you’ve been invited to post on. Before posting anything, you need to touch base with the owner and see if it okay. Some don’t mind, but always ask first. It is their playground after all. Several like to have others come play with them, but never assume.
Never go onto someone else’s page and start tooting your own horn. Be respectful and you’ll find you’ll get more attention that way.