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    Unpublish Facebook Page or Why Can't Other People See My Facebook Business Page?

    [fa icon="clock-o"] August 15, 2013 [fa icon="user"] Jo Shaer [fa icon="folder-open'] Facebook

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    It was an interesting question from a fellow web designer. He was trying to put a link from a website to the Facebook page for that business. But when he clicked the custom page link, it just showed him his own Facebook newsfeed.

    When I tried to search for the business itself in Facebook's search function, I could not find it. Now that, in itself, is not unusual since Facebook's search is notoriously unreliable. It remains to be seen whether this will improve now that we have the famous Graph Search facility.

    I asked whether his client was sure he had the page URL correct. The client insisted that he had and that he had 51 likes so someone must be seeing it.

    This is the bit that threw me off the track. I had wondered if maybe it wasn't published but if it had likes then it must be visible.

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    It later transpired that someone had pressed the unpublish button over the previous few days.

    Unpublish Facebook Page

    So, there you have it. If you can see your page but no one else can... you or another admin well have pressed the button which unpublishes the page. This can be an alternative to deleting the page as an interim measure if you are not sure about the future of the page.

    The unpublish button is accessed via the drop down menu from Edit Page at the top of your dashboard. Select Update Settings. You will now see a series of options. Top of the page is Page Visibility. This should read Published. If you want to unpublish, click the edit button to the far right.

    Then check the Unpublish Facebook Page box and save your changes.

    If you unpublish your Facebook Page, any admins will still be able to see it but it will not be available to the public.

    Jo Shaer

    Written by Jo Shaer

    If you want to grow your business by getting new customers, entering new global markets or increasing your reach on social media, you need to talk to Jo Shaer. She is a real person who cares passionately about the success of your business. Someone you can trust to do the right thing, not the easy thing. From small beginnings as a part time lollipop lady designing websites in her back bedroom, she has grown Lollipop to a limited company with its own office and 4 staff. And she did it using all the techniques that she employs successfully for her clients every day.

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