I have a problem with the way Facebook is monitoring Facebook pages, Sydney based company called “Jump on it” has created several Facebook pages which have gone viral the problem been these generic pages names do not represent the business name fairly.
The reason I am annoyed by this is because I own several large Facebook pages which have had generic names linked to websites I own. Facebook approached me and told me to add website urls or slogans to each page because they represent “generic concepts” for example I have “Tattoos” which has around 80,000 user base – page and Facebook said I needed to change the name to “Tattoos by Gangsta Tattoos”, The page is now verified but it does not have the same appeal as the old name.
Jump On it has been receiving a large amount of press recently with the use of their Facebook page “I Love Sydney” the reason is this page is generic how have they been able to promote their business for so long with the same name? Why isn’t the page “I Love Sydney by Jump On it” I now see the company has done the same thing for a whole bunch of areas for example: “I love Melbourne” & “I Love Auckland”. It would be quite evident that Facebook is aware of this page name yet I have a suspicion that as they are a ad spender on Facebook then they are aloud to use this name.
Here is the email I received when I tried to Authenticate my “Tattoos” page:
Unfortunately we will only be able to authenticate your Page if we change your Page’s name to Tattoos. We are requiring a byline because Pages should reflect the accurate voice of the person or the company that’s administering the Page. Please let us know if this is an acceptable alternative and we’ll make this change for you.
I mean this stuff does sound like I am been a winger but I feel that if their are rules for one person on Facebook they should be the same for all because it is highly unfair.
What are your thoughts on this? I think it is a big issue –