The simple rule is that setting up a personal Facebook profile for your business, or even for your pet does not comply with Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

You will not use your personal timeline primarily for your own commercial gain, and will use a Facebook Page for such purposes.

They also stipulate that a Facebook personal profile is for individual, non-commercial use.

The result is now becoming more and more clear, not a day goes by that I don’t hear the story of Facebook users fate when they lose all their friends and history when Facebook closes their account. Why ? More often than not they are using a Business Name or Alias instead of their real name and  they are using a personal timeline and profile for promoting a business.

Unfortunately if this happens to you and your Facbook account is Closed it is alas you that is in the wrong not Facebook. I know how many of us actually read all the T&C’s when you set up a Facebook account ? Not many but it is there and Facebook made it very clear in November 2013 they would act on these offenders.

So what do you do ? Facebook allow you to create a business page for FREE from your own account, and infact it is far better suited for promoting your business than a personal profile. See

Please please act before it is too late. Do it right and don’t suffer, just reap the benefits of a Facebook for Business Page.

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