So frustrated! I'm trying to create a FB Fan page for my business (The Efficient Office) and I keep getting this error "Our automated system will not approve this name" I do have a personal FB page. Any suggestions?
Tracy, unless you have 25 fans on your fanpage you can't have a vanity url for your fb fan page. (It used to be 100). If you do have 25 fans, maybe someone else has that name? That are 2 things I can think of off the top of my head.
Facebook prevents people from starting unauthorized Fan Pages by disallowing names that might be copyrighted. I'd be willing to bet that their system thinks you're trying to start a Fan Page for the TV show, "The Office."
You can try contacting Facebook, but good luck; they're notoriously hard to get in touch with. Maybe you can come up with a different name that describes your business, rather than naming it outright?
Drop a line if you need some more help--social media is in my DNA :)
WOW! You are GREAT! I think that pretty much explains it! I am so disappointed! I really wanted my business name to be my fan page name but have emailed Google a gazillion times and have not heard back from them (I bet you are not surprised!).
Yes, I was as Final Firday and just this morning I retweeted you on your topic of tweeting, basically just go ahead and do it!
Thanks again for your help and hopefully we'll get to meet at a local coffee event (I'm in Apex) a Final Friday or anything else!
I'm not sure about that problem but i do have suggestion that if you're trying to stay connected with prospective clients you set up a facebook group. Groups give the ability to e-mail bulk to ALL members unlike your FB page or FB fan pg. You just set up your group, invite all your friends and others not on FB and start posting rick content inviting a dialogue. After a couple weeks of doing that then send out a bulk e-mail to promote what you're selling. e-marketers are using this approach to great success but it works just as well for any business. Just a thought.