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Anyone else having lots of issues with Facebook business pages?

Posted by Jan Powell @flickpen, Jun 26, 2017

Over the past week+, we’ve had…

My business account email removed from its admin role
Our ad billing information switched without permission from our dept
An inability to post direct page links (everything defaulting back to our site’s home page)

Doubtful we’ve been hacked. Not finding anything in the Googles or Facebook help to explain these events. Anyone else feeling the pain? Would love some advice!

@MeganRowe

I missed last week’s call, and I’m experiencing the issue where FB won’t let me select a different image to go with a link. I can upload the image, but I can’t select it. Could someone point me to the audio recording of the call, or tell me if this was discussed or if anyone knows a solution?

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Yeah, right after I posted this I saw that info on another blog as well. That’s definitely a major change. I think the biggest challenge, honestly, will be training our content team to think about SEO titles and meta descriptions that meet our style standards and will read well on Facebook on top of being search-engine friendly. Additionally, many of our sites don’t have large enough images — or any image — for FB, and that’s not a problem anyone can solve overnight.

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@MeganRowe

I missed last week’s call, and I’m experiencing the issue where FB won’t let me select a different image to go with a link. I can upload the image, but I can’t select it. Could someone point me to the audio recording of the call, or tell me if this was discussed or if anyone knows a solution?

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It is a challenge for event registration because we have static pages for annual events that get updated and pushed out when registration opens. While the page is called EVENT NAME, we would change the Facebook headline to something like REGISTER NOW FOR EVENT NAME. Since it’s static, we can’t just rename the page REGISTER NOW. So we either are going to have to create temporary lander pages for registration, or find a workaround. In our CMS the page name is tied to it’s static URL so which in turn affects our bit.ly link shortener which then gets marketed throughout the year in various media. A lot of new questions.

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@MeganRowe

We’ve had issues with posting links as well, particularly from Wordpress sites. Instead of a preview with the headline and link description, we just get a preview with a homepage link. We can fix manually, but it’s annoying.

Also, a few weeks ago I tried to schedule a post with a few photos and some text, and it wouldn’t let me schedule. Luckily, I was able to do it from the Pages manager on my phone.

Finally, we’re having some issues with the Facebook Instant Articles Wordpress plugin, but that’s probably unrelated.

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I’ve been having the pre-schedule issue, too! Annoying. Like you, I switched to pages manager.

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@MeganRowe

I missed last week’s call, and I’m experiencing the issue where FB won’t let me select a different image to go with a link. I can upload the image, but I can’t select it. Could someone point me to the audio recording of the call, or tell me if this was discussed or if anyone knows a solution?

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I thought it wasn’t affecting pages yet, just profiles. That scares me! We’re still working on getting OG data on our website.

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