Facebook locations for pages

Managing multiple places with the help of Facebook locations

Do you manage a business that has multiple locations? Keeping all of those Facebook Pages updated can be very time-consuming. Now you can make things much easier with the help of Facebook locations (formerly Parent-child pages).

What are Facebook locations?

Facebook locations
Example of a business using Facebook locations.

Facebook describes Facebook locations like this.

Facebook locations are a way to manage pages for all your locations in one place. Each store will be tied to one main Facebook Page.

Anyone who has a store with multiple locations can now tie their Facebook Pages together under one main page.

For those of you who run a business with multiple locations, this is great news. This is because this feature was previously only available to large companies like Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Now, when someone visits your main Facebook Page, they will be able to see that you have other locations as well that they can engage with.

Benefits to using Facebook locations

If you have struggled with managing lots of pages for your business, here are some of the ways Facebook locations can make things easier for you and your customers.

  • Creates authentic Pages for all of your store locations
  • Updates all of your Pages with the right information
  • Helps people find your business on Facebook
  • Page admins with Content Creator or Manager status will be able to add, edit, or remove locations

This means anyone with multiple pages for their business can provide their location information and take advantage of Facebook locations to help bring them together.

To get started with Facebook locations, follow the instructions below.

How to create Facebook locations for your Facebook Pages

Step 1: Download and complete the appropriate spreadsheet

Step 2: Upload your locations form

Note: If there are any error, you will be contacted so be sure to include a valid email address.

Step 3: Once Facebook reviews your spreadsheet, they will update your individual pages for each location.

Facebook Page settings menu
Locations menu for Facebook Pages.

Now when you go to your main Facebook Page, you will have the ability to manage the different locations for your businesses from the settings menu.

Facebook locations
Manage Facebook locations from your main Facebook Page.

 

If you have additional questions about setting up Facebook locations, be sure to checkout this collections of questions about Facebook locations.

Your turn

Are you excited about finally having the ability to link your Facebook Pages together using Facebook locations?

Leave a comment below and tell me how much time you currently spend managing your pages and how much time you think this will save you.

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  • Terese R Conklin

    Christian, I read this article after he 7 Common ? About Facebook Questions. No need to answer my previous question. Thank you.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @tereserconklin:disqus, glad to hear! If you have additional questions on using Facebook locations, let me know. Happy to answer them.

  • Tami

    Step 2 upload link is not working. has this been disabled by FB?

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      Checking to see if I can find a new form. They have made a few changes since this was last published.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz
  • http://www.craftygardenmama.com/ Becky

    Christian, if I have an existing page that does not yet have addresses listed (2 locations need to be added), which form should I fill out?

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @disqus_9a1gUp3OKB:disqus, I would add the addresses first and then use the second form.

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      Love to know this too…

      Maybe url has changed??

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  • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

    For Facebook locations, Facebook now requires you to have a Facebook representative work with you instead of uploading the form yourself.

    To get a Facebook representative, go here:
    https://www.facebook.com/business/contactus

  • http://amarketers.com Vitaliy Posohov

    Hello, can you help regarding adding locations. I received the next message:
    If you’ve set up Locations for your business, your main Page can’t have an address. You can either migrate your address to a new location Page or remove the address from your Page’s settings.

    So, If I remove the name of the page I will be able to add new locations. But my audience knows my short page name URL and I do not want to lose it. Do you have a solution how to add new locations and leave my existing page name?

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @vitaliyposohov:disqus, you can’t swap page URL’s (and they don’t get recycled).

  • Daniel Quijano

    How do you delete a location?