A simple guide to Facebook locations
Facebook location pages are a useful tool for business owners with multiple separate locations. They allow you to set up an individual page for each property under the umbrella of your main business page. When you create separate location pages, Facebook will add a new Locations tab to your primary business page. Other users will be able to search location pages or see which branch of your business is closest to them using this feature. In this article, we will guide you through the process of setting up Facebook location pages for individual business addresses.
Create a Facebook location page step-by-step
Before you can create Facebook location pages for your company, you need to enable this feature in your account. To do this, to go your Business Manager account, locate Assets and click on Business Locations. Choose the relevant Facebook page from the menu located in the top left part of the screen. Next, click the Get Started button on the screen that appears.
Keep in mind that if your main business page already has a location set on it, you will see a warning telling you that the address will be removed from that page. You will need to set up a separate location page with that address instead. This is done specifically because the main page serves as the umbrella page for the business. Therefore, it can’t have a specific location.
Once you’ve completed this part of the process, you will be able to start creating location pages. You can do this by pressing the Add Locations button. Once you do that, you will be given three options:
- You can enter the address of each business location manually. This option is good is you have only a handful of locations to add.
- Move an existing page to the Location Manager. This option is suitable if you already have multiple pages for different locations.
- Create and upload a CSV file with all location addresses. Note that this file has to be formatted using a template provided by Facebook.
If you decide to enter the information about your location pages manually, you will need to fill in all the details in the respective fields and press Save. Keep in mind that you won’t be allowed to change the names of these pages since they are generated automatically.
Change and add information on the location pages
Edit and Optimize Your Facebook Location Pages
Most of the information on location pages will be generated by Facebook automatically, so you will need to visit each page, double-check the information found there, and change it if necessary.
You can find all the location pages by going to your main Facebook business page and pressing Settings. Next, you will need to scroll down the page and press the Locations button, which can be found in the sidebar on the left side of the screen. This will take you to the Business Locations dashboard. You will need to open the Locations tab to view all the location pages. Next, go through each page one by one and enter the website address, phone number, and opening hours for each location. You can also add location-specific details to the Story section to make the page more appealing to customers.
What are Facebook location pages?
Facebook location pages are separate business pages for each individual office or store your company has. Essentially, these are “daughter” pages of one primary business page.
Can a Facebook page have multiple locations?
No, a Facebook page can’t have multiple locations. However, you can create a separate Facebook location page for each branch or store in your company.