What's the Difference Between a Facebook Fan Page and a Facebook Group Page?

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This is one that I didn't quite get my head wrapped around until recently. Although they have similar functionality, there are small but significant differences between a Facebook fan page and a Facebook group page.

First, let's look at how they're similar:

  • Both types of pages allow you, and other people, to express your affinity for something. Be it dogs, planes, a person, celebrity etc.
  • Both allow you to setup forums and have discussions
  • Both have a wall for posts and allow sharing pictures and videos
  • Both allow you to message members in bulk
  • Both allow you to create events that are shared on the member's profiles
  • Both can be promoted with Facebook ads
  • Both types of pages send updates to the member's timelines

 

That's about where the similarities end. Let's look more closely at what a group does that a fan page doesn't do:

  • You have to be a member of Facebook to access group pages
  • Create a more personal experience since they are limited to 5000 members, just like your personal profile.
  • Everything you post to the group is personally tied to your profile.
  • Group pages are not indexed by the search engines
  • You can't create a custom url for your group page.

 

A fan page on the other hand does this:

  • You can add applications to the page
  • You can get statistics for your page
  • Once you have more than 25 fans, you can get a custom url.
  • Fan pages are indexed by the search engines
  • Fan pages are available to the general public, so people that are not on Facebook can access them.

 

So, which one should you create?

Both, if it's appropriate.

I read somewhere that if you're looking to make personal connections, you should make a group page, but if you're wanting to make a corporate type of page, then you should create a fan page.

Before I knew the difference between a fan page and a group page, I created groups. Now that I have a better understanding of the 2 types of pages, I feel more inclined to create fan pages just for the Google juice and the public access of the pages.

I think the main point is to create a community that is interactive, worth joining and staying a member of. That's the main point.

The point is, that with close to 300 million worldwide members (as of this writing) it would be foolhardy to ignore facebook as a source of people/members/fans/customers for your site.

 

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This article was published on 2010/09/06