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What is Status Tagging on Facebook?
Tagging is a method to ‘nudge’ someone, most commonly used when alerting someone who’s in a picture or video. When we tag someone or a facebook page in our status update, our message will be visible on their Wall if permitted.
Why Tag Someone or a Page in a Post?
Tagging can be a networking tool for acknowledgment and bonding. You can share extremely useful information while rewarding free publicity to the original contributor. Your fans can visit his/her profile and interact. At the same time, your profile or page would also gain some visibility out of tagging, probably a friendship from the page admin too – a win-win situation for all.
What Can You Tag in a Post and How to do it?
You can tag both people and items in a post:
- fan pages and groups you loved / joined,
- your friends,
- events you’re attending
- facebook applications you’ve used.
To tag a profile or fan page is simple, just type in the magic symbol ‘@’ and you’ll notice a description box appearing underneath the publisher.
Continue your sentence for more name selections:
Once you found the page (which then appears as a link when published), click Share:
How to Ensure a Status Tagging that Works?
Two months ago, Debra and I were testing fan page tagging from our respective personal profiles. For some reasons, her post was no where to be found on my page and no luck in discovering why then.
Puzzling enough as it was supposed to work. My facebook page had received several ping backs from other pages after that. But how come even my personal profile was unable to tag my very own facebook page too?
Then yesterday the mystery was solved (well, at least for my part)! It was the Publisher privacy setting that hinders my tagging to Social @ Blogging Tracker – it should be set to ‘Everyone’ in order to post (My option was set to ‘Friends of Friends’ as default).
But I had to be sure so I ran a test:
Privacy option: ‘Friends of Friends’.
End result: Status tagging failed to display on Social @ Blogging Tracker fan page.
Privacy option: ‘Everyone’.
End result: Status tagging worked like a charm!
In order to post your status message successfully on targeted fan page, there are several factors you need to check on:
1. Your posting privacy is set to ‘Everyone’ on publisher.
Optional: To make sure your selection is permanent without having to change back to customized option everytime you post an update, go to Account> Privacy Settings > Things I Share (Posts by Me) > Everyone.
2. You need to connect with the page via ‘Like’ (be a fan first) in order to tag it.
Same as personal account, you need to be friends with that someone in order to tag the person.
Other Reasons Why a Status Tagging Fails to Display on Page Wall
Sometimes a tagging failed because of the viewing option preset by the page admin. Let’s say if the page is set to view Page Posts only, their fans won’t be able to see your tag unless they tweak the below options:
Also, if you are blocked by the page admin, you won’t be able to tag that page as well.
For a Facebook Page to allow status-tagging, it needs to:
- Allow ‘All Posts’ for default view for Wall.
- Make sure Posting Ability for ‘People Who Like This Page…’ is ticked.
Suggested Read : look for #6 at How to Separate Facebook Personal Profile from Business Page (pt.2)
Now Is Your Turn…
Did you experience any tagging problems with facebook pages in the past? What else would you like to know about Tagging? I would love to see tagging works within Comments too, you think?
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