A Small Business Guide to Managing Facebook Tags

As a small business owner, you know how important social media is for reaching customers. However, you may feel overwhelmed trying to manage your personal and professional presence on Facebook. Unwanted tags can clutter your feed with irrelevant or unflattering content.

To take control of your Facebook presence, it’s essential to review tags. This article will break down everything small business owners need to know about the tag review process.

Why Tag Management Matters

Facebook tags allow people to mention you in posts and photos. Each tag then appears on your timeline.

Managing tags is crucial for business owners because:

  • Professional image: Tags can affect how professional contacts perceive you
  • Privacy concerns: You may not want certain personal content publicly visible
  • Reduced clutter: Irrelevant tags clutter your feed and notifications

I coach many entrepreneurs who realize they need better tag oversight only after embarrassing tags have gone public. Don’t let this happen to you!

Finding Your Review Settings

Facebook allows you to review tags before they go live on your profile. Here are step-by-step instructions to enable review:

  1. Click the down arrow in the top right corner
  2. Select Settings & Privacy > Settings
  3. Click Profile and Tagging
  4. Turn on the setting to review tags people add to your own posts
Setting Result
Tag review off Tags automatically appear on your timeline
Tag review on Review each tag before it goes public

With tag review on, you’ll get notifications to approve or ignore each new tag.

Handling Tag Notifications

When someone tags you, select the notification to open the post. Take one of the following actions:

  • Approve: Allows the tag to display publicly on your timeline
  • Ignore: Removes the tag so only the poster can see it

You can also enable push notifications for every new tag under Tag Review settings. I recommend this so you never miss a tag.

Avoiding Tag Spam

I‘ve seen some business owners struggle with excessive tag spam:

  • Repeated off-topic tagging by friends/contacts
  • Attempted trolling through malicious tags

To reduce tag spam:

  • Review and clear tags daily
  • Unfriend/block persistent spam offenders
  • Adjust privacy settings to limit tagging ability for non-friends

Frequently monitoring tags allows you to promptly delete spam before it becomes a nuisance.

Take Control of Your Facebook Presence

As a business owner and entrepreneur, staying on top of your Facebook presence protects your brand image. Tag oversight is an easy way to control what the public sees about you.

I recommend taking just 10-15 minutes weekly to review pending tags. It’s a small time investment to preserve your professional reputation.

Have any other questions on managing social media? As a specialist who assists local business owners, I’m happy to help! Just send me a message.