Are you a new business owner to Facebook or have been using your personal account to manage your page and run some basic ads? Then it is time for you to take your business to the next level with Facebook by using Meta Business Suite, otherwise known as Meta Business Manager. If you have been delaying your set-up for Meta Business Suite because you are not too sure how it works, do not delay further with the range of useful tools that Meta Business Suite has provided and become a better Meta Business Partner. Firstly, let us walk you through the steps to setting up your Meta Business Suite.
What is Meta Business Suite?
According to Facebook, Meta Business Suite is a one-stop-shop to manage business tools, business assets, and employee access to these assets which means Facebook Ads, Facebook Pages, and other Facebook marketing efforts are overseen by Meta Business Suite. Meta Business Suite is where you should be leveraging your business to over 2 billion Facebook customers if you are trying to do Facebook marketing. With proper logins and permissions, you or your team members can use these tools to optimize your Facebook Business Page. It allows you to generate greater returns based on your marketing goals.
Differences between Facebook Business Suite and Facebook Ads Manager
Ads Manager is a Meta tool that allows you to create, manage and track how well your Facebook and Instagram ads are performing. You can simply add a budget and schedule your ad campaigns according to your preferred demographics, geographic locations, and campaign goals.
1. It’s FREE! You do not have to pay anything to have a Meta Business Suite account. In fact, it is a solid reason why you should make full use of it.
2. With just one login, you can access several Facebook Business Pages and Ad accounts with the assistance of Meta Business Suite. And from there, you can monitor the performance of your Facebook page and Ads.
3. You can share and grant access to numerous individuals such as your employees or clients in a secure manner without disclosing login information.
4. You can control and toggle the amount of access given to each individual on your Facebook Page.
5. You can connect and link your Facebook Business Page to your Business Instagram Account.
6. You may easily schedule your content – posts, videos, stories on both social media platforms; Facebook and Instagram.
7. Facebook has enabled Two-Factor Authentication. Therefore, with this two-factor authentication system, you and your team members can rest assured that all your business assets and data are safe.
How to Set Up Meta Business Suite?
Get started with these steps to create your Business Suite Account
Step 1: Create a Meta Business Suite account
Start setting up your Business Manager with an account by visiting Business Suite. On the Business Suite page, if you already have an account, you may either select your profile on the top right of the page to choose an account. Or, if you are new to Facebook Business, simply select the blue button “Create Account” to create a new account.
After selecting the “Create Account” button, enter your business name, your name, and business email address that will be used to manage your Meta Business Suite Account. Then click on the “Submit” button to submit your details.
After submitting your details, check your email. You will receive a verification email from Facebook requesting you to verify your email address. Once you have verified your email, you are now granted full access to your dashboard.
Note: If you are already using an existing account, you no longer have to go through the email verification process again. Both your accounts will be shown on your dashboard. You can simply select the dropdown menu next to your business name on the top left corner to switch accounts.
Step 2: Add Facebook Business Page(s)
After creating an account, start adding your Facebook Business Page. To add a Facebook Business Page, select “Pages” at “Business Setting” on the left of your page.
There are a few options in this step.
- You can create a new Facebook Business Page.
- You can add an existing Facebook Business Page.
- If you are managing your client’s Facebook pages, you may request access to manage their Facebook pages.
Option 1: To create a new Facebook Business Page, select “Create a New Page”. Next, choose your business “Category” then fill up other required information for your business and proceed with “Create Page”.
Option 2: If you already own a Facebook page, select the “Add a Page” button. Then, insert the name of your preferred page and confirm by clicking “Add Page”.
To add more pages, simply repeat the same process by including the name of the pages.
Note: Your request will be approved automatically if you have administrator access to the page.
Option 3: However, if you are working with a client, you should request access to your client’s page to manage their Facebook pages. When you have access, you may select the “Request Access to a Page” to “Add Page”, simply like Option 2.
Step 3: Add Ad Account
After adding your page(s) to your Business Suite account, start setting up an ad account to start running paid campaigns. Even if you have not planned on running ads right away, setting up an Ad account now is worth it to ensure that everything is at least set up whenever you are ready to run ads.
On Business Setting, select “Ad Accounts”. Here, you have a few options as well.
- You can create a new Ad Account.
- Add an ad account.
- Request access to an Ad Account.
Option 1: To create a new ad account, select “Create a new ad account”. Then insert your ad account name, preferred time zone, and currency. Next, select to indicate who will this Ad account be used for – your own business or for a client, and you are ready to “Create”!
Note: You are only allowed to create or request access from other existing ad accounts up to five ad accounts for each Meta Business Suite account.
Option 2: If you wish to add an Ad account, select the “Add an Ad account” button then insert your “Ad Account ID” which you can find in Ads Manager and you are ready to proceed with “Add Ad Account”.
Option 3: If your client has an Ad account that requires you to manage, be sure to request admin access to the Ad account. After receiving access, simply insert your client’s business name or account ID to “Add”.
Step 4: How to Add Roles and Manage People in Business Suite
Next, start adding people and grant them access to control Facebook pages and ad accounts. Select “Add People” and insert their name or email address. You may also choose which pages you prefer your team members to work on. Lastly, select “Assign” to send them an invitation to accept the role to your Facebook page.
Common Errors when Installing Meta Business Suite
Here are some common errors you should keep in mind when installing Meta Business Suite.
1. Granting access to the wrong user. Be sure to check who has access to your business page and assign them with the right roles. And only by then, provide admin access to those you trust and require actual access. There are numerous roles that you can choose such as – Admin, Editor, Moderator, Advertiser, and Analyst.
2. If your team member has access to a Facebook Business Account, that does not mean that your team member has been granted access to manage a Facebook Business page or an Ad account. Therefore, if you wish to provide access to your team member to manage both Facebook Pages or Ad accounts, you will have to add your team member in each of the sections respectively; Facebook Pages or Ad account.
3. Who is the owner of the Facebook Business Page? Other than granting access, the most crucial step that you should always remember is who created the Facebook Business Page. If you do not remember the owner of the Facebook Business Page, you would not be able to grant anyone access to your business suite and ad accounts. There is indeed no other way to discover ownership on Facebook even with the help of the support team with strict privacy purposes. Thus, be sure to remember the owner of your Facebook Business Page.
That is it! Now that you are more familiar with why we strongly recommend leveraging your business’ social media marketing using Meta Business Suite. Start exploring your business page, set them up, and make the most of your Meta marketing efforts! Show off what you have got for the people and the world.
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If setting up Meta Business Suite sounds too technical and complicated for you, give Kode Digital a call and we shall have our marketing experts assist you with your set-up.
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