August 2009: Facebook
                           Fan Pages vs Groups




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Key differences between Facebook pages and groups

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An updated comparison between facebook pages and groups to help you decide which one fits your goals.

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Key differences between Facebook pages and groups

  1. 1. August 2009: Facebook Fan Pages vs Groups Features Fan Pages Groups Similarities Outreach Send updates and posts to Message/email all fans via mini-feed. And members send messages to all fans Applications Yes n/a Visitor Statistics Yes (Insights) n/a User Contribution Both can post discussions, wall comments, photos, videos, and links. Events * new feature Both can create related events Moderation Yes Partial Both have to remove spam manually Promotion * new feature Can promote both with facebook ads New Member Restriction Can restrict by age and/or 3 Options: Open-anyone Limits location can join. Closed-require approval from admin. Secret-only members know about the group. Custom URL Yes n/a Search Engine Friendly Yes: Indexed in search engines Number of Administrators Both have Multiple Admins Posts seen in mini-feed Yes n/a Invitations Fans can Share page w/ Members can share page non-fans with non-members, Invite non-members Administrators Visible No Yes Created by Joel Widmer

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