If Facebook will allow, I do recommend merging pages. Especially if there are good audiences and content on both pages.
- Download all your information and content from the one page. This can be done on settings
- Go and put a disclaimer on both pages stating that you own both pages and you’re trying to merge them. This is so that Facebook is aware that you’ve announced it to your audience.
- Lastly, go into Settings on your Facebook page and at the bottom near download page. If you’re allowed, it will say merge pages.
- You may have to wait a week or two to try again.
- They may ask you for proof of your ABN business name which may mean you have to alter the names of both pages to make them more similar.
- If for some unknown reason Facebook will not allow you to merge pages I recommend choosing a preferred page and focusing on updating that one. Remember to continuously make your readers aware of the move. Do this over 3 months before deleting the other page to reengage those readers onto the new page.
- In the case of starting a new business or having a “dead page” with irrelevant information and few followers. It is a good idea to delete the “dead pages” so that new readers looking for your business will not come across those unused pages.