How To Trace The Owner of a Facebook Business Page
It’s no secret that figuring out what on the internet is true and what isn’t is tough. Social media is no different, but there are giveaway clues to find out that someone is actually who they say they are. Facebook is a great way to learn more about a person or business. You can browse photographs, read a bio, or see what other pages that person or business page has LIKED. There’s often a ‘cyber trail’ that will lead to the identity of someone using the social media platform if you know what you’re looking for.
If you’re thinking about doing business with an organisation, making a large purchase from them, or perhaps applying for a job, you may want to learn more than their page alone will tell you beforehand.
Why would you need to trace the owner of a Facebook page?
Even though a Facebook business page is normally dedicated to a business entity, it was started by, and is run by, an administrator with a personal Facebook profile. Tracing the owner of the page can help you figure out whether the business is credible. Knowing who the owner is will allow you to learn more about their background, to figure out if they have the experience that they claim to have. If you’re thinking of making a large purchase, signing a contract, or perhaps applying for a job with that business, it will help you figure out whether the owner is someone you want to work with.
Additionally, if you have a bad experience with a business, figuring out who the owner is can help you get justice. If you’ve paid and not received a product, received a faulty item and are being refused replacement, or any number of other complaints, knowing who the owner is can be a big help.
After you know their name, you may need the help of a professional tracing company to track them down in the event of being scammed or other such problems.
How to trace the owner of a Facebook Business page
To figure out who the owner of a business Facebook page is, start by following these three simple steps.
- visit the “About” section of the Facebook page. Owners have the option of linking their own profile, or listing their names here when they set up a page.
- If you don’t find the owner on the “About” page, you can try sending the business a private message requesting the information. If you are just looking for more information, and the business is legitimate, they are likely to answer readily. However, if the page isn’t used often, or if the owner doesn’t want to be found, they are likely to ignore your message. It will speak volumes.
- If your message goes unanswered, it’s time to look for links to other pages. Check to see if the business page contains links to other social media, like Twitter, a business website, or LinkedIn. If so, you may be able to find the owner’s name on one of these pages. Even if you can’t, these will give you more options for messaging the owners to ask who they are.
TIP: For administrators of a genuine Facebook Business Page, link as much information to the page to your web presence elsewhere. Your website, LinkedIn profile and Twitter feed all help to reassure visitors that you are trustworthy and reputable. Genuine reviews on your page will also help your business.
Hire a Specialist Trace Firm
If none of the above options are successful, it may be time to seek professional help. A private investigator or tracing service will be able to exhaust all possible search methods to try and help you find the owner of a Facebook business page. With their extended resources and skills, your odds of learning who the owner is increased exponentially. Technical wizards that can legally tell if there are any links, coding or analytics linking from the Facebook page to elsewhere exist. By following a trail they can usually find out who is the administrator of a Facebook page.
Writer’s Bio: Lewis Murawski is the marketing and business development manager at Diem Legal and Managing Director of Kahootz Media. Need professional help with digital marketing? You can connect with Lewis directly on LinkedIn