If you have tried to change the name of your Facebook page and it was denied there are a few ways you can successfully change the name.
Now that you have gone though the time and expense to build a following on Facebook you don’t want to lose them just because you have changed the name of your business.
Appeal Page Name Change Request
The simplest thing to do is to request an appeal. However, often this will NOT work. The reviewing team will likely request you provide them with support documentation which proves you have changed the name of your business. Whether you have a registered business or not you may just want to change your Facebook Page name for SEO or other reasons. In this case your registered business name won’t match the Facebook page name you want.
The result will be “we were unable to approve your request to change your page name”
100% Fail Proof Name Change
This is a step method and may take a week to do, but it works. For this example let’s assume you have an electrical company and want to expand into a full service construction company.
Your old company name was “Fred’s Electrical” and the new company name is “Fred & Betty’s Construction”. For SEO purposes you want to name your Facebook page “Hartford New Home Construction”. This name change would likely be disapproved. Even on an appeal with proof of business – your business name won’t match your Facebook page name.
Grey Hat Facebook Name Change Appeal Process
You can try to do it faster and change more words if you’d like but the chances of being rejected are greater.