How to Find Your Facebook Page Without Being Logged In
By David Weedmark
You don't need to be logged into Facebook to find most people's pages. Using Facebook's Page Directory, you can find business, fan and personal pages, provided their security sections allow searches. In fact, you might be surprised just how much information on your page is visible to everyone, whether they have a Facebook account or not. You can also use the Facebook Page directory to find businesses, people and places.
Open a new Web browser window and go to Facebook.com. If you are not signed in, the page displays a sign up form and promotional information about the benefits of Facebook, but no search field.
Scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see a list of links in the footer above the copyright notice. Click the "Pages" link to open the Facebook Pages directory. By default, this opens to the "Pages" tab for business pages and fan pages. Click the "Profile" tab if you want to find your personal profile page. You can also find a city's page by clicking the "Places" tab.
Type your page name in the "Search" field. Whether you are looking for your personal profile or a fan page, this should be the name you use for that page. For example, if you use a nickname instead of your first name on Facebook, type the nickname. Click "Search."
Scan the search results for your page. Business or fan pages are listed first, followed by personal profiles. If you don't see your page, click the "See More Results" link at the bottom of the list.
Click your page name to open it. If it's a fan page, what you see is what people see if they have not liked your page. If it's a personal profile, this is what people see if they are not a Facebook friend.
- You can also see what your Facebook profile looks like to the public while logged in. Just click the "Gear" icon beside the Activity Log button on your profile and select "View As." The public version of your profile is displayed.
- If you want to change your profile privacy settings, select "Privacy Settings" from the "Gear" icon in the upper right corner of any Facebook page while you're logged in.
- Information in this article applies to Facebook as it appeared in April 2013. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.
A published author and professional speaker, David Weedmark has advised businesses and governments on technology, media and marketing for more than 20 years. He has taught computer science at Algonquin College, has started three successful businesses, and has written hundreds of articles for newspapers and magazines throughout Canada and the United States.