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  1. John Hogan on August 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Hi. Is it okay to copy/paste your peferred links as you show on your page to our Resources page at our service somewhere? I would give YOU credit back to YOUR SITE in return of course (cant hurt).. Let me know..

  2. Jackie on August 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I am curious what you charge for your services?

  3. Tom Nguyen on August 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    That would be fine, John. Thanks.

  4. John Hogan on August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I created this page: let me know asap if that is okay with you and I will link back to it from my site to make it available to my viewers…


  5. Paul Heim on August 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    These are great directories, a few I had already submitted too, but thanks for bringing a few new ones to my attention I never knew about. Great info, thanks for sharing.

  6. Tom Nguyen on August 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    John, I sent you an email. Did you receive it? Paul, please keep checking the blog. As I submit to new directories, I’ll blog about it.

  7. Aaron H on August 9, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Hey Tom, Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the directories, but most importantly now these days, thanks for listing the PR, because Google seems to have brought it back strong, where it once didn’t matter as much. I’m slowly climbing in the keyword for Los Angeles web design, but it’s a dominant one, so it’s taken me a while. I’ll be redesigning my site next and adding more quality content, so that should bump me up much faster.

    Keep up the great work and thanks again, looking forward to more of your posts.

  8. Aaron H on August 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Holy Crap, thank you for this, I was recently infected on 3 different domains.

  9. Tom Nguyen on August 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    No problem, Aaron. Sucuri is an awesome service. Their response time is lightning fast on weekdays, and reasonable on weekends. They’ve fixed a few sites for me.

  10. Lonnie on September 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks for the information. Any more ideas, post away!

  11. Hannah on September 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Great list! Thanks for sharing these resources and keep up the good work!

  12. Tony Grady L.R.Caldwell International, Inc. on October 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Excellent site. Just found you through Alexa. Will be posting your link on our business page today. Keep up the good work!

  13. Tom Nguyen on October 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks, Tony! Where on Alexa did you see my site?

  14. Tom Nguyen on June 24, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Update: Check out this blog post again. I’ve added a link to my SEO resources page which includes links to more reputable SEO directories.

  15. Tom Nguyen on June 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

    You’re welcome. Please check out the website now. I just redesigned it.

  16. Jenny on July 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Great post, Tom! I agree wholeheartedly about the “About” page – so important and always one of the top pages on most of my clients’ sites in Google Analytics. I’m sure all of the copywriters are rejoicing to read this! All the SEO traffic is for nothing if your readers won’t convert.

  17. Tom Nguyen on July 18, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for reading my post, Jenny! As you know, copywriting is just as important as the web design. My “About” page has jumped into the #2 spot since this post.

    People definitely want to know who they are doing business with.

  18. Tie Love on July 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Most of these would be in my top too. This is my newest favorite theme.. X THEME

    It’s mindblowingly incredible what can be done with this theme.

    Awesome website!

  19. Tom Nguyen on August 8, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the complement and for suggesting another theme, Tie! I saw the X Theme has over 20,000 sales and has good reviews. Have you ever used any of the themes above? If so, which is your favorite one of the 5 that I listed?

  20. Mark on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    SEO takes time and patience. I know I am checking my keyword phrases often. I am a freelance developer trying to make myself known in my local area as well.

  21. Ryan O'Keefe on August 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Wow great write up it was like i was reading my current SEO struggles. Divi has been good and their blog has led me to many great articles. thank you and will stay tuned and follow.


  22. Germaine Mills on August 19, 2014 at 11:32 pm

  23. Lucy D. on September 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I am looking to upgrade my blog. I was looking at Canvas but someone recommended Divi. My research so far indicates that Divi is awesome for websites, but that its blogging theme is not very accommodating. What do you think about that?

  24. Tom Nguyen on September 22, 2014 at 10:43 am


    The Divi blog looks fine to me. Take a look at my blog to see for yourself. I did have to ask ElegantThemes through the support forum about how to add a previous and next post link on individual post pages, but they responded in less than 24 hours.

    I still like Canvas a lot. I designed a website for a plastic surgeon in Atlanta using it ( The website has a blog as well.

    Take a look at both websites to see which blog format you like better.

  25. Germaine Mills on November 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Did you have to create a separate account from the one you used for your listing?

  26. Tom Nguyen on November 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    No, it’s the same one. Manta allows you to manage multiple businesses on the same account.

  27. Anshul Sukhwal on November 16, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Happy to know that you are receiving more than doubled number of visits, Tom. 🙂
    The trend hasn’t just stopped right there. I am a subscriber of elegant themes and I happened to visit your website through them. I feel more and more people will keep visiting your website now. I must say you have got a very good platform to carry on and rock the world.

    Wish you All the Very Best..!!! 🙂
    Anshul Sukhwal
    Travel photographers in India

  28. Tom Nguyen on November 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks, Anshul. ElegantThemes must be heavily trafficked because that blog post is more than two months old, and ElegantThemes is still one of my top referrers. I truly am lucky.

  29. Anshul Sukhwal on November 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Yes Tom. ElegantThemes is indeed a very popular website and the results are in front of both of us as your blog post which is more than 2 months old is still bringing you loads of visitors. You are lucky and will soon become popular too. 🙂

    Best Wishes for your Future, Tom. 🙂
    Travel Photographers in India

  30. Frank on November 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Angie’s List is great way to search for services and many business are doing well with a free listing!

  31. Tom Nguyen on January 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Ryan and Mark, thank for commenting. I hope you found my blog posts to be informative. I apologize for not responding earlier.

  32. Jenny Sun on May 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Tom –

    Thanks for pointing me to your blog. Your SEO journey has been fascinating to read, and I’ve picked up some really useful tips. I’m going to start implementing some of the easier ones like setting up a Google Page.

    Keep up the fantastic work!

  33. Tom Nguyen on May 3, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Glad you found the blog post useful, and thanks for reading my blog. Feel free to ask many questions pertaining to SEO for your website.

  34. April Chapman on June 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    So I was considering subscribing to Yext but when I saw the price tag I said “YIKES.” We opted instead to sign up with a company called Revlocal but now that I’ve done that, I still feel “taken” because I’m paying Revlocal $299 a month for them to add my company to all the local directories plus I get a “landing page” that is supposed to be keyword optimized. I still don’t like visitors going to the “landing page” that they created prior to being taken to my website but I decided to give it a try for 3 montha. At the end of the day, Revlocal uses the YEXT dashboard to update everything if I’m not mistaken so I’m screwed either way. What are your thoughts on this?

  35. Alan Brumbeloe on June 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

    GREAT piece, Tom! Thanks for sharing. Question: I’ve often wondered whether listing your business on reputable directories can actually help your SEO. It seems like it should help if Google sees directory listings as a backlink. I appreciate your thoughts.

  36. Tom Nguyen on June 9, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I would cancel the Revlocal listing. $299/month is way too much. That’s even more than Yext charges if you multiply it by 12 months.

    A good reason why I decided to try Yext is because if I wanted to sell it to my clients, I can offer it on a monthly basis starting at $50/month as opposed the huge lump sum. The client would be able to log in to the dashboard and manage their own account.

    I am impressed by the speed at which the updates are made though.

  37. Tom Nguyen on June 9, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Alan, the business name, address, and phone number should help your local rankings because of consistency. You don’t even need a website to show up in the local portion of Google searches.

    The backlinks should help your organic rankings because they are from reputable websites.

  38. Sonia Samuel on June 13, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Definitely good list but not global. Most of these sites work or list businesses from certain countries. Would appreciate if you can add some authority business aggregator sites which are global or accept businesses from any part of the world. But indeed, your list is truly good.

  39. Tom Nguyen on June 14, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, Sonia. I’m not a worldwide SEO consultant. Almost all of my clients are in the United States, however, I will add some aggregator websites like Factual and Acxiom in future posts.

  40. jigar patel on October 24, 2015 at 5:06 am

    its really great operator. thanks for sharing

  41. Aaron Boggs on December 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    April Chapman,
    Yext is a small portion of what is included in the RevLocal $299 Local Search Marketing services. The primary business pages of Google, Bing, Yelp, Facebook and Yahoo are managed outside the Yext platform and directly. Alongside Yext, RevLocal also partners with other authoritative database partners.

    In addition to business listing management our service include a dedicated Digital Marketing Strategist that brings a real relationship to your business. Like a CMO for your local business. We also have an industry leading digital marketing dashboard that delivers full API integration’s.

    The service that Yext provides is only as valuable as the residual content delivered to it. I hope this helps to understand the value of Yext vs. RevLocal.

  42. John Anderson on December 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Hey Tom,

    Just thought I’d let you know that FourSquare have removed the post option. Now its the $US20 or nothing!

    Kind of sucks. Are you sure these guys are worth the money?



  43. Tom Nguyen on December 6, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    The postcard option still exists, John. I just had to re-verify my own business. I would say they are worth it. I’ve seen people check in to my clients’ businesses through Swarm, their sister app.

  44. Flo Nelson on January 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Tom, thanks for documenting your journey so clearly. I’m in the middle of redoing my site and want to focus more on local SEO for both myself and my clients. This is a great blueprint!

  45. Tom Nguyen on January 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks, Flo. I’d love to see your results when you’re done, but then again, you’re never done with web design or SEO.

  46. Lori Newman on January 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Aha! Great article. Actually that is exactly what happened to me. I created a yelp account for a client and they went to leave me a legitimate review and it went to the unfiltered review bin. That explains it. Thanks for sharing!

  47. Tom Nguyen on January 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    You’re welcome, Lori. Thanks for reading!

  48. WooCommerce on February 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    IPN payment completed

  49. WooCommerce on February 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Order status changed from Pending Payment to Processing.

  50. WooCommerce on February 22, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Order status changed from Processing to Refunded.

  51. Lori Newman on March 14, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Oh wow, I have seen this before. Thanks for the tips – definitely going to try this!

  52. Tom Nguyen on March 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    You’re welcome, Lori. Let me know what kind of results you experience.

  53. April Wier on April 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    That is a touching tribute. The WordPress community has lost a great asset and a great friend.

  54. Kevin Preis on April 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    A nice tribute to a great guy. Thanks, Tom.

  55. Brian Iroff on April 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for sharing your memories of my brother..

  56. Tom Nguyen on April 20, 2016 at 11:56 am

    You’re welcome, Brian. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  57. Chris Shull on April 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Wonderful words, Tom. Brad was one of my all time favorite people as a friend and as a colleague. I miss him every day.

  58. Frank Niemeir on April 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Proud to say I nudged Brad along on that one when I pointed out to him on Jan 15 “Ooops. is still copyright 2015. All of StudioPress Genesis themes update the year automatically.”

    And he replied “What would you have to do if all of our copyright dates were correct? I’d never hear from you! ”

    And then lickity split he wrote

    Gunna miss that guy.

  59. Tom Nguyen on April 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing that, Frank.

  60. Tina on April 27, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Great post! Would you mind sharing: after you opted out of the other sites: (1) how long did it take for your old listing information to reappear? and (2) did you old listing data reappear on all of the other sites (besides Yelp) (3) why didn’t you opt out of other listings? I mean, why just those, and why those?

  61. Tom Nguyen on April 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Sure, Tina.

    I just opted out for my Superpages listing, and my old listing information appeared within 5 minutes. Yext allows you to link a tagline to a page on your website. The link was removed when I opted out for my Superpages listing. My business description text stayed the same and showed up in my Dex Media account. Dex Media manages Superpages.

    Before joining Yext, I set up several local listings individually, and each one of them had a different description. I did opt out of a few other listings like Chamber of Commerce, Foursquare, Yahoo, and a few others.

    Yext allows you to have a more enhanced listing. For example, you can link a tagline to a page and show a YouTube video. If you set up the listing on the actual local directory website, you wouldn’t be able to have those two items on your business profile page.

    If you’re interested in a Yext subscription, I’m offering it on a monthly or yearly basis right here.

  62. Frazer john on June 26, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Hey Mate thanks for sharing such a good post regarding seo , can i get some more tips get my website in first page of google as i am very new in seo and i am doing for some the website and one of my keywords come to second page but coming in the first page since last 2 month .

  63. Tom Nguyen on July 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Ashley!

  64. Tom Nguyen on July 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Frazer, please read more of my blog posts on what I did to get Mr. Technique to the top of the first page.

  65. Pam S. on July 12, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Thank you, just what I was looking for!

  66. Tom Nguyen on July 12, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    You’re welcome. Glad I could help!

  67. CEO of 2 IT Support on July 20, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Honestly this whole yext thing is terrible for businesses and the yext partners.

    Let me explain, I have a few clients who have businesses that are very old, very well known, yet their websites, locations and business names have changed and moved, that said, non of them seemed to want to pay up to have yext update the listings rather they went with the traditional SEO techniques of articles and other non yext affiliated engines. This not only creates old outdated information on the directories that yext manages, it will create rise newer free directories around the WWW.

    That’s just my thought on this whole yext take over. As an IT guru, sorry yext, I am swiping next!

    Shady T,
    CEO 2 IT Support USA

  68. Krishna on July 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for sharing these Local Directory Business links, it was very much useful for me.

  69. Tom Nguyen on August 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

    That’s awesome. Glad to have helped.

  70. Tiffany on August 4, 2016 at 2:55 am

    My 3 must have wordpress plugin include;
    – “duplicator clone”-
    -“landing pages”-
    -“related content”-

  71. Tom Nguyen on August 4, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for sharing, Tiffany.

  72. Wedding Cards in Pakistan on August 27, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Does anyone know of a photo gallery that includes a default filter like the CM Business Directory? I want my end user to filter the images by category? It would need to have a filter feature and sit under an existing lightbox that I do not want changed. Thanks for sharing valuable image gallery plugin list.

  73. Lorence on September 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I appreciate your efforts in compiling these directories. Just a quick question, though. The more directories you set up your citations into, the better, is that right? Thanks for the feedback. Please check out our Local Community Website

  74. Roman on October 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Good online email cheker it’s
    This online service is designed to check the validity of email addresses. The customer receives a quality check email addresses at an affordable price. From concurrency makes us different price, an individual approach to each the client and scan speed.

  75. Enrico on October 17, 2016 at 5:38 am


    Thank’s for sharing this trick!

    I’ve tryied all 3 ways but… nothing changed. You know the 4th way? 😉

  76. Tom Nguyen on October 21, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Unfortunately, I don’t know a 4th way. Deleting all of the transients should have worked.

  77. Tedchnokrats on October 26, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Well thanks a lot for the tip

  78. rob on November 23, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I’ve been trying for days to get a 2 or 3 column form working in beaver builder, and no luck. You hit the nail on the head with my problem, but this solution didn’t work for me… even tried the plugin that removes the wpautop glitch, but no luck. Also couldn’t find the code in the beaver builder functions.php file, but then again I’m not a coder or a techy. I can’t believe there aren’t more bb users with this same issue. Did you happen to find other resources on this topic? Thanks!!!

  79. Tom Nguyen on December 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I didn’t find any more resources on this. I would suggest contacting Beaver Builder support about this problem.

  80. Viola Whiteman on December 26, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I am not getting “add hours” button.

  81. Tom Nguyen on January 3, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks for commenting. The button is still there. Check out the blog post again. I just updated it.

  82. Sarah on January 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    For some reason, my main page will not display the hours of operation. I want it to be featured on the main page without users having to navigate to the “about” section. Do you know how to make this possible?

  83. Tom Nguyen on January 6, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Thanks for commenting, Sarah. Unfortunately, the About section is where the hours of operation are shown and not the Home/Main section. The home section of a Facebook company page will say something about the hours of operation automatically if you fill out the hours of operation section in the About section though.

  84. Tom Nguyen on January 10, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t. Sorry.

  85. Caitlyn on January 23, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Is there a way to make adding the fee optional?

  86. Caitlyn on January 23, 2017 at 10:02 am

  87. Bethan on February 10, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Please help, I had my page set up as a business and there wasn’t an hours section available, at all. Now set up as a Professional Service and still, there is no hours option. I’ve looked a million times over, there is no option for me to add opening hours. I would love to be able to add them, please help.

  88. Tom Nguyen on February 15, 2017 at 6:08 am

    The option is there if you set up a company page. What is your Facebook page URL?

  89. Nicola on February 22, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Hi, I don’t have an hours option available/visible that I can see… how do I change to a company page to allow this AND/OR what else am I missing? Thanks!

  90. Tom Nguyen on February 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Nicola, to create a company page, go to our Social Media Resources page at There’s a link to create a Facebook business page. What’s your Facebook page URL? If you post it here or send me an email, I’ll be able to tell if it is a personal or business page.

  91. Nicola on February 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Tom, after further feedback from yourself, I’ve clarified that I certainly do have a business page, however the first category listing must be “local business” in order to show hours. To do this, I clicked “About” on the left hand side, “Edit Page”, and then the first category needs to be “local business”. Thanks for your valuable assistance!

  92. Tom Nguyen on February 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Glad to help, Nicola, I take it that you received my email?

  93. Tom Nguyen on February 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Bethan, please check to see if your business is listed in the Local Business category. If it’s not, you will need to add that category as the first category in order for the hours of operation to show.

  94. Victor on March 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    i think you meant to say “filtered reviews” not unfiltered

  95. Tom Nguyen on March 1, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    You’re right. Thanks for pointing that error to me. I corrected it.

  96. Jarrod Skeggs on March 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    A quick tip on this… I recommend using a Single Line Text Field for the “Invoice Amount” or “Payment Amount” instead of a product field. The reason is that Gravity Forms will calculate the total of all product fields and pass that on to Stripe or Paypal. So if a customer enters $50.00 in the Payment Amount field and then the amount with processing fees shows $51.80, then the customer will be charged $101.80. Using the Single Line Text field type will still enable customer to enter amount of payment and also allows the “Calculation” field to do it’s job. Thusly, customer is only charged the amount in the “Amount (with processing fees)” field.

  97. Tom Nguyen on March 6, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for addressing that, Caitlyn. I’ll update this blog post to show how to make the fees optional.

  98. Tom Nguyen on March 6, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Jarrod, thanks for commenting. On this form, the customer is only charged the $51.80 in Paypal if they if they enter $50.00 in the Amount product field. I had set up Paypal (on test mode) with this dummy form, so visitors can see.

  99. […] by Tom Nguyen | May 31, 2015 | Blog, Local Citations | 4 comments […]

  100. […] you want quicker results, you may want to look into using Yext for bulk local citation updates. I’m a Yext Certified Partner, and after a few weeks of using the service I am a believer in […]

  101. Laurie on April 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I operate a “local business” page and made hours “not visible” for a holiday. Now, I don’t see any option to turn them back on.

    Can you help?

  102. Tom Nguyen on April 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I sure can, Laurie. I updated this blog post to answer your question, but I’ll answer it here as well. You can scroll up and click the “Edit Page Info” link that is below your company page’s cover photo. You’ll see an Hours tab there.

  103. Laurie on April 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you so much for your answer. Unfortunately, no hours tab shows for me. Do you have any other thoughts on what could be happening?

  104. Tom Nguyen on April 19, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Yes. Local Business has to be the 1st category in order for the hours of operation to show up.

  105. Laurie on April 19, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I see now! Thank you very much for your help. I’m so happy Google sent me your way. You’re more helpful than Facebook’s own support team!

  106. Tom Nguyen on April 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    That’s quite a compliment, Laurie! Glad to have helped.

  107. Lew Harrison on May 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I also tried this in a test mode and I have the problem of when I submit offering to pay the transaction fee, it doubles when it goes into paypal. I also tried Jarrod’s suggestion and it only seemed to add in only the paypal cost, not the donation plus paypal cost. Any suggestions?

  108. Tom Nguyen on May 13, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Thanks for commenting, Lew. I would need to see your form to figure out the problem. Next week, I’ll offer the sample form as a download, so you can see the settings on your own site.

  109. Ian on June 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Try deactivating and reactivating the plugin. (you may need to do it twice.) I believe Gravity Forms suggest that option for any version higher than

  110. Tom Nguyen on June 21, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Thanks for chiming in, Ian. Deactivating and reactivating Gravity Forms works, also. I’m going to add this method to the blog post.

  111. Er on July 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Great tutorial.

    I have a question, my client use Stripe + Gravity, figuring out calculation isn’t hard, but if Stripe been given amount+ fee wouldn’t it take it’s precentage from total?

    so $30 cost sent to stripe will cost $30 + 2.6% If I add 2.6% in the form
    making it $30.52 and pass it on to Stripe wouldn’t Stripe charge $30.52 + 2.6% or am I missing something

    Thanks in a dvance

  112. Er on July 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Please ignore my previous comment

  113. Tom Nguyen on July 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    No problem, Er. Were you able to get it figured out?

  114. Mel on July 23, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial, it has been very helpful!

    I have a problem in that I wish to display the total field, however, it displays the calculation total regardless of whether the user has opted to pay the transaction fee. Is there a way around this?

  115. Tom Nguyen on July 25, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Mel, thanks for reading my blog post, and I’m glad that it has helped. I’m not sure if I’m understanding you. You don’t want to display the calculation total if the user chooses not to cover the transaction fee? On my sample form above, a field showing the total amount doesn’t show if the user doesn’t check the cover fees box.

  116. Mel on July 29, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Hi, thanks for getting back to me. It seems to have fixed itself. I’m not sure why. There may have been some conflict elsewhere…

  117. Connie on August 14, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Hello i am so frustrated with this stupid Facebook removing the hours info when i selected no hours. I get NO tab that says Hours when i click page info i have sat here for over an hour and still cant get back my hours of operation back. This is a big fat facebook FAIL. I have gone over everything you show above and still can not find and get my hours back? Help please? Thank you

  118. Steve G on August 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for the info and advice.
    Our business is only open EVERY OTHER Saturday.
    Is there a way to specify this?

  119. Germaine Mills on August 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Very nice. I’ve been using Podio for quite some time and I’m not completely fulfilled by it.

  120. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Germaine, I’ve never used Podio. Have you tried Zapier? They have a free 14-day trial. Thanks for reading my blog post. I plan on updating this regularly.

  121. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Connie, did you watch the video? I explain this in the video in the “No Hours Available” section above (click here to go there). There’s an Edit Page Info link in the About section. You need to click on that to bring back the hours.

    Facebook Company Page Edit Page Info Link

  122. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Steve, Facebook doesn’t allow you to do this. If you wanted to let your customers know, you could create a post and pin it to the top of your page. Another option would be to purchase a Yext subscription and add your Saturday hours in the holiday hours section. That’s a lot of money to spend just to business hours though.

  123. Mark Hannon on September 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    For anyone who finds the formula above isn’t validating, replace the minus sign “-” with a standard hyphen. The example above uses an em dash and the validator didn’t recognize it as an operator.

  124. Tom Nguyen on September 4, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for chiming in, Mark. I looked at my source code and it actually is a standard hyphen.

  125. Mark Hannon on September 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Interesting, for some reason the minus sign converted to an em dash when I pasted the formula in. It may not happen to everyone but if someone else can’t get the formula to validate, it’s an easy fix and this might save them some frustration.

  126. Salan Khalkho on November 30, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Every good thing comes to an end.

    This trick no more works. I guess Google has fixed this issue. After all, a big slice of their SERP algorithm is based on back-link profile.

    But, nice try anyways.

    Keep up the good work. There are only few people out there who use their brains. Rest are only busy picking other people’s mind.


  127. Tom Nguyen on December 5, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Salan, it still works.

  128. Nickolas kilgore on December 7, 2017 at 12:20 am

    So what are your thoughts on using Felix? The “pay per call” services branched from Yext?

  129. Tom Nguyen on December 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Nickolas, I don’t know anything about them, but it looks like Yext sold Felix years ago (read story).

  130. Josh on December 24, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Tom, I have a similar issue as Connie had where I clicked no hours which in turn removed the business hours. However when I followed your process in the edit your profile section I am not getting an hours tab. Several people seem to have the same issue from all of the Facebook community pages yet I haven’t seen a solution towards fixing the problem

  131. Tom Nguyen on December 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Josh, I just tried it on a dummy Facebook Company page, and I was able to get the Hours tab to show up. What category did you choose for your Facebook company page? For certain first categories, the Hours tab will not show up. I used Local Service, and the Hours tab showed up when I refreshed my browser. Try changing your business’ category to Local Service, save your change, then refresh your browser. Let me know either way if the Hours tab shows up.

  132. Josh on December 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Tom, you are a genius! Thank you that did the job, you just brought the anxiety level down a few degrees. Thank you very much

  133. Josh on December 27, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Hi Tom, you are a genius! That did the trick. For whatever reason Facebook support cannot seem to lay it out in layman’s terms like you just did with their newer format. Thank you for bringing down the anxiety level a few pegs.

  134. Tom Nguyen on December 27, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Josh, thanks for letting me know. Your answers put a smile on my face. I’m glad that you were able to get access to the hours of operation again. I’ll update this post in the next few weeks to included the category part.

  135. Sophia on January 2, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Thanks so much for this. I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t work, then I tried changing the Category to Local Service and refreshing, and ta-da – there were the hours again. You’re awesome – thanks!

  136. Tom Nguyen on January 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Glad to help, Sophia.

  137. Held on January 5, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I found this post while searching SEO related topics. Very nice tribute. Brought a touch of warmth to my otherwise cold day. Thanks for sharing.

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  143. Tom Nguyen on March 6, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Just updated this post with some valuable information.

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  145. Tiffany Simpson on May 17, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Hi Tom,
    I am hoping you could please help me. Our Facebook page always states Closed when in fact it is open. I have tried to follow your steps but I cannot change the Category from “Local Service” to “Local Business”.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  146. Tom Nguyen on May 17, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Tiffany, have you watched the video in the post? You can have business hours even if your category is “Local Service”. Try going to here and clicking the “Edit Page Info” link. You should see an Hours tab on the top right of the modal window that shows up. I got the ball rolling and made a suggestion to Facebook and told them that your business is always open.

  147. Tiffany on May 21, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Tom

    I had viewed your video and have used ‘Edit Page Info’ to add our Mon-Fri hours(Mon- Thurs 07.30 – 16.00 and Fri 07.30 – 13.00). I had also added ‘Local Service’ to my categories and saved it all. However, my problem is still unresolved.

    The hours show up on our page, but when I’m viewing at the page at say 10am, (when we are open), the page is saying closed now. In fact, fb only shows our business as open at around 3pm on any working day..

    Any thoughts on this?

  148. Tom Nguyen on May 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Tiffany, I did some researching, but I couldn’t find an answer. So, until you can get Facebook to solve your problem, why don’t you play around with the opening and closing hours? At 7:30 am your time, why don’t you increase or decrease the opening hour until your Facebook page says you are open. Add or decrease 8.5 hours to your closing time as well. The hours won’t be accurate, but at least Facebook will say you are open when you are.

    Maybe go to to contact Facebook.

    You could also click the question mark icon on the top right, then click the Report a Problem link.

  149. Tiffany on May 22, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Well thank you very much for your time! I thought I was going crazy with the hours not showing accurately. Appreciate all you’ve done. Thank you so much

  150. Samantha Lewis on May 31, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Facebook Android user here. No options to change to my
    Personal profile for commenting as you describe!

  151. Casey on June 21, 2018 at 12:42 am

    I’m trying to change my business hours from set hours to no hours listed and it keeps saying that it can’t save it try again

  152. Jennifer D'Alberto Kavensky on June 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Okay so when I hit save it
    Says your changes weren’t saved please try again
    Please help
    Also my address does not show up on my page even though it is there on the back end

  153. Tom Nguyen on June 26, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Jennifer and Casey,

    I was able to change the business hours on my own business page and on a dummy Facebook company page. I’m using Google Chrome on a MacBook. What browser are you using? Maybe try a different browser if you’re having problems.

  154. Tom Nguyen on June 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm


    The reason why your address isn’t showing up on your page is because you have Social Club as one of your categories. If you remove that category, your visitors will see your address again.

  155. Angel on June 28, 2018 at 4:30 am

    I haven’t seen it so it might not be available. Has Facebook added the ability to update hour for a special holiday rather than just days of the week? Google allows us to create holiday hours that turn on only for the date selected i.e. if you’re closed for 4th of July only. I haven’t had any luck finding that feature on our FB business page over the past few years but was hoping maybe it’s been newly added and I just can’t find it? Cheers!

  156. Wendy on June 28, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Is it possible to change business hours on an iPad? Every time I try it says not saved try again.

  157. Loretta Callahan on June 28, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you! Very helpful.

  158. Scott Johnson on July 11, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Tom, love that this article is responding to clients request. Makes me want to try out Wufoo forms. This article, because of what you put into it – research, well organized helpful graphics, is clearly a labor of love.

  159. Tom Nguyen on July 11, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, Scott. I started using Wufoo Forms because a friend recommended it to me. I just stuck with them because of their quick response. If your site was built with WordPress, then there are other options like Gravity Forms and Contact Form 7. I like Gravity Forms a lot as well. Wufoo isn’t dependent on any CMS though.

  160. Chris Nddie on July 18, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Yes Its working. Thanks Alot. TOM, you shared an awesome technique.

  161. Tom Nguyen on July 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Chris, thank for letting me know. I’m happy to hear that the technique worked for you 🙂

  162. Simon on July 19, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Nice. You’re probably better off forcing the search and then removing anything on your own domain though:
    Returns about 540 results all which appear to be relevant.

  163. Tom Nguyen on July 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Simon. Using your query did cut down on the results, and I do like the results better. I’ll update this post pretty soon with your tip.

  164. Chuck on July 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    The tiny profile image does not seem to exist in the mobile app. Can be done in Chrome on mobile, but not in the app. At least not on Android.

  165. Tom Nguyen on July 27, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Chuck, thanks for pointing that out. I opened the Android version on my Chromebook to check myself. I just updated the blog post.

  166. Tom Nguyen on July 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Simon, I just reviewed both queries, and although they differ a little. The amounts of results are almost the same despite the numbers that Google gives.

  167. meer on August 8, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Sir, I used to check my competitor backlinks through your competitor analysis tutorial, but one problem that is how to check specific keyword backlink via “” -inurl: would you please help me

  168. Tom Nguyen on August 9, 2018 at 5:32 pm


    Are you not getting possible places to get backlinks when you run that query?

  169. Robert Kruse on August 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Ha, I should do this with a picture of my kids. I bet they’d get a kick out of it!

  170. Tom Nguyen on August 16, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Give it a shot. I’d like to see it when you’re done. Thanks for reading the tutorial.

  171. Cibele on August 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Mysteriously, the dropdown to change profiles on my profile only shows 1 page option. That has happened since I activated the Business Manager. Do you have any idea of what’s happening?

  172. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Yes. When you add a page to the Facebook Business Manager, that page is removed out of your personal Facebook account. If you can, you will need to remove the page from the Facebook Business Manager. If you only have one page on the Facebook Business Manager, you won’t be able to remove it. This blog post from Agora Pulse helped me with that.

  173. Tom Nguyen on August 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Cibele, if you only have one Facebook company page in your Business Manager account, you can try to delete your business to bring it back to your personal account, but I have had any luck. You would go to this settings link, then click on the Business Info on the left side. You’ll see a button that says “Permenantly Delete Business”. I wasn’t able to do it though. Maybe you’ll have better luck.

  174. Tom Nguyen on August 24, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Cibele, do you see a left arrow by your company profile? If so, perhaps clicking it could help. Click here for more info on how to do that.

  175. Jenny on October 26, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for this thorough article. Unfortunately, when I click on the left arrow, it only shows my page and not my personal profile. I am one of several “editors” on the page, not the admin, and I want to be able to like posts as myself. I can’t figure out how to do that. I’ve also searched the Facebook help section, and nothing is working. Thoughts?

  176. Jenny on October 26, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I figured it out! On my page, I went to Settings and then clicked Page Attribution in the left sidebar. There I had the option to post as either the page or myself. I chose myself and when I went back to the page, I could then like and comment as myself. It looks like I can’t create a new post as myself, but that’s OK. I want to write posts as my page, but then react to posts (especially posts written by other editors) as myself. This has been driving me nuts, and I’m so glad it was a simple fix! 🙂

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  178. Lynn Repak on November 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I see this question asked back in June, but don’t see a reply….any way to add special holiday hours on Facebook?

  179. Tom Nguyen on November 20, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Lynn, thanks for asking the question again. At the moment, you can’t add holiday hours via Facebook, but you can through Yext. To read more about Yext, you can click here to go to the Facebook holiday hours section that I just created.

  180. Jill on November 26, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Jenny…have you figured out how to change the Page Attribution on the mobile app? I can like posts as myself on the page that I’m an Admin as long as I’m using the desktop version of Facebook. Once I switch to the mobile app I am again reacting to posts and comments as my page and not my personal profile. I have an Android (Samsung Galaxy 8+). If anyone has figured this out for the mobile app…I’d love to hear how.

  181. Tom Nguyen on November 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Jenny and Jill, thanks for commenting.

    Jenny, I was able to create a post or comment on an existing post as myself on a desktop computer regardless of what I chose in the Post Attribution section. The only difference was if I selected the post as myself option, the post would be attributed to my personal profile by default.

    Jill, on my iPhone, regardless of whether I chose to post as myself or the company page that I’m managing, the post would be attributed to the company page by default. I was able to attribute posts to myself though. Just to clear things up, on my iPhone, I am using the Facebook app and not the Facebook Pages app when I’m posting or commenting as myself.

  182. Rob on November 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    I can’t do this on the iPhone app.
    When I go to publish, it is only showing my page details and not the profile!

  183. Cam Cecchini on November 30, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! Quick question, would this work using the Gravity Forms extension for WooCommerce? I’m selling blanket kits for my NPO and would like to implement this for the transaction fees associated with purchases (donations). Thanks in advance!

  184. Tom Nguyen on December 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm


    I’ve never used the Gravity Forms extension for WooCommerce. I contacted Gravity Forms support about it, and they told they are not familiar enough with the extension to give an answer. They recommended that you contact WooCommerce about it.

  185. Douglas on December 4, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Hi Tom, I`m having a issue with facebook business and hours.

    I need to change my working hour to 1:20 pm – 6:40pm, but facebook only allows sets between 15 min, like 1:15 1:30 1:45 – 6:15 6:30 6:45.
    Is there something to do? Or I`ll have to change my working hours according to facebook will?

  186. Tom Nguyen on December 10, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Douglas, you’ll have to change your operating hours. Every 15 minutes is about as detailed as they get.

  187. Charlotte Pierce on December 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Does this apply to Android app? I’ve been searching and searching.

  188. Tom Nguyen on December 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Rob, the option is there. You have to tap the down arrow by your business name.

  189. Tom Nguyen on December 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Charlotte, this is just for the iPhone app.

  190. C Vandenberg on January 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm


    Please tell me how to post on my page as my page

    I dont want to post on my page as me

    This used to be available but now when I switch, I can’t post at all

    Please help

  191. Laura on January 21, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Hi Tom,
    Somehow my business hours dont add up. I have set the hours till 6pm but at 5pm it says ‘Now closed’ even when you click on the hours its the correct 6pm. I have checked my linked instagram and google business hours but cant find the problem.

    Greetings from Holland!

  192. Josh Harwell on January 21, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for this insightful tutorial! Is there a way to make the form display the formula for different products totaled together.

    So If I’m ordering 2 adult meals at $5 a piece, plus 2 kid’s meals at $4 a piece it will take the total calculation of that and then add the payment processing to the whole total and not just the individual items?

  193. Tom Nguyen on January 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I’m not sure if I understand you, Josh. The fee is added to the total amount. If there were multiple items selected for purchase, I believe you could use the Total field to add up the prices of items selected for purchase. Then, you could add the transaction fee to the total.

  194. Lori Newman on January 30, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Great tutorial Tom, bookmarking this post for sure 🙂

  195. Kurt on January 30, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Tom. I’m an admin for our nonprofit page and would like to add a photo to one of the comments that another admin posted as myself, not the page, but when I click on the dropdown and select my personal profile, the camera icon for posting a photo disappears. Do you have any advice? Thanks in advance.

  196. Tom Nguyen on January 30, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Glad you found it helpful, Lori!

  197. Tom Nguyen on January 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Kurt, are you using the Facebook iPhone app? If so, I was able to reproduce the error once. I either cancelled the post or reselected my company page, and I was able to see the camera icon. I wasn’t able to reproduce the error again. Try toggling back and forth between your personal and company profile. If that doesn’t work, you could try canceling and restarting the post. Here’s a screenshot showing the camera icon when I’m posting with my personal profile on my company page:

    Camera icon still shows when posting from a personal profile on a company page with the Facebook iPhone app

    If that doesn’t work, you could just post from your personal profile on a desktop computer. The Photo/Video option never disappears there.

  198. Kurt on January 30, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Hi, Tom. Sorry, I should have been more clear…this is through the Facebook website on my laptop, not the iPhone app. I flipped back and forth with the profile, but no luck.

  199. Tom Nguyen on January 30, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Kurt, on the Facebook website on my desktop, there is no camera icon. Here’s a screenshot:

    Posting on Facebook company page on desktop computer with a personal profile

    I’m using Chrome on a MacBook. What browser are you using? And can you provide a screenshot of your post?

  200. PTA on February 5, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Great article – my question is that the “Total” pricing field cannot be used in calculations. I basically want the customer to select multiple items that should all be summed up to a “Total” but then if they select that they want to pay with Credit Card, I’d like to add the PayPal fee. If you try to use the Total field in the calculation it ends up creating a circular reference because the Total field automatically sums up all the Product Fields on a page (and in your example the Amount w/fee) is a Product Field. Just wondering if there are any other options.

  201. Tom Nguyen on February 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I’m not sure why you are having problems. Can you go into more detail?

  202. Jan on February 27, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Tom!

    This guide is most helpful, but I just ran into the problem with business hours. My business operates in 3 sets of timing per day (for a lunch break and a dinner break). I don’t see a “+” to add a third set of hours like you mentioned, and I get a warning notice saying “You can only add two opening hours per day.”

    Is there a workaround for this restriction? Thank you!

  203. tasha on March 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    when i try to click on my personal icon, it doesn’t change over on the mobile version. is there something i need to fix in settings?

  204. taro misaki on March 14, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    is the cellular version problematic I tried but can’t ??

  205. Tom Nguyen on March 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I haven’t had a problem with it. I use the Facebook app not the Facebook Page app. Also, I’m using an iPhone.

  206. Tom on April 28, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I have the same question (or similar) to PTA above.
    I want to add the 2.9% fee to the paypal option, but not for my “Bill me” and “Pay by check” options.
    This for a B2B transaction, so we are only passing on the fee to another business.

  207. Jim on May 1, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    on Desktop, when I try to switch to my personal account, it appears as an option, but if I select it – it just stays on my Page account. Have you seen this before?

  208. Cape Cod Girl on May 5, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I cannot comment as myself on pages my business page has liked. I can comment as myself on mobile but not on desktop. Been like this for a long while. I have even unliked the page,

  209. Edgar Sanchez on May 7, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Tom, in my android phone does not appear the small thumbnail image for change to my page to my profile

  210. Justis Zietlow on May 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    May 2019:
    Using Samsung mobile and cannot figure out if there is an option for us other than bumping into a browser on phone. (I am well versed in desktop usage) completely frustrating I can’t get this option to work. However, Groups has an easy switch function.

  211. Hannah on May 15, 2019 at 6:35 am

    My Facebook business page won’t let me overwrite 09:00-17:00 as my open hours. any ideas with this one? TIA
    Page is Forton Commercials

  212. Tom Nguyen on May 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Justis and Edgar, I don’t have an Android phone, so I can’t reproduce the issue. I do have a Chromebook though. I’ll let you know if I find a solution. Jim and Cape Cod Girl, I haven’t experienced your issue.

  213. Laritza on May 22, 2019 at 5:48 am

    How can I use the Total field? Payment Amount does not work for me, it only calculates half of the fee. Gravity forms says Payment Amount:# field does not exist.

  214. Amanda on July 3, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    When I’m on a FB business page, I am able to comment under my personal account. The problem is when I go to reply to people who have replied to my comments. That reply suddenly changes to a reply from my business page account. Can you tell me how to fix this?

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  216. Veenus on July 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Dear Tom, my Facebook business page won’t let me change the closing time to 00:00, but other options are available.

  217. Bruce Jones on July 28, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Kudzu is shut down now fyi.

  218. Tom Nguyen on July 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks, Bruce. I knew that, but I just I forgot to update this list. I’ve replaced Kudzu with Tuugo.

  219. Kyle Delaney on August 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    The icon with the user-selection dropdown just isn’t there

  220. Tom Nguyen on August 12, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Jan, you can only add two sets of hours per day. I apologize for saying that you can add more than two setts of hours per day. I’ve removed that part from this post.

  221. Tom Nguyen on August 12, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Hannah, what do you see when you try to update your hours of operation?

  222. Tom Nguyen on August 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Laura, I’m not exactly sure what the problem is. Do your Facebook timestamps match what’s on your computer?

  223. Tom Nguyen on August 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Veenus, you could specify 23:59 as your closing time. What if you change your time format from 24h to 12h?

  224. Luke Cavanagh on August 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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  225. Michelle on August 26, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I was battling with this too. Here’s what works for me: I have an iPhone with the Facebook ‘Pages’ app installed for the companies I am Page Admin of (Orange Flag icon) I also have the normal Facebook app on my phone (White f on blue background)
    When I am commenting as the company I am posting for I use the Pages/Orange Flag App.
    When I want to comment as myself on a company page, I access via my personal FB app. I type the company name in the search bar, it comes up, I go to the post and comment as myself .

  226. Monics on September 8, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    When trying to comment as myself on a community page there’s actually anothe Page I am the Administrator of in the comment field. HELP!

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  235. R on September 23, 2019 at 9:28 am

    U never mentioned how to switch b/n 2 accts via desktop. U only mentioned hootsuite not very helpful for those who dont have hoot.

  236. Tom Nguyen on September 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

    That’s because you can’t. I mentioned that in my post. I mentioned Hootsuite as an option if you really wanted to switch between accounts on a desktop.

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  243. Carla on October 1, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Tom, Justis, Edgar, and Jill,
    I also am having the same issue with an ANDROID phone. If you find a solution, please share it!!! Thank you!

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  256. Andrew Nowicki on October 10, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Like many here, I also experience problems with this.

    I switch on the side bar to “myself” and post the comment. Once it posts my personal icon appears next to the comment, but seconds later my name and icon are replaced with the group I manage.

    Switching between web browser and the app have the same result. I effectively am unable to comment as myself unless I switch to desktop.

  257. Robyn on October 16, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Thanks for the straightforward advice! All I was looking for was if I am able to switch between different accounts on desktop. Love the straightforward and helpful tips!

  258. Kim Jahn on October 16, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Did Facebook change this option? Your article is “so much” last year 😉

    I can comment as everyone of my profiles. However, I cannot post a new post in any other name than my company. The option is not to be found using your guide.

    I’m working from a Win 10 PC

    Regards and thx for doing your bit for the internet 😉

  259. Tom Nguyen on October 16, 2019 at 1:06 pm


    Thanks for commenting, and I’m glad I was able to help you.

  260. Tom Nguyen on October 16, 2019 at 1:08 pm


    I just updated the blog post. I’m going to update it even more today. I’ve held off on updating any blog posts because I’ve been working on our website’s redesign for the last several months. I hope the new advice helps you, and thank you for reading my posts.

  261. Vivian Yu on October 18, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Hi Tom, I’m having an issue with my page’s hours section. I can edit and save my business hours but when I refresh the browser, the business hours still don’t show up. What could be the problem? 🙁 Hope you can help me figure this out.

  262. Tom Nguyen on October 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Vivian, I’ve never experienced that issue before. I just updated the business hours from a desktop Chrome browser with no problem.

  263. Crystal on November 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    How can I comment as myself in the Facebook android app?

  264. Nguyen Nam Duy on November 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I see errors on mobile

  265. Tom Nguyen on November 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Crystal, I don’t think it’s possible yet. I’ll test on my Android tablet. If I find that I can post personally on a managed Facebook company page, I’ll let you know.

    Nguyen, what kind of errors?

  266. Mark M. on November 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Tom

    This is the best resource I’ve found that even comes close to address my issue. Hoping you have some insight.

    I have admin access to three different Facebook pages. Only one of these Pages (the company I work for directly) requires me to click a grey bar at the top of the page (Go To Business Manager to Manage this page) if I want to post anything to the Page as the Company. If I do not click that bar, my posts are treated like a Visitor Post from my personal account.

    I have full Admin permissions for this Page.

    In my Facebook app (latest version as of 11/14/19), the company page discussed above is found under the Pages tab/submenu (orange flag). The other two are listed directly in the Menu. For those Pages, I am able to create a post, see analytics, etc.

    For the Page founder under the Pages submenu, I can do none of those things on mobile. I have no Admin access of any kind.

    It seems like the Business Manager is the culprit here; the two pages I can access as Admin on mobile don’t have this.

    Is there any way to opt-out of it? Any insight as to what my issue could be?

  267. Tom Nguyen on November 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm


    Business Manager is the culprit. Have you tried removing your business page from Facebook Business Manager? Doing so, will allow the Post Attribution feature to work again.

  268. Leviticus Bennett on November 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Thank you so much for helping me understand how to comment on a Facebook company page as myself. Man, managing all this computer stuff seems a bit too much for me. I wonder if I could hire some IT guys to help me with this.

  269. Tom Nguyen on November 26, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Glad you liked the post. Just a general IT guy won’t help you with this. They need to be familiar with how Facebook works. You need a social media manager.

  270. Daniella Ben-David on December 5, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    When I log out from my account on my computer I can’t log in as my second account since the only choice for log in is my regular private account.
    I type in the name of my second account and the password for my åprivate account and I get an error mesage saying that the account name or password is incorrect.
    what can I do?
    I want to add some photos and thibgs from my computer tyhat I don’t have on my Ipda or phone.

  271. Car Change on December 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Hello Tom. IM having an issue with my Facebook Business page. Every time i change the hours to the hours I want. I click Save changes but when i refresh my page to see if they saved, The hours go back to what they were… I dont know whats going on. I need some help..

  272. Jax on December 16, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Please update this.

  273. Tom Nguyen on December 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm


    If you want to switch accounts without logging out, you’ll need to do it from your phone.

  274. Tom Nguyen on December 16, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Have you tried to do it from a different device?

  275. Tom Nguyen on December 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm


    It’s been updated multiple times. What are you having a problem with?

  276. Emily on December 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you for the helpful information! I am trying to connect by business Instagram to my Squarespace website, but my business account is linked to my personal Instagram. Since I am not able to switch to my business account from my personal Instagram (and since I can only log into my personal Instagram from my laptop), I am wondering if I should separate my two Instagram accounts? Also, if I do separate them and connect my business account to my website, am I able to link my business Instagram and personal Instagram together again afterward?

  277. Tom Nguyen on January 2, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    That’s outside the scope of this article, Emily.

  278. riewes on January 6, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing all of your experiences!

  279. Tom Nguyen on January 6, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    You’re welcome. I hope you found the content useful.

  280. JD on January 15, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    So basically if you make a second account on your current Instagram there’s not way to log in to it on a cpu? Since it will auto you to your main every time since the accounts both share the same log info?

  281. Tom Nguyen on January 27, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    JD, on a desktop computer, your best best is to use Hootsuite or some other social media manager software.

  282. Joanne Adirim on January 29, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks Tom for clearing up my search for switching accounts desktop. I’ve been switching on my phone, but wanted the same convenience desktop.

    Do you have any insight into why this function isn’t available desktop? If the peeps at Instagram will make this feature in the near future?

  283. Tom Nguyen on January 29, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    My guess is that Instagram is mainly used on a mobile phone. Instagram makes an app for Android tablets, but there isn’t one for the iPhone.

  284. Alba on January 30, 2020 at 6:44 am

    I need to know how to make a snippet

  285. jason thomas on February 13, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    my business is closed for ten hours during the day but i open at 10pm and stay open until noon the next day. because i can only add my hours on a single day at a time facebook is telling people at around 1130 that i am closing soon, then around midnight it will say i am open again. this could be bad for my business. is there any way around this?

  286. Samantha Newman on February 17, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Hi, I’ve tried absolutely everything on my Fb business page and my hours are still not showing, It’s driving me crazy! It’s saving my hours just not showing them, I’ve done it on computer and phone. Help!

  287. Tom Nguyen on February 18, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Jason, what if you put down 10 pm – 12 pm as your hours? I did that on a dummy Facebook page, and this is what shows up.

    Dummy Facebook company page business hours evening to noon the next day

  288. Tom Nguyen on February 18, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Samantha, I would need to know more info about your page. Please share the url on here, and I’ll take a look. An issue that might prevent business hours from being shown is your category.

  289. jason p thomas on February 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    my hours are 10pm-12pm because that is the end of the day. i cant be open til noon the next day because that is a new day. and so the problem is that it is telling people that i am closing soon because the day ends at midnight and another one begins

  290. Tom Nguyen on February 18, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Jason, as mentioned in my previous reply, I was able to add 10 pm to 12pm to my dummy Facebook page. You can specify a time on the next day. If you couldn’t, then nightclubs would be out of luck. Here is an example of a local bar’s Facebook page which is open from 11:00 am to 3:00 am.

  291. jason p thomas on February 18, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    thank you Tom Nguyen. i changed my hours from starting at 10pm and closing at 12pm, which would actually be the next day but it seems to work and i think i fixed the problem. it doesnt say closing soon anymore. thank you very much

  292. Tom Nguyen on February 19, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Jason, glad I could help.

  293. Pajolovo on February 24, 2020 at 3:26 am

    It’s pretty silly that the Android app process has to be so convoluted and you have to go to a computer to change who you act as (where you could just use the “post/comment/react as” menu there anyway without changing it indefinitely, which would becone a problem when you do want to post as your page and have to go to a computer again to change it, and hope you’ll want to post/comment/react as your page again next time).

    Fortunately, I’ve found a workaround! Just go to your mobile browser on your Android and do it there. The regular Facebook mobile page lets you pick who to react/comment/post as, much like the non-Android options explained above (at least in Firefox and Opera, which are the Android browsers I’ve tried it in). If all else fails use “desktop site” on your mobile browser, which should also work.

  294. Tom Nguyen on February 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm


    I discussed the workaround at the end of this blog post.

  295. George on March 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Hi Tom,
    Thank you for sharing this, I had the same problem and your tip helped me out. There is one issue with the code, the quotation marks in your code are the “fancy” kind, not the regular straight kind, so when I copy pasted into my functions.php file they didn’t work, until I figured out to change them.

    It’s hard to tell the difference but the first one doesn’t work, the second one does.



  296. Tom Nguyen on March 2, 2020 at 1:05 pm


    Thanks for pointing that out. I actually had the straight single quotes, but they weren’t showing up using the blockquote tag. I didn’t like the way the code showed up when I used the code tag, so I installed the SyntaxHighligther Evolved Plugin. I used to use it before, but I had problems with it. I’m going to give it a shot again. Anyways, the code should be good to copy and paste now.

  297. George on March 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Yes the new code format in your article works now, thanks for fixing that. Looks like WordPress (or some plugin you use) changes these quotation marks to be the curly kind. Even in my reply above, now both of them show the curly kind and not the straight one. I guess this is something to be aware of.

  298. Rachel on March 10, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Is it possible to comment or post in OTHER groups as the “page” rather than “myself”?

  299. Tom Nguyen on March 10, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Rachel, unfortunately, I can’t answer that. That’s a whole other subject that’s outside the scope of this post.

  300. Sarahfina on March 22, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Tom, I see you have updated the post and answered a few comments, but it looks like since they removed the page attribution section – you have found no way to post a new post on a page you manage as yourself and not the page?

  301. Tom Nguyen on March 22, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Sarahfina, I address that in the post update. Yes, they removed it, and I don’t know of a way to post a new post as yourself on a company page.

  302. Ekaterina on April 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Thanks a lot for all this info.
    My problem is that on my desktop I can comment either as my company or myself. Looks like no problem on desktop.
    But on the iphone, in FB app, I can’t comment on someone’s question as my company!! Only as myself!!
    So it looks weird, because when I at my computer I can do company’s comment, when on iphone I can’t.
    Why is it so??? No answer anywhere whatsoever!
    I was so glad when I saw your site.
    Maybe you can help me.

  303. Tom Nguyen on April 3, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Ekaterina, have you tried the Facebook pages app?

  304. labelleseville - Seville tours on April 3, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    so impressive ! Chapeau! Love it

  305. Molly on April 7, 2020 at 8:29 am

    So simple, but not knowing it resulted in hours of maddening frustration. Thanks much for this. Cheers.

  306. Tom Nguyen on April 7, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Glad to help, and thanks for commenting. That inspires me to make more Illustrator blog posts.

  307. Michael on April 10, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Why isn’t it possible to login to a linked account from a desktop? – Not often that this is needed but when you managing more than one account it’s a lot easier to do that from a computer.

    Are there any free desktop applications to do this? (except for Hootsuite)

  308. Jim Smith on April 28, 2020 at 6:11 am

    The Facebook iphone app now seems to have the post attribution setting back – and it works too.

  309. Tom Nguyen on April 29, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Micheal, I don’t work for Instagram, so I don’t know the answer to that. My guess would be that Instagram was built to be a mobile application, and they don’t want people to update their accounts with their desktop computer.

  310. Tom Nguyen on April 29, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Unfortunately, the post attribution setting isn’t working for me on an iPhone or iPad.

  311. Owen Carver on May 12, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I just registered my coffee roasting business in Las Vegas Cafe do Paraiso with FourSquare and it only gave me the option to pay $20 which I did. It seems to be a high quality listing site. As long as I get 2 coffee customers from it then it more than pays for itself over the long run.

  312. Renee Roy on May 14, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    I have added business hours on a newly created Facebook business page but show as if office is closed but shouldn’t be

    Hours of operations are from 9 am to 6 pm on Monday, 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 am to 3 pm on Fridays

  313. Tom Nguyen on May 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Owen, I’m glad you found my post useful.

  314. Michelle Sullivan on June 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    So… is there no way to post to a page for which you’re an admin, as yourself?
    The post attribution option described above does indeed seem to have been taken away completely, and the hack (URL) doesn’t work for me.

    It would seem there is no way to post as yourself to a page you administer, but I’d love confirmation that I’m not missing something here.


  315. Tom Nguyen on June 3, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Michelle, you’re correct. There’s not way to post as yourself on a page that you administer.

  316. DarkCoder on June 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Thank You For Sharing it… Pretty Interesting..

  317. Matthew on June 10, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Great article. Thanks.

    Any suggestions on where to find a list of other XPath Selectors? I’m looking to scrape the Meta Description as well.

  318. Matthew on June 10, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I just did some research by inspecting Google SERPs (CTRL + SHIFT + I when on the page and parse through the code). I found the following XPath selectors. It would be great to get a full list without having to do this trial and error approach.

    Keep in mind that results only populate if the SERP actually contains them. i.e. not all search results have a Local 3 Pack or Top Stories or Videos, so for those keywords the resulting fields will be blank.

    Meta Description //span[@class=”st”]
    Searches Related To //p[@class=”nVcaUb”]
    Local 3 Pack //div[@class=”dbg0pd”]
    Top Stories //div[@class=”y9oXvf”]
    Videos //div[@class=”wCIBKb”]

  319. Tom Nguyen on June 11, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Matthew, thanks for reading my blog post. Hopefully, you got some use out of it. I tried your Meta Description XPath selector, and it didn’t work. I was able to come up with an XPath selector to produce all of the meta descriptions on a Google Serp, and I put it in this section.

    I had already listed the related searches XPath selector at the end of this blog post (before the comments).

    I believe my blog post is the best thing you’ll get to a full list of Google Serp XPath selectors that will work.

  320. J KAS on June 25, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Hi there, I’m having the same problem as Renee. My new FB business page operating hours are correct but it seems like the time zone is wrong. For example, my Mon-Fri opening hours are 830am to 53pm but when I check at any time in the day it always says “closed” and instead it shows “open” when it’s actually at night which has passed 530pm. Any advice? Thx!

  321. Brian on June 25, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for posting this info.
    The URL you have seems to be incorrect.
    You have ->

    I believe it should be ->
    Just needed to change page to post.

    Too bad FB still isn’t allowing admins to post as themselves. On May 30, 2020, I did post as myself but I don’t remember if I did anything to make that happen or it was just a fluke. I’ve never been able to since.

  322. Tom Nguyen on June 25, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for letting me know, Brian. I updated the URL. In the past, to post, you simply could select your personal profile from a dropdown like this:

    Select personal profile on new business page post

  323. Alexa on June 30, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Thank you for this step-by-step it is incredibly helpful! But I’m only able to get the titles of the search page itself e.g. Title: [search query] Google Search, and not from the individual results like you’ve gotten above. Not sure where I’ve gone wrong, any idea why?

  324. Tom Nguyen on June 30, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Alexa, thanks for reading my post. If you followed my tutorial correctly, you should be able to see the extracted data if you continue to scroll to the right. I just updated the post, so take a look. Also, the current version (12.0) will display titles and urls together even if you are only extracting the titles. You can download version 11.3 and install it in a different directory if you don’t want to see the results like this.

  325. KTFG on December 9, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Good info, thanks

  326. Anna on January 24, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Hi Tom,
    first of all: thanks for that great article, so helpful!
    I want to scrape a high number of meta descriptions for one query (>6000 results).
    I do only get 100 results – do you have any idea on how to overcome that?
    Thank you!

  327. Tom Nguyen on January 25, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve never run a query for that many results. What would you need 6000 results for? Running a query for 6000+ results might trigger a red flag with Google.

  328. Emma Bateman on January 26, 2021 at 4:13 am

    oh my goodness. I was trying to figure that out by myself for ages and almost gave up allowing the artwork to not quite look right! glad I found this page! thank you for your tips!

  329. Tom Nguyen on January 26, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Emma, thanks for letting me know. It puts a big smile on my face to hear that my blog post solved your problem, and you’ve given me inspiration to write more Illustrator blogs 🙂

  330. Christina on February 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I think this is outdated now.. I can’t see that little logo anywhere…

  331. Tom Nguyen on February 8, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Christina, thanks for letting me know. Facebook has changed a good bit since my last update to this blog post. Scroll up to learn how to do it. I haven’t updated the Android phone and tablet section yet though.

  332. J Carter on March 20, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Hi Tom I have the same problem as J Kas. It looks like I’m open and hour early and closed an hour earlier than I actually am. Almost like it has me in a different time zone. It was showing closed ALL the time to everyone but myself. I think I fixed that by changing to a Local Business instead of Local Service. But the hours are off by an hour now. Early for both opening and closing. Can you please HELP ME 😫 Thank you.

  333. Tom Nguyen on March 22, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    J Carter and J Kas, maybe your page is set up in the wrong time zone? If you could post your FB page’s url in your reply, I could take a look at it when I have free time. Please don’t send the url in an email to troubleshoot it.

  334. Ashley on April 1, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Our business page on Facebook had our correctly selected hours, then all of a sudden it changed to permanently closed. Anytime that I try to change the hours back to what we had on there before, it just goes back to permanently closed. How do I get the hours back to normal?

  335. Yves on April 6, 2021 at 5:59 pm


    My page also shows Closed now at times it shouldn’t, Ive checked everything… Can you please help?

  336. Teresa on April 9, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    I’m hoping you can help me with a related question: how do I interact with other Facebook pages as my own business page? Facebook seems to have removed the little thing in the bottom right of a post that allowed you to switch between which profile you were interacting as.

    This is frustrating because I have a personal Facebook account for my personal life – which I would prefer to keep private and separate from my professional life – and lately I’ve been having to comment on business associates’ pages with my personal account, giving people the impression that they should be sending me friend requests rather than follow my page. Is there currently any way for me to interact with pages as my own page, or am I stuck just sharing their posts?

  337. Tom Nguyen on April 13, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I’m only covering how to comment as yourself on a Facebook company page. It looks like Facebook to that feature away.

  338. Tom Nguyen on April 13, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I would try changing your business category although I used Contractor, Construction Company, and Kitchen & Bath Contractor on my dummy FB page, and I was still able to add hours of operation. Sorry that I couldn’t be of any more help.

  339. Elisante Shao on April 14, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Great help

  340. Tom Nguyen on April 14, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Teresa, I was browsing my Facebook home feed and I found the answer to your question. To comment on another business page as a business that you own or manage, you can do so by clicking the thumbnail image. The thumbnail image should have a down arrow next to it like in this screenshot:

    Commenting on Facebook business page as a business on the home page feed

  341. Teresa on April 14, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you so much for looking into this for me! I’ve discovered that the thumbnail image only shows up for me on the News Feed, not if I go to a page or an individual post. It’s better than nothing!

  342. Tom Nguyen on April 26, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Yep. That’s what you have to work with at the moment.

  343. Duncan on April 27, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Been pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. Your tutorial made it really easy. Thank you for doing this!

  344. Tom Nguyen on May 3, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    I appreciate you letting me know. Thank you!

  345. Sophie on May 7, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    I have added my business hours to my fairly newly created business page and no matter what I do the hours do not show on my page.
    Everything is ticked and completed as it should but the hours do not show.
    I have the categories set to local service and food and drink.
    Any help would be much appreciated!
    Many thanks

  346. Tom Nguyen on May 13, 2021 at 8:04 am


    If you can choose hours, then they should show up in the about section of your FB page. I’ve never had that problem before.

  347. Jason Cand on May 20, 2021 at 2:37 am

    My business listing was out there since and 2015 and was generating leads. Now it got suspended and I’ve sent reinstatement request. I have few questions.
    Did you send pics of your business docs?
    What about business that have to arrive to job site like plumbers?
    What if actual business name and listing name is not same?

  348. Vivian on May 23, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Hi, my problem is even though my page is showing opening hours it’s always has the “Now closed” sign next to it. Even when we’re suppose to be open. The location of the shop is correct so I’m not sure why it’s set to always show the “now closed” sign next to the hours. Any ideas?

  349. Tom Nguyen on June 8, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Jason, your listing name needs to be the same as your business name. Some spammers have gotten away with adding keywords in their GMB listing, but I wouldn’t recommend it just because you may still have your listing suspended.

    Google didn’t ask me for business docs, but I was ready to send it to them. They asked me for a storefront photo.

    If your customers don’t come to your office, you can have Google hide your business name. I would display your address if it’s not your home or a mailbox. Plumbing has a lot of shady businesses on Google who try to cheat the system.

  350. Tom Nguyen on June 8, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Vivian, based on the comments, this seems to be a common problem. I or none of my clients haven’t had this problem, so I don’t have a solution. Sorry.

  351. Jessica on June 18, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    I am trying to set my business hours. When I select it, it shows the hours. I don’t have an exact location because we currently work from home. I feel like I’ve tried everything, I even contacted Facebook. I tried putting the category to local business but there isn’t an option. We are a graphic design company so I didn’t see much in the local graphic designer lol. Do you need to have a physical address to put in hours? I can’t set up automated responses until I fix this issue. I’ve been using Facebook for years and have never been so stumped.

  352. Tom Nguyen on June 21, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Jessica, I tried changing the category of a dummy Facebook page that I manage to Graphic Designer and deleted Local Business, and I was still able to see the business hours. Sorry that I couldn’t help any more.

  353. Janet on July 8, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you for this! I was going crazy trying to figure it out.

  354. Tom Nguyen on July 9, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you for commenting, Janet. It puts a smile on my face to know that I helped you 🙂

  355. Alix Knipe on July 10, 2021 at 9:35 am

    I don’t have page builder as a template option…..

  356. Tom Nguyen on July 12, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Make sure you’re running the latest version of Genesis, Dynamik, and WordPress. It would probably be a good idea to make sure all of your plugins are up-to-date, also.

  357. favour on August 15, 2021 at 6:11 am

    Let me try it on myself and prank my friends 😂😂

  358. Mary on September 3, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you Tom for everything you have done. That little arrow that allows you to switch between your profile and your pages profile has disappeared . I used to be able to use the work around on Android, and my Laptop (not the app), but it seems to not allow me switch..anywhere. Wondering if it has changed for anyone else, or is it a setting I have changed incorrectly.

  359. Tom Nguyen on September 3, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Mary, thanks for commenting. On a desktop computer, the icon with the arrow close to the top of a Facebook page is still there. As a matter of fact, it’s now floating as you scroll down.

  360. John on September 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you very much for these instructions! I’m so glad to finally have this working.

    I was able to get Firefox to trust the certificate by following these steps:

    1. Navigate to Settings > Privacy & Security and scroll to Certificates (or just use the settings search with the search term “certificates”)

    2. Click “View Certificates”

    3. Click the Authorities tab

    4. Click “Import” below the window of authorities

    5. Select MAMP Pro’s root CA file. Mine is named MAMP_PRO_Root_CA.crt and is located at Applications/MAMP/Library/OpenSSL/certs

    Firefox now trusts my self signed cert because the MAMP_PRO_Root_CA authority confirms that it’s valid.

  361. Tom Nguyen on September 8, 2021 at 3:03 pm


    Thanks for letting me know how to get Firefox to trust the certificate! I tried it myself, and it worked! I’ll be updating this blog post shortly.

  362. Marieke on September 29, 2021 at 9:57 am

    This doesn’t work if you have a bend line. If I remove part of the bend stroke(for example a piece of a puzzle). the open shape ‘fills up’ in a straight line.

  363. Sebastian Samuel on October 4, 2021 at 8:13 am

    The steps to comment on a Facebook company page’s existing post are simple. I am referring to any Facebook company page in which you have an admin role. This blog is interesting and helpful page. I am impress for this post. Thank you so much. It is very useful for us.

  364. Tom Nguyen on October 5, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you for reading my blog post on this.

  365. Jason Roy on January 10, 2022 at 3:32 am

    It has been helpful and amazing techniques to enhance my links Sir
    Thanks for Sharing Stay Blessed

  366. Anthony on January 16, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    This doesn’t seem to work with the latest version of Gravity Forms (ver 2.5.15). Is there an updated version of this calculation please?

    Even when I click on “validate formula” for the calculation field it says “There appears to be a problem with the formula.” It just returns a zero amount on the front end.

  367. autum on January 17, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    I have several business on google and the listing have been suspended i cant figure out what wrong have my profile double checked everything lines up i have proof of ownership insurance doc and we are a servie area location i need help

  368. Tom Nguyen on January 17, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Anthony, we actually have a newer version of Gravity Forms newer than yours (2.15.16). The sample form in my blog post still works. Here’s a screenshot of a successful calculation validation of the dummy form on my blog post. Successful Gravity Forms Calculation Validation

  369. Tom Nguyen on January 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    I found your Google My Business profile. Your business’ address is hidden. If your address is hidden on these other listings, and you’re targeting the same areas, that may raise a red flag with Google. If that’s the case, I would just optimize your main listing. You have your address on your website, but you don’t have it on your GMB profile. Good luck.

  370. Amanda on January 27, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Hi. Does it work when you have fields with quantities. My form is here:
    I thought I’d be able to take the merged field for the first product and apply the formula. Put that all in brackets. Then a PLUS sign. Then take the merge field for the second field and apply the formula. I’ve looked at my formulas to see if I have any syntax errors, and I’m not seeing what I could be doing wrong, unless it just won’t work with this kind of form.

    Thanks in Advance!

  371. Jackie on February 3, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    This little trick just saved my sanity. I was messing around for like 47 minutes until I gave up and found your article. Thanks a bunch!

  372. Tom Nguyen on February 3, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    You’re welcome. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  373. Tom Nguyen on February 3, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Amanda, it does work with quantities. I created a dummy form and tested. I had this for the merge fields for 2 products with quantity fields:

    ({Running Shoes (Price):18.2}*{Running Shoes (Quantity):18.3}+{Shirt (Price):19.2}*{Shirt (Quantity):19.3}+ .3) / (1 – .029)

    I’ll update this blog post shortly with a 2nd dummy form and explanation.

  374. Kiley Hernandez on March 17, 2022 at 11:35 am

    When I use this formula, the amount listed on the entries for that record and what Stipe says the service fees do not match. As you can imagine – accounting is throwing a fit. Maybe there is a simpler way to do this? This is what my goal is. We are receiving donations. We are NOT asking the donatee to cover the cost of the transaction fees however, accounting wants the cost of the transaction listed on the record. Our first donation was for 200.00. The service fee with your formula shows 6.28 as the fee on the entry. The record on Stripe is 6.10 for a discrepancy of 18 cents. What on earth am I doing wrong? HA!

  375. Przemyslaw on April 20, 2022 at 10:18 am


    Great post, very helpful. The configuration went smoothly, but I encountered a problem with 302 redirects. Google blocks my IP after checking about 70 addresses. I tried the slowest possible crawl speed setting and that didn’t help either.

    I wish I could crawl hundreds of addresses like this. Do you know how to solve this case?

  376. Tom Nguyen on May 9, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve never crawled that many addresses.

  377. Tom Nguyen on May 9, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Kiley, I’m not sure what’s wrong. $200 + $6.28 = $206.28. Since you’re using Stripe, that should be the correct amount since 206.28 * .029 + .30 = $6.28.

  378. Sha66y on May 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you for this!
    For PayPal I needed to subtract the amount as well…
    ({Amount:1} + .49) / (1 – .0349) – {Amount:1}

    For a $10 donation I was expecting $10.84, but the result is $10.87Even the formula was adding the $0.49 fee and then calculating the percentage it should be $10.856101 – any ideas?

  379. David on May 11, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    This article explains some really good practices. Excellent insights. Well written!

  380. Tom Nguyen on May 11, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you so much! I’m glad the article helped you. I’ve been updating it for almost 5 years!

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  389. BG on July 5, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    No matter what I try the receipt generated from stripe will show the product as well as the total so it looks like the customer is being charged twice, when in reality they are being charged once. Any ideas on how to stop this? Beside creating a full custom receipt?

  390. BG on July 5, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Sorry the receipt generated from Gravity Forms. Not Stripe. Stripe works find with this formula.

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  392. Tom Nguyen on July 11, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for letting me know. That puts a smile on my face.

  393. Tom Nguyen on July 25, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    BG, I’ve updated the blog post a good bit. Read through it again. You have to use a standard number field instead of a product field with a user-defined price, so that the user-defined amount doesn’t get added in the total.

  394. Tom Nguyen on July 25, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Sha66y, $10.87 is correct. 10.87 * .0349 + .49 = .87

  395. Metin Karal on September 18, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Nice to see this info. It is really simple but did not think it before. Checked last technique ( and found good backlink opportunities. I’ll start to dig 🙂
    Thank you very much.

  396. Tom on September 19, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Hi Tom,

    I wondered how you handle the two types of Stripe fees? For us in AU and I think elsewhere Stripe has the below:

    1.75% + A$0.30 for Domestic cards
    2.9% + A$0.30 for International cards

    I can see from your calcs. above it looks like you only do one calculation?

    I also posted on Gravity Ranger but this post seemed to be more active. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  397. Tom Nguyen on September 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Tom, I’ve never had to handle 2 types of Stripe fees before, but you could create a conditional product field for each rate.

  398. Tom Nguyen on September 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for letting me know that this helped you 🙂

  399. WIN - REYNALD on October 11, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Very nice information. Love your creativity. I want to get more future updates. Keep it up.

  400. Tom Nguyen on October 11, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Thanks, Reynald. I hope to come up with a new blog post this year.