I am creating a Facebook account for a local website and wondered which is better - a page or a group. Users will most likely post questions, recommendations, news and comments about the local town. I have created a page which I guess is fine, but is group better?
That’s probably true, but I feel the website would need a social presence as well. Most of the users would probably prefer to use Facebook than a forum as they would trust Facebook more than a forum I would imagine.
Generally a Page has the Organisation that owns it as the primary focus, often as a means to promote itself.
A Group on the other hand, although it may be owned or affiliated to a Page, has more focus on its members. I would say a Group more closely resembles a forum than a Page.
For me, Facebook is full of advertisements I do not care about. That includes abundant posts from accounts trying to get my attention. I have a collection of over 1000 images of women wearing nearly nothing and I never responded to anything like that in Facebook. When I respond to something, even if I click on Like, Facebook shows me very many other posts like it.
Real forum software has many advantages over Facebook Groups. One thing that frustrates me about Facebook Groups is the limited space. Facebook fills up too much space with other stuff.
Are you prevented from doing both, a group and a page? You can use the page to provide as much information as you can that is relevant and the group would provide a mechanism for discussion. Right?