Friday, July 10, 2009

Have You Claimed Your FB Fan Page URL?

Just about everyone (and their dog) has claimed a vanity URL’s for their Facebook presence.

Last month, FB allowed users to grab custom URL’s for their own profile pages. For instance, you can find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/nikhewitt and the good lady wife at Facebook.com/sparklyjem. Cool.

FB URL's used to be a right old hodge-podge and this is much better for branding, business cards, and generally professionalises your presence. Seriously, if you've been living under a stone and haven’t yet grabbed your custom URL, head to Facebook.com/Username and get to it, stat!.

Now, if you’re an admin for a Fan Page, you can grab custom URL’s for those too. Head to Facebook.com/Username as before and follow the "set a username for your pages" link, as per Facebook.com/doyoukasasa for one of our clients, etc. Here you can check no ones run off with your brand name already and grab those keyword friendly URL's. I thought this was a given, but, turns out a lot of folks don't know about the Fan Page bit. Only one small caviet, to make sure you're serious I guess, is the group MUST have over 100 members. Don't miss out on this, theres only 1 chance to grab the name your after.

Go do this, now :-)

3 comments:

Claire DeRosa said...

I have both a personal and fan page on fb. I went to fb.com/username and my business name is available. I only have 40 fans. In other I typed in ToBeMeJewelry as the change. It said I can't change this once it's done. So if I go ahead and change the url to my business name will it then change my name on my personal page too? I'm confused.

Claire DeRosa said...

I figured out my url problem. I now can direct my fans to my page with a short url. You said it's necessary to have 100 fans. I only have 40 and I did it. Yippeeeeee!

Claire DeRosa
www.tobemejewelry.com
http://www.facebook.com/ToBeMeJewelry

Nik Hewitt said...

Hi Claire, yes, this is actually down to the mid 20's now. Facebook and it's changes, sheesh :-)