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One Minute Tip: Create a URL for Your Facebook Business Page

I just created a URL for my new Facebook business page, “One Minute Tips.” If you have more than 25 fans on your business page, you can create a URL for your Facebook business page too. Among the many advantages of having your own URL is that it brands your page and it’s a shorter and more memorable link to share with your friends to get them to like your page.

First, go to your page. Click on the “edit page” button.

Click on “Basic Information” and “Create a Username for this page.”

If you’re signed in as your page, click on the button that says “Continue using Facebook as” yourself.

I forgot to take the screen shot as I created the URL for my Facebook business page, "One Minute Tips," so I used another page, "Apala," here.

Under “Page Name,” make sure your correct page is in the box. Enter your desired username. Do not use any spaces. You want to choose your Facebook business page username carefully because you cannot change the name once you’ve chosen it.

Facebook will let you know if that URL is available. If not, try another. Much like choosing a website domain name, once your create a Facebook fan page URL, no one else can use that same URL.

Click on the create button and you’re done! A dialog box will pop up that says “Success,” telling you that your URL has been created.

Click “Okay,” go back to Basic Information and you should see that your URL has been set. You can share this link with your friends. I recommend putting it in your email signature.

One Minute Tip: Follow Your Favorite Facebook Business Pages

Facebook business page like button Have you “liked” too many Facebook business pages and now you can’t see posts from your favorite pages because of all the other Facebook fan pages’ posts? You can set your favorite Facebook fan pages as “featured likes” on your own biz page to make it easy to follow your favorite Facebook pages.

Featured Likes are on Facebook biz pages only, not on personal profiles. You have to be a Facebook business page owner to see “Likes” in the lower left area on your business page wall.

Facebook Business Page Featured Likes are on the lower left of your biz page wall.

Here’s a one minute tip on how to choose your featured likes. Go to your Facebook business page’s wall. In the upper right corner, hit “edit page.”

Facebook Business Page Featured Likes

On the left side of the edits page, click “Featured.”

Click "Feature" to access and edit Facebook Business Page Featured Likes

At the top of the page you’ll see the area for Featured Likes. Click “Edit Featured Likes.”

Facebook Business Page Featured Likes are found on your "edit page"

Click on as many as you’d like, hit “Save” and you’re done!

Facebook Business Page Featured Likes

Five of your Featured Likes will show on your wall at any given time. From there, you can click on them as they appear to follow your favorite Facebook business pages.

Or, go to Edit Page/Featured, where you can see 7 of your Featured Likes at a time and click on them from there.

Facebook Business Page Featured Likes are listed in your Edit Page page

Note: you have to be on your own fan page wall to see your featured likes. If you’re on another business page wall, you will see their featured likes.

Many thanks to S. Hughes and the man-eating beasts over at Planet Shark for suggesting we feature this coolly tip.

One Minute Facebook Tip: List Yourself as the Owner of Your Business Page

To help increase your personal profile visibility on your Facebook biz page, so everyone remembers that it’s you who own your fan page, follow these 5 easy steps:

1.    From your Facebook biz page, not your personal profile, click on “Edit Page.”


2.    Next, on the left of the settings page, click on “Featured.”


3.    This brings up Featured “Likes” and “Page Owners.” Click on “Edit Featured Page Owners.”
4.    Choose from among your administrators who you want publicly listed as your Facebook page owner. Hit save and you’re done.


5.    Click on “View Page” to see your changes.

Page Owner(s) will be shown on lower left side of Facebook business page.

The page owners you chose will now be listed in the lower left corner of your Facebook wall for all to see. I personally like this feature because I interact with a lot of biz pages, and sometimes I forget who the admin is. It’s very convenient for me to go to the page and see the page owners listed there.