After Reading Emily’s (@MTJAM) guest post over at Blogger.ed about Making the Most of Your Fanpage I set about trying to apply some of the suggestions and to say the least it wasn’t that easy. Emily suggested, along with a load of other great ideas, to get a Vanity URL for your Fanpage and then to create a ‘Welcome Mat’. So, I thought I’d summarize for you what I did in the end to save you a lot of headache.
I like many others was guilty of having a very un-dynamic Fanpage with minimal interaction. I’d set it up to automatically import my blog posts using RSS Graffiti and then left it at that, only popping by every so often. So, all I had in the end was a wall covered in blog posts, which wasn’t very welcoming to new visitors.
1.) How to change your Facebook Fanpage URL
Once you have 25 ‘likes’ on your page you can change your Fanpage’s URL to something more meaningful. I’ve changed mine to www.facebook.com/mediocremumsfanpage . Do give the name some thought as you can’t change it later.
2.) Creating a landing page with a welcome message
If you’re not familiar with writing HTML code like me, I find Google a godsend for helping with code. If you want to know how to make text bold; just type in HTML for bold. If you want to know how to make a Header search for Header HTML, then all you have to do is a bit of copying, pasting and inserting your own text.
After I managed to get a bit of text on my welcome page I got a bit carried away and decided to add a video ‘Introducing my Family’ to my Welcome Page. In an effort to keep this post shortish, click here to see how I did it in the end.
Thanks again to Emily for all her suggestions, I’ve learned loads.