Does your Facebook Page have a branded web link?
I am seeing lots of our local business with great Facebook pages that still have not claimed their Facebook Username.
What is a Facebook Username? It is a branded web link for your Facebook Page.
Ok let me walk you through it.
Question does your Facebook url look like this www.facebook.com/BUSINESSname457039572394057075 ? Meaning are there a lot of numbers after the name of your Facebook page?
If you have answered yes you have not yet claimed your branded Facebook Page Username.
Why should I claim my Username?
Well for one thing those people who do not have a website, your Facebook page is effectively your website.
Hard to promote a web link with all those numbers.
It looks great see www.facebook.com/BYBObiz.
You can add this nice little web link to all your promotional material, at the end of your email footer, basically everywhere.
It makes life much easier really.
So how do you claim your Facebook Page Username?
Step 1: Go to the Edit option in the very top right hand corner of your page. Click on ‘Update Options’ see the image below
Step 2: A new page will show. You should see a section called ‘Username’.
If my memory serves me correctly it should be blank if you have not claimed your.
See the image below to see what it looks like when you have claimed yours as I have for BYBO.
Step 3: Think long an hard about what Username you want. It really should be the name of your Business as that is your brand.
But if for some reason you wish to use another name then what are the keywords that people might use to search for your type of business? Make sure the most popular one of those is in your Username.
For example I could have chosen WebDesignPortStephens instead of BYBObiz but I know that I use Facebook more for brand awareness and engagement than to sell things.
Step 4: Type in the Username you have chosen. Facebook will let you know if it is available or not. You might have to make another choice.
Before it was difficult to change this but now you can. Follow any other Facebook prompts and shortly you will have your very own Facebook Username.
I hope that you were successful in following these steps but if not just give me a call 02 4982 0031 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun and I will be posting more step by step instructions like this on how to do a range of things on Facebook so add me to your RSS feed or like my BYBObiz Facebook page.
Many regards Claire