Did you know you can create a custom URL for your Facebook profile and Fan page (aka “Like Page”)? For example, my personal Facebook page URL is Facebook.com/MasonUpdates and my Fan page for Mason Media is Facebook.com/MasonMediaToday.
Now all that matters is, “Has someone taken your URL?” If so get creative. My personal Twitter page is Twitter.com/MasonUpdates so I matched it on Facebook for my profile. Simple URL’s are less intimidating for people to click on. They have a clear idea of what to expect when they click on it. Some people shy away from long and complex URL’s because they’re not sure what’s going to pop-up. Simple URL’s can be handy for quick reference in an email or text message. They’re also easy for people to remember (if the URL is simple enough). Since my business involves social media, the simple URL looks very clean on my business cards as well. FYI, even if your business doesn’t involve social media services, it would be good to advertise your business’s Facebook page on your business card. The more fans you have the better it looks for the business.
It’s my understanding, that you cannot create a custom URL for your Facebook Fan Page right away. You have to have at least 25 people “Like” your page before you can set the URL. This prevents spammers from taking up all of the obvious URL’s. It also creates motivation to build your following up ASAP. Reason being, you want the custom URL set before you start updating all of your other pages and sites with your Facebook page link.
To create your custom Facebook URL go to the following link: