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Would you like an easy way to share your Facebook Page URL? In this post, you will discover how to create a custom Facebook Page URL.
Create a Custom Facebook Page URL
Did you know that you could create a custom Facebook Page URL?
With over I billion monthly active users, it only makes sense to promote your art on Facebook.
The first step you should take after you have created your Artist Page is to get a username so you can create a vanity URL.
A vanity URL is just the URL of your Facebook Page. It is just like the URL to your WordPress blog.
By default, your Facebook Page will get a generic URL consisting of numbers.
It will look something like facebook.com/pages/(yourbusiness)/144237027.
A URL name like this will make it difficult for you to share your Facebook Page. First, you will have a difficult time telling someone the URL and more times than not the person you told will forget the URL name by the time they visit Facebook. Second, It will not look professional on your business cards, flyers, and website.
The good news is that there is a way to customize your Facebook Page URL.
Your customized Facebook Page URL will look something like facebook./(yourbusiness)
How to Create a Facebook Page Custom URL
Login to your Facebook account (the account that administers your artist page)
Go to http://www.facebook.com/username/ This link will direct you to the page where you will be able to add your custom URL. (If you do not login first to your Facebook account you will be directed to do so when you use this link.)
Click Set Username for your Pages
Select the page that you would like to add the custom URL to.
Enter your custom URL and check for availability.
If it is available, click Confirm.
It is that easy. Now you have your custom artist business page URL.
Facebook’s Username Requirements
Here is a list of Facebook’s username requirements you will want to become familiar with prior to creating a username.
- Usernames can only include alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period (.).
- You can only have one username per page.
- Your page must have at least 25 fans to establish a vanity URL.
- Usernames are not transferable or editable.
- Some generic words (such as “ice cream” or “wine”) are not available.
Promote Your New Facebook URL
The first step is to create a custom Facebook Page URL, the second step is to promote it to everyone you know.
After you have your URL, you will want to share it with everyone.
Add it to your email
Print it on your business cards
Add it to your website and blog
Here are some tips to help you start building your Facebook Page following.
Ask Friends to Follow
The first step you will want to take to ensure you are building a loyal following is to ask your friends and family to follow your Page.
Your friends and family are going to be the people who will support you the most, share your content and engage with your posts. Their list of friends will notice them engaging on your posts and will be more willing to learn more about your art business.
Complete Page Information
The next step is to make sure that you have your page filled out completely.
Review and fill out the:
- About section
- Profile Picture and Cover Photo
- Start info
- Long description
- Phone number
- Add posts to the Page
Send an Email Blast
Create an email sharing your exciting news and ask them to visit you on your New Facebook Page. Explain to them what they can expect to see on your Page and what you will be offering them in the future. Include the URL in the email so they can be redirected to your Page
Share on Other Social Networks
Create a post on your other social networks and invite your followers to join you on your new Facebook Page. Include the URL in the post so they can click on the link.
You can add your Facebook URL to your Instagram description. This will allow you to funnel your traffic to your Page where you can provide call-to-actions.
Ad Facebook like buttons to your artist blog. You can easily add Facebook Page Like plugins to your WordPress blog. If people are enjoying the content you are publishing on your blog, they might be interested to follow you on Facebook.
Selling art online is all about building brand awareness and letting people know you are an artist and you have artwork for sale.
Facebook is one way you can reach a new audience.
Take a few minutes to create a custom Facebook Page URL and follow the steps to help you start building your following.
After you create a custom Facebook Page URL join me on Facebook and share your new Page with me.
You might also be interested in:
- 7 Tips on Building an Artist Facebook Page Following
- How to Sell Products on Facebook Selling Art Strategies
- How to Build an Audience for Your Blog -Sell Art Online
- How to Create a Facebook Cover Video for Visual Artists
- 12 Facebook Page Apps for your Art Business
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