As a successful SEO agency in Australia, we know that social media is an essential part of any sound marketing strategy. Facebook is, of course, one of the more popular social media platforms available for small businesses. The problem is that not many business owners understand how to set up a business page in Facebook and even less know how to choose a custom address for their page.
Instead of sending visitors to a long and complicated Facebook address, such as ‘facebook.com/pages/Berts-Coffee-Shop/5389125’, you can send them to ‘facebook.com/BertsCoffeeShop’. Ask any SEO agency in Australia and they will tell you that this shorter, customised Facebook name is easier to remember and looks a lot more professional as well. It’s also easier to fit onto your marketing materials and business stationery, and so on.
Selecting your username/address
To customise your Facebook address, you need to have at least 25 “Likes” on your Facebook business page. You can only change your address a limited number of times after you’ve created it, and it can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a full stop/period.
The old address you were using (the long and ugly one) will automatically redirect to the new, shorter one. So this means that they’ll both still work.
Steps to customise your Facebook URL
- Go to facebook.com/username
- Click on ‘select a username’ and select the name of the Facebook page that you want to customise.
- If you have more than 25 LIKES for this page a box will appear where you can enter your new username/address.
- Click on ‘check availability’ and if your username is available, you just need to tick a few more boxes and you are done.
You can now give your new Facebook address to your customers, and use it on your marketing materials.
For help setting up, designing, or managing a social media page for your business, phone us on (07) 3333 2932 or get a free instant online quote – we are a leading SEO agency in Australia specialising in online marketing for small businesses so we can help with anything you need.