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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2010, 05:07:13 PM »
Here's my FB biz page: http://facebook.com/resalehunter

Also here's additional info for those that haven't gotten, or don't know how to get their vanity URL for the page.

After you get 25 likers/fans you can change your page URL to a "vanity URL"

Just go to:

http://facebook.com/username (type the actual word "username" not your name), then choose "set a username for your pages"

Once this is done it is permanent, so choose wisely, and make sure your spelling is correct

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2010, 05:15:32 PM »
ITSDF yours is a LIKE page ... so after you get enough LIKERS (fans) you can get a short URL

Mine = http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=123777000980023
is a group page ... way I understand it ... it will always be long.

The biggest difference I read between a LIKE page or FAN page and a GROUP is that search engines are more likely to pick up GROUP pages then FAN pages.
That's why I went with the group page.



Here is some more info about the difference of the 2 types of pages mentioned here:

Here are some pros and cons.

Advantages of Facebook Fan Pages:
- Facebook pages let you measure your traffic.
- ability to add new applications like Youtube Box, Flickr, Twitter feeds to your page (For Facebook group, you don't have that many options.)
- When your fans take action on your page, their actions will be documented on the news feeds of their personal pages. Their friends could see the news feeds and check out your business page.
- Fan pages stand out on profiles, whereas group pages get lost in the mix.
- Unlimited news/updates to fans (Facebook groups are limited to 1000-1500 per message.)

Advantages of Facebook Groups:
- Easier to find by Facebook users. Facebook groups are searable by keywords. (For Facebook pages, people will have to type in the business name in order to find.)
- Facebook Groups has the "Officers" section whereas the section is not available on Facebook Pages.

Usually for your business a fan page is best.  Here is an article with more info:

http://www.addicottweb.com/2009/01/marketing-your-business-on-facebook-group-or-page/

All personal pages are separate from the other pages you create, even though they are managed under your original personal page. Only your fans or as they are now called "likers" will see posts made to your business page.  Same goes for a group page. You must however have personal page 1st in order to create any other type of page.

I hope this makes sense.

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2010, 05:18:01 PM »
Hi All -

Wish I knew how you are all able to make your URLs so short!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/If-The-Shoe-Doesnt-Fit-wwwiftheshoedoesntfitcom/122643191088809?ref=sgm

Maybe once I hit the 25 fans I can get a custom URL and shorten it!!!
Wow - Beth you are such a wealth of info!! I would never have known or even looked. Thanks!!


I see you have your 25 likers :). I just posted here how to get your vanity URL on 2 posts below this one. Check it out!

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2010, 05:27:28 PM »
Here's the link:
Scooter Sales

But frankly I don't do much with it. If you'd really like to connect with me PM me and we'll trade personal information and friend each other on our personal pages.


I see you got your 25 likers! Now you can get your vanity URL!

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2010, 05:33:51 PM »
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2010, 04:29:52 PM »

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2010, 06:06:40 PM »
I don't think you "fan" anymore, just "like".
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2010, 07:09:32 PM »
I was gonna say - if he got fans and I didn't :s0147

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But I did like you!
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2010, 07:55:14 PM »
i know :P i still prefer the term fan, so i still use it :P

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2010, 02:08:33 PM »
I am really starting to hate FB!! I finally got a custom URL.  I was careful - I chose it all carefully.  I took Jeri's advise about Icapping each word on this so it should be www.facebook.com/IfTheShoeDoesntFit

and guess what.... it links to my personal FB page!! And all the FAQs I can find say I cannot change this! I have sent an email to help but it makes no sense to me at all.  I had no "likes" on my personal page, only on the ITSDF page and I was signed into the ITSDF page.  So now what???

Based on the FB standard answers its tough me - let's hope I get someone who actually looks at this when they get my email.  It should not link to my personal page!! Anyone know what I am doing wrong?? :s0147
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2010, 04:30:19 PM »
Ellen, I'm not sure but it might have something to do with your usernames. When I created my personal page I used the username EnchantedJewelry. When I created my business page I used myenchantedjewelry for the URL because that is the domain name for my website.

Did you happen to use IfTheShoeDoesntFit for your username on your personal page in addition to using it for your URL on your business page?

This is only a guess, hopefully someone else will come along that knows more about this than I do...

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2010, 04:32:19 PM »
I am really starting to hate FB!! I finally got a custom URL.  I was careful - I chose it all carefully.  I took Jeri's advise about Icapping each word on this so it should be www.facebook.com/IfTheShoeDoesntFit

and guess what.... it links to my personal FB page!! And all the FAQs I can find say I cannot change this! I have sent an email to help but it makes no sense to me at all.  I had no "likes" on my personal page, only on the ITSDF page and I was signed into the ITSDF page.  So now what???

Based on the FB standard answers its tough me - let's hope I get someone who actually looks at this when they get my email.  It should not link to my personal page!! Anyone know what I am doing wrong?? :s0147

There should have been 2 options. The top one in the box is for your personal profile, the option below is a link for setting a name for your page (see screen shot #1). Then after clicking the "set page name " option you are taken to a screen where there is a drop down to choose your page (screen shot #2).

Is that how you did it? If so I'm not sure why it would have attached itself to your personal page, since that requires 1000+ friends to do so.  Let us know when you hear back from FB on this.

I hope they can fix it for you.

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2010, 06:10:57 PM »
I saw the first graphic, not the second - never saw the second one.  And I don't have 1000 friends - wish I did - even at my holiday parties only 100 people or so show up and I thought those were rather big!!  :o

Seriously I only have less than 100 personal friends maybe 63 or something. 

Very odd... I'll hope FB gets back to me....Thanks for letting me whine... hmmmm wine and chocolate that's always a cure-all....
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2010, 06:14:17 PM »
I saw the first graphic, not the second - never saw the second one.  And I don't have 1000 friends - wish I did - even at my holiday parties only 100 people or so show up and I thought those were rather big!!  :o

Seriously I only have less than 100 personal friends maybe 63 or something.  

Very odd... I'll hope FB gets back to me....Thanks for letting me whine... hmmmm wine and chocolate that's always a cure-all....
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2010, 06:31:03 PM »
I saw the first graphic, not the second - never saw the second one.  And I don't have 1000 friends - wish I did - even at my holiday parties only 100 people or so show up and I thought those were rather big!!  :o

Seriously I only have less than 100 personal friends maybe 63 or something.  

Very odd... I'll hope FB gets back to me....Thanks for letting me whine... hmmmm wine and chocolate that's always a cure-all....


Well all is not lost.  You could always do it again for your biz page(make sure you see the correct drop down option) and make the URL: http://facebook.com/ITSDF.  After all it's only so you can name the URL, not the way your biz name is displayed on the page.  Also its much shorter to type in :)

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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2010, 07:04:11 PM »
True -and I might have to - thanks for reminding me..
I might have to if FB cannot help.  I prefer to avoid it cuz ITSDF is not an available .com .net .org  I even tried to buy any of them! So I hate to cause consfusion. But I will if I have to. I used it for twitter as I did not know howlong the name could be
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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2010, 04:35:17 AM »
I have a new FB page, please stop by and LIKE it for me!

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http://facebook.com/PlanetEarthThrift


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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2010, 07:22:58 PM »
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Greenback-TN/Passion4Mopars/113536902000056

I gotta come back over here and go through the links for you guys, but right now I gotta go back out to the shop and work      :-X


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Re: Facebook - Business Accounts Only
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2010, 11:39:16 PM »
Liked your page!
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