Ever wonder why some of your Facebook friends have those fancy schmancy Facebook URL’s with their name or company name after www.facebook.com? While you got stuck with that booooring (and not useful!) gibberish in your Facebook URL?
Creating a custom Facebook URL, or handle, is essential to create and maintain an attractive Facebook and maximize your social networking strategy. Remember, you wouldn’t want something with crazy coding on your business card when you can easily have something short, clean and relevant.
1. Log in to Facebook and go to the link http://facebook.com/username.
2. Type in your desired username and check availability.
Make sure the handle that you choose is something short, effective for your business (business name) and something that will still be relevant in the future. You CANNOT change your username in the future so choose wisely!
Why use a custom URL?
- It looks cleaner than code gibberish
- Easy for people to remember
- Great for search engines
- Adds another aspect of branding to your Page
Adding a Facebook username is one of the many simple yet super important tasks to remember when trying to market yourself and your business. Remember, choose something that would like nice on a business card and everywhere else for you to promote!