Creating a short, easy to remember URL for your facebook business page

Having a facebook business page for your business has become an integral part of having a great web presence.

I have just discovered how to create a short and direct link to my facebook business page. Instead of sending people to facebook.com/pages/name-of-my-page/some-long-number, I can send them to facebook.com/username, and I chose what username to use. So, to visit my facebook business page now, just go to http://facebook.com/goffgrafix.

CREATING A USERNAME FOR YOUR FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE

It takes about five minutes to do, and it will make your advertising and marketing so much easier. The graphic designer laying out your business card or print ad for the local paper will thank you, profusely. There will be less chance of a typo linking to your business page from your online marketing. It is all around a very good change to make.

You must be an administrator of the facebook page to make this change.

Log in to facebook and go to your business page.

Click on the EDIT PAGE link in the top right of the page.

Then, click on the Basic Info link in the left navigation options.

Once there, you will see a line of text at the top that says: Create a username for this page?

Click on that link, and type the username that you want below the page name, and then click on the blue Check Availability button.

If the username is available, it will ask you to confirm that you want that username for your business page.

If you like the username that you’ve created, click the confirm button.

It is that easy.

 

 

8 thoughts on “Creating a short, easy to remember URL for your facebook business page

  1. Aloysius

    Hi Heather

    If you were here now I would kiss you 🙂 Thank you for this very helpful artcle. I really appreciate it as it’s so easy and yet I was looking all over to try and do this. Thank you so much. I could really kiss you.

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  4. james

    Hi, great info but the updated version doesn’t show that option. I have a business page separate from my personal page, any idea how I can have a short url for that page separately from my personal page? Thanks

  5. Greg

    Re: Creating A Short, Easy To Remember URL For Your Facebook Business Page
    We have tried this per the instructions & our Face Book drop down menus do not match the step by step instructions shown on this page on how to accomplish the FB Business Page URL change.

    What I noticed is that this blog was created Sept 22, 2011. Is it possible that Face Book has changed their drop down menus or deleted that option recently ??

    Your Page User name is not a solution either because it has no effect on the URL that you want to print on business cards & other media.
    Example:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Renees-Toffee/303582413103477
    To change this URL to > http://www.facebook.com/ReneesToffee

    This will not work as far as i have tried.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Greg

  6. Heather Goff Post author

    Hi Greg,
    You may need to have a certain number of fans before you can see the option to create a custom URL.
    Also, the options have changed since 2011. Now, you would click on the edit page link. Then choose the page info tab. Then edit the Facebook Website Address.

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