A personally branded username is the first place to start when you establish your Facebook Fan Page. For example, when you first set up your fan page, your link for that fan page will be a series of numbers; http://www.facebook.com/pages/nameoffanpage/113918452015025 rather than http://www.facebook.com/fanpagename. Your default Facebook URL is a randomly generated number that identifies your page to Facebook. Who is going to remember that, right? And most of all, it is not very personal or searchable! Choosing a branded custom username is very important to your personal branding process. Facebook has a rule that you have to have 25 friends “LIKE” your fan page before you can choose a custom branded name for your fan page.
How to Get Those 25 Fans to your Facebook Fan Page Instantly
Located below your Facebook fan page profile picture is a button labeled “suggest to friends.” Click this button to invite all your friends on your personal profile page to join your new fan page. This should quickly create 25 fans and will allow you to choose your custom branded Facebook username. Once you have your new branded custom URL, you can use that link to market your fan page, share with customers or prospects via email or social media and even submit it to the search engines.
How to Set Up Your Branded Facebook Username
Visit this link to choose your own branded username: http://facebook.com/username. This is the same page whereby you can choose a custom name for a personal profile, fan page or a group that you have started. If you do not own your own name for your personal profile, now is the time to take care of this as well! Click on the drop-down menu to select either your personal profile, fan page or group that you wish to choose a custom branded name. After making a selection, a text box will pop up asking you to enter your custom branded username.
Choosing Your Branded Facebook Username
Choosing wisely when it comes to the branded name of your fan page is important. You need to realize that this single decision is an important factor in getting your Facebook fan page, profile or group ranked within Google and the Facebook search as well. Your branded name choice should be short and identify your business. Including keywords that users might be searching for is also a very smart move.
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