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How to: Claim your username for your Facebook business page


If you’ve got a Facebook business page with 25 or more fans (likers) and your page URL still looks like:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Business-Name/123456789012345

Then you can have a vanity URL or custom username which is a way to customise the URL of your Facebook businesss page to anything you want it to be after facebook.com (as long as it’s not already taken).

For example Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua New Zealand’s Facebook page URL is:

facebook.com/pages/Waimangu-Volcanic-Valley-Rotorua-New-Zealand/125335127492981

Since 318 people like this page, they could set a custom username.

Simply visit facebook.com/username and select your page from the drop list of Pages, enter your text, e.g. WaimanguVolcanicValley as their username, check availability and set it. Then you could direct people to:

facebook.com/WaimanguVolcanicValley

Now, isn’t that so much nicer? This would mean people could more easily remember your Facebook page address and you could use it more effectively across your traditional marketing.

If you haven’t got a Facebook business page yet, what are you waiting for?
There’s over 750 million active users worldwide and over 2 million users in New Zealand alone with over half of them on the site at least once a day.

Contact us and we can set you up a custom Facebook business page.