Creating a social media presence through Facebook, Twitter or Google+ is one of the best ways to promote and brand your site.
The first thing you generally do after starting a blog to get the first 100 visitors is share your newly launched blog or site on social media. That’s where you already have friends and followers. Sharing with them makes to get the first needed publicity.
But what you forget is to create a brand and gain more fans and followers, apart from the ones you already have.
And that’s when Facebook or Google+ pages comes into play.
I’ve already shared how to create a Facebook fan page for your blog. Now, I’ll show how to create a custom username for your Facebook page for better branding purposes.
Step-by-Step Guide To Set Custom Username for Facebook Fan Page
The default Facebook fan page username looks like this:
This looks a bit weird because the numeric value at the end of the URL is putting off the decency of the URL and less focus on the brand.
So, my target here is to set “My-PMB” as the brand of the page so that people can access it directly using the URL facebook.com/My-PMB.
The benefits of setting up the custom username are more focus on branding and decent-looking URL that users can access directly.
Now, look at the steps to create the custom username.
Log in to Facebook and select the page for which you want to set a custom username.
Go the Settings, click Page Info from the left sidebar, select Edit Facebook Web Address and then click Create a Web Address for this page.
On the next step, you will be asked to switch from Facebook page to your profile. Click on Continue.
Now, choose the page for which you want to set a custom username from the dropdown menu and write the username you want in the blank text box. Then click Check Availibility to check if the username is available or not.
If the username is available, you will get a message as shown in the screenshot above showing your selected username is available. Now click Confirm to set the username.
Finally, you will get a success message showing the Facebook Page URL with your desired username like in the image above.
So, the brand name is set up with a custom username.
Let me know in the comments below if you have already set up custom Facebook username for your blog or not.