This is a quick post to inform you of a recent update – Now you no more require 25 likes to get SEO Friendly URL for your Facebook pages. Good news, isn’t it?
When you create a new page in Facebook, it used to provide a temporary URL (the web address of your page) such as http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pregnancy/113592148748540. When that page is liked by 25 or more people (got clicks on that ‘Like’ button) the page creator had an option to assign a username so that the new URL would be http://facebook.com/username. This URL is called vanity URL. Vanity URL is pretty much valuable as:
- It is easier to remember for your users
- It is more SEO Friendly
However, getting those 25 likes before you could set vanity URL was really troublesome. Because the page is just created, its not yet popular and you had to go for asking your friends for their favor. Or, you had to go through some nasty tricks so that you got 25 likes and could grab the URL. One easier method I discussed was gaining Facebook Likes by using services like Twiends, but it no longer works now.
Well, all these were the plights of past. The GREAT NEWS is that, now you can create any Facebook page and get your vanity URL right now.
I have a new Facebook page for my niche site Pregnancy Goods and it got http://facebook.com/pregnancygoods even when it has only 9 likes yet.
Did you notice 9 likes and the Facebook Page URL?
How to Set Vanity URL for Facebook Pages?
Its pretty simple. Just go to
- Choose you page and enter the desired page name
- Click Check Availability
- If the name you entered is available, you can set it as permanent URL and Voila!