Facebook Fan Page Benefits And Simple Steps To Create One

If you are anything like me and don’t want to mix your personal interactions with your business interactions on FaceBook, then a FaceBook Fan Page may be just what you need. FaceBook offers many ways of interacting with your online prospects and customers and one of the most innovative ways I have learned to do this is by creating a FaceBook Fan Page. This Fan Page will be strictly for your online business and it will keep your interactions geared towards your business contacts. Below I give some ways to use the FaceBook Fan page to grow your business.

1. Integrate with RSS.
You can integrate this fan page with the RSS feed on your website and ensure that it has a steady stream of content.

2. Build Custom Applications:
You can build custom applications for this page based on your business and needs of your customers.

3. Announce Events:
If you are having a free give-away or are going to review a new product, then you can announce that event on your fan page and create anticipation for it.

4. Explain You’re Business:
A lot of webmasters use the fan page to include graphics about the sections of their websites and how various users can use them. This serves as a good tool to introduce people to sections of your website that they might be interested in.

5. Interact:
When your fan page reaches a critical mass of fans – you will find that they are interacting with each other and giving you great feedback and word of mouth advertising. This is invaluable and although it takes a little time to build, once done – it is the greatest asset you can have.

Now that you know the benefits of creating a Fan Page, let’s look at the tutorial below to create your own.

Steps to create a Facebook Fan Page

1. Go to the page that is used for creating a fan page. Click here to go to that page. The url is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

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2. You will see three categories:

a. Local

b. Brand, Product or Organization

c. Artist, Band or Public Figure

Select the category that is right for you. For example, if you are a website owner, select “b” and then from the drop down menu select Website.

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3. Type in the name of your business

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4. Check the box that says: “I am authorized to create this page” and type in your name in the “Electronic Signature” text box area underneath it.

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5. Now, you will be taken to a page which will have tabs for “Wall”, “Info”, “Photo” and “Discussions”. It will also have a place for you to upload a picture. Upload the logo of your business.

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6. You will also see an alert on this page which says: “This page has not been published. To make this Page public, click on the link that says “publish this page”.  Click on this and make your page go live. It is that simple. It’s also a good idea to be a fan of your own page. Once you are done, you can send this page to friends on your list and ask them to do the same.

Online social networking is the future and FaceBook is on the cutting edge of this media. There is a reason why FaceBook is valued at 10 billion dollars even in the recession, so start taking advantage of this great social networking tool and grow your online business today!

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15 Responses to “Facebook Fan Page Benefits And Simple Steps To Create One”

  • C.F. Jackson on June 11, 2009

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Faceback has a lot of its components
    hidden and I’d been searching to add
    a fan page last month.

    This tutorial made it easy and simple
    for me and I did it less than 5 minutes
    BAM!

    Thanks again for the help!

    Won’t Be Denied,
    C.F. Jackson
    The Authority Site For Authors & Writers
    http://www.WebsiteMakeoverWorkshop.com

  • majid on August 8, 2009

    very usefull information.
    Thanks Guyz.

  • bombardactyl on August 19, 2009

    How exactly do you add an RSS feed to the page? I can only seem to ‘Import a Blog’ to my own personal Facebook profile, and not the page I created. I am trying to do this through the Notes application.

  • alexmaurei on August 31, 2009

    Question, How Can you integrate this fan page with the RSS feed on my blog and ensure that it has a steady stream of content?

    Could you please let me know, thank youuu

    Alex

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  • Matt L. on February 7, 2010

    Great post, Sam. More small business owners should definitely take advantage of Facebook Fan Pages. Just tweeted your post!

  • Yorkshire Web Design on April 25, 2010

    Great guide. Thanks for sharing! Ted

  • Mike on August 22, 2010

    Fan Page is a no-follow link unfortunately

  • jeff johnson on December 9, 2010

    i agree with the above article as your fan page should be attractive enough to catch the eyes of the visitors.. it should have a professional look and also display you business information and products in a precise manner..

  • ridah on March 20, 2011

    I have been trying to create a fan page without success. After creating it, there is no alert or icon which allows me to publish my page. Becos of that, when ppl tried to locate my page, they can’t find me. I can only find my own page cos I am the admin 🙁

  • I have begun to build a fan base for my company on my FB page.
    It is a lengthy process but, I can see the benefits of having an audence to connect with. Thanks for the info, very good stuff!

  • kratom on April 4, 2011

    When I first started using social networking sites, I was in love with MySpace and thought I’d never join Facebook, it just didn’t look as interesting or as fun as MySpace. But the more people spoke about how great it was and the more friends I had that talked about it, I realized I had to check it out. After the first few months trying it out, I completely left MySpace behind and never looked back. I’m not exactly sure what it was because there are many similarities between Facebook and MySpace. I think much of it has to do with the fact that everything you comment on, everything your friends “like” and everything anyone you know is doing, you’re alerted to and it just makes you feel that much more connected to everyone you love and everyone you’re interested in getting to know more about. It’s just truly, in my opinion, a genius invention and I’m truly thankful for it because I know for a fact it’s helped bolster my writing career and my closeness to my dearest friends.

    Rob

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