Facebook Pages: An Alternative to Vanity URLs
When you have at least 25 ‘likes’ (or as we used to refer to them, ‘fans’), you are eligible to obtain a vanity URL for your Facebook Page.
Here’s a tip that I use for setting up my clients Pages. While it’s a good idea to obtain that vanity URL, you certainly do not have to wait to obtain 25 ‘likes’ before you can use a vanity URL of your choice to redirect your web traffic.
Simply purchase a domain from GoDaddy or any other website of your choice. Make it short and sweet. Facebook vanity URLs can be quite lengthy. Here are some examples of the URLs I have purchased for my clients: http://FabbriPage.com, http://VittonePage.com, http://NewMediaMC.com.
Once you’ve purchased that domain, you’ll need to access the Domain Manager and forward the domain address to your Page URL.
Your Wall and your Welcome tab both have different URLs so you want to make sure you get the appropriate tab URL before you forward the domain address.
Once you’ve forwarded that domain address to your Page, place it on your personal profile under your avatar as a way for your friends to jump over to your Page – consider it a virtual bridge of sorts. This will make it easy for you to get to your Page and it will make it easier for your friends to find your Page in an ongoing manner.