I’ve been noticing that links to our  clients facebook pages are really long and silly.  Plus as they make updates to the facebook system sometimes those links change and then we have to go out and fix them.  But you have another alternative!  For your facebook page, you have the option to get a static URL.

Think before you leap.

Here’s an article from PC World about choosing a Facebook username from about a year ago when the option was released explaining what you should think about when choosing a URL:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/166611/personalized_facebook_urls_10_important_points.html

Here are the articles main talking points to consider.  Click the link above for all the gory details:

  1. Facebook’s usernames will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Once you pick a name, it’s yours for life.
  3. You don’t necessarily have to use your real name.
  4. You won’t be able to get a ‘generic word’ as your username, they’re already taken.
  5. You’ll have to use at least five characters.
  6. If you created your Facebook account after 3 p.m. on June 9, you won’t be able to get a username yet.
  7. The restrictions are even greater for Facebook Pages (public profiles).
  8. Facebook does plan to protect trademarks.
  9. Your current privacy settings will apply to your new URL.
  10. Your Facebook username may be used for more things in the future.

How to make the change.

When you’re ready to go here’s the link to set it for your page…http://www.facebook.com/username/

  1. At the bottom of the page click the link to set a user name for your pages
  2. Choose the page for which you want to set the username
  3. Click check availability
  4. If it’s available then you’re good to go, if not keep on until you find one that suits you.  Then read and agree to their terms and you’re good to go!
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