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Author: Mark Birkett

How do I set up a Facebook Business Page?

It's quite straightforward, although a little patience with Facebook's less-than-helpful interface is needed. Also, some design expertise and knowledge of an image-editing programme like Adobe Photoshop is definitely an advantage too.

Let's now look at ten easy steps to creating your Facebook Business Page...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step One:

Navigate to www.facebook.com/pages/create.php. In this example,were going to set up an imaginary business called 'Buzz Widgets' using the 'Local Business or Place' option, as shown below:

Click to view Facebook's Create a Business Page facility...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Two:

Complete the sign-up form as per the example below:

Example: Facebook Business Page sign-up form...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Three:

You will then receive an email from Facebook to the address you provided. Click the link to confirm your account as shown below:

Example: Facebook will email you using the address you provided. You'd just click on the blue hyperlink to confirm your account...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Four:

Now you can start editing your Facebook Business page. You can ask facebook to import images from an existing website or choose to upload a new image from your computer.

Example: Setting up your new Facebook Business Page...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Five:

The first image you'll need to design and then upload is called your 'Profile' picture. Somewhat unhelpfully, Facebook don't always tell you the dimensions needed for your images. Your 'Profile' image ideally needs to be 180 px wide x 180px height otherwise it will end up distorting.

Example: 'Profile' image for your new Facebook Business Page. Ideally, the dimensions should be 180px by 180px...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Six:

Then you will need to create and upload what Facebook refer to as a 'cover' image. This needs to be exactly 851px width x 315 px height, otherwise it too will end up looking distorted.

Example: 'Cover' image for your new Facebook Business Page. Ideally, the dimensions should be 851 px wide by 315px high


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Seven:

Once you have uploaded both images, and completed the other profile information such as your business address and contact details, the two images will appear at the top of your new Facebook page as shown below:

Example: Completed Facebook Business Page...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Eight:

The default URL of your new Facebook Business Page will be something entirely unmemorable like:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Buzz-Widgets/318245671624842

So, to obtain a Facebook URL that your customers will remember easily you will need to click on the 'Edit Page > Update Info' button as shown below:

Example: Applying for a user-friendly Facebook Business Page URL...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Nine:

You then need to click on Create a username for this page? as shown below.

Example: You will need to click on the 'Create a username for this page' link...

In this instance, we are requesting the much more user-friendly 'facebook.com/buzzwidgets' as you can see below:

Example: Applying for a user-friendly Facebook Business Page URL...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Step Ten:

Facebook then checks the availability of the username you want. If it is available, it's yours!

Example: Applying for a user-friendly Facebook Business Page URL...


Setting up a Facebook Business Page - Summary:

And that's it! You're now ready to post lots of information onto the page for the benefit of your customers. You can start to build a community of Facebook 'friends'. You can link the Facebook page to your main website. You can even link Twitter up to it so your 'tweets' appear alongside your other Facebook posts.

Want to see the results?

You can see the final results of everything we've talked about by visiting the new Buzz Widgets Facebook Business Page at:

www.facebook.com/buzzwidgets

What if I don't want to design a Facebook Business page myself?

Whilst it is perfectly possible to create your own Facebook Business Page, you may prefer to let Dalemedia do this for you.

Here's what's included:

  1. We set up your Facebook account
  2. We apply for a 'friendly' Facebook URL (i.e. facebook.com/yourbizname)
  3. We design, upload and test all the artwork for you
  4. If desired, we connect your business mobile number to the account enabling you to upload content directly to/from your mobile.
  5. If desired, we connect your Twitter account to it so that your 'tweets' also appear on your Facebook page

We would then add a Facebook 'like' button to all of your web pages. From that point onwards, the lengthy and often laborious task of creating inbound links has at least partly been handed over to your 'audience'.

For this service we charge an unbeatable £149. For further details, call us on 01706 345648 today!

See also:

How to Set Up A YouTube Channel
How to Set Up A Twitter Account

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