Small business owners understand that these days you need to have a good Facebook business presence. Currently the best way to do this is to have an official Business page, where friends, family, customers, and potential-customers can publically acknowledge that they support your products or services.
The huge growth in this area, has led to the creation of various applications which can boost your Business page. The current available applications allow you to do the following:
- Link your Business Twitter account to show on your wall
- Arranging for your Blog/ Website RSS feed to show directly on your wall
- Set up a “Contact Form” which can be submitted directly from your Facebook Business page.
Lately, the huge trend to develop a custom visitor “Landing Page”, which is more colourful, dynamic and interactive. For Example: Pizza Hut
You can currently pay a web developer or application developer to create this page for you, with HTML, xHTML or FBML.
But now, there is a new website giving you the ability to create a more tailored Facebook business landing page for your page. The application is called…
To begin to create your page, you can simply sign up with your Facebook personal profile, or you can complete a separate form. Then, you are given the choice of 2 different layouts:
Next, you select “Continue”, and you are shown the page you selected, and you can edit each section on the left, and preview it on the right.
You can upload any photos you like, you can change the boxes, the background colour, the text colour to customize it to your business brand. Once you have uploaded your images, and typed in your text, you can either “Save” it at the bottom, or click to “Install” into your Facebook page.
You then need to give the various permissions:
Once all the permissions are allowed, the final step is on this page:
Then you are done, and you add your new page to your Facebook business page:
If you’ve always wanted a custom page on your Facebook business page, this is a great option. To lose the Pagemodo branding at the bottom, you have to pay US$2 per month, but it still might be worth it, to tie you over until you have the spare funds to get your own designed and unique Facebook business page.
The main downside is you cannot customize the links within the page, so every image and all the text on the page can only be clicked through to one link.
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