14 Jan 2011

Get a Short URL for your Company’s Facebook Page

General, SEO 25 Comments

An easy to remember Facebook URL for your company’s page can be a great asset for further marketing your online presence. If you are an administrator of your Facebook page, you can follow these steps to create an easy to remember name (for example, Element Design’s Facebook URL is http://www.facebook.com/ElementDesignLLC)

(Updated 8/30/11) 

1) Login to Facebook

2) Go to http://www.facebook.com/username/

The “Page Name” drop down is a list of all pages where you are currently an admin. Simply select the business page, then a “Enter Desired Username” will pop up on the right.

Whatever you type in this box will placed directly after “facebook.com/”. Be sure to capitalize each word in this box, as it will retain capitalization when users visit your page. Also note that once you click “Check Availability”, you will never be able to go back and make changes. Triple-check your spelling!

If it gives you the message “Your Company is not eligible for a username at this time. In the future,Your Company will be able to set a username.“, this can be due to several reasons. One is that your page may be to new for this feature, or you do not have enough fans or activity to warrant an easy to remember URL. Keep working on building a fan base, post relevant content, and keep checking back!

Update 11/10/2011: Thanks to Woody in the comments, he pointed out that all Facebook URLs can be abbreviated to an even shorter version. The URL fb.com redirects to the normal facebook.com for all URLs. For example, instead of http://www.facebook.com/ElementDesignLLC, you can use http://www.fb.com/ElementDesignLLC.

25 Responses to “Get a Short URL for your Company’s Facebook Page”

  1. Environmental solutions africa says:

    Thanx. This was very useful. Managed to create facebook page URL with your advice.

  2. Nicola Grace & Sarah Jane Michaels on BlogTalkRadio says:

    Hey thanks for that. We just used it to create our short url. I found you can also just type in http://www.facebook.com/username/ too. But thanks for the post most useful.

  3. cara says:

    hi. i can’t seem to find the marketing button. am guessing this info is for an older version. does anyone know how to make a short url as of today, august 30, 2011?
    thanks for any help.

  4. chad says:

    Cara,

    It looks like they took away the marketing button and slightly changed the process. I’ve updated the post to reflect the changes!

  5. Woody says:

    useful as ever!

    Did you guys know you can also use an even shorter facebook url!

    Check out http://blog.woodylabs.com/2011/11/did-you-know-facebook-short-urls-already-exist/ where I post how I realised…but you can use fb.com/yourusername too….even nicer :D

  6. chad says:

    Woody, nice find!

  7. Woody says:

    Cheers Chad, is quite handy!

  8. Jeff @MidlandCollege says:

    This was VERY useful, THANKS!

  9. nice says:

    very nice trick..butt it’s allow only one page..is there is any method with that we can creat unlimited page and make it short ur…?

  10. Web Hosting says:

    Thanks, I was looking for hours in the facebook FAQ how to shorten a page name…

  11. Siva says:

    Thanks very much for the information and it is very useful.

  12. Majid Drums says:

    Hi there!
    I would like to change the url of our facebook page. The name is Majid Drums. My question is: If I change the name to “majiddrums” will it only change on my url? I want that people can still find us by searching for Majid Drums in two words.

    Regards,

    Eric

  13. chad says:

    Majid,

    It will only affect the url, and not your search results.

  14. peko says:

    How many member to get nice url?

  15. wittyDOTS t-shirt says:

    Thanks for the post. Also I have seen the the facebook url can be further shortened than fb.com its fb.me . Our company fb page is http://www.facebook.com/wittydots which can be shortned to fb.me/wittydots although it would look better for a personal profile as it uses the word ME

  16. Facebook Marketing | It's Pixel Perfect says:

    [...] a fan base, drive organic awareness at no cost by making your fan page badge or Facebook URL which can be shortened, you’d have this url prominent on other web properties such as blogs, twitter, websites and [...]

  17. said says:

    How many member to get nice url?

  18. chad says:

    @said, they do not give an exact number, but I once had a page offer the short URL with only 25 fans.

  19. Janos says:

    Hi. I tried to give one of my Pages a short name.
    After I clicked the Chech availability button, the system answered, that the name is occupied.
    But I checked, the url doesn’t exist.
    I don’t understand it!
    And who reserved our unique association name?
    Thanks, Janos

  20. Garth says:

    Having the same problem as Janos :(

  21. Faisal says:

    Thanks dear

    Its very useful

  22. Lu ann says:

    I want to shorter the page name after it has already been created.

    it has a bunch of numbers after it and I want to shorten it.

  23. Mickel says:

    Good information, but the fb.com doesn’t work if you use it in a link on a website..

    It only works if you enter it into the addressbar of your web browser..

  24. internet Problems says:

    It’s nice tutorial, but now i think fb have change the whole procedure of changing the url

  25. Resep Koki says:

    Simple and useful trick for my facebook page :) Thanks!
    Next question, how to do short url generator something like fb.me/blablabla ?

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