This tutorial is going to show you how to set up your Facebook Fan (or Business) Page. Part 2 will cover how to request a vanity URL and a build a custom “welcome” page for your Fan Page.
1. Log in to your Facebook account.
2. On your left sidebar, click on “Ads and Pages.” (see screenshow below, under “Friends.”)
4. Next you’ll select what type of page to create. Select “brand, product or organization.” In the dropdown menu, choose “website.” Put your blog name in where indicated. Click the checkbox acknowledging that you are authorized to administer a page for said website, and click “create official page.”
5. The next screen you’ll get will be your actual page. Here’s where you can set up the page to contain the information you want. From here, Facebook walks you through step-by-step what you need to do. First, upload a photo (I recommend using a high-quality image of your blog badge, if you have one). Second, add some basic information about your blog. There are other options, like posting updates or sending your Facebook updates to Twitter. There are better services to coordinate posting blog items to BOTH Facebook and Twitter, so I’d recommend skipping Facebook’s Step 6.
Here’s what my final page looks like.
That’s it! You’ve got yourself a fan page! Part 2 of this tutorial will cover getting a vanity Facebook URL and building a fancy “welcome” page for your fan page. And later in our course, we’ll talk about getting your blog posts to auto-post to Facebook!