How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Business

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Hi everyone, and welcome to Tubetorial. I’m Lorraine Nepomuceno.

Setting up pages for businesses or websites on Facebook is something everyone should be doing these days. It’s also very simple to do. Today, I’ll be showing you how. Also, if you have an RSS feed that updates automatically when you make changes or post new content to your website- you can use a nifty free applications called RSS Graffiti to automatically post these updates to your new Facebook page.

I’ll be setting up a Facebook page for a new website called FoodBloggers.net. I’m going to log in to Facebook, then click on the Ads & Pages link over here on the left side of my home page. This takes me to a listing of all the pages I manage or have set up on Facebook.

From here, I click on the Create Page button… and fill out the details of my page. The first thing I want to do here is upload a photo or logo of my business. I’ve got one prepared on my desktop, so I’ll go ahead and do that now.

The rest of this is pretty self-explanatory- just fill out whatever you want.

And that’s how easy it is to create a Page on Facebook.

But I want to take it a step further. As I mentioned at the beginning of this video, I’m going to show you how to automatically post updates to your new Facebook page, using something called RSS Graffiti. It’s free, and you can access it directly at: http://apps.facebook.com/rssgraffiti/

To use it, simply type in the feed address of your website or blog. You’ll be asked several times for permissions- and you’ll want to say yes to all of these, so that the application will be able to post automatic updates for you. You can do things like set how often to check for updates… and finally, be sure to “connect” it by clicking on your Page name here on the left, and again, giving authorization for the various things that RSS Graffiti will do.

Finally, there’s one more thing I want to show you- and that’s how to set a username for your new Facebook page. This is important, especially for a business, so that you can add an easier to remember URL to your business cards and marketing materials. Note that you first need to have at least 25 people “connected” to your page- so go ahead and ask your friends or existing customers to “like” your page. Once you have at least 25 people, set a username by going to facebook.com/username/

And that’s how simple it is to set up a Facebook page for your business or website, how to set it to update automatically, and make a memorable URL by setting its username.

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