I still see them out there, in BIG numbers... Fanpages who haven't claimed their vanity url yet.
Have you claimed it yet or are you still a number?! Perhaps you have been too busy or maybe you didn't know this was possible.
Your fanpage will definitely benefit from a url without all the numbers behind.
Instead of directing your fans to: www.facebook.com/I-am-a-number/200491186647990 you can use www.facebook.com/Iamanumber
Here is how you do it:
Now there are some restrictions, like the username needs to be at least 5 characters long and Facebook doesn't allow 'inappropriate wording'.
Now be careful to check your spelling because you can't change the username once you set it.
Now if you do get stuck or have any questions, let me know... I am here to help.
TIP: Don't forget to check your 'Hidden posts' on Facebook
Many of my clients didn't know that they had messages of (potential) clients sitting in their 'hidden posts'.
'Hidden posts' on Facebook??? I can hear many of you think... Yes, Facebook puts some post in here which they suspect are 'spam' but most-likely it is not.
Where can you find your hidden posts...???
You can find 'hidden posts' on the left side under the 'Wall' icon.
What to do when you have 'hidden posts'
If you have a hidden post, hover over the right of it and a little icon will appear which will give you the option to:
Hope this helps!
Since the changeover to Timeline it is a little trickier to check your Hidden Posts.
They are now called Spam and it takes 5 actions to actually find them.
Here we go: Click ‘Admin Panel’ -> ‘Manage’ -> ‘Activity Log’ -> ‘All’ -> Spam.
Pffff, can we sue them for RSI you think??
Social Media doesn't bite, if used correctly - lol!