As you’ve probably noticed, by default Facebook pages are really long, nearly impossible to remember URLs. This is probably fine for the typical user. However, if you use Facebook as a self-promotional tool for yourself or a social media marketing tool for your business, then you absolutely should think about taking advantage of a custom Facebook URL.
Facebook allows you to create custom URLs for your Facebook profile and business pages. Even if your Facebook page is already well established, there is no reason to worry about changing your Facebook address later because everyone who had bookmarked your old Facebook website address will now get forwarded to the new address whenever they click on your old Facebook link.
For instance my company Facebook page went from:
And you will still get to the original page I set-up by using either link. Pretty groovy, eh?
Currently you’ll need at least 25 fans of your Facebook business page to get a vanity URL. For more information you can get help when logged into Facebook by viewing this page for additional tips and their FAQ on picking and setting up personalized Facebook usernames.
These are just a few great reasons for creating a short customized Facebook URL for your business fan page or personal profile. But, I can’t think of a single reason for you not to create one. So if you have a minute, and haven’t set one up yet. I recommending getting yours NOW!
Best of luck! I hope you get a good one!