14 Facebook Page Basics You Should Know

Good Evening, Social Rabbit here with your guide to the world of social media.

Every day more and more people are joining Facebook for their business, so I thought I would take a step back and help those newbies who need the basics.  For those old timers out there you can just sit back and give yourself a pat on the back for having already done/known all of these 🙂 (if you haven’t do them now, I won’t tell anyone!)

  1. Get your Facebook username (a unique url) for your page.  You need 25 likers before you can get it.  Once you have your 25 likers go to www.Facebook.com/username (you must be signed into Facebook) and click on SET A USERNAME FOR MY PAGES (it’s in blue at the bottom).  This is below the set a profile username, do not get confused.  Then choose your page from the drop down list and type in your username, hopefully it will be available.  You can’t change this once it’s set, so choose wisely and don’t make any typos!
  2. If you are writing a post either on your personal profile or your page you can tag another page or profile, but you have to LIKE the page or be FRIENDS with the person you are tagging.  To do this for example for Social Rabbit (which I am sure you all like!) you type “@social rabbit” you will then see a box appear under the post with the Social Rabbit page to choose (see image below), so just select it.  If you have done it right after you click onto the next word Social Rabbit will be in blue. 
  3. If you are going to put your website address in the info box under your profile picture include http:// so that it hyperlinks (ie goes to your website when people click on it)
  4. The info box under the profile picture only takes 250 characters, so make sure you include at least 2 of your keywords in there to optimise your page for search engines
  5. You have 180 pixels wide by 540 pixels long for your profile picture, so make the most of it
  6. Once your profile picture is uploaded you can change what is seen in the thumbnail (that’s the tiny picture that shows up next to your posts).  Just click on the pencil next to your profile picture (see image below) and choose EDIT THUMBNAIL, you can then move your image around until you have it showing what you want
  7. You can move your tabs at the top of your page around by moving your mouse over one and dragging it to another position.  However the wall and info tab’s will always be in positions 1 and 2.
  8. You can only show 6 tabs at the top of your page at any one time, for your visitors to see more they have to click on the 7th tab which is 2 arrows, they can then see the other tabs that are available.
  9. If you post on your page as the admin you will NOT get notified by Facebook if someone comments on the post – you need to go back daily and check for comments and respond.  However if you comment on your post (or someone else’s) you will get a notification that someone else has commented on the post as well.
  10. Once you have set up your page and want to invite your personal profile friends to join click on suggest to friends (see image) and select who you’d like to ask.  Anyone who has already joined your page will look dull, so you can’t invite anyone who already likes it.
  11. In case you are wondering you CANNOT currently change the name of your page, unless you delete your page and start again, so I hope you have chosen wisely 🙂
  12. The person who created your page is the page creator (funny that!) and currently you cannot transfer this to someone else.  However you can have as many admins as you want on the page
  13. To add a page to your page’s favourites go to the page you want to add and click on add to my pages favourites.  This window will pop up so just select the page you want this added to and hit save. Be aware that by having another page on your page’s favourites you are basically endorsing that page, as it is a form of cross promotion.
  14. Finally if you want to put a heart image in your post type ❤ it will come out as a heart once you hit the share button.

You are now ready to get out there and get your page firing with these 14 tips, if there is more you want to know please post it in the comments below or on the Social Rabbit Facebook Page.


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