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Facebook Fan Page Address

Here is a little tip about the Facebook Vanity URL. (Vanity URL just means that you have your name locked in to the address of your Facebook account)

By default Facebook gives you an address such as http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234456789.

As I have discussed before, once you have 25 friends or 25 fans you can change this default to something more meaningful, such as my Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/CyberCoded.

Here is another tip. The Facebook Vanity URL is not case sensitive and ignores characters such as the period (.) and the hyphen (-). You can use this to your advantage when showing your URL in print or telling someone the address.

Examples:

  • My personal Facebook account I made the Vanity URL, facebook.com/david.cooley, I did this because I think it looks better in the address bar. However, when I tell someone my address I can tell them it is just facebook.com/davidcooley and it will take them to my page. Easier to say “Facebook dot com davidcooley” than to say “facebook dot com david dot cooley”.

As you can see there are several ways to modify the address in print or online to make it easier to read, and yet they all resolve to the same page.

To change your Facebook Address use the Facebook Username page.