Tag Archives: online marketing

Lots of changes with Rock Socially + How to set your vanity URL on Facebook

Here is a quick social media reminder, a “how to”, for those of you who have not updated your Facebook URL:

Set your vanity URL.  This is to prevent you from having a bunch of numbers in your URL and allows you to claim your “facebook.com/bandname” address.  Facebook has a nice way of calling one thing several different names.. in this case Vanity URL, Claiming your URL, and Username are all different terms for the same thing.  Here is how to see if yours is set and if not, then claim it:
1. Type facebook.com/username into your address bar.
2. There will be a drop down box to select which page or profile you would like to set the “username” for (also called vanity URL).
3. If you already have a vanity URL, you will see it under the drop down.
4. If you do not already have a vanity URL, then you can type in what you would like to use and see if it is available.
5. Sometimes facebook will only allow you to set this after you have 25 likes or fans, but that is not always true.  So if you have a new page that has less than 25 likes you may have to wait to set it.

 


If you like what I am doing, please help me spread the word.  Just click one of these links to share my pages with your friends: 

Tweet about Rock Socially or Share on Facebook 

Thank you!!

Get free social networking tips like this emailed straight to your inbox  Just enter your email here.  Note: Your privacy is very important to me, and I will never sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your e-mail address to a third party.

 

Add Album Releases to Your Facebook Page Milestones

This week’s social media tip is about adding Milestones to your Facebook page.  Album releases are just one idea, but you can add all kinds of accomplishments and “Milestones” to your band’s Facebook page!

To add a Milestone, visit your Facebook like you would be creating a regular status update post.  Above the box where you would enter text, there is an option for “Status”, “Photo/Video”, and the 3rd option is “Event, Milestone, +” (PLEASE NOTE: on Facebook pages I manage that have purchased advertising in the past, this 3rd option is listed as “Offer, Event, +”).  Regardless of the exact wording, click on the 3rd thing over… then:

– Enter “Event”, this is misleading terminology, but just the title of your Milestone (like the name of your album!)
– Add a Year (also add Month and Date to be specific if you choose)
– Select an existing photo from your page or upload a new photo
– Optional: add location, add description (record label, album credits)
– Then of course don’t check the box to Hide from your Timeline because that defeats the purpose
– Save and you are all done!

Once you save it, your Milestone will fall into place in the correct spot on your Timeline.  Milestones are automatically expanded to fill the width of the whole Facebook page (just like highlighting a post).

Good luck, and let me know how it goes for you! :)


If you like what I am doing, please help me spread the word.  Just click one of these links to share my pages with your friends: 

Tweet about Rock Socially or Share on Facebook 

Thank you!!

Get free social networking tips like this emailed straight to your inbox  Just enter your email here.  Note: Your privacy is very important to me, and I will never sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your e-mail address to a third party.