The biggest reason to change your fan page url is for promotion and marketing purposes.  This makes it easier for others and yourself to tag and promote you.

  • In a Facebook post someone can tag you by just simply adding the @ symbol @nameofyourpage.
  • For offline advertising you can use a Facebook image and add thenameofyourpage next to it.

Try and keep it as short as possible and closely related to the name of your business.  Long names can be tiresome for someone to type out.

Why use this: (example dummy url)
When it could be something as simple as:


How do you change your Facebook fan page url?

Simple click on this link and follow the instructions, it’s as easy as that.


I’m currently working with a client to set up their online presence and something that came to my attention is that they have their business set up on Facebook as a personal or individual profile. This is not the first time I’ve seen this.

In this case having a personal/individual profile set up on Facebook is not the best way to manage their online presence, so I thought I’d explain why you should amend this immediately and how you can change this to alleviate a lot of headaches and save you time and money.

Firstly it is against Facebook’s terms of service

According to Facebook’s terms of service, “Profiles represent individuals and must be held under an individual name, while Pages allow an organization, business, celebrity, or band to maintain a professional presence on Facebook.” If your business’ profile gets shut down by Facebook for violating this rule, your friends list will vanish with it.

Secondly you are a Business or Franchisor

As a business owner I would imagine that you are aiming to build and grow your business and you may be looking for joint venture opportunities, business partners, investors, sales consultants and media opportunities and maybe one day even franchise your business or possibly sell your business. Having a good solid online presence that is done right will add a lot of credibility and value to your business and your business will be seen as a business that is professional and knows what they are doing which ultimately builds trust and security.

Growing your audience

One of the major setbacks with personal profiles is, no LIKE button, this can be quite detrimental to growing your audience on Facebook. Someone has to personal send a friend request rather than like the page. The internet audience are generally lazy, if you give them too many things to do to gain access to you, you are going to lose their interest and they will head of somewhere else.

Fan pages offer Analytics

Fan pages offer analytics about your audience, you can view all types of data about user activity such as demographic break-downs, how many likes, comments, gender.


There is a limit of 5,000 friends that you can have on your personal profile page. A fan page is unlimited.

How do you convert your current profile to a fan page

Fortunately Facebook now provides the means for you to do this. There are some things you need to be aware of when you do convert but I highly recommend that you do especially if you are a franchise. Here is the link which gives you step by step instructions on how to do this.

How to change your fan page URL?

If you need any assistance or have any questions you’d like to ask us about our fan page visit Direct Assist Social Media Assistance and like our fan page


I’ve created my board, one of which inspires my work ethic & professional appearance and the other I’ve created to determine more or less where I expect myself to be later on in life. I’m known to have typical OCD characteristics, at the moment I have difficulty ‘pinning’ images to fit the right categorised board to where I see them fit best.

Screenshot of My Pinterest Wall

How it works; I have figured out that if you only ‘like’ an image but you don’t necessarily want it to appear in one of your boards then you select the ‘like’ option at the top of the image, where as if you intend to add the image to one of your boards (although I see them more as scrapbooks) you select the ‘pin’ opion and re-direct it to the board you had in mind. It is very simple and easy to do. The home page displays the people you follow and their recent activity as well as your own recent activity thinks of the Facebook Feed page to form a clearer idea of what it all looks like.

Here is Pinterest jotted down in short and sweet

  • Pinterest requires minimal writing and time to set up for use.
  • It is about promoting excellent information on the web.
  • Most pins should NOT be self-promoting, although you can promote some personal events just be cautious it is NOT as your main focus.
  • Gain credit by providing diverse topics, interact with other users & re-pin their finds.
  • The only way to jump on board Pinterest is to receive an invite; fortunately this is not as difficult as it sounds.

Many people have joined this social network and I’m sure you will be able to find a quick and easy route through.

Follow this link to join Pinterest.


Screenshot of My Pinterest Home Page

I’ve stumbled upon an addictive trend in social networking; this place definitely defines the concept of social media with nothing else but loving enthusiasm. I have lost myself In Picture Posting Heaven, where all colours own the page, I embrace this warm environment as I’m invited to post comments, I am welcome to share my thoughts and crazy, senseless ideas, it’s on the board, choose what I like, it’s all here just at the simple touch …

Immediately I’ve forgotten that important email I was busy with, which reminds me I still need to get back to Romany regarding my feedback on her Twitter Tutorial…

And Direct-Assist is going to kill me if I don’t finish that reply to a previously posted question; thankfully it’s just a website. Now that I’m breathing, back in my office, on earth, I recognise my famous procrastinating ways had just taken over, where my desktop is covered with fresh documents and restless emails. I know I’m in trouble when heaven hits the screen, but Pinterest conveniently boosted me through the rest of today. Obviously I know I’m going to find myself back there pretty soon!

As I’m scrolling through I am delighted to find all types of features I can take advantage of; I can add links to my website and Facebook page, I can source new recipes, products to buy, places to visit, guideline’s to follow. This is my new playground and I can’t wait to build my own space of inspiration and interest. I was surprised to find Pinterest generating that sense of family: a warm home and tons of sharing. Pinterest positively promotes all things good and well, your health, respect for others, giving rather than seeking credit, employment positions and lifestyle guidelines.

It may sound fun and entertaining but you would assume rather pointless as time should pass on?

• Pinterest is a way to discover new things,

• to inspire and motivate you on a bad day,

• meet people who share similar interests,

• And you could easily plan your sisters’ wedding,

• your own home decor and renovation,

• plan business events and friendship outings

… Simple, easy and entertaining.

Pinterest is on the mission: “Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. We think that a favourite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.”

Follow our link to jump on board and start your day with Pinterest.

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