Facebook Set Up Your Page

Step 1

Give your business a home on Facebook with a Page. Set one up, and start connecting with fans!

Start by going to:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php 

You’ll see a page similar to the one seen here.

Since Pages are different from personal Profiles, you don’t have to have a Profile, or personal Timeline, to have a Page. If you do want a personal Timeline, see Set Up Your Timeline.

Step 2

Like your personal Timeline, you’ll need to fill in some information about your business.

Keep in mind that the name you list here for your company will be the title of your Facebook Page.

When you check the box, you’re agreeing to the Facebook Pages terms, which means that you are the official representative for the business you're setting up the Page for.

Click Get Started.

Step 3

Facebook prompts you to create an account if you don't already have one. If you have an account, log in with your email and password. If not, Facebook will ask for an email, password, and use a CAPTCHA to make sure you're really you.

Step 4

Start customizing your Page!

Facebook wants you to connect immediately, so they've built in ways to help. Using a three-step prompt, you can choose a profile picture for your Page, add a description and website to your Page, and choose a unique Facebook web address.

If you want to do this later, click Skip

Choose a Profile Picture

Here's a tip on choosing an image: Even if you’ve got a ton of great pictures to choose from, this photo should either be the logo for your business, or an image that will help people identify your company or organization.

Step 5

Step 6

Facebook allows you to choose a web address unique to your page. For example: http://www.facebook.com/constantcontact

Tip: Be mindful about the URL name that you chose. Once it is set, it can't be changed.

Step 7

Facebook will ask if you wish to add a funding source to take advantage of Facebook advertising. You don't need to enable ads yet, so in the interest of time, we suggest you skip this step for now. You can always go back and take advantage of this feature later by going to:

http://www.facebook.com/ads/create/

 

Step 8

Once you've completed some basics, you should continue to customize your page by adding a cover photo.

On your profile, scroll your mouse over the cover photo area and click on "Add a Cover" to add a main image to your Page.

You'll want to choose a unique photo to express what your Facebook Page is about.

Note: Facebook says: "This space is not meant for pomotions, coupons, or advertisements. Your cover photo should not be primarily text-based or infringe on anyone else's copyright."

Step 9

Now that your images are up, lets edit your Page to give customers and potential customers more info about your business.

Click "Edit Page" to bring up your admin options.

The more info you can provide, the better!  And be sure and update these details if any of the information changes. 

Click Save Changes.

Depending on your type of business or organization, this page might look different for you. The options you’ll have for this page will be determined by the type of business you identified yourself as in Step 2.

And ... You Have Yourself a Page

Once you've got an image, cover photo and basic info, your Facebook Page will look something like this.

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