• Groups and Fan Pages

    Posted on April 24th, 2012 Sharyn No comments

    Facebook has several methods of being able to build up an awareness of who you are and what you stand for. The first area is the Fan Page. You will want to create a Fan Page to have your friends gain further knowledge of who you are and what you are interested in.

    Since your profile page is designed to introduce you personally, the Fan Page is an extension of who you are and what in particular you have specific interests in.

    I have several Fan Pages, one for each of the books I have published. I also have Fan Pages for specific areas of interests I have such as encouraging others to write and get published.

    The challenge with a Fan Page and a Business Page is you have to rely on others to Like your page. And unfortunately, less than 10% of your friends will go through the effort of clicking on the “Like” button.

    On the other hand, the Group Page allows you to build a group by you deciding who you’d like to add to your group. They are allowed to opt out of the group, but you’ll be able to build your group much faster than you can build the Likes on your Fan Page.

    Also on the Group Page you are able to add Events, Pictures about events and what relates to the group, so it makes it much more customizable.

  • Free Variations of Fan Page

    Posted on March 2nd, 2011 Sharyn No comments

    This Post taken from ViperChill by

    Ana Hoffman

    And the best part about all of this? I’m giving away my exact fan page and don’t even need to touch Photoshop in order to edit the text on the page.  I’ve created 7 versions of my template for you to use however you like. The colours included are: Black, White / Grey, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Green, Red and Gold.

    Alternatively, you can use your own background images, but simply use my code for adding a second page and integrating the users Facebook name.

    1. First of all, you need to go to the ‘Create page’ option, which you can find here. The quickest page to set up is the one on the top right row, a Brand or Product page. Note that the first letter of your fan page name must be capitalised.

    2. You will be shown your empty Facebook fan page. Under the image on the top left, click Edit Page. A new menu will appear, so click on the Apps option once it does. Scroll down the page until you see the app Static FBML. Add the application  to your page. Clicking on ‘Go to App’ will allow you to customise the text box.

    3. The first field, Box Title, will be the name for your page tab, so use something like “Hey!” or “Welcome” here.

    4. Download this zip file, which contains the template code and my 7 example templates. Each template comes with its own code. I have hosted the images online for you, but I recommend you put them on your own server.

    5. Edit the part of each template where it says “Your Text Goes Here”.

    5. Edit the part of each template where it says “Your Text Goes Here”.

    Note that when you are the admin of the page, you will see things very differently. Log in with another account (or a friends) to see how the page will look to every else.

    6. Go back to your Edit Page options, and this time select Manage Permissions. Change theDefault Landing Tab to the page you have created with Static FBML.

    7. Enjoy more people “Liking” your Fan page and then being converted in other ways through the second page.