How to Create a Facebook Business Page for Your Blog

One of the most common branding tips you will find for your business or website is to create Facebook page. For this reason, I am sharing with you in this article a complete tutorial on How to create a Facebook page for your business website.

If you are not sure why you should create a Facebook page, read on!

Our target for you in this post is to illustrate how you can have a Facebook fan page for your brand in 15 minutes’ time.

Create Blog Business Page on Facebook

Why you need to create a Facebook page for your business:

Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites out there, with 850+ million users worldwide. By creating a Facebook fan page, you are allowing your potential readers, clients and customers to connect with you.

Depending on your social media skills, you can engage your Facebook fans in conversations, and make your brand more prominent. In fact, many companies are even using Facebook as an announcement channel. create Facebook Business pageFacebook is one of the biggest marketing and branding tools available to you, if you use it wisely. Do you remember Vodafone ZooZoos, the advertisement characters promoted by Vodafone India which become so amazingly popular? Facebook played a major role in the development of their immense popularity. In fact, the ZooZoos had a huge fan following on several social networking sites including Facebook, with reportedly over 2.5 million fans!

If you have been ignoring Facebook for marketing and branding purposes until now, you have been losing a significant amount of potential in the way of readers and clients for your websites, blogs and services.

There are obviously other uses for Facebook as well, and we discuss those at length in other posts, but for the purpose of today’s post let’s get back to Facebook as a tool for business enhancement:

Step by step tutorial: How to create a facebook business page

Facebook fan pages help you to brand, socialize and send messages to all of your blog or website fans. If you have not yet created a Facebook fan page for your blog, do it now and enjoy taking your brand to the next level.

Selecting the type of page:

Go to this create a Facebook page link, and select the type of business you have. Selecting the proper category will allow your brand to reach the right audience.

Selecting Facebook Page type

Selecting Facebook Page type

For example, if you need a fan page for your website or blog, select “Brand or Product” and select “websites” from the drop-down menu.  Next, add your brand name. This is not a vanity URL, but you can add a custom URL from your fan page later.

Facebook fan Page Website Category

Facebook fan Page Website Category

Click on “Get Started”, and then add the details and choose an avatar for your fan page. I would suggest using your official Gravatar, and if you don’t have a Gravatar, you can always create a picture for your fan page that is similar to your brand’s logo. Note: the maximum size for your Facebook fan page profile pic is 180*540 px.

Setup Facebook page

Once you’re finished uploading your picture to your newly created Facebook fan page, Facebook gives you an option to invite your friends to your fan page. You can skip this for now if you wish, and return to this feature later. On the next page add your website details, and click on “Continue”. Once done, you will have a page like this (see image below), and you can hit “Like” and recommend people, and also edit page settings.

How to edit Facebook page settings:

Once you have learned how to create a Facebook fan page, it’s time to learn how to edit your fan page. Having a look at this screenshot will give you a great many ideas about the customization options of Facebook fan pages.

Facebook Fan Page Architect

Notice the pointers, and follow the notes added below:

1) Fan page wall: 

Like our Facebook profile, this is the wall for the Facebook fan page. You can use it to upload images, text, share links, ask questions and upload videos. I would suggest that you use in as creative a manner as possible.  Apart from publishing your latest post to your fan page using RSS Graffiti, I also suggest you that you work on asking interesting questions and engage your users in conversation.

2-3) Edit fan page:

As you are editing your Facebook fan page, you will find the admin management page of Facebook, and from there you can take various additional actions related to your newly created fan page.

4) Use your page as a profile:

Sometime back, Facebook added a new feature to Facebook pages for businesses, and it allows you to use Facebook as a profile. You can “Like” other Facebook pages, and comment using your Facebook fan page name. You can not add another user to your Facebook profile, but from a branding point of view, you can effectively use this feature to make your reach wider. You can engage in conversations and discussions, and if you are an expert, your answers will help you to get genuine fans.

5) Facebook fan page SEO:

In this post I’m not going to elaborate on how to optimize your Facebook page for SEO, but it is important to note that your “About” section works as a meta description with search engines. For this reason, you will want to write your “About” section carefully, so that it is easier to rank for any keyword using a Facebook page.

So –choose your name and the contents of your “About” section carefully.

6) Fan count:

This is one number which we would always like to see increasing! You can refer to the tips in my other posts on increasing fans on your Facebook page, and watch this number grow. One of the easiest way to increase fans on your newly created Facebook fan page is by adding a Fan Box widget on your website. You can also link your Facebook fan page with Twitter, and all of your Facebook updates will automatically post on Twitter, too.

As a Facebook fan page administrator, I suggest that you read the following posts:

If you are looking for enhanced branding and social media outreach, I suggest that you also create Google Plus page. You can learn more about this option from my previous post on How to Create a Google+ Page for Businesses.

If you are planning to create a custom tab for your Facebook fan page, you should know that Facebook has ditched the FBML. You can use custom HTML, JavaScript and jQuery to create the custom iFrame tab for your Facebook page, but this is something we will cover in another post.

I would love to know if this tutorial helped or inspired you to create a Facebook business page for your business or website.

Do you think it’s necessary to have a Facebook page for every brand and business?  Tell us what you think using the comments section below.

And as always, if you find the information in this post useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a professional blogger. He loves to read & write about Blogging, SEO, WordPress, Make money online & technology. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives more than half a million PV in a month, and is an award winning blog.

COMMENTs ( 9 )

  1. Chadrack says

    Just the information I’ve been looking for. I’ve just followed the simple steps and created my blog’s fan page. I’ll be dressing it up and then making it life.

  2. Deepti Sachdeva says

    Hi Harsh…

    this post is such great help… but I don’t see this option ‘Add fanbox to your website’ on the facebook page I created.. and can’t figure out a way to get it..
    i installed the facebook fanpage widget on wordpress but that asks for an API key and a Profile ID… could you please help me with this…

    looking forward to your response

    thanks heaps

    • says

      Hey Deepti
      when you click on Edit page at the top you can see your Fan page ID. You need to add that ID.
      Hope this will help.
      Regards
      Harsh

      • Deepti Sachdeva says

        hi Harsh…

        thanks so much for your response. I kinda made it work yesterday.. took me a while to figure out…but getting the API and ID both didn’t require me to scratch my head as much as I did… :)

        you are doing some great work here… all the best!

        Will keep visiting for more..

        Cheers!

  3. Ana says

    Dear Harsh,

    I found your article via Hesham’s site, and I have to say this is a splendid idea. Your article is very informative, and for anyone who is new to this it will be very useful. I find this is a great tool to promote and expand one’s own work.

    Thank you for such a useful article.

    Kind regards

  4. says

    There are other ways to promote it like facebook ads or Twitter Dm or Make it social. Though Promotion will help you when you have an insight that how you going to use that page in future..

  5. CharteredClub says

    Facebook Page VS Facebook Group

    What is the difference and what do you recommend

  6. Hesham says

    Very good post Harsh, thanks for the screen shots that make it easy to follow the steps!