This is such a rapid post before I’m going to Open Web Asia 😀
So as my usual morning, reading papers during breakfast. I stumble upon this advertisement
As you can see, they have a Facebook pages, which most of the companies did now anyway. To exist in popular Social Network Sites. More than that, Facebook Fan Pages enables an even deeper connections and interactions with the fans.
However there is some failure there. Let me guide you
Their Facebook Fan Pages URL is freaking long. WITH NUMBERS OMAIGOD!
And the freaking thing is, would you want to recommend to your friend – hey this brand have facebook fan page at facebook.com/brandname/pages/whatthenumbermeh? Of course you wouldn’t. And try to imagine to fit that loooooong url on the namecard 😛
That’s why Facebook has this thing called Vanity URL, it even available for personal use like what the next example
- http://facebook.com/weddingkami – For Weddingkami
- http://facebook.com/brotherhoodarts – Brotherhood Arts
Now see the difference. I know every brands are itchy and want to exploit web technology advantage. But what differs you from other brands is getting the right job done. How does you present on the online world are quite the same as your offline presence. You want your brands to be heard. If I’m not mistaken now everyone can claim the Vanity URL. Last time I remember you need to reach certain number to secure the name. Oh And I just receive this news from my fellow twitteratis,
thanks to @alyapink, the twit means = last few days when Habib Jewels having their huge sale at Ampang Point, the DJ mention their Facebook URL for every single letter and numbers.
I know you want to laugh. Imagine how the painful DJ is and for that thing I bet NO ONE even cares during a sales. Who want to remember the numbers? Unless it was Maya Karin phone number, that’s another matter.
Want to setup your vanity URL? go to > http://facebook.com/username and you’re all set. Now I hope you will find this useful.
I’m off to Open Web Asia!
Make sure your Vanity URL not too long okay
P/S: I maybe have a broken written english, but I know what to do and as a foreigner said to me that I still made a point so yeah, ignore my powederful english 😛