Is your Facebook Page Missing a Welcome Tab?

I excitedly checked off “Launch a Business Facebook Page” from my to-do-list and sat back for a moment – just a moment – when I realized that the page was not very engaging. What was it missing? I had uploaded my business logo, added a few images and wall posts. I filled in the info section and then invited my friends. All is good, but could be much better.

Starbucks-facebook-welcome-page

Facebook pages look great when the landing page is a custom welcome page. If you look at pages like Starbucks, Redbull, the Gap, etc., you will see really awesome welcome pages that contain product images, video, or grayed out content that is visible only after liking the page. I naturally turned to my favorite social media source to figure out how to add this to my facebook business page: Mashable, and found the article HOW TO: Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business.

Adding a great Welcome tab requires basic HTML skills or hiring a web designer to add HTML or FBML (Facebook Markup Language) to the Facebook Static FBML application. I will share a bit of code to insert an image, and links to your social media accounts. Images need to be stored on your website or another site like flickr.

Code to insert an image

<img src=”http://www.yourimage.jpg” alt=”add title” title=”your title” width=”00px” height=”00px” /><br><br>

Code to insert a twitter, website, and linkedin button

For twitter, grab a twitter button and paste the code in the facebook page application to link to your account. Below is an example of HTML code to put 32px buttons for twitter, your website, and linkedin on the facebook tab.

<a href=”http://www.twitter.com/yourname” target=”_blank” <img src=”http://www.yourwebsite.com/twitter.jpg” alt=”” title=”Follow me on Twitter” align=”center” width=”32″ height=”32″ border=”0″</a>
<a href=”http://www.yourwebsite.com” target=”_blank” <img src=”http://www.yourwebsite.com/website.jpg” alt=”” title=”Visit my Website” align=”center” width=”32″ height=”32″ border=”0″ hspace=”30″</a>
<a href=”http://www.linkedin.com/in/yourname” target=”_blank” <img src=”http://www.yourwebsite.com/linkedin.jpg” alt=”” title=”View my Linkedin Profile” align=”center” width=”32″ height=”32″ border=”0″</a>

Are you interested in hiring a web designer to create a great facebook welcome page? Contact me.

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Further Reading:

10 Key SEO Strategies Every Facebook Page Owner Should Know
9 Ways to Enhance Your Facebook Fan Page