Facebook pages are the only way Facebook allows you directly to promote your business. As you know, promoting your business on your personal Facebook page can lead to accusations of spamming and may cause you to be shut down. Tabs for your Facebook pages give you the opportunity to creat sales pages, lead capture pages and most of the other things you can do on a regular website.
What Are Facebook Tabs?
Facebook pages (previously called “Fan Pages”) enable you to promote your business separately for your Personal page. Tabs are a means of leading to other pages associated with your main “Timeline” Facebook (fan) page. Facebook gets confusing because they change their terminology every now and then!
Why You Need Help
The problem with adding tabs to your Facebook pages is that it is such a convoluted process. You need to become a Facebook developer, create an app and go through the complex process of adding the app to your Facebook page. Then you need to create the content for the app: generally by this time I find that Facebook has changed something and I give it up!
However, I have found a program that makes the process really simple. There is a paid version that offers more, but I am using the free version at present, and have found that it makes the whole business quick and easy. I can create the tab and activate it in five minutes or less, leaving me time to build and edit the content.
Painless Facebook Tabs
So, if you’re sitting comfortably there in [imwb_cgt_cityName], [imwb_cgt_regionName] let me tell you about it. (If you’re wondering how I know where you are, leave me a question through the comments and I’ll tell you about another plugin I use.)
Before I give you the secret to painless Facebook tabs, though, let me show you some of the simple pages I created yesterday. Since I’m really only trying out some ideas, without any strategy behind it, they don’t show everything you can do, but they might give you an idea of how easy it can be to build your own tabs.
The sales page at http://a.pgtb.me/df00 took me just a few minutes to create. Most of the time was spent playing with the templates included in the program and changing colors in the text. Some time was spent editing the text, which I had created previously – please use the “Like” and “Share” buttons. You can also invite your friends from the link near the bottom.
The page at http://a.pgtb.me/dfcn was my first effort. I just took an existing lead capture page and plugged it straight into the program. The only other work I had to do was finding a picture for the tab and giving the tab a name! The bad news about this one is that it needs to be scrolled, because the original was too large for the Facebook iframe.