If you have a facebook fan page for your website or blog you may at some point want to add a new tab to the top of the page. It’s perfect if you have a newsletter or an offers page then these would be great to add as a link from your facebook page.
Here is one client’s facebook fan page with their new custom tab for their newsletter sign up.
The great thing is it is fairly easy to do yourself, honest! I use the Woobox App to do this, most of the features are free but some more advanced ones you will need to pay for. The instructions below won’t cost you anything.
Step By Step Instructions For Your Own Custom Facebook Tabs
Step 1: Go to Facebook and login as yourself, and install the application. Install the page tab (see image below)
Step 2: Choose the Facebook Page you want to install the tab on – this will be available in the drop down box at the top and then click “Add Tab”
Step 3: Setup the newly installed page tab so it can be shared, click on the Edit link (top right of the top box) and you will see all of this, with your website details in!
Step 4 This is where you fill in all of your details and you have a few options
- you can redirect your fan to another page
- add your website page to your facebook page – I use this for newsletter sign ups
- Add your own html – this would be good if you wanted to add your own personal welcome message
- Or they could see an image when they click on the tab – could be good if you were showing a flyer
Don’t forget to add a new Tab image, this will need to be 111px wide by 74px tall. You could create your own image on your own graphics package or use a free web based package like Picmonkey.
And then you can save your settings.
If this is the first time you have used this App on facebook then you will need to autorise it to manage your page – this means that you will be able to edit the tab. There doesn’t seem to be a way round this, which is a bit annoying.
To make sure everything is as you want with your tab on your facebook page it is a good idea to open your page in another tab so you can refresh and make any changes that you want before you exit the App.
If you have any problems with this, or would much prefer someone to do this all for you, please get in touch.