If you have a blog chances are you will want to create a Facebook page for your blog at some point. If you don’t know where to start it can be quite daunting. To try to take the stress out of what should be an exciting thing I have put together a how-to which I hope will help.
In order to create a Facebook page you need to have a Facebook account. If you don’t have one sign up for a Facebook account, this is quick and easy. If you already have an account then you’re ready to get started.
When you are logged in to Facebook you will see an arrow on the top right hand side, click on the arrow and you will see a drop-down menu. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click ‘Create Page’.
When you click ‘Create Page’ a new page will load which show different Facebook page categories. If you are making a Facebook page for your blog you should click on ‘Brand or Product’. When you click on Brand or Product you will be asked to choose a category – if you are a blogger scroll down and choose website, then enter your brand or product name below, for the purpose of this tutorial I have called my page Lindy Loves Blog. You must then agree to the Facebook Page Terms by selecting the tick box, once you have done this click ‘Get Started’.
You will then be taken to a new page where you will have to fill in a few more details about your blog and Facebook page, don’t worry you can change these details later if you need to.
On the first page you are asked to fill in the About section for your Facebook page. You are then asked for your blog url which you can just copy and paste into the box. You can add more than one website if necessary. At this point you are also asked to create a unique Facebook address, I used LindyLovesBlog, try to make the url relevant to your blog/website and short if possible. Next you are asked whether your page represents a real business, product or brand, ensure you read and understand what you are agreeing to and accepting. Once you are happy with everything click the ‘Save Info’ button and your second page will load.
Now it’s time to upload a profile picture for your Facebook page. You can either import a picture from a website or upload a picture from your computer. If you would prefer to add a picture later you can skip this step for now.
There is also a third step which is optional. You can create a Facebook advert for your blog page during the set up process or you can skip this step and come back to it at a later date. Once you have completed this step you have also created your Facebook page. Congratulations!
At the top of the page you will see the admin panel where you can see the page interactions, notifications, likes, messages and an insight into the page. On the right hand side at the top of the page you will see an edit page button where you can update page info, edit settings, manage admin roles, use activity log, see banned users and generally control a lot of aspects of your page. There is also a ‘build audience’ button where you can build your page audience by inviting your friends to like the page, share the page or create an advert. There is also a help section if you need it.
There is a lot to take in but try not to panic, you’ve done the hard part now and can take your time to have a look around at the different areas and create the page so it is how you would like it.
Welcome to the world of Facebook pages!