If you have installed or created a custom page on Facebook this quick tutorial will show you the steps to make it the default landing page for new visitors (people who have not liked your page or people who are not logged into Facebook. This tutorial assumes that you are logged into your Facebook account that is already an administrator for the page you want to modify and that you have already installed / set up the new/custom tab on your Facebook page.
Click on “Edit Page” in the upper right hand corner. This will take you to the “Manage Permissions” tab of the Edit screen.
You’ll see several options on the page. Toward the middle of the page you’ll find “Default Landing Tab:” and by default it may be set to “Info” or “Wall”. Click the drop-down menu here to get a list of all available tabs on your page. Now select your custom page (or whatever page you choose) to be the default page visitors will see. This setting only applies to visitors who who have not already ‘Liked’ your page or to visitors who are not logged into Facebook.
Finally, click “Save Changes” and you’re done!
The Default Landing Tab is a GREAT way to increase the exposure of your brand if you have done the work of customizing a tab. This is my first Social Media tutorial and I plan to make more in the future. If you have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section and I’ll do my best to help you out or send you to where you can find help.
If you’re interested in having me build a custom page for you, check out my page on Facebook!
Time to think out loud again.
First I want to send a shout-out to all those lurkers out there who read but don’t comment. Lurker is a common internet term for people who are actively reading a site or discussion, but not responding / joining in the discussion. Though it sounds bad, it’s not always – we all would do well to observe what’s going on before we go to saying whatever is on our minds. With that being said, I do want to encourage anyone who drops by to let me know that you were here. Just a quick hello or even a smiley face . Sure Google tells me I had X number of visitors each day, but it’s nice to hear from you rather than Google. This comes up because I recently learned that one of the two primary ways I experience love are “Words of Affirmation” ( which also scored equally with “Acts of Service”.)
On my way home from a concert I was feeling a bit frustrated. As I dug into what I was feeling I was even so bold as to tweet about it (here and here) – speaking up was a GREAT idea because it sparked a small discussion on Facebook (where my tweets show up as my status message). Continue reading To hear you say “I Love You”
I can’t believe I’m doing another FB Fad!
Ok, so how you play the game is you go to http://Google.com and type in your name and the word “needs” after it. I.E. “Kristina needs”. Type in your note the first 10 searches that come up.
1. Darren needs all the extrastrength, determination and luck that he can muster to survive trials which slice, burn and almost drown him …
(ya got that right!)
2. Darren needs myspace!
(that is pure blasphemy!)
3. Darren Needs (Bristol) is on Facebook.
(hi Mr. Needs! you have a nice name)
4. JOIN THE DARREN NEEDS A HAIRCUT CLUB?
(this is NOT LIKE GOD)
5. Darren Y. needs cheering up!
(Darren Y… need a hug? Darren C. specializes in them!)
6. Anyone know if Darren needs team leaders for UK Repo tour?
(I don’t know… but I need to visit the UK!)
7. Darren NEEDS applesauce
(yumm… on toast!)
8. ‘Soft’ Darren needs SAS training, says Vanstiphout
(no comment but Vanstiphout we’re gonna have to have a chat about that!)
9. Twitter / Darren: Needs to forward texts on …
10. Darren needs time to mourn
(yeah… laying some things down in 2009! GOTTA LET GO AND LET GOD!)
That was an interesting exercise in Internet Foolishness!