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Dealership Name as URL for Facebook Pages - With Dealer Examples


Custom Usernames for Facebook Pages Become URL Subdomains


Facebook works to create a trusted environment, especially around Facebook Pages. This environment helps define the identities of the people and brands with which you interact.

Usernames for Facebook Pages communicate this identity and make it easier for people to find and interact with your Page.

People can enter the Facebook username as a search term on Facebook or on search engines to locate your Page.


In addition, usernames allow public entities to easily promote their presence on Facebook with a short URL. This username can be used in marketing communications, company website, and business cards.

Dealership Facebook Page URL = http://Facebook.com/DealerhipName
When 25 or more people are connected to your page, you can
select a username for your Facebook Page by visiting www.facebook.com/username. Facebook usernames will be available in basic text forms, and you can only choose a single username for each of the Pages that you administer. The Page username must be at least five characters in length and only include alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), or a period or full stop (".").


The selected username should clearly identify the artist or business represented by your Page. Create a username that is as close as possible to your public figure or business name (e.g. AutomotiveSocial, FordCommunity) to avoid any confusion or misrepresentation. In addition, generic words (e.g. dealer) are not available as options for Facebook usernames.
Think carefully about the username you choose for your dealership's Page as once it has been selected, you will not be able to change or transfer it. Be sure to check out Help Center for answers to common questions about usernames for Facebook Pages.
If you wish to report an infringing username, please visit Facebook's
Username Infringement Help Center.

Here are a few Dealership Examples:

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Comment by Ralph Paglia on August 24, 2010 at 5:51am
Dave - Don't forget this, with over 500 million active Facebook users, it is hard to imagine anyone clicking on a Facebook link that is NOT already a member... In fact, think about what a great contest that would be! Have a prize for the person who has never signed up for Facebook that signs up to become a fan of Sanderson Ford... You would probably only have 5 to 10 people in all of the Phoenix Valley.
Comment by Ralph Paglia on August 20, 2010 at 2:30pm
Dave - Now we can all see how Facebook has gotten to 500 Million Members so fast! I am pretty sure that to see much of anything inside Facebook, you have to log in...
Comment by Dave Tedder on August 20, 2010 at 2:18pm
Maybe it's my computer. When I completely log out of facebook and later want to go to the link (facebook.com/sandersonfordaz) this is what I get-

Comment by Ralph Paglia on August 20, 2010 at 1:48pm
Dave - When I click on http://www.facebook.com/sandersonfordaz it takes me right to your Facebook Fan Page... The one with this image:

Comment by Ralph Paglia on August 20, 2010 at 1:40pm
Jason Ivers - Thank you for correcting my use of the term "subdomain"... You are correct, but it is still a very useful "Branded Domain" when the dealership name is used as the Facebook "User Name", in addition to coming up first in Facebook Search when any logged in user searches for your dealership. As you can see in the blog post above, I have been able to register some fairly useful Facebook User Names/Custom Domains... Additional such useful Facebook Domains include: http://Facebook.com/ChevyDealers
Comment by Dave Tedder on August 20, 2010 at 9:58am
If I'm logged off it goes to a log in screen. I'm concerned that customers who don't have facebook accounts won't be able to see it. I know they can't interact unless they have an account, but they should be able to see it.
Comment by Jason Ivers on August 20, 2010 at 9:56am
Just FYI, this is not a subdomain... a subdomain would be TorranceToyota.Facebook.com, not Facebook.com/TorranceToyota.

Creating a new subdomain is more of a major item than just having it in the path, though I do agree that everyone who has a Facebook page should be doing this.
Comment by T. Lavon Lawrence on August 20, 2010 at 9:34am
I'm gettin' a log-in screen for Dave, too. When I do www.facebook.com/dynamicmentalfitness it goes right to my handsome face. I've really got to set aside some time and start mastering this stuff.
Comment by Ed Brooks on August 20, 2010 at 9:06am
If it helps Dave, I go to your Fan Page.
Comment by Dave Tedder on August 20, 2010 at 8:57am
Thanks for the advice. I did all of this 6 months ago. My problem (maybe it's my computer) is-
When I browse for www.facebook.com/sandersonfordaz it takes me to a log in screen and not the fan page. What am I doing wrong?

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