How to Create Facebook Page For Your Blog

By 02-02-2010   FacebookGuest PostsSocial MediaTutorials

Guest Post By Dee Barizo
Do you know how to create Facebook page for your blog? A couple days ago, I was doing research on my blog’s niche. I wanted to know which social media sites were being used by my audience. Did they have blogs? Were they active on Twitter or forums? Did they participate in MySpace or Facebook?

I found out that Facebook was a popular place to hang out. Also, my referral stats showed that I was getting traffic from Facebook even though I never promoted my blog there. With these things in mind, I created a Facebook Page for my blog. I’m planning to use the page to join the conversation on Facebook. Hopefully, the result will be more traffic and increased branding.

Step by Step Guide to Create Facebook Pages

Here’s a step by step guide for creating your own Facebook page.

1. Log in to Facebook.

To create a page, you must have a personal account. If you don’t have your own account, go to the Facebook home page and sign up.

2. Go to Create New Facebook Page

For category, chose “Brand, Product, or Organization” and then scroll down on the drop down menu and choose “Website”. On the next section, enter the name of your page. I just used the name of my blog. Click “Create Page”.

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3. Add a relevant image.

Move the mouse pointer to the question mark on the left and you’ll see the words “Change Picture” pop up. Click it to add an image related to your blog. I used an image from my header but you can also use your logo or icon.

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4. Include information about your blog.

Click the “Info” tab and then “Edit Information” on the right.

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Type in the relevant information including the date your blog was founded, the URL, and an overview.

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5. Import your RSS feed.

By importing your RSS feed, your Wall will be populated with your newest posts. Also, it will be updated whenever you publish a new post. Go to the left sidebar and under your picture, click “Edit Page”.

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Scroll down until you see the Notes application. Then click “Edit”.

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Look to the right and click “Import a blog”.

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Enter your RSS feed URL, click the check box, and click “Start Importing”.

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Click “Confirm Import” on the right.

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6. Write a short blurb about your blog.

You’re back on the home page. Look to your right, click the fifth link under the picture, and write a short blurb.

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Final Facebook Page

You’re done! That’s all there is to it. Here’s the final product.

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Oh, one last thing. Don’t forget to become a fan of your new page.

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This is a guest post by Dee Barizo. He blogs about Magic The Gathering at Magic Game Plan. He also has a weakness for celebrity gossip, so he helps manage Celebrific. You can also write articles and do guestblogging on QOT.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author
 

33 comments on “How to Create Facebook Page For Your Blog

  1. Nimit Kashyap says:

    very useful tutorial.

  2. Matt Stratton says:

    This is a really useful tip…and I’ve been intending to create a fan page for my blog for a while (I’m using Networked Blogs to promote my blog on Facebook for now).

    The only issue I have, or rather, a question…if you set to import your blog posts to the Notes for your Fan page…won’t that remove traffic to your blog? The users will be reading it on Facebook…and commenting on the note…on Facebook. Not on your blog.

    • Bob says:

      If the full article is being imported in your page definitely what you think will happen.
      I think it’s just the excerpts that will be displayed there, like sharing it to facebook thing. Im not really sure though but that’s what i feel.

      Cheers

  3. KimC says:

    Who ever knew it was so easy? I’ve had a fan page for months, but thought it took a special app to import blog posts and have been doing it manually. Now I can spend that time adding other updates and content to the fan page instead.
    Just took care of it once and for all in 10 seconds.
    Great tip!

    • Cathy says:

      I don’t have a website, I don’t even have the beginning of my blog! Help! I would love to see yours! I am really unsure as to what a blog is? I think it’s where you can put your thoughts, or interests, and if other people see your blog (and I don’t know how they would) they can comment on it, or make suggestions, or simply, just show their interest in what I’m writing. Am I write so far? Now the question is . . . where do I begin? I have read a lot so far, but I am still confused. Any help out there for me?

  4. GlennH says:

    I wish I had seen this post a few days ago. I stubled through the procress and got the feed setup from my blog(startawordpressblog.com) but I am not sure I did it 100% correct as I went through “set up a business”. Now I need to go back and compare what I did to this post. Thanks for the detailed post and screen shots.

  5. Dee says:

    @Matt

    I have it set up to just show an excerpt of the post so they still have to visit my site to see the whole post.

  6. jereweh says:

    This is a really useful tip.

  7. Brisbane Web Design says:

    Very informative post! i was wondering if you guys have tried adding “boxes” which it looks like it lets you add plain html code on ur fb page?

  8. Lynn says:

    Thanks for this awesome post. It made it so easy to set up.

  9. Indra says:

    Thanks yours tutorials usefull

  10. Shannon says:

    Thanks for the tutorial, very helpful!

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