Creating a Welcome Tab for your Facebook Business Page

UPDATE: Things are changing with Facebook pages, with the rollout of timeline. Check out this overview on how you can make the most of this new layout option.

Hello there! I’m pretty excited to bring my first video tutorial to the blog.

This post is a follow-up to the Marketing DIY – Getting the Most from your Facebook Page article that I contributed to the Tasteful Tatters blog yesterday. If you read the post, you know that I promised to provide a tutorial for setting up a welcome tab. If you didn’t read the post, head over there and take a look, there’s lots of good stuff! Don’t worry. I’ll be here when you get back.

As you now know, I mentioned Pixlr in the Marketing DIY. You can use this free tool to help you create your custom welcome tab as well. In the tutorial, you’ll see that my images are already created and sized (to 520 pixels across).

One thing I didn’t mention in the video, is how to designate your welcome tab as the default landing tab for your Facebook page. It’s really simple.

  • When you’re on your page (logged in as an admin, of course), click the little “edit info” icon right under your page name.
  • From the menu on the left, select “manage permissions”
  • Take a look to your right. The fifth option down is “default landing page.” From the drop down menu, select “welcome.”

Voila! You’re all done. Now your new visitors will get to see your handy new Welcome tab and will be given whatever sweet treat you have in store for them.

Like I mentioned in the video, I made my Twitter Cheat Sheet available. So, if you haven’t already, head over to my Facebook Page and “like” it. And, if you’re already a fan, you can find the cheat sheet by selecting “welcome” under my profile image.

Happy updates!

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About Donna Queza

I'm an optimist grounded in realism. That's what I love about working on the web -- the possibilities to be creative and distinctive are endless, but there's always a need for those reality-driven, data-fueld folks who make our dreams into realities. I like to think I hover somewhere in the middle - creative, quantifiable internet marketing solutions.

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