Change Facebook Fanpage Vanity URL In Just 6 Steps

Facebook UsernameFacebook is really nice platform to share your Social things as well as it gives leverage to Business owners to take advantage of this powerful medium. When we talk about Business then we must thinking of Facebook Fanpage because if you want to use Facebook for Business then Facebook Fanpage is must for you.

Till now Fanpage URL was having some ugly style but now you Can change your Facebook Fanpage URL. You can have some unique name for your Facebook Fanpage. Like www.Facebook.com/yourcompanyname.

The name which you are looking for must be free. Earlier we shared a simple tutorial for finding the Facebook Profile/Page ID and we are going to see a tutorial on how to change the Facebook fanpage vanity URL in just 6 Steps. Let’s see step by step procedure for changing Facebook Fanpage URL.

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Create Safe And Short URLs Using McAf.ee [BETA]

Everyone knows about McAfee, leading antivirus and security software company. McAfee apparently launched its own URL Shortener McAf.ee.

Through TechCrunch, I came to know McAf.ee is using, and promotes, McAfee Labs’ real-time Global Threat Intelligence solution, which aims to protect users from new threats before they strike by using millions of sensors to gather real-time intelligence from host IP addresses, Internet domains, specific URLs, files, images, and email messages.

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HOW TO: Create 301 URL Redirection

URL redirection is also called URL forwarding, URL shortener, domain redirection and domain forwarding.

Why to redirect a website?

For Similar Domain Names :

301 RedirectionA user accessing a particular domain name may type the wrong spelling of it. For example, consider www.hellboundbloggers.com and www.helboundbloggers.com. Here one ‘l’ is missing in the second domain name. Organizations often register these mis-spelled and redirect them to the correct domain name. Another example is redirecting domains for reserving TLDs (Top Level Domains). The addresses hellboundbloggers.com and hellboundbloggers.net could both redirect to a single domain, such as hellboundbloggers.org.

MUST READ : Introduction To HTACCESS For Newbies

Moving a website to a new domain :

A webpage or website can be redirected for many reasons like the website might need to change its domain name or the author of that website might move his or her pages to a new domain.

HTTP Status codes for redirect :

  • 300 Multiple Choices  (like offering different languages)
  • 301 Moved Permanently
  • 302 Found (like temporary redirect)
  • 303 See Other (For results of CGI-Scripts)
  • 307 Temporary Redirect

Common Methods for Redirecting A Website [URL Redirection]

Open Notepad or any other editor and copy the required code and save it. Then upload that file to your directory. I made use of the PHP redirect for redirecting My Mobile Site to Google Reader. I made mobile version of my blog through Google Reader.

ColdFusion Redirect

<.cfheader statuscode="301" statustext="Moved permanently">
<.cfheader name="Location" value="http://www.new-url.com">


PHP Redirect

<?
Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
Header( "Location: http://www.new-url.com" );
?>


ASP Redirect

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<%
Response.Status="301 Moved Permanently"
Response.AddHeader "Location","http://www.new-url.com/"
%>


ASP .NET Redirect

<script runat="server">
private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
Response.Status = "301 Moved Permanently";
Response.AddHeader("Location","http://www.new-url.com");
}
</script>


JSP (Java) Redirect

<%
response.setStatus(301);
response.setHeader( "Location", "http://www.new-url.com/" );
response.setHeader( "Connection", "close" );
%>


.htaccess Redirect

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^domain.com [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [r=301,nc]


CGI PERL Redirect


$q = new CGI;
print $q-&amp;gt;redirect(&amp;quot;http://www.new-url.com/&amp;quot;);


Ruby on Rails Redirect

def old_action
headers["Status"] = "301 Moved Permanently"
redirect_to "http://www.new-url.com/"
end


HTML Redirect

Place the following HTML code between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags of your HTML code.

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.yoursite.com/">

Submit Your Blog To Popular Search Engines

Don’t wait for the Search engines to search your website/blog. Submit your URL to search engines before they do it automatically. It is one of the best ways to get your new domain indexed fast. Search engine is a tool designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. Some of the common and famous search engines are Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. It will be annoying to go to each search engine’s website and submit your URL.

I wrote this article in order to minimize your time for submitting your URL to search engines. You can even submit your Feed URL or Sitemap to certain search engines. Before that you can validate your RSS Feeds. But make sure before submitting. The following are the links to some popular search engines. I picked up some worthy and popular search engines. You can submit your URL to these search engines for free. Spare your time to grab this golden opportunity.

  • Yahoo Search
  • DMOZ Open Directory Project
  • Scrub The Web
  • Search Sight
  • WhatUSeek
  • Towersearch

You can also try websites like Free Web Submission and Ping My Blog for submitting your URL to many search engines at the same time.