This task is much simpler than it sounds. Once you have the proper URL and know what to look for this shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes to create. Keep in mind that this post has been written to help you assuming that you have already created a Facebook page for your business. In addition, as a rule of Facebook, you must have at least 25 Fans in order to claim a username.
If you are eligible to claim a username, simply follow the steps below.
1. Once logged onto your Facebook Profile enter the URL of:
This will bring you to a screen similar to the one below:
Notice that this screen is to set up a username for your individual profile, this is NOT for your business page!
2. Click on the link “Set a Username for your Pages.”
This will bring you to the screen seen below:
3. Select which page you wish to create a username for from the drop down menu next to “Page Name.”
4. Enter the username you wish to appear on your URL and click “Check Availability.”
Example: http://www.facebook.com/DESIRED USERNAME
Note: If you are creating a username for your company page be sure to use your company name. If it is not available or you do not wish to use your company name, you may want to do some research in order to find what is frequently searched surrounding your industry. The keywords (or your business name) set as your username can make you more searchable.
Be selective and precise in what you choose as you will NOT be able to edit or transfer this username once you have set it!
5. Confirm your username!
Now you have successfully created a username for your Facebook Business Page. If you are looking to further customize your page take a look at my earlier post: How To Build a Facebook Landing Page