A few months ago, Facebook announced that it would allow vanity URLs for any fan page with more than 1000 fans. Then, it lowered it to 100. Now, I believe it allows you to create a vanity URL if you have at least 25 fans.
So, if you haven’t grabbed your vanity URL, why haven’t you? Go to www.facebook.com/username and go get it.
Why would you want a Facebook vanity URL? There are 300 million active users on Facebook. 50% of active users log on to Facebook, daily. The fastest growing demographic on Facebook is people over 35.
And, how much easier is it to find www.facebook.com/CostaMesaRealEstate or www.facebook.com/NewportBeachHomes than a random string of numbers and letters like http://www.facebook.com/friends/?filter=oc#/pages/Bonita-Springs-FL/Bonita-Springs-Real-Estate/96156478049. Please understand; I’m not picking on anyone; this is just an example.
I had one just like it until earlier tonight.
Now, that you have a vanity URL, you can blast it on your email signatures, Active Rain and many other online and offline venues.
Have fun, and please leave your ideas below.