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How do I create a Facebook page?

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php and select the type of page you would like to create. Facebook will guide you through the rest of the process.


What are Facebook’s promotion policies?

From Facebook Pages Terms (https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php): If you use Facebook to communicate about or administer a promotion (such as a contest or sweepstakes), you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including the official rules, offer terms and eligibility requirements (e.g., age and residency restrictions), and compliance with regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered in connection with the promotion (e.g., registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals). Please note that compliance with these guidelines does not constitute the lawfulness of a promotion. Promotions are subject to many regulations and if you are not certain that your promotion complies with applicable law, please consult with an expert.

  1. Promotions on Facebook must be administered within Apps on Facebook.com, either on a Canvas Page or a Page App.
  2. Promotions on Facebook must include the following:
    1. A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant
    2. Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
    3. Disclosure that the participant is providing information to [disclose recipient(s) of information] and not to Facebook.
  3. You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app. For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.
  4. You must not use Facebook features or functionality as a promotion’s registration or entry mechanism. For example, the act of liking a Page or checking in to a Place cannot automatically register or enter a promotion participant.
  5. You must not use Facebook features or functionality, such as the Like button, as a voting mechanism for a promotion.
  6. You must not notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles (timelines) or Pages.
  7. Definitions:
    1. a. By “administration” we mean the operation of any element of the promotion, such as collecting entries, conducting a drawing, judging entries, or notifying winners.
    2. b. By “communication” we mean promoting, advertising or referencing a promotion in any way on Facebook, e.g., in ads, on a Page, or in a Wall post.

How do I change my Facebook page URL?

When you first set up your page, your page URL will be something like https://www.facebook.com/pages/CompanyName/360447300671829. You can change it to a more intuitive URL like https://www.facebook.com/CompanyName. Note: Once you choose a URL, it is impossible to change, so make sure you choose one you are happy with.

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/username/.
  2. Type in the username (URL ending) you would like to use and click “Check Availability.
  3. If the username is available, confirm that you would like to change it.
  4. You’re done!

FAQs

How do I create a Facebook page?

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php and select the type of page you would like to create. Facebook will guide you through the rest of the process.


What are Facebook’s promotion policies?

From Facebook Pages Terms (https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php): If you use Facebook to communicate about or administer a promotion (such as a contest or sweepstakes), you are responsible for the lawful operation of that promotion, including the official rules, offer terms and eligibility requirements (e.g., age and residency restrictions), and compliance with regulations governing the promotion and all prizes offered in connection with the promotion (e.g., registration and obtaining necessary regulatory approvals). Please note that compliance with these guidelines does not constitute the lawfulness of a promotion. Promotions are subject to many regulations and if you are not certain that your promotion complies with applicable law, please consult with an expert.

  1. Promotions on Facebook must be administered within Apps on Facebook.com, either on a Canvas Page or a Page App.
  2. Promotions on Facebook must include the following:
    1. A complete release of Facebook by each entrant or participant
    2. Acknowledgment that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
    3. Disclosure that the participant is providing information to [disclose recipient(s) of information] and not to Facebook.
  3. You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app. For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.
  4. You must not use Facebook features or functionality as a promotion’s registration or entry mechanism. For example, the act of liking a Page or checking in to a Place cannot automatically register or enter a promotion participant.
  5. You must not use Facebook features or functionality, such as the Like button, as a voting mechanism for a promotion.
  6. You must not notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles (timelines) or Pages.
  7. Definitions:
    1. a. By “administration” we mean the operation of any element of the promotion, such as collecting entries, conducting a drawing, judging entries, or notifying winners.
    2. b. By “communication” we mean promoting, advertising or referencing a promotion in any way on Facebook, e.g., in ads, on a Page, or in a Wall post.

How do I change my Facebook page URL?

When you first set up your page, your page URL will be something like https://www.facebook.com/pages/CompanyName/360447300671829. You can change it to a more intuitive URL like https://www.facebook.com/CompanyName. Note: Once you choose a URL, it is impossible to change, so make sure you choose one you are happy with.

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/username/.
  2. Type in the username (URL ending) you would like to use and click “Check Availability.
  3. If the username is available, confirm that you would like to change it.
  4. You’re done!