How To Create A Facebook Landing Page or Tab
One of the questions I get the most from clients is how to create a custom landing page or tab in a Facebook Page. It’s really not difficult, but it does require a little skill and knowledge.
If you’re developer, there’s a developer app with some great documentation. If you’re not, there’s a Static HTML: iframe tabs application that provides a friendly way of setting up a custom tab without too much pain. It even has built-in reveal functionality, which is the ability to present additional content to visitors after they press the Like button.
Here’s what you do:
Step 1: Install the Static HTML: iframe tabs Application
Install the Static HTML: iframe tabs application on the Facebook Page. If you administer several, you’ll be presented with a choice of pages to choose from.
Then go to the page and click on the new “Welcome” tab that was added by the application.
This brings up the application’s interface.
Step 2: Create Your Content
Then I entered some simple code to display the image in the application.
Then click on the “Save and view tab…” button at the top.
You’ll get a message saying your tab has been saved, and be able to view it as a fan or non-fan. At this point, I should echo the warning that Facebook forbids autoplaying any media on tabs. Make sure your content doesn’t autoplay anything, or Facebook may shut your page down.
Step 3: Make This Your Landing Tab
The last step is to make this tab the default when visitors come to the page. Click on “Edit Info” at the top of the page.
Set the Default Landing Tab to the one you just created.
At this point, you’re pretty much done. If you want to change the name of the tab to something else, click on “Apps” while you’re in Edit Info.
Then click on “Edit Settings” for the application.
A popup will appear where you can change the Custom Tab Name.