Facebook | Creating a Capture Page Made Simple
Social media has been the talk of the industry for quite some time now. As Facebook and Google battle for top positioning as the world leader in traffic, it would only makes sense to have a presence on both… right? To make things even better, Facebook makes it super easy to get your own custom “page” online, to promote your business, or offer. Until recently Facebook used an application called FBML, which was at the time Facebooks own twist on HTML. Yeah, it got a little confusing for me to. Well, I am happy to say, there is now a simpler alternative that allows you to get your own autoresponder opt in form, or capture page put together on Facebook… literally, within minutes.
As of March 30th 2012, Facebook’s “Timeline” was launched and the way we create business pages has once again changed. Get the newest and most up to date facebook video here: Facebook Timeline – Creating Capture Pages And Interactive Sites. The video below will help you with iframe and get a better understanding of that application. However, the newer “Timeline” video goes into great detail as to how to put it all together.
How To Create A Facebook Capture Page Using iFrame
Click the expand option (lower right) to watch full screen
- To get started, be sure that you are logged into facebook and go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/create
- Select the appropriate box, i.e. “Public Figure” and fill out the short form.
- Upload an image. Recommend width – 195 pixels, depth can be as long as you would like. However, I have seen nicer pages keep it right around 500 pixels. If you want to get real fancy, here is a Free photoshop alternative to help you edit your pictures – Photo Filtre
- Next, do a search for “Static HTML: iFrame Tabs“, select “go to app” and select the page in which you would like to install the app to.
- Go back to your page and click on the “welcome” tab that the iFrame app created to edit.
- Input your text or images and add your Aweber / autoresponder code.
- If you are hoping to create the blur effect, I use a tool called “Snagit”. I Believe there is a free trial version to this as well. Simply take a screenshot of your page and upload it to your host… or to photobucket.com (example) if you don’t have your own hosting account. When you get the address to where your image is located simply use this code – <img src=”Your-Image-URL-Here”/>. Paste that into the Non-Fan section.
- Click “Edit Page” to fill in your basic info and select where you would like your prospects / readers to land when they arrive at your page under “manage permissions”. Your done!
- If you are not the tech type, but still want a fancy, well designed fan page online, this is the best and cheapest solution I found – Double Your Likes
Once you get 30 “Likes” to your page you can also go to http://www.facebook.com/username to customize your facebook url.
A finished page could look something like this – JonMroz.com/FB
iFrame really does make it simple to create your own capture page and build a presence on facebook. Just be sure to add value to your pages and use social media for what it is … connecting with others, and creating relationships. The last thing you want to do is spam everyone with your opportunity and upset your network : )
So, what do think? Will you be using faebook pages and iFrame to market your business? Leave your comments below and “Share” this with your friends on facebook.
I’m looking forward to seeing your page when you have it complete!
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