The Easy Way to Add a Welcome Tab to Your Facebook Fan Page

Did you know creating a welcome tab for your Facebook fan page can increase the number of people who click “Like” when they visit your page?

Instead of allowing new visitors to land on a confusing wall of posts from you and your fans, you can use a welcome tab to introduce yourself and tell potential fans how you can help them.

But to create one yourself is time consuming and requires some technical know how with iframes.  I wrote a tutorial for a friend on how to create one and it involved creating an HTML page, uploading it to her hosting space, creating a custom app on Facebook, changing page settings… we’re talking more than just a few pages of quick directions.

So when I ran across PageModo, which promised an EASY way to create a fan page welcome tab, I had to give it a try.  (Hat tip to Darlene from the Life on the Franco Farm blog for using this app where I spotted it on her fan page.)

And after a few minutes of playing with the app, it really is simple.  The free version lets you create one basic page.  For more pages or more features (like video) you can upgrade.  I created mine with the free version.

Here’s what to do:

  • Start at http://www.pagemodo.com/ and click the big blue button that says “Start Now, Connect with Facebook”
  • Sign in to Facebook when/if prompted and give PageModo permission to access your pages (so it can add your new content)
  • Choose your template and click around to customize
  • Tip: Click the < > button in the text editor to switch to code view if you want to add in an opt-in box for your ezine or free gift like I did in mine below
  • Follow the steps to save and complete your new page

PageModo will automatically publish it to Facebook and set it as your default welcome tab for new visitors.  How simple is that?

Here’s what my new welcome page looks like:

Try PageModo, or one of these other solutions on Mari Smith’s awesome list of Facebook apps for creating your own welcome page: http://www.facebook.com/marismith?sk=app_190322544333196

Leave a comment with your Facebook page fan link!  :)

Comments

  1. says

    I recently stumbled across Wix.com. They have free Facebook welcome page apps, and I recently created one for my new FB fan page. It’s basically a mini website. You can have several pages and rotating photos. I was even able to add social media icons to the app, so readers can also find us on twitter or by our website or blog. Here is a link to the Wix site: http://www.wix.com/upgrade/fb-app-showcase, and here is a link to the FB page I quickly created: http://www.facebook.com/WhyRome.
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  2. says

    Michelle, I used PageModo for one of my FB Pages. The Welcome page opens in Chrome and FireFox – but not Internet Explorer. Have you experienced this? I’ve looked at my Welcome page on 2 computers and get the same results – place page on IE. Any suggestions? http://facebook.com/AskEydie The page is listed as “Meet Us”.

    Okay… I lied.. I just double checked Chrome – it’s blank. I suppose it’s a PageModo issue and need to contact them. Otherwise, PageModo is easy enough to use.

    Eydie :)
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  3. says

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I am still in the “rebirthing” and revamping stages of my websites, blog and facebook … amidst relearning the FB thing LOL And I am also making a couple FB pages for my sites so this has been very helpful!! You rock, my friend!!!!

  4. says

    Hi Michelle! This is great information and your facebook page is terrific – very nicely done! I am a newbie at this kind of stuff, so this may be a dumb question, but will only first time visitors be brought to this page? Not people that have already been there before? Thanks again for a great post! ~ Suerae
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  5. says

    Thank you for these tips! Just found out about this blog post from your newsletter.

    I just put together a welcome page for my kids exercise FB page. I used the free version.

  6. says

    Michelle, do you happen to know how I can fix this issue? When I click to start now, a popup is supposed to appear for me to connect with Facebook. However, the popup stays down in my task bar and I am not able to maximize it or bring it up on my screen in order to interact with it. This happens whenever this “connect with Facebook” type of popup is required (with other sites besides PageModo). What the heck to I need to do in order to see it and interact with it? Thanks for any help you can offer.
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    • says

      I’ve had that happen before and realized I just can’t do site that require Connect with Facebook if I’m in Firefox on my Mac. If I switch to Safari or switch to my PC it’s fine. So I’d recommend trying another browser or another computer and that may fix it for you. :)
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  7. says

    Michelle, you are awesome! I’ve been wondering how to go about getting a Welcome page for my Facebook Fan Page. Your tips continue to WOW me! Thank you for sharing such wealth of knowledge. :) Awesomeness!!! :)
    Deeone recently posted… Misconceptions About LoveMy Profile

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