Facebook announced a while back that personal Facebook users could change their Facebook url from a randomly selected id to a meaningful url. This was possible for personal facebook pages from last week. So my own facebook profile is now at www.facebook.com/aedanryan.
However, there was a limitation for businesses with Facebook Fan pages. Initially, You needed to have 1000 fans on your page in order to change the url. We didn’t qualify for this as we have around 130 fans signed up on the PuddleDucks fan page.
From today (June 29th), Facebook fan pages with over 100 fans can now get their customised url. To do this go to http://www.facebook.com/username/ and select the username for any fan pages that you administer.
Later Update: It is now 25 fans to qualify for a customised username.
Therefore our page which in the past could be found at: www.new.facebook.com/pages/PuddleDucks/22282839694
can now be found at www.facebook.com/puddleducks
This will make it easier to let people know about our page and to include on marketing material, press releases, email signatures, etc.