So you’ve got a great new Facebook fan page and you’d like to share it with the world on your website, promotional materials, business cards, and more.

Something like, say:

http://www.facebook.com/boopsocial 

That URL is little long to fit onto a business card easily, right? Particularly if you’re like me and a little obsessed with making sure the text length feels ‘balanced’ in relation to everything else on the card.

There’s a super easy solution, and one that’s easily overlooked if you’ve never seen it. Simply use the shortened fb.com url.

ex. fb.com/boopsocial 

Facebook automatically redirects the fb.com shortened URL. As long as you’re using the correct string after the / (in this case ‘boopsocial’), the link should redirect to the full Facebook.com without issue.

businesscards

Using the fb.com URL

 

BONUS: You can also use fb.me if you’re really strapped for characters!

ex. fb.me/boopsocial

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