Last week Facebook made it easier for people to share their Facebook pages… assuming you grab your name!

Having the joy of sharing a name with an actress presents some issues for me… I can’t get www.TaraReed.com so I had to go with TaraReedDesigns.com.  And forget getting my name on Twitter or Facebook either.  So I’ve become “ArtistTaraReed” and am using that consistently across social media platforms.  I’m now quite happy with it since it makes it quite obvious what I do!

Before the change, this is what people had to type in or link from to find me on Facebook:

http://profile.to/artisttarareed/
http://apps.facebook.com/webaddress/artisttarareed

But “profile.to/” doesn’t really mean anything if you don’t know it goes to Facebook.  So now I am the proud owner of:

http://www.facebook.com/artisttarareed

Obvious where it is going and who you will find (me) – cool!

But why is this important and worth the 2-5 minutes it takes to setup?

Having consistency with your name and being on multiple web pages will help you come up higher in a Google search.   It will also help with your branding and visibility.

So what are you waiting for?  Go grab your Facebook real estate right now!

Tara

PS – Here is the page people find (slightly squished) when they go to my new url…

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