Yesterday night I wrote about facebook fan page landing tab issue which was faced by many of us. I was not able to figure out why this was happening and hence decided to look more into this issue. I found out that facebook will allow custom landing tab to fan pages with more than 10,000 fans only that too after authentication is completed. That is indeed a terrible decision for small business owners who are planning and are using facebook for increasing their business. Many people complained about this step taken by facebook.
However, today when I checked my fan pages, good news, now people can choose tab of their own choice as facebook landing tab. It seems facebook has rolled back their decision. Now you can choose whatever tab you want to be a landing tab for your business fan page on facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/MuscleMakerGrill is the fan page that I developed and delivered to my friend, after the decision by facebook obviously my friend was not happy to see wall as default landing page. Now, if you visit the fan page you can see Our Story as default landing tab though the fans are less than 10000 in number.
This will certainly give boost and encouragement to small business owners to go on facebook and tap the almost 500 million users. I hope facebook sticks to its decision of allowing custom and FBML developed tabs to be landing tab so that people can make most out of the facebook and their investments.
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