Web 2.0

Easy Facebook Profile Link

I was recently asked by a fellow marketer, who shall rename nameless to save his embarrassment :roll:, where he could find his facebook profile link, so that he could create a simplified link, like mine: –

http://mattgarrett.com/facebook

so here’s a quickie on how to find the link, and although Andrew  :wink: didn’t need this bit, I’ll also show what html code to use to create the link.

when you log in there should be a link with your name on the right at the top of the page, the link will look something like –

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=776035400&ref=name

then just remove the “&ref=name” bit from the end so it’s like this – 

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=776035400

you can then use this url in a standard html page for the redirect, here’s the html code to use, just replace the url with your own profile url: –

url redirect html
url redirect html

then save the file as index.html and upload it to a NEW folder called “facebook” and you will end up with a link that looks like this and is easier for people to remember: –

http://mattgarrett.com/facebook

hope this helps! 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. somy
    July 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Today, there’s a simple way to get an easy facebook profile link, just open this link : http://www.facebook.com/username/
    You’ll get your own 🙂
    But you have to login first.

    • July 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm

      Yup, thei is the easiest way to do it now, Facebook started offering this option just a few weeks ago, so the potential downside is that someone else has already grabbed your name…
      cheers,
      Matt

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