The long story short of this article is if you need help with a Facebook OR Google+ Business page don’t hesitate to contact us. If you don’t need either of those you may want to skip this article.

After creating our Google+ Business page last week we thought we’d finally update our Facebook page.

Facebook Developers notified users the Facebook Markup Language (FBML) would be discontinued in 2012. Since most of the world doesn’t know what FBML is and due to the fact it is being discontinued, we won’t spend much time on it here. FBML was a code that allowed you to create custom pages on your Facebook page among many other things.

FBML is being replaced by the use of iFrames.  Typically a Facebook page has your Wall, Info, Messages, Events and other pages built in however if you want customized pages you’ll need to use iFrames.

On our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thecomputerboy) we set the default homepage to display our current Discounts. If a visitor already likes our page the various discount codes and other information is displayed automatically. If a visitor doesn’t already like our page a message and image asking them to like the page will be displayed (shown below).

You can see from the image above we were able to add other custom tabs (All Services, Domain Names, Hosting Plans, Our Customers) to our page.

If you would like a custom Facebook Business Page or Google+ Business Page created for your business and need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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