Mobile Solution for Facebook Page Tabs

Image Credit: IinsideFacebook.com

Image Credit: IinsideFacebook.com

Facebook mobile use continues to grow.  It’s a fact.

However, Facebook’s iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, as well as the Facebook mobile site do not display any custom tabs that pages may have on their fan page.

This is a problem for hundreds of thousands of company Facebook pages.

In fact, not only do the apps and mobile Facebook site not include tab apps in the menu, if a news feed post contains a standard custom tab url (see image below), then mobile users get a “Page Not Found” message and have a bad user experience.

The Facebook Link to this Tab will not work for Mobile Users

The Facebook Link to this Tab will not work for Mobile Users

mobile-fail-facebookMobile users are shown a “The page you requested was not found” message with the only option being to return to the page they had been on.  This means that if pages post a link like this below about their deal or contest and the fan sees the post while on their mobile device and clicks the link, they cannot access the contest or promotion!

 

THE SOLUTION:

A URL that is SMART!  It detects the type of device the user is on and displays a version that the user can see!

TabSite offers users the ability to create a Smart, mobile friendly URL per tab so that users on ANY devices can access your Facebook Page tabs.

This Smart, mobile friendly URL, when used in a news feed post, tweets, on your website or blog detects the browser type the visitor is using and then takes the viewer to the correct view, PC or mobile, for the tab.  Using this feature gives ALL users trying to access your tab app access to it.

Simply generate the Smart URL in the TabSite Manager and then post using the Smart, mobile friendly URL.  This is available to all TabSite users in the TabSite Manager.  When used, TabSite does all the work of showing the tab!

Instructions on generating a Smart URL in TabSite.

Desktop visitors continue to have the same experience of viewing the custom tab on Facebook when they click on the Smart URL.

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About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, TabSite Co-Founder. Facebook and Social Marketer. Part geek, part marketer, total social media junkie. Mike is a writer and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He is a regular contributor to Social Media Examiner and Business2Community. Mike is a marketing, social media, and internet enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated web and Social Media Strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.