Mobile Solution for Facebook Page Tabs

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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!



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

Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite is a business blogger Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total fitness and running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.

22 thoughts on “Mobile Solution for Facebook Page Tabs

  1. What I am asking is if this link would be treated as ‘staying within facebook’ vs directing them to a landing page on my site for example. I’ve heard from numerous sources that you are charged less CPM when you keep the user in facebook as opposed to taking them to your own website.

  2. Tried multiple times with your QR code using my S3 scanner and could get to the app but no cigar. Clicked and clicked the Like button and the ‘Like This Page’ fangate but nothing works.

  3. so I created tab and on PC it shows the additional pages as tabs on top. on mobile however, it only shows the dafault page. how can i show other tabs?

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