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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!



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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TabSite’s Friday 5 – April 26

5 Tips for your Facebook Marketing

– April 26 edition

Here’s our latest 5 tips that you can review and use to take your Facebook page to the next level!

1. Overcome the Facebook Mobile User Issue!

Facebook mobile as well as Android and iPhone Apps do not give access to tabs.  HOWEVER, TabSite has a solution.  Use this and any contest tab can be accessed on mobile phones, tablets, or desktop computers!

Facebook Mobile Solution for Tabs

2. Facebook Marketing Webinar Training Video: 

Take your Page to the Next Level 

You’ve built the fan page,  What now? Our webinar video replay from the April 25 event covers strategies and tips for Taking your Fan Page to the next level.   

3. Schedule Facebook Posts for non-biz hours

Some of the best times to post on Facebook are outside of the 9-to-5 business work week hours. In order to plan ahead to reach fans, use the Facebook Scheduler or another service to plan posts ahead of time.

4. Pinterest Inspiration!

Need some ideas for designing your Facebook page special deal offer, sweepstakes, or Instagram Contest? Follow our Pinterest Board to get the latest samples from others using TabSite promotion apps!

5. Create Custom Videos for Facebook

TabSite offers Brand VidMaker video builder tool!
Easily create customized videos about your company, events, or products with this new tool from TabSite.  Videos capture attention on Facebook, so using this tool can help bring fans to your Page!