ShortStack: Free Custom Facebook Landing Tabs

A custom landing tab for your Facebook fan page serves both functional and creative purposes.

Custom Facebook tabs are necessary (per Facebook promotions guidelines) if you run contests on your fan page. Plus, building a tab with your desired images, features and functionality gives you the chance to tailor your tab to the specific needs of your business or website.

ShortStack is a free, easy-to-use tool that we’d recommend you check out in order to build your own custom Facebook landing tab. We like ShortStack because of how many great functions you can integrate into your tab, how detailed you can make each of those functions, and how you can determine what is seen from the Admin view, Fan view and Non-Fan view.

For an insider’s peek at some of the capabilities involved when using ShortStack for your Facebook landing tab, check out our brief video.

(For a larger, full screen view, click the arrow symbol next to the YouTube logo, at the bottom right corner of the video.)

To view the final product, check out the Eli | Rose Facebook page. If you aren’t already a fan, you can see what features become visible once you “like” us.

15 Comments

  1. Alison@Mama Wants This

    Thanks for the video tutorial – 12 hours ago I signed up for a ShortStack account and made no progress as I had no idea what to do 🙂 Very timely post, thank you!

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  2. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli

    Yeah! I am going to work on this right now.
    But I am confused about where you put it, when I go to the EliRose FB page I don’t see a landing page. Is it only for new visitors?

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    • admin

      The link in the last paragraph takes you to it. Also? if you look under the profile pic on the left side of the fan page, you’ll see the Welcome tab.

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    • Ben M.

      The way Facebook’s “Default Landing Tabs” work is that the chosen tab will only be the default for non-fans of the page (everyone else will see the Wall first, which is why it’s important to post links to your tabs in your status updates from time to time). Lots of people are clamoring for this to change, so we’re crossing our fingers!

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  3. Ben M.

    Found your article from Twitter – Thanks for the writeup (nice video, too)!

    If anyone needs a hand getting started, we try to be pretty quick on our support system (even if all you need is some help getting started). Here’s our Support Desk:
    http://shortstack.zendesk.com

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    • admin

      Thanks for coming by! It seems like many bloggers & small business owners are too intimidated to sign up and poke around inside new tools. We felt like giving a (as brief as possible) glimpse would help some feel more comfortable trying it.

      You guys really do a GREAT job of incorporating TONS of functionality.

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      • Ben M.

        Thanks so much! And thank you for putting this together – we’re going to be adding some more “new-user” help in the next few weeks, but as someone who answers a good number of help tickets every day, I can’t thank you enough for writing this up :).

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        • admin

          We have another quick tutorial coming on changing the default tab (and explaining, like you said, that fans will always default to the wall).

          Thanks again for coming by!

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  4. MamaRobinJ

    Exactly what I needed, thanks!

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  5. Steph

    This looks much better than the site I am currently using. Will have to try later.

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    • admin

      Yes! I used to have the one you are currently using on BBCD, and deleted it. ShortStack is far superior in functionality.

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  6. MamaRobinJ

    I’m back. Did it. This was SO easy. Thank you for this recommendation and quick how-to!

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    • admin

      Isn’t a great tool, isn’t it? So glad you found it helpful! I like, too, that if you modify anything, all you have to do is save your changes and it updates your tab. Kinda like modifying an already-published blog post.

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  7. Dana K

    I finally did this. Thank you! I’ll customize the colors more another time but this was an incredibly easy to set up a basic landing page.

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