Could your competition steal your facebook user name? Actually, yes they could if you haven’t secured your Vanity URL.
If you have signed up and created a facebook page or profile, given yourself a username e.g. HotelChelsea but still see a randomly assigned numerical profile or page name then you haven’t secured your user name.
I’m just going to get straight to the point regarding vanity URL’s in facebook. It seems to me that quite a number of tourism and hospitality businesses who have set up facebook pages, or even personal profiles, which they use instead, haven’t taken the final step in securing their Vanity URL or user name, for want of easier terminology.
For a while I’d send a little message to the business suggesting that they might want to make sure they had ownership of their name. But, I think people were more inclined to feel I was being presumptuous rather than helpful so I stopped. It’s not really my call if the hotel or tour operator wants to risk losing their name to someone else because they haven’t completed the last piece of the facebook puzzle.
However, I see more and more tourism and hospitality businesses falling into the same trap and so I can no longer stand on the sideline without attempting to help one more time.
Here is the situation.
In order to secure your name all you have to do is click on this link:
The instructions are incredibly clear and it’s only a one step process. That is all there is to it. So simple but often over looked.
So, this is one last plea from me for you to get this sorted today. I promise I’ll never mention it again.