How to Use Third-Party Custom Facebook Page Tab Services - dummies

How to Use Third-Party Custom Facebook Page Tab Services

By John Haydon

Over the past few years, hundreds of companies have appeared that offer online services to create custom Facebook tabs. Many of these companies include a lot of marketing tools, like the ones mentioned earlier, that can be added to a custom tab.

Online custom tab services like TabSite and ShortStack typically offer a tool or wizard that you can use to create custom Facebook tabs without requiring you to know HTML or other complicated web technologies. The price of these services can range anywhere from $0 to more than $500 per month, depending on how many Facebook fans you have, which apps you want to use, or other factors.

Some of the more popular services include the following:

  • ShortStack: ShortStack has more than 30 widgets and applications in which users can integrate fan gates, contests, sweepstakes, RSS feeds, Twitter, YouTube, and MailChimp newsletter signups. Apps created with ShortStack work anywhere including Facebook, mobile devices, websites, and blogs.

  • Pagemodo: With its really good and professional templates, this tool makes it very easy for users to create great-looking custom tabs quickly and easily.

  • TabSite: TabSite allows you to create custom tabs with a drag-and-drop wizard. TabSite offers unique tools such as Friend Share Deal Reveal in which a fan must share the deal with a friend before he can access it, and Pin Deal in which a fan must pin the page image to Pinterest before accessing the deal.

  • Facebook Tab Manager for WordPress: The Facebook Tab Manager is a free WordPress plug-in that allows WordPress users to create Facebook Page custom tabs using WordPress tools for content creation and editing. Anything that can be displayed within a WordPress post or page can be displayed within custom tabs.

All these solutions range in price from $0 to $300 per month, depending upon variables like the number of fans, the number of apps you want to add to your Page, and the complexity of features. The most important things when deciding which company to use are the functionality it offers and the designs. All have a gallery and a list of clients.