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Facebook kills all LIKING assistance sites! Community ANGRY!

Wow, it didn’t take long for the Facebook mafia to step and squash all the LIKE assistance apps on the market. It was only a month ago I reported on a new kind of application that helps Facebook starter sites get some kind of grounding by getting them LIKED based on liking other sites back. This if of course helps one to meet that dreaded “25 LIKE” quota so that new Facebook sites can properly establish a decent “username” (aka vanity URL) such as: http://www.facebook.com/SimpleInbound

This previously working site is called Twiends. It’s premise was pretty simple and served a NEEDED function that new sites struggle with. Though all good things come crashing down and Facebook killed Twiends LIKING app. Shortly after (and word got out) onliners were turning to Twimates which also got squashed. So in typical online fashion, a forum discussion began in several sectors which made mention of some helpful alternatives.

Yep, you guessed it! Squashed, squashed, squashed.

I had given up hope and found 1 small straggler that still seemed to work. Per this article, that site WAS called earnlikes.com.

A week later, app wasn’t killed, but INSTEAD the whole DOMAIN was taken down. What gives!!! Continue reading Facebook kills all LIKING assistance sites! Community ANGRY!

How many LIKES do I need to get a Facebook Username?

The current count is 25 to change your username.

– The term used to be called a Vanity URL in Facebook but has been simplified to Username– It used to be harder to find  to but has been added in your BASIC SETTINGS now

– You should claim your business name (username) ASAP, before someone else does – as names go fast and become unavailable

– Example: The process to get your Fan page web address looking more like this:

– You HAVE  to have a personal profile BEFORE claiming or creating a FAN PAGE
(yes this means 2 Facebook pages – YOUR PROFILE and YOUR FAN PAGE)
(Though you only need to sign up for one account) Continue reading How many LIKES do I need to get a Facebook Username?

How to get a Facebook Fan page username (Vanity URL) in an hour?

How do I get one of those cool Facebook URLs?
How can I change my username for my fan page?
How can I get my Facebook site address to look more like Oprah’s?
How can I claim my Facebook Fan Page Username?


This has been a nagging problem I’ve dealt with over the years for any business wanting to kick start their Facebook page AND change their FB url to a proper to username that doesnt look like this:


First let’s get a few facts out of the way:

01- Facebook requires at least 25 LIKES before you are able to change  your name to a user name (vanity URL)

02- Getting started with people LIKING  you when you have very little followers is many times a HUGE ordeal (and takes time)
(thru traditional means) Continue reading How to get a Facebook Fan page username (Vanity URL) in an hour?