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Alan C. Baird

Alan C. Baird
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Mesa, Arizona, USA, Earth
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Alan lives just a stone's throw from Phoenix... which is fine and dandy, until the stones are thrown back.

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FEBRUARY 18, 2011 5:08PM

Installing a Reviews tab on your Facebook fan Page.

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ReviewsOK, you've created a fan Page (for your band, business, book, cause, whatever) on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/

and you've upgraded to the new Page layout (tabs down the side, rather than across the top):

http://www.facebook.com/pages/status/

to meet the March 10 deadline. Now you want to install a "Reviews" tab, and you think it's malfunctioning, because you see a blank page with this text: "There are no reviews." I struggled with this App for days, and finally figured out that it's actually working... but to the Page Admin (me), it looks like it's out to lunch. However, other Facebook members are actually seeing a response box and "Share Review" button on that blank page, with five stars to choose as a Rating, like this:

http://www.facebook.com/fbworm?sk=app_6261817190

If you're installing a "Reviews" tab from scratch, here are the steps - visit this page:

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=6261817190

and click the "Add to My Page" link. Choose the Page to which you wish to add the tab. Now go to that Page and click "Edit Info" and then "Apps." Scroll down to the "Reviews" App, and click "Edit Settings". Click "(add)" and "Okay". Now scroll up to the top and click "View Page". Click the "Reviews" tab over on the left, and you will see the blank page mentioned above. So don't panic - this actually means the "Reviews" App is working!

If you like this, you might give my book a five-star review:

http://www.facebook.com/fbworm?sk=app_6261817190

Thanks! Other Facebook tabs you can install:

Photos: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2305272732
Video: http://www.facebook.com/VideoApp
Notes: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2347471856
Links: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2309869772
Discussion Boards: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2373072738
Events: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2344061033
Static FBML: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=4949752878

That last one is fun to play with - you can simply paste in HTML to get exactly what you want, like this:

http://www.facebook.com/fbworm?sk=app_10442206389

PS: If you notice a bug while using your Page, you can report it here:

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=pages_bug

And if your account has been used to automatically send spam or misleading links (phish, phished, phishing):

http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=1009

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