I've made facebook fan pages before, but never really did anything with them. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I was a bit intimidated by FBML (facebook markup language). And now that I've made my first custom designed landing page, I'm more even more ashamed that it took me so long.
If you know basic HTML, you can easily use the Static FBML tab on your facebook fan site to make a unique landing page.
Here's a screen shot of the page that I made:
Or, if you want to see the page "in person", just follow this link:
Plain Black Hoodie on Facebook
... and while you're there, if you feel the desire to click the "LIKE" button, I'd be most appreciative. ;-)
I built this fan page to support one of my niche blogs Plain Black Hoodie ... which btw, is a pretty good example of relatively simple, and low traffic website, that actually makes pretty good money. This new facebook page, and a new twitter account is part of my strategy to increase the traffic, (and hopefully with it the profits).
But anyhow, I digress ...
Look for another post in the next day or two, with a basic tutorial on how you too can make a custom facebook landing page. (I would write it tonight, but I have a poker tournament starting in like 3 minutes). Seriously though, there are people charging literally hundreds of dollars to teach people how to make facebook fan pages ... I'm here to tell you, if you any type of web design experience/knowledge, you don't need to spend that sort of cash. It's honestly not that hard.
Check back soon, for the fan page tutorial ... and while I'm at it, I might even write up a simple niche blog tutorial (and how monetize it with ebay partner network).
On that note, I have to run (cards are being dealt). Hope you have a great weekend!