Custom title and text for a link to share on Facebook

Sometimes I have the problem that the text or title of a link that I want to share do not describe the content. See below the example of a link that I want to share for a document on box.net, an online storage service.

The title is the URL and the text is something about box.net. In this example I want the title to be about the document and the text should describe the content of the document.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission`s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Want more traffic from Facebook?

If you put a link in the info box you can drive traffic to your fan page, your website, ebook, Twitter page… Essential is that you include the ‘http://’ or ‘www’ otherwise the link is not clickable.

My tip use a link in your personal profile to help people find your professional page. And use in your professional page a link to your site and/or Twitter.

Link in personal profile

People can land on your personal profile from an update that is visible via one of their friends liking or commenting on your update. This could be people that don’t know you yet. They will hesitate to ‘friend’ you. Liking your page is way more easier. Giving these visitors a direct link to your professional page is nice.
This way these visitors can go to your page and klick the like button.

Link on your professional page

There is no need to refer people from your professional pages to your personal profile. Since the visitors are here and interested in your business it could be a good idea to show them where your website is. Also you can give them the direct link to your twitter account, or that free report, or your newsletter.

Let me share some examples of Facebook pages and profiles.

Charlene Li on Facebook

"Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission`s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."