The Facebook Fan Gate is one of the most popular Facebook applications that we offer here at FaceItPages. A Facebook fan gate allows you to display different content to non fans encouraging them to “like” your page. After they like your page and become a fan, they are then presented with the full page tab that your fans see. Following is a short tutorial that will guide you through how to create a Fan Gate using the FaceItPages Fan Gate Application.
First setup an account on FaceItPages from here if you do not already have an account.
After you create your account and login choose the “Create a New Page Tab” option or you can choose “Manage Saved Page Tabs” if you would like to add the fan gate to a saved page tab you have already created with FaceItPages.
You will be prompted to name your page and asked if you would like to setup a fan gate. Choose the “Yes” button from this screen.
This will open up the Fan Gate setup screen like seen below. Here you can upload a main image and add content. You are able to style your content with font styles and colors. You are also able to switch to source view in the editor if you would like to add your own HTML, paste YouTube embed code or add any other html code.
Keep in mind that your fan gate should encourage the visitor to like your page so a good call to action image works well for this. Keep things simple with a good call to action image.
After you have added the content and uploaded an image, click the “Update Fan Gate” button which will present you with a preview of your fan gate like the example below.
You can edit your fan gate if needed or click the “Next Step” button to continue to the Timeline tab editor screen where you will be able to setup your full page tab that users see after they “like” your page from the fan gate.