How to Use Facebook’s Profile HTML Application

HUGE Thanks to @marismith for pointing out the Profile HTML Application!

I was asked how to use the Profile HTML Application on Facebook – so I figured a post here would be of the most benefit.

While there are a lot of uses for the HTML application – I used it to create a sign up form for my opt in Marketing Newsletter.  Here are the steps:

  1. Open an Aweber Account
  2. Create a list for your opt in newsletter, product letter or whatever you feel you need an autoresponder for.
  3. Create a form for your opt in list.  Keep it simple, name and email address is sufficient.
  4. Click on “Get Code” – get the HTML code for the Profile HTML App not the java code
  5. Copy the code into note pad
  6. Go to your facebook account
  7. Add the Profile HTML App to your profile (you can also add it to a page if you have one)
  8. Paste the code from note pad into the box on the application page
  9. Hit preview
  10. If you like what you see – hit save!
  11. Check, yes I want it on my profile

And Ta Da!  There it is!

I want you to notice a few little things in my opt in form.

First – I don’t use “Submit” I use a fun relevant phrase on the Submit button.

Second – I highlight FREE.  I want people to know there is no fee for joining the mailing list and that my newsletter is a free service for people to enjoy and learn from.

Let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

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