You may be already aware of the Welcome pages that encourage visitors to join the site or like the page. You might have even experimented being given a free report or e-book chapter as an incentive. This is also called fan-gating, which means that only real fans get to see the extra content. But how do you create such pages for your own? Well, here are 5 apps to help you out in this regard:
Wildfire owns multiple Facebook applications, out of which their sweepstake and contest apps are presumably most popular. They also own the iFrame app which is given away for free at the moment, all while performing extremely well. The app is easy to install straight from their website and provides you with the fan-gating opportunity. Once you finish installing the app you can choose to either upload a custom image from your PC or add a piece of HTML code. Then, this will go straight to your Facebook page.
Involver is another producer having a suite of Facebook applications along with their iFrame app known as Static HTML. It can be installed very easily by accessing their website, and you will certainly have a lot of fun using it. Static HTML enables you to add fan-only content to your Facebook page within a couple seconds and even add multiple custom tabs with a simple button press. Involver currently enables you to use 2 of their applications for free. Thus, if you already have two other ones installed besides Static HTML, you’ll have to uninstall one of them in order to gain access to the latter one. Otherwise you have the option to switch to one of their paid plans.
Developed by HyperArts, TabPress resembles a free iFrame app which can be easily used to create fan-only content. It can be installed right from the Facebook app page and it becomes instantly available after the operation. However, note that the app does not host images, so you’ll have to upload them somewhere else and then paste the code into it. When you have the HTML code, simply use the a href sequence and everything should work fine.
TabSite enables you to create several tabs at once and customize each one in order to create a mini-website. Simply design the custom tab using their website, load it on your page and that’s it. What you get are two tabs, completely free of charge. If you want more, then you’ll have to pay a monthly fee. There will be a blue bar indicator for each of the new sub-pages. This bar greatly simplifies profile navigation for the final user.
If you have little or none HTML coding experience, then Iwipa might be the most suitable app for you. With its aid you can create slideshows, videos, photos, banners and more, all in a visually-pleasant environment. The drag-and-drop interface work wonders for just about anyone, and installation couldn’t be more intuitive either. Simply access their Facebook application page and click on Install. At first, you get to design the custom tabs using their website and then add them to your page. There are also some simple tutorials to help you out, just in case you do not figure the ropes around.