Can I put a VerticalResponse Opt-In Form on my Facebook Fan Page?

Ever since Facebook switched over from FBML to iFrames for custom fan page tabs, we've had a lot of questions about how to add a VerticalResponse opt-in form to a Facebook fan page. This should make it easier for you.

Step 1: Create a FREE VerticalResponse opt-in form

• Go to the ‘List’ section in your VerticalResponse account.
• Click to create a new opt-in form.
• Name it.
• Design your form. Don’t worry, we make the design part very simple.
• Choose a pop-up thank you page. Facebook will not let you redirect to another site.
• Choose if you want new registrants to be added to an existing list or if you would like a new list created.
• Set up any alerts.
• And publish. Need a tutorial? 

Step 2: Add the Static HTML for Pages application to your Fan Page

• Search "Static HTML for Pages" in the Facebook search bar or click here.
• Click Add to my Page.
• In the window that pops up select your fan page. Once you do that, the app will be added.

Step 3: Add your opt-in form

• Go to your fan page and locate the newly installed app in your tab menu. You may have to click "more" in order to see it.
• Follow the app's instructions and paste the VerticalResponse opt-in form code into the empty box.
• Change the name of the tab. I'd suggest "Newsletter Sign Up Form" or "Email Sign Up."
• Save these changes.
• Go back to your fan page.
• You're all set!

We have added this application on to our fan page so check it out if you would like to see what it looks like before you begin.
The above directions create a separate tab for your newsletter opt-in form. If you would like to maximize the number of newsletter sign ups I would recommend having a link to your opt-in form display on the main page (it is not possible to make this your default landing page if you have timeline). To add a link to your opt-in form to the main page, follow these steps:

• Have the admin to your Facebook Fan page sign in.
• Click the settings button that is located under the share button on your Facebook Fan page.
• Change the drop down bar, Default Landing Tab for Everyone Else, to ‘Newsletter Sign Up.’
Done and done!

Just a note; it can take a few minutes for the page to update. The tool you're using is working through an API interface, and it can take up to 15 minutes to appear. If it hasn't appeared in that time, try clearing your cache and cookies.

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