You want to make your business as easy to find on-line as possible. One way to do this is to try and secure the same username or unique url for as many social networking sites as possible.
If you are lucky enough to have a unique name, this may not be hard. But for most of us you will find that someone may have beaten you to your username of choice, and you may have to do some creative name changing to get something similar, relevant and memorable.
Luckily there is a handy web tool that helps with this task and saves you from having to log onto individual sites. It is called namechk.com.
If you are getting a large number of red crosses, particularly for the most common sites I recommend trying different combinations of multiple words or added letters until you find something suitable and available.
Since Mediafit is taken on some social media sites, we have chosen to use the similar name bemediafit on some sites.
If you don’t have a long business name it is best to try and get a non abbreviated version of your business name in your social media url. For example by adding “be” to the front of “mediafit” it is better for search engine optimisation (SEO) purposes.
Even if you only use Facebook for now. It’s worth securing the username or unique url on other popular sites too. It stops other people or businesses using the name in a negative way and you never know if in the future your business will need it.