Like it or not the new Facebook timeline is here to stay, not only for individuals but also for fan pages. Even though we all know how important Facebook is, in the world of social media everyday I am still encountering pages that the administrators have yet to update there pages for proper timeline optimization. Psssssss if you haven’t done it yet because you don’t have time then hire someone to manage your page for you or simply don’t have one. Social media is big business these days, and like it or not most business’s really should have someone who’s primary job focus is handling social media. Having a page that is out of date often does more damage to your name then not having one at at all.
If the problem is you simply don’t know the right dimensions to use well then have no fear you can download the template at the bottom of this page. Before you get started working on your cover image lets cover some basic guidelines and rules for your creation process.
FaceBook Pages Terms of Service
The below is copied from the FaceBook terms of service for fan pages. Remember that violations of these guidelines may result in your Fan Page being deleted without warning by FaceBook.
All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can’t be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else’s copyright. You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines.
Covers may not include:
i. price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it on socialmusic.com”
ii. contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section
iii. references to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features
iv. calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.”
So now that we know what we can’t do with our Cover Image, its time to get those creative juices following. This space is prime marketing space for your business. Every single person who visit’s your Facebook page is going to see this section of the page. Since every visitor is going to see the page we want to make sure we put some thought and also creativity into what we put here and don’t forget like the entry page of your website you are going to want to update it often.
Need some help getting those creative juices flowing here are some examples of what other business’s are doing with there cover image space. A couple of these were made right here at The Chipka House, can you guess which ones? Don’t want to bother making one yourself, or perhaps you want a better one. The Chipka House will be happy to take care of this for you for only $49.99! Contact us now for yours!