I go to sleep and wake up and everything changed. Well not completely, but in my world of Social Media, Facebook just changed the game again.
As of March 30th all Facebook business pages will convert to the Timeline format. What does this mean for us? We now get to really think outside of the box when designing for timeline.
First big difference, no more landing page. When people go to your Facebook page the first thing they are going to notice is your cover image. You have 851 x 315 pixels of space to work with and this needs to be your “WOW” factor. Remember 1st impressions are the most important.
This seems like a no brainer right? Well not exactly. There are some rules that you must follow or you risk having your account suspended. No price, contact, website URL, arrows pointing to “Like” or “Share” and no call to action on your cover image. Make your visual impression.
Your profile picture is a good spot for your logo. This picture is attached to everything you do within Facebook so it’s important. You want to make sure that your logo/profile picture works well with your cover photo since it’s sitting on it. You have 180 x 180 pixels of space to use, so make sure you have a logo that works well as a thumbnail.
There’s certainly lots to wrap your head around and lucky for us, Facebook has a great tutorial on how to customize your page, just click here.