So, I had to contact a company here in the East Bay of San Francisco. Seriously. I was looking for ‘how to’ and I just couldn’t find it, so I decided to make this quick video for everyone so they know HOW TO, create their Facebook FanPage Timeline. Caveat, I didn’t get the same login page as is shown in this Hubspot blogpost HERE, so I had to figure something else out, which is why I made the video below.
First, a bit of a caveat so you don’t freak out on me and leave me mean messages (leave nice one’s below!)
I’m citing this article by Hubspot, as I mention above, because it has some good information that you need to be aware of BEFORE you create your timeline on your FanPage:
In the ‘About’ section of the tour, you’ll first be prompted to choose what’s called a cover photo for your page. If you’re familiar with Timeline for personal profiles, this is similar to the large banner image that is shown at the top of the page. For pages, the cover photo dimensions are 851 x 315 pixels.
Choose an image that is representative of your brand, and don’t be afraid to get creative with it (here are some great examples from Social Fresh to spark some creativity).
You can change it as often as you wish, but you should also adhere to Facebook’s policies regarding cover photos, which states that cover photos cannot include:
- Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website.”
- Contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section.
- References to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features.
- Calls-to-action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.”
- Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties’ intellectual property.
No calls-to-action? A little bit strict, Facebook … don’t you think?
You can infer that you must be very aware of what you’re doing on your Timeline in order to stay in compliance with the big FB brother. Also, be very aware of the current ‘bugs’ in the system, you can read more about those HERE.
Of course, the pixel width and height of the pictures you will be putting on your Fanpage are crucial to be spot on if you want them to look really awesome.
Here’s another article for you to reference in Mashable that references Timelines and brands. Something we can all pay attention to because we’re all working to brand ourselves to appeal to others. I’ve written a ‘sister’ blog post on such information, you can read it HERE.
There’s an excellent resource HERE for learning how to brand yourself if you’re so inclined to take it to the next level with growing your business.
Hitches in the giddeyup
For those of you who are getting hitches in your giddeyup and don’t get the same picture in the window of the above mentioned post, I’ve posted a video (see below) on how to cut to the chase and get this completed without having to fuddle around in la la land hoping to find an answer to your question.
If this video and post helps you, LEAVE ME A COMMENT! I definitely want to hear from you.
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