Facebook Timeline For Pages Is LIVE! Watch This Quick Video To See How This Will Effect Your Facebook Fan Page!
Yes, that’s right… Facebook just added the new timeline for all Facebook Fan Pages. This change is effective immediately if you choose it, and everything will be automatically converted over on March 30, 2012.
Watch this quick video I made to see the major differences:
Here’s a summary of some of the main changes for the Facebook Timeline for Pages
- You can now add your own unique cover photo to your fan page (it must be at lest 399 pixels wide and there are rules/guidelines you must follow to avoid getting banned from Facebook (video explains, and I’ve listed them below as well)
- You can no longer select a default landing tab that visitors to your fan page will automatically land on when they visit your page
- The tabs (that have always been on the left side of the page) are now called apps and they’re displayed across the top of your page (under your cover photo). You can add spiffy images to your apps to entice people to click on them… and you can also change their order (other than the ‘photos’ app which cannot be moved)
- There’s a new ‘admin’ button on the top where you can click to manage your page
- You can now receive messages on your fan page (and read them within the admin panel)
Here are the guidelines to follow when creating a cover for your Facebook Fan Page
Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:
Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”
Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section.
References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”
All cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see the image you choose. Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties’ intellectual property. You may not encourage or incentivize people to upload your cover image to their personal timelines.
Have fun creating your new Facebook fan page and your new cover (just remember to stay within the guidelines!).
And, once you’re done, feelÂ free to post a link to it in the comments below… I love to see all of the creative covers people come up with. 🙂
I’m still working on my new timeline for my Facebook fan pageÂ and haven’t published it yet, but you can rest assured there will be a spiffy new cover and some other fun changes over there soon so stay tuned…Â 🙂
Please let me know if you have an questions about the new Facebook Timeline for Pages below… and I’d love to hear your thoughts about the changes to your Facebook Fan Page as well!
To Your Success,
Amy Starr Allen
p.s. Have you ‘liked’ my fan page yet? If not, head over there now Â and like it… it’s a great way to stay in the loop. 🙂
p.s.s. If you’re serious about succeeding and are willing to do what it takes, you won’t try to do it without this amazing system.
I’m glad it’s finally available for FanPages. I liked the cover option because of the creative possibilities but am bummed about not having a default tab. My fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/sherinesingleton
Thanks for sharing your link, Sherine. Be sure and let us know when you publish your timeline… I want to see your new cover. 🙂 xo