It’s coming! On February 29, 2012, Facebook implemented a new timeline format for business pages. Facebook gave us a month to get our pages switched over to the new format before they automatically roll this out…whether or not you are prepared, they are doing it.

The following are the top 4 answers to the questions I get asked the most about your new Facebook Timeline business page.

1. March 30, 2012 – That’s the day Facebook will switch over your business page to the new timeline format. We had a month notice and if you haven’t done so yet, make the change yourself.

Your Facebook business page reflects your brand. Don’t make the mistake of not taking the effort to switch over. If you don’t, your page will be missing great branding opportunities.

2. Cover Photo – No longer will there be a profile picture on the left side of your page. Replacing the profile picture is a more dominate, larger image called a cover photo. It will be located at the top of your page. Click my Facebook page to see what the cover photo looks like. You can keep the picture always the same or change it up every so often. Correct size for the cover photo is 815 pixels wide x 315 pixels high.

3. Cover Photo Guidelines – As mentioned before Facebook has created guidelines for the cover photos.

You CANNOT mention:

  • Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website” or any website address
  • 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; or
  • Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.”

4. No more tabs – Tabs were located on the left hand side of your page underneath the profile picture. Those tabs are now referred to as apps and are located underneath the cover photo. You can no longer have a default landing page. Everyone will land on the wall.

To make the apps more attractive to your customers and invite them to click on the app, create a custom image for each app. Correct size for your custom image is 111 pixels wide x 74 pixels high.

I’d love to hear from you. Do you like the new Facebook timeline? Send me a link to your business page, let’s all share and be inspired by each other.

“For more information and more details we recommend you to contact Social Dragon Marketing – Jennifer Grigg, who is an expert on Social Media and Social Marketing at; also you can start reading more information about this HERE”  |


Published On: March 28th, 2012 / Categories: 2012, Small Business Owners, Social Media / Tags: , /

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