Facebook cover photo policy – changing yet again

Facebook Page cover photo

Just when you thought you were finished making changes to Facebook Pages in 2012, Facebook has gone and done it again – this time, they’re making their first change of 2013. This time, they’re changing the Facebook cover photo policy.

What changes in the Facebook cover photo policy?

Continue reading Facebook cover photo policy – changing yet again

Change your Facebook Group photo cover (video)

For those of you using Facebook Groups, one thing you’ll notice that as you add new members, your Facebook Groups cover photo will begin to show photos of your members – it is essentially creating a collage of your group members.

While this looks great when you have just a few members, as your Facebook Group grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to see the photos. Additionally, a Facebook Group cover photo of your group members might not be very representative of what your group is actually about.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to change your Facebook Group photo cover along with a video.

Continue reading Change your Facebook Group photo cover (video)

App of the day: Facebook Timeline Cover Slicer

Facebook Timeline cover photo template appHow many of you saw yesterdays eyetrack study on the new Facebook Timeline and where our eyes are immediately directed towards? You guessed it, the Facebook Timeline Cover photo area is the top place for drawing attention – and it rightfully should be, because it is significantly larger. Unfortunately, while there is a lot of clear evidence that suggests we should spend time creating compelling Facebook Timeline Cover photos, I have come across a lot of people who have yet to take advantage of this or they have produced work that isn’t up to par. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression – make it a lasting one, so let’s get started using the FREE Facebook Timeline cover photo app.

What I like about this app:

Continue reading App of the day: Facebook Timeline Cover Slicer

5 ways to build engagement through photo-sharing

Building Facebook engagement with photosA great way to create compelling content that will build engagement for your brand – whether personal branding or branding for your business, is to utilize photos. If you don’t believe me, just look at Instagram, which was purchased for $1 billion. It is essentially a social network for photo-sharing. Since Facebook now owns Instagram (and who knows what they will do with it), I put together 5 ways that you can build engagement now on Facebook through the simple technique of photo-sharing.

With the help of these 5 ways to build engagement through photo-sharing, not only will you build better brand recognition, but you’ll also have fun doing it!

Continue reading 5 ways to build engagement through photo-sharing

[Download] 2012 Facebook Page Photoshop Templates

For those of you who are looking to customize your new 2012 Facebook Page, I’ve put together a handful of Adobe Photoshop PSD files to help you customize your Facebook Page layout – and make the transition as smooth as possible.

If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements, here are a 11 free Adobe Photoshop alternatives that you can use instead to get the job done. Also, feel free to work in stages, such as updating your Timeline cover photo and profile photo first (since these are the most viewed items on your Facebook Page).

Facebook Page Photoshop Templates

Continue reading [Download] 2012 Facebook Page Photoshop Templates

5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos

5 Facebook Timeline cover photo ideasFacebook Timeline – love it or hate it, it’s here to stay as of March 30, 2012.  While embracing change may be difficult for some people, with the new Facebook Pages Timeline layout, there are now a lot of GREAT benefits for page owners.  We’re going to share with you 5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos to help you make the most of the new Facebook Pages and to help you attract more visitors and customers as a result.

So before we begin, lets talk about why you would want to use a Timeline cover photo.

With Facebook removing the ability to have fans land on a default landing page, page owners will need a new hook to get fans excited about their Facebook Page. Enter Timeline cover photos. Not only are they the first thing fans see, but they can really help show off your business and what you have to offer. And we’re not just talking logos or photo of yourself. If you’re a musician and you write your own songs, share photos of you in the studio. If you have a product, show photos of that product – it could be the product when it is getting manufactured, a finished product, or even a sample product you are working on. This way you let fans know who you are and what you have to offer, and it gives them better insight into what you do and helps get them excited about it too.

So here are 5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos to consider posting on your Facebook Page.

Continue reading 5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos

Facebook Page changes in 2012

Another year, another Facebook Page change. Over the past few days, I’ve been producing a series of videos on Facebook Page changes in 2012 that cover the new changes you can expect when all Facebook Pages are switched over to the new layout on March 30, 2012. For those of you who want a quick rundown on what has changed and how to apply these changes, I’ve put together a complete guide below — complete with a downloadable PDF file.

Not only are Facebook Pages getting a facelift in 2012, but I can definitely tell you you’ll really like these new features once you get used to them. They add depth to your Facebook Page, something that was sorely missing from past iterations. In addition, page owners will get a lot of new features that they can use to upsell their content. And by upsell, I don’t just mean products. If you primarily post updates about news, you can highlight some of your best posts, use the pin to top feature – to keep polls at the top of your Facebook Page, and add layers of content by adding in Milestones.

So enough about all of these exciting new changes – take a moment to view the following image, which highlights Facebook Page changes in 2012. There’s a lot there, so I’ve broken them down to make it easier to digest.

2012 Facebook Page changes

New features for Facebook Pages in 2012:

Continue reading Facebook Page changes in 2012