New Timeline Covers, What Is and Isn’t Allowed?
According to Facebook, Timelines can NOT contain:
- Sale or price ( 10% off or BOGO)
- Contact information,address or web address
- Call to actions like “sign up today”
- They must also represent the page and not be misleading, deceptive or infringe on someone else’s copyright.
So What Should The Timeline Have?
Well, the timeline should be visually appealing, eye catching and branded to your business. Although it is easy to upload any old image as a header, it is worth every cent to have a custom design created to flow with your other branding.
What Content Can You Include In Your Timeline?
- Business name
- Tag line
- Company logo (this could be in your profile image or timeline cover)
- Images (your most popular products, store front, staff image)
What Size Is The Cover Image?
An ideal timeline image is 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. Your profile picture which is 133 pixels wide by 74 pixels tall, spaced 24 pixels from the left edge of the cover photo, which means your timeline image must be designed to allow for this break.
How Do You Upload The Timeline Cover?
- Log into your page
- Mouse over your existing timeline image, click on “Change Cover” on the lower right side of image
- Select “Upload Image”, browse to where you have saved the image on your computer
- Save changes
(If you do not have a timeline yet, click the timeline preview button at the top of your page to activate)
How Often Should You Change Your Timeline Cover Image?
When in business, the goal is to create a strong image that works with your brand and then keep it as long as possible. The only time I would change the image is if the branding changes, people in the photo have changed their look, it features a product or service you no longer provide.
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