Facebook’s has provided much interesting debate among social media strategists of late. Even the big guns were not sure of exactly what we were permitted to place on our Facebook Fan Page Cover Image.
20% text rule is still in place BUT you can once again put price/purchase information, discounts, calls to action, contact info, web addresses, phone numbers, like or share, arrows to like your page, etc. on your Facebook Fan Page Cover Image, just as long as it’s no more than 20% text. Hugh Briss from Social Identities wrote this great blog post on the Cover Rules which give you insight into the issue; whilst Inside Facebook has detailed the changes in this blog post.
There are loads of charts and infographs floating around as to how you can configure the 20% text on your cover but Social Identities has made it super easy with this Timeline Cover 20% Text Rule Compliance Tool. All you need to do is add your Facebook ID or vanity URL and your cover image will be loaded and the grid will show you just what percentage of your image is text.
I gave it a test drive and it works a treat! Thanks Hugh.
So there you have it; I can image how we’ll all be swarming around like little bees to get our calls to action up and BUZZING!
As always, Tweet With Respect!
Mel is passionate about making the online world a safer and happier place and to assist adults and particularly children, to build a solid and respectful online reputation. Mel is available to speak to parent groups, schools and other interested bodies and holds workshops to educate in social media use, online reputation management and safety. She is also available as a keynote speaker. Just drop me a line either via email, Facebook or website.