The timeline we all adore (or despise) on our PERSONAL Facebook profile’s have now been moved over to pages!
Right now you can set it up in preview mode to get a feel for it before it’s rolled out no matter what on March 30th.
Here’s a list of some changes I’ve noticed.
No More Landing Page
That’s right. The fancy “Welcome” tab we’ve all worked so hard on? Obsolete! The tab will still exist but now you aren’t able to define a “landing” page.
Cover Page Image
You know how you have a header image on your blog? Same concept. The image dimensions are 850px by 315px. Make it pretty! It’s the first thing people will see now so if you are a blogger with a fan page, try to have it be consistent with your blog header.
Apparently, you are not supposed to have any call to action’s in the cover page image. A call to action would be something like, “LIKE this page!” or “Make sure to subscribe to ALL my various social media stuff!”. If you’re a store, you aren’t allowed to put special pricing or coupon codes in the cover page image either. It’s meant to be pretty basically and that’s it.
Sticky “Pinned” Posts
You can choose a post to be “sticky” (which Facebook is calling a pin) for up to 7 days at the top of the page.
People can now contact you DIRECTLY via Facebook’s messaging feature. This could be good for those of us with smaller more intimate pages but I fear for those of you with LARGE followings (with trolls and the like) this could be potentially bad. Luckily, it’s an OPTION which means you can turn it off.
This is a nifty feature! It let’s you (the admin) see every post AND every MENTION of the post by a Facebook user.
So will you be embracing the change? I’d love it if you’d link YOUR FB fan page if it’s using the timeline feature!
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