Ever changing Facebook has now introduced Timeline for Business Pages. You have this month to play with it before Facebook automatically converts all business pages on the 30th. You may choose to turn on the new Timeline at any point before March 30th. However, it might be a good idea to play with and preview it first. Figure out which changes you’ll make and how to make them while letting Facebook work out any bugs in the system.
1. Cover Image
This can be a branded image or photograph and can be changed out whenever you like. It cannot include your website address, any promotion or call to action, or any contact information that would be in your About box. See complete list of restrictions here: http://on.fb.me/zHf7rD.
Cover image size 850px X 315px
2. Profile Pic
Your profile pic will be your avatar when you are posting on Facebook as your business page. If your business is branded and known by your logo, it’s a good idea to use the logo as your profile pic for brand recognition. If you are your business, you might consider using your photo as your profile pic. Your profile image size is 180px X 180px and shrinks to 32×32 as the thumbnail.
3. Direct Messaging
Now anyone connected to your page can send you a private, direct message through Facebook without posting the comment publicly. You will see the message in your new admin panel.
4. Visible Navigation
No sidebar on the left anymore with all your tabs. Now you can show up to four links right at the top. Facebook does not allow you to control the first one – it will always be Photos. You can control the next three. And if you have more than four, the little dropdown button allows people to find the rest. New dimensions are 111px X 74px.
5. Contact Info and About
Now this is visibly featured in the box directly under your profile pic.
Friends are prominently displayed on the top of your page.
7. Pinning (not to be confused with Pinterest)
Now you can “pin” a specific post at the top of your page for up to seven days at a time. Helpful if you are running a promotion. “Pin it” at the top for greatest visibility.
Hover over a post and click on the star. This will highlight your post and change the dimension to the full width of the page. A good way to make a particular post stand out or highlight a milestone in your business.
9. Timeline and Milestones
Just like the timeline for personal pages, you will be able to share the life cycle of your business. Upload some photos, tie timeline dates to them and begin sharing your story.
Your Admin Panel is displayed at the top of your page (only you can see it) and you can admin without going to a different page.
Facebook offers a short, interactive video to help you maximize the features and reach of your Facebook Pages.
Click here to view: www.learnfacebookpages.com