Facebook Timeline Pages – How do I use the new Facebook timeline for business? – Video Instruction

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From March 30 all Facebook business pages switch over to Timeline and here is an  a video explaining how to use it:

Video of Facebook Timeline:


 Connect to Martin Brossman on Facebook and see his Timeline at: http://BrossmanOnFB.com

Key components and ideas referenced in the video: 

You have two key pictures:

Cover that across the top and that is to be an 851 x 315 pixel banner across the top of your Page
Picture is to symbolize the essence of your business. “Note: This space is not meant for promotions, coupons, or advertisements.  Your cover photo should not be primarily text-based or infringe on anyone else’s copyright”.
May want to change it out from time to time.

Profile Picture is to be square and 180×180 pixel down to 32×32 pixel but make it 180×180 of your logo or what is the visual reminder you want people to have to remember to your business. This you do not want to change often.

Landing Tab/Pages/gated Pages no longer work the same
You no longer have the option of “Default Landing Tab:” or “gated pages”. A default landing tab that all non-fans would first see instead of the wall will not be an option on the new Timeline. You have 4 options they can see under the right side of your Cover photo. The first is fixed and is your pictures, leaving only 3 more to choose from. To edit those as an admin click the little triangle on the right of the 4 rectangle App area.

Star a Post Makes the post full screen in the timeline vs. just half screen or half of the timeline. Using this to make things stand out over time. This option is selected by clicking on the star in the upper right corner of every post (or story) and de-selected by clicking again.

Pin a post “Pins” a post to the top of you page for 7 days and since “Highlights” is what your new prospects see this when they first come to the page this is more important. You find the Pin option under the “Edit or Remove” pin image in the upper right hand corner to the right of the Star.

Milestones are big events in time you want to mark for your business. The first one required is the start of your business then you can post other events in any order. Recommend adding a picture, good title and text. You can also add a hyperlink in the page by putting in a website starting with http:// . Milestones are selected when you make a post by selecting “Milestone” in the upper right corner of the post window.

A video on how to use the Facebook Personal Profile new Timeline as well:


Other notes:

www.facebook.com/username – To customize your Facebook page name.

Contact Martin Brossman for classes and one-on-one coaching at (919) 847 4757 or learn more at: http://ProNetworkingOnLine.com

If your business is over 5 years old contact us to build out the past on your timeline page:

About Martin Brossman

Martin is a success coach, speaker, trainer and author incorporating social media training to accelerate growth for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He has originated in-person and on-line networking groups which have facilitated valuable business connections among members.

Martin's IBM background and computer skills have powered his ability to create and teach crucial new Internet communications, such as blogging, podcasting and on-line networking.

His own podcast show can be heard at www.lnquireOnLine.info . He offers consulting on how to generate profitable alliances by maximizing face-to-face and on-line presence and managing "the conversation of you" on the Web.

His 20 years of professional experience includes 7 years with IBM, where he received the "IBM Means Service" top customer service award, and 13 years developing and operating small businesses. Coaching since 1995, he developed a certification / mentoring program for Coaches in 2003. A native of Washington, D.C., he holds a BA in Math / Computer Science from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C., and currently resides in North Raleigh.

personal branding, conflict resolution training, social media business integration, business networking training, group facilitation, sales coaching & training . Some of the specific Social Networking areas and topics I speak and train in are: Social Media, Reputation Management, Personal Branding, Linkedin for Business, Facebook for Business, Twitter for Business, Podcasting, Video / Youtube, and Blogging for Business.

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