Timeline Pages – Basics you need to know about the New Facebook Business Page Timelines

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Facebook Timeline PagesAfter March 30th, Facebook will automatically convert all Facebook business pages to a new Timeline format similar to the personal Facebook profile (you can opt in earlier if you wish).

Here a few things you need to know and do:

1) Watch the Facebook Tutorial about Facebook Timeline for Business Pages:

http://www.learnfacebookpages.com/

2) You need two graphics to get started: Cover Photo and Profile picture

Cover photo: the large banner-sized featured photo

Profile photo: Smaller square picture that should be your logo or something that represents your business

3) Pick which 4 “apps” that are seen first by clicking on Edit in the upper right corner of the page. The Photo App is first, and a total of 4 pre-selected pictures will be displayed.   You may change them by clicking on the down arrow to the right of the pictures.  Then click on the little pencil icon in the upper right corner of the pictures to select the  pictures you want displayed.

4) Two new important aspects of showcasing posts: Highlight and Pin

Highlighting a post occurs from clicking the star in the upper right hand corner of the page.  This makes it doublewide and lets it stand out more.

Pinning a post (found under the edit button) will “pin” a post to the top of the page for 7 days. You can also un-pin it if you want it to no longer be at the top in less than 7 days. This lets you showcase the latest items.

5) I recommend publishing the page after you have gone through the tour and have the Cover Photo and Profile Picture updated.

If you have some custom pages, they will be gone. Everyone will just see what you have posted when they come to your page—why the quality of your posts is so important, as I have always said in all my training classes.

Contact Martin Brossman for group or one-on-one training at (919) 847-4757 or Martin@CoachingSupport.com

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Resources :

Facebook Explanation of the New Facebook Business Timeline
http://www.learnfacebookpages.com/

How should I choose a cover photo for my Page?
http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=276329115767498

Facebook Pages Terms
http://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php

Introducing New Facebook Pages
http://www.facebook.com/help/pages/new-design

Facebook Brand Timelines: 6 Big Changes Every Marketer Needs to Understand
http://mashable.com/2012/02/29/facebook-brand-timelines-changes-marketing/

 

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.
Specialties.

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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