Better Branding with Better Facebook Covers

 

 

In the old days, when Facebook allowed only profile images, any Facebook fan page could fake it with a small graphic that appeared on the left menu of the screen. With the advent of Timeline and the Facebook cover feature, this is (sadly or not sadly) no longer the case.

A professionally designed Facebook cover will make the difference between a sloppy looking fan page and one that inspires trust to join and participate. Simply put, the Facebook cover tales up a huge portion of your screen (850×315 pixels) and sits on the top of your page. So, when it comes to your Facebook fan page, if there is any element that screams “all eyes on me”, that’s your Timeline cover.

Getting a good-looking Facebook cover would most likely cost you between $30 and $200, depending on the artist and the number of revisions you require. The alternative is to download one of the stock designs found on the internet, although these will do title to communicate your custom message and may carry third party logos.

Another alternative is to use free or paid cover makers that will help you put together something decent in little time and without requiring you to read any manuals. If you are into very easy and impressive results, foob.me promises to take your photos and text and to instantly transform them into a good-looking Facebook cover by using one of its templates. It’s free, and if you like browsing through designs, it’s also fun.

Whatever your preferences, we recommend you take extra care of your Facebook cover by making sure it reflects on the qualities of your brand in a graphically pleasant way. Just like with status updates, regular cover updates will spark more user interest and will increase your visits. Take control of your Timeline cover today!

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    babanature says:

    A good post here, i created my page cover image and to be truthful to you i loved it. but i’d like to advance my reach…
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    Carl
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    Thats a fact and not only for Facebook, but for Google Plus and Twitter as well. Of course it is very important to send the proper message and keep consistency.
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    Joe
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    Very good post. Thanks for sharing.
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    Kamil says:

    I believe that it is really a great thing that you invest on good photography because it has the capability to attract more likes especially now when there is a preview for the like page that the cursor points to.
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    Ron says:

    The cover photo is one of the first chances you have to make an impression on your community. Choose a photo that best represents your brand, and your users’ experience on Facebook.

    As tempting as it may be, do not try to slam a ton of text in your cover photo. Facebook is changing their language on cover photos to indicate that no more than 20% of the photo can be text. Where before you could try and skirt the rules, they now have been working on a tool to detect image/text balance and will be enforcing this. I know it’s tempting to throw a URL or other CTA on there because it looks like the perfect social billboard, but Facebook clearly doesn’t want this.

    Thanks
    Ron D

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    Sean says:

    Timeline is a great addition in facebook users’ profile. You are right it increases the credibility. It adds more fun and colors on the profile. Personally speaking at the very beginning i did not like timeline but now I have fallen in love with it.

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