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!