On March 30, 2012, a new design is arriving for Facebook fan pages, which is strikingly similar to Facebook Timeline.
The Timeline layout will be replacing the old Facebook page Wall.
When the FB Timeline was first introduced, I realized the potential it had for artists. It has a large introductory cover photo, and images are one of the main attractions.
I wrote a full post on how artists may use FB Timeline for promoting art: Facebook Timeline for Art Marketing.
But, Facebook has strict rules regarding promotion on personal profiles. These rules do not apply for business pages!
Since the new FB page design is arriving soon, I will give a brief overview of what we have to look forward to.
New Facebook Timeline Design for FB Fan and Business Pages 2012
- A large attractive Cover photo may be added right at the top. This feature has endless possibilities for artists. One of your best drawings or paintings may be featured there, or a collage of several. It may be utilized to display a large introductory logo, or a studio picture. Whatever you use for your Cover photo, try to be original.
- Profile Picture
This is a great place to feature a logo, photo of yourself, or a special artwork. Use one that has the same height and width.
- Friend Activity
People visiting your fan page can view all the friends that have previously liked the page. This displays a large bolded count plus a small thumbnail image of each person.
This is the place for posting updates and recommendations for art fans.
Post some text, a link, or photos of artworks. The Ask a Question section is great for encouraging feedback about a topic. Polls may be created with several available answers. Include Milestones to feature pivotal moments in your art career, such as an art show. A name, location, time, photo, and brief summary may be contained in this section.
- Pinned Post
Pinning a particular story will make it appear at the top of your Fanpage Timeline for up to a full week.
- Star Certain Stories
A story may be starred to appear in a larger format, or completely hidden from view.
- Browse your Page Timeline history by exploring the bar on the right.
How to Get the Timeline for Facebook Pages Now!
- Go here to preview your Facebook Fanpage: New Facebook Pages
- Click Turn on Preview
- At the top of your page, choose either to publish anytime or wait till the the design is automatically updated on March 30, 2012
What do you think of the new Facebook page design?
I realize not everyone may like the new FB changes.
Do you have any questions about it?