New Facebook Timeline Tips for Small Businesses

So if you are anything like me you will be rushing to update your Facebook page right now before it turns to the new TimeLine look!

You’ve probably noticed that striking visual piece in the new Facebook Pages timeline layout — a nearly-screen-width banner image, known as a “Cover.”

On March 30, 2012 (yes, that’s today), all Facebook Pages will be converted to the timeline layout with the cover photo.

I frantically searched the web to find tips and also sizing information on creating new covers and also how to resize your logo, etc. as for some reason the scale to fit option doesn’t work. Below are a few handy links and what I gained from them.

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Creating Facebook Timeline Covers

  • Great tips on ideas, sizes and all the regulations of what you can and can’t put on your cover.

How to size your images

  • I spent forever trying to resize my logo based on the tips in the above article, but to no avail, this article gives you specifics and it worked, aim for 200 pixels wide but keep your logo within the 176 pixel area so it doesn’t get cut off.

Handy checklist with tips

  • Still trying to figure out how to make my contact information and blurb about my company show up!

About Sarah Kirk Douglas

Sarah is a specialist in event management, creative design, marketing, and strategic planning. She combines her experience, boundless enthusiasm, vibrant style and savvy business sense to create amazing events!

2 Responses to “New Facebook Timeline Tips for Small Businesses”

  1. Danielle Glick March 31, 2012 3:03 am #

    Sarah, thanks for finding my article and including it here. I only covered the specs for the cover photo; the profile icon specs are a bit different. The minimum image size to upload is 180×180 pixels. It is then displayed inset in the cover photo cut-out area with a white border/padding, wherein the actual profile icon display size is 125×125 pixels.

    This is confusing because if you want the two images to coordinate then you end up designing a profile icon that is 125, but then you have to redesign it at 180 in order to be allowed to upload it. (If you were to just scale up the 125 design then the pixel quality would be diminished.)

    • Sarah Kirk Douglas March 31, 2012 9:34 am #

      Thanks Danielle for your reply! I appreciate it – it is all so confusing and your article really helped.

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