Facebook have now introduced their Timeline page design to Business Fan Pages.
If you have not activated the new Timeline design yet, it will automatically be activated and permanent from March 30th.
We think this is good news for Page owners, what do you think?
The new design allows you to have a large cover photo. Great to add a logo, but Facebook do not allow you to add any text on the photo that should be added to the about me page.
So, no company, websites details or promotions are allowed.
This is such a shame because this would be a great way to feature a special promotion or list your services.
No more Custom Landing Pages - this is bad news for app developers who have made money off the fan gate and landing home page.
Custom tabs are still allowed, but do not feature as well. You now have an image icon at the top of the page and button to expand to see all the tabs.
One of the good features of the Timeline design is the Milestone.
This is a special post that allows you to date and feature a milestone in your companies history.
It is also useful to use as a promotional area and feature the services you offer.
Featured Posts - Posts can be widened to full width by clicking on the star.
Pin to Top - Posts can be sticky at the top of the page, but this does not allow it to be wide featured.
Timeline dating - all your posts can be repositioned based on date. It doesnt change the date of the post, but you can reorder your posts and line them in the history of your timeline.
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