Facebook Changes Their Cover Page Rule
Recently, Facebook imposed a rule that there couldn’t be more than 20% of text on the cover page of a Facebook profile to prevent businesses from overwhelming prospective clients with sales pitches but Black Tie Digital Marketing wants to share their new revisions. Over the past couple of weeks, Facebook’s 20% text rule for Page cover photos was removed. There wasn’t a lot of fanfare surrounding the removal of this rule, but business owners are thankful. This rule was confusing to business owners and some found it very difficult to determine whether their cover photo followed the rules or not.
Jim Belosic wrote on Social Media Today that, “What it means is that businesses need to find that fine line between “just enough” and “way too much.” Just because the cover photo can now have as much text as you’d like, doesn’t mean you should abuse the space.”
Facebook’s new rule specifies that, “All covers are public. This means anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can’t be deceptive, misleading or infringe on anyone else’s copyright. You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines.” So while you may not have to worry about how much text is on your cover photo, there are a few guidelines you still must obey.
When choosing or designing your businesses cover photo, make sure it states the nature of your business clearly, it catches your eye, and it entices the viewer to read more about your business. This is the first part that the Facebook user will see so make sure it’s done right. If you need help with Internet Marketing in Melbourne, Florida then please give our staff at Black Tie Digital Marketing a call today to see how we can help you.