Facebook page restrictions change

19 Mar

After researching the new Timeline for Facebook’s business pages, I thought I’d share some very interesting things I found on the restrictions placed on pages.

Cover photo

Did you know that you will not see cover photos that say ‘like’ or ‘share’ this page? Your cover photo cannot contain discounts, calls to action or contact information found under the ‘About’ section.

No worries, though. You can still add up to 12 apps to your page including a welcome page. This is located under the cover photo, and you now have the option to change the photo to the app’s link. Many companies are using these photos to initiate a call to action.

Also note that the profile photo is now 30 pixel by 30 pixel. Therefore, this should not contain too many words, but rather just a logo.

Page name

The name of your page cannot be generic like “baseball.” Facebook also requires that the name uses “proper, grammatically correct capitalization and may not include all capitals, except acronyms.” You cannot use symbols, either.

If you wish to change the name of your page, you have to have a valid reason and it cannot “mislead” the consumer or result in an “unintended connection.”

You will not be able to make a name change that would require you to re-categorize your product, either.

Be sure to check out the Facebook Pages Terms for more information.

Shawna Polivka
Burgie MediaFusion
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