Facebook’s New Terms and Conditions for Facebook Cover Images

A Cover image is the big image that sits at the top of your Page. Effective January 15th Facebook’s terms and conditions around Cover images will be updated to the following:

Covers may not include:

i. images with more than 20% text;

ii. price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it on socialmusic.com”;

iii. contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section;

iv. references to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features; or

v. calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.”

This applies to Cover images on business Pages only and does not apply to personal Profile Pages. The only real change is that text has to be limited to 20% of the area of the graphic.

Facebook does clearly not want you communicating anything on the cover that is going to take visitors off the Facebook site or that is going to increase your number of fans without advertising. Having said that you can still create an engaging Cover image that communicates professionalism and that helps visitors make the visual transition comfortably back and forth from Facebook to your site and smooth one.

You do have more control over what you put on the Profile image on your Page and the Cover image on your personal Profile and both of these can be used to advantage as well.

If you need a great Cover image or Profile image, check out this very limited special offer at BodyworkBiz:

Click here to have your Facebook Cover image custom designed 

And be sure to join the “31 Day Challenge” on Facebook to make your Facebook Page work for you and get you clients. It’s a book club of sorts for the FBIfluence course by Amy Porterfield and you are welcome to play along.

 

Eric
Eric Brown of BodyworkBiz (an online massage business resource) also owns Thermal Palms, Relax to the Max, World Massage Conference and Massage Therapy Radio. Sign up for the free BodyworkBiz massage marketing newsletter at http://bodyworkbiz.com/newsletter.php
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  2. Update: You can now put calls to action and other information on your cover image as long as it takes up no more than 20% of the image space.

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