Has the latest Facebook change driven you to Google+ or Pinterest yet? 😉 Yes, Timeline arrived on Leap Day for Pages, and even though the mandatory switch doesn’t take place until March 30, I’m surprised at the number of businesses who have “leaped on board” already. (pardon the pun) I’m still in preview mode, but the pic above gives you a sneak peek. Even though I’m tempted to make the switch, I think it’s best to wait until all the bugs get worked out. After all, if Facebook Diva Mari Smith isn’t rushing in, why should I?
Here is an excellent article detailing the Timeline features, so I won’t bore you by rehashing them here. I’ve seen a few articles, including one on Mashable, that showcase cover photos of big brands. These companies all have huge marketing budgets to create their beautiful images. But what if you don’t have a big budget? You can still create an excellent image. Here are some noteworthy examples of timeline cover photos from 10 small business pages on Facebook:
3. Amanda Taylor Consulting
4. Karen Allison, Independent Willow House Design Consultant
5. Cluster Web Design
If you want to easily create a custom Facebook cover for your business page, Canva is a great resource. They have free and paid plans. I’ve done quite well with the free version, so check them out.
I know change can be uncomfortable – especially with regards to social media. If you have any questions about Facebook Timeline, please comment below, or post them on my Facebook page. I’ll be happy to answer them!