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Facebook Timeline Rule Changes

Are you ready for the changes around your facebook timeline cover image?

Until January 15th,2013  there have been guidelines around what can be included in your facebook cover image. Some of the previous items included websites, phone numbers and asking people to “like your page” in the artwork of your cover image.

Now, it’s a new year and new rules.  The big change is that images with more than 20% text will not be allowed.

Direct from the  horses mouth aka Facebook page terms, where you can read the guidelines in full –

III.    Page Features

A.    Advertising on Pages

Ads and commercial content (including Page post content) are subject to the Advertising Guidelines.

Third-party advertisements on Pages are prohibited.

B.    Cover

All covers are public. This means that 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.

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.”

 image: myfacebookcover.com





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