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Facebook Fanpages NEW Timelines

Hello. Just a quick post. Facebook is release a new layout for fanpages. The timeline layout that are available for personal facebook pages will now be available for fanpages as of March 30, 2012. As with any change there will be opportunities and challenges to maintain your brand.

One of the major changes I want you all to be awayre of is the cover photo. Facebook has specific things that cannot be included in your cover photo:

coupons — your cover photo cannot be a coupon or a discount offer
do not make it text base
do not infringe on any copyrights
Pricing and purchase information are a no no
Contact info not allowed — this means no email address, website address, or location. This should be included in the About section of your Fan Page
Incentives for users to share or like your post or page, contest, promotion
Call’s to action are a no no — such as “Download this” and “Call Now”

Basically…use an image. Be creative. Limit the text.

If you want to read the ins and outs on some of the things you should do or be aware of to maximize this new format. Here is a great article:

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OH Good Another Facbook update

YEs!  Fb updated again! smiley face or sad face?  Regardless below is a great article I found titled “Facebook’s Redesigned News Feed: Things You Need to Know”

Remember:  Facebook does not stay they same.  They are always eveloving for a better experience as we as a society change our inter actions and needs AND the business world changes.

Here is the link to the original article:

By Kristin Burnham | CIO US | 21 September 11

Continuing its streak of product launches and modifications, Facebook yesterday rolled out even more changes to its interface, which include an updated News Feed and an activity ticker. These latest additions follow a privacy center redesign, the introduction of Subscriptions and Facebook’s new friend lists.

The News Feed redesign is intended to help you keep up with people that matter to you, regardless of how often you visit the site, according to Mark Tonkelowitz, an engineering manager at Facebook. It’s heavily influenced by the new “smart lists” introduced last week, as the redesigned news feed “predicts” which stories will be important to you, and displays these first.

Facebook users, who are notorious for aversion to change, are already voicing their opinions, calling this redesign everything from “unnecessary” to “far too complicated.”

Here’s what you need to know about the new News Feed and ticker, how best to navigate them and whether the new changes influence your current privacy settings.

1. What You See Depends on How Often You Visit

Before yesterday’s changes, when you logged into Facebook you could toggle between two views of your News Feed: Top News and Most Recent. Yesterday, Facebook combined these two in a single News Feed. Now, what you see when you first log in depends on how frequently you log in.

If you log into Facebook frequently, such as several times a day, you’ll likely see the most recent stories first.

Even if you don’t log in regularly, you can still view the most recent activity–just scroll down past the top stories until you see the “Recent Stories” header.

[Want more tips, tricks and details on Facebook privacy? Check out’s Facebook Bible.]

2. What’s a Top Story?

According to Facebook, top stories are ones that it thinks you’ll find interesting, based on a number of factors. These include your relationship to the person who posted the story, how many comments and likes it has, the type of post it is, and more.

Much like Google’s Priority Inbox, it appears you may be able to help Facebook fine-tune what it thinks is and isn’t important to you. If you hover over the top-right corner of a post that Facebook marks as a top story, a drop-down menu will appear.

If this post isn’t something you’d consider important, you can choose the “Unmark as top story” option, which will remove it from that part of your News Feed.

From this drop-down list you can also hide the story from your News Feed, tweak how many updates you see from this person and unsubscribe from the user or just his or her updates. Another way to remove the post from top stories is to click the blue corner.

3. Facebook’s New Ticker

On the right side of your News Feed you’ll see a new element–the ticker–which is a stream of what’s happening on Facebook in real-time. Updates in this stream include status updates, friendships, photos, videos, links, likes, apps and games activity and comments.

The ticker shares the right-hand column of your browser with Chat. While you can’t close the ticker, you can make it smaller by sliding the bar between the ticker and chat, though this feature is contingent on the size of your browser.

Sliding the bar up will make the ticker smaller and Chat larger; sliding it down will make ticker larger and chat smaller. Clicking on an item in the ticker will expand it to display more information.

If you want to see fewer stories or fewer types of stories in the ticker, you can click the drop-down menu in the top right of a story and click “Hide story.” Do note that every time you use the hide and unsubscribe settings to control what you see in your News Feed, it will also impact what you see in the ticker. For example, if you unsubscribed from a friend’s posts via your News Feed, they will also be unsubscribed from the ticker.

4. How Your Privacy Settings Are Affected

Facebook says that the new News Feed and the ticker do not affect your privacy settings. Ticker will only display information that you’re already able to see anywhere else on Facebook. Facebook does say, however, that if you start seeing stories that you haven’t noticed before, it’s likely because “ticker makes things easier to discover. It doesn’t mean that privacy around Facebook has changed.”

To control who sees your posts in the News Feed and ticker, be sure you use the privacy control in the Update Status box. Also remember that the comment privacy is tied to the privacy of the post: If you comment on someone’s public post, your comment is thereby also public.

If you play games like FarmVille or use apps, Facebook publishes your activity to the News Feed and ticker. To control what apps or games information shows up in the ticker, you need to visit the privacy preferences in your Application Settings. Here, you can set the individual settings for each application by clicking “Edit” next to the application’s name.

Facebook Fanpage – Custom Services

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Facebook is Number Two – What does that mean for you?

Well Mr. and Ms. Small and Local business owner it means you better get with the program and get a Facebook account.  Not just a personal one but a Fan Page so that customers can find you, recommend you and you can let them know specials and display your knowledge and products.

Facebook is a great way to connect with your customers, current and potential.  Here is an idea, your facebook fan page could be your initial internet presence if you don't have a website yet.

Lot's of ideas flowing here so check back.  Good luck!

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