If you are using social media platforms as part of your content marketing plan, then you no doubt are creating templates to help you with your workflow for content creation. It is challenging to keep up to date with all the changes. For example you will no doubt be aware that Facebook changed the terms for their Pages in July 2013 so you can now add URL’s, call to actions and even have more than 20 per cent test in the cover image.
Tips for your Facebook Cover Images
Your Facebook Page cover image is a great way to represent your business for example using it to show how your customers are using your product (like mini testimonials), forthcoming events that you are promoting or even a photograph of the prize in your Facebook promotion as in this current example from retailer Harvey Norman in Ireland.
Your cover image is public and Facebook comment:
Cover photos can’t be deceptive, misleading, infringe on anyone else’s copyright or be in violation of the Pages Terms. You may not encourage people to upload your cover photo to their personal timelines.
When it comes to dimensions of your cover image they must be at least 399 pixels wide. Facebook recommend that to get the fastest load times for your Page, upload an image that is 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes.
For your Facebook Page profile picture, you will find it displays as a square shape of 160×160 pixels but you must upload an image at least 180×180 pixels. Page profile pictures display next to your Page’s name around the site, so yours should stand on its own to represent your Page.
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You can also be creative with how your profile picture and cover photo work together. On your Page’s cover, the profile picture displays 23 pixels from the left side and 210 pixels from the top of your cover photo. As you develop your cover images remember that if you want to use the image as a sponsored story in the newsfeed, you need to comply with Facebook Advertising guidelines which state:
Ads and sponsored stories in News Feed may not include images comprised of more than 20% text.
A template for image sizes for your social network profiles
There have been a number of social network profile infographics created over the years s0 this is a helpful resource and up to date as at August 2013. Thanks to the team at Raidiusfor the image.
Save this social network sizing chart infographic to Pinterest for future reference
I have made it super easy for you curate this social media sizing sheet by pinning it to your recipes Pinterest – just re-pin the image by clicking the link below: – Visual content marketing resource – a template for image sizes for your social network profilesOf course if you are not on Pinterest you save the recipe to your other social bookmarking sites or even click the box below to share the recipe to Twitter. [Tweet “Visual content marketing resource – social network sizes infographic”]
Additional Content Marketing And Social Media Resources
You follow my content marketing ans social media boards on Pinterest – some boards you may be interested in include: – How to market your business – Content marketing tips – Marketing infographics – Social media news and tips.