December 23, 2015 at 3:24 pm #25024
Do you have a Facebook page setup for your independent site? If not, it’s time to get started. In this thread I’ll post info about setting up a FB business page and tips on making it look good and getting the most out of it. I am also learning as I go, so I’ll share new tricks as I learn them and I ask you to do the same.December 23, 2015 at 3:27 pm #25025Create Your Facebook Business Page
To create a Facebook business page, you first need to have a regular Facebook account. It’s pretty easy to signup, steps are described here:
Once that’s done, you can make a Facebook page for your independent site. Make sure you name your Facebook page the same as your independent site’s name, so that you are creating a brand for yourself. Follow the steps described here:
https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/set-up-facebook-pageTip: When choosing a business category, I recommend you select ‘Brand & Products’. This seems to be the best option so that your website URL displays on your FB landing page. And then in the sub category choose either ‘Website’ or ‘Camera/Photo’.December 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm #25045
Facebook Cover Image & Profile Image
Cover dimensions: 851px wide by 315px tall
Profile Image dimensions: must be at least 180px x 180px
The importance of your FB cover and profile images cannot be understated. It’s the first two things your FB visitors will look at. So spend some time on them, you don’t have to make them look over-the-top, but making them look professional will work in your favor.
TIP: If you have created a logo for your independent site, try using a a version of it for your profile. It’s very effective in creating your brand and whenever you make a post/reply on your timeline, your logo will show up next to it. When people encounter the same logo over and over, it creates an impression and a visual stamp in their memory.
TIP: Instead of uploading any sized image for your cover image, create a cover image that is cropped to the specific 851 x 315 size. It may seem like an unnecessary step, but when your visitors flip through your cover images, them being cropped to size gives off the impression of professionalism because it’s obvious you spent time on it.December 27, 2015 at 3:29 am #25057December 27, 2015 at 4:18 am #25059
AndreParticipantDecember 27, 2015 at 11:53 am #25065December 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm #25066January 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm #25278
Steve, if you just paste the url of the page you want to link to in a Facebook post, Facebook automatically pulls data from that page and if there’s an image there it should display it. After you’ve pasted the url, you can delete the url string and the populated data will still remain. Facebook also allows you to upload a different image for the link, but this option only appears after you’ve pasted the url and the data has been automatically populated (if that makes sense?)January 4, 2016 at 12:35 am #25282January 4, 2016 at 1:46 am #25286
hmm.. I just did some quick testing on facebook and I encountered the same issue as you – where it displays a box that has text pulled from the url page but no image. Without submitting the facebook post, I refreshed my page and then tried the same url again and what do you know, after that it worked. Must be a facebook issue.January 4, 2016 at 4:31 am #25287
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