Friday, July 5, 2013

How Does Your Facebook Cover Image Look?

Since Facebook completely re-designed its profiles into timelines, the Facebook cover image has the focal point of every FB Business Page.

The cover image is the large rectangular image (the smaller inset square image is the profile photo).

In my time looking at Region Facebook pages, I’ve seen everything from really great cover images to blurry or blank images. Here are a few ways to make sure your Region’s Facebook page has a great cover image.

Get the size right. The space allotted for every cover image is 850 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall. If you upload a photo that’s smaller than that, Facebook will stretch the image, which may cause it to look blurry. Your best bet is too upload an image that fits the size precisely. If you need an easy solution, you can download one of our Facebook cover images.

Keep it simple. If you decide to design your own Facebook cover image, remember that simplicity is best. This means a nice, happy photo of AYSO kids, a little bit of text if necessary and that should do it. Stay away from putting too much text on a cover image, it’s distracting and usually won’t accomplish what a striking picture can.

It’s not a billboard. It may be tempting to plaster “REGISTER NOW!” on your Facebook cover image, but to the consumer, they immediately recognize this as advertising and are likely to tune out. Remember that Facebook is a place people come to connect with others, chat with friends, check out photos and the like. They don’t want to be bombarded by advertising. You can promote registration dates/opportunities in a Facebook status.

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