In a welcome change for marketers and businesses, Facebook has reduced the restrictions that apply to Facebook Page cover images.
Most business owners that I’ve worked with didn’t know the previous restrictions. As simply as possible:
- no website address
- no phone number
- couldn’t prompt visitors to like or share you page
- no pricing or purchase information such as 40% off
- no calls to action
Now all you have to contend with is:
“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 images with more than 20% text.”
If you haven’t read Facebook’s Page Guidelines or it has been a while then its a good investment of a few minutes to check the guidelines out again.
A maximum of 20% text is also the restriction for any image that you wish to promote using a paid Facebook Ads.
Facebook Page Cover Image 20% Compliance Checking Tool
How to use:
Visit you Facebook business page and copy the text that appears after ‘facebook.com/’ eg. http://facebook.com/redcliffemarketinglabs would become ‘redcliffemarketinglabs‘
Paste this in the text box above.
Click on the grid images where text appears in the photo. More than 5 grids and you’ll be over the 20% limit.
Here are some more to try:
Leave a comment below if you think any of these brands are falling foul of the Facebook Cover image requirements.
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