Posted by Timothy Brand on Mar 7, 2012 in facebook timeline, Featured, Graphics | 18 comments
So far this is the best and at the same time simply explained and easy to follow info I’ve seen. Awesome job!
Not sure why adding the QR code is a good idea? I mean, not to be a kill-joy, but why have it on the page? Not only does Facebook say no to “contact information such as a website address” – which is sort of what the QR code is. But do we actually expect someone to scan the screen with their phone rather than just click on the URL?
QR codes can be a phone number, e-mail address, social media account, etc. This is great to have on your cover photo because it’s not against the rules Facebook has defined (as of yet) and yes people do in fact use their phones to scan their screens. I have had contacts from QR codes on my Facebook and my Twitter page.
nice work Tim
I will have to build another raised garden bed just for you so you can enjoy the pictures again
Great explanation. This is better than any instructions Facebook offered.
This is a great summary. Shared on Facebook.
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Please notice that the image suggested violates Cover Photo Guidelines:
Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:
Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”
-> Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section
References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
-> Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”
No it doesn’t. It clearly says all of those things at the very top of the Infographic.
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Thanks for such a well-organized, clear presentation.
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Nicely done, though I believe FB recently announce that QR codes in cover images violate the ToS. Of course, the real question is if someone is already viewing the page do you really need a QR code? Unless it’s to download an app no one is going to be sitting at their PC and whip out their phone to view your website.
Only contact information is unacceptable in cover photos. QR codes, as you said, can contain apps and/or promo codes. Some people think they’re a good idea, some don’t. I personally think that missing an opportunity to connect with your audience is just silly.
Is a cover photo with an AR-15 rifle acceptable? (grin)
Yes a cover photo with an AR-15 is acceptable. Even though you’re being a booger They don’t have anything that states otherwise. You just can’t point the AR-15 at them and say “LIKE MY PAGE OR I SHOOTS!”
How would I generate a QR code?
Cherise you can find QR codes here:
Simply put in your info and get the code
Nicely done infographic. The cover photo seems to be mixed in terms of drawbacks and benefits. I love the larger image, but I think it is too bad that you can’t put a call to action such as asking someone to like your page.
The reason Facebook did this, from what I understand, is they want pages to drive traffic to their individual pages (tabs) in order to boost your page score. They don’t want people just spamming “LIKE My Page!” because they don’t want to turn into MySpace. This of course poses a problem for small businesses and allows bigger ones to thrive.
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