4.10.2013

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE PRETTY

how to make your facebook page pretty (via HollyWould)

Hey guys! I gave the Charm & Gumption Facebook Page a little makeover this morning, and I realized that a lot of you bloggers / small biz owners may wonder how to make these changes to your page (because I didn't know how to do this either at first). Click through for a step-by-step guide!




1. COVER IMAGE, SIZE 851px x 315px
This is the first thing that people see when they come to your business page, so you want to choose something that will show what your business is about at a glance. I chose to showcase my most popular products, and I added my Etsy Shop URL and some colorful stripes. 
*according to Facebook guidelines, you can only have 20% overlay text (not including text on products) so be mindful of that as well.  
how to make your facebook page pretty (via HollyWould)

2. APPS, SIZE 111px x 74px
Customizing your apps to match the rest of your page is a small detail that makes such a big difference! Make them pop with color and fun fonts, or choose unique wording so that your apps to grab your reader's attention.

1. Go to the Apps section of your page and click the down facing arrow on the right. This will display all of your apps (photo 1, below). 
2. Click the pencil at the top right of the app you are changing. Then click "Edit Settings" (photo 2). 
3. Click "Change" (photo 3).
4. Click "Edit" next to your current image, and upload your new image. 

*The image will not work if it is the wrong size (even if it is just scaled up).
*Once the image is uploaded, nothing will happen. Just refresh your page and see the new pretty results!


how to make your facebook page pretty (via HollyWould)

3. MAKE YOUR POSTS FIT THE PAGE, 404 x 404 & 843 x 403
A commonly forgotten about trick (I'm guilty of skipping this sometimes), but your page will look so much more nice and seamless if your images fit the Facebook dimensions. So, remember to crop the image to fit the space.


how to make your facebook page pretty (via HollyWould)

how to make your facebook page pretty (via HollyWould)

I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, just leave them below. Also, I'd love for you to leave the links to your new, pretty page! xo

UPDATE: For more information about Apps, check out my follow up post!

65 comments:

  1. Hello Holly,

    Thank you for writing this invaluable post. I am definitely going to utilize these amazing ideas at work!

    Best regards,

    Sarah G.

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  2. Thanks for this Holly! I'm co-managing the facebook page for our family business and this'll be major in helping me sort out or page. <3

    -Henri

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  3. Thank you so much for this post, it's really helpful!

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  4. I thought the new guidelines said you can't have a URL in your cover image. Am I misremembering?

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    1. I was just about to write that!

      Great post and the page looks amazing, however as Rachel has said you can not have contact details of any kind on your cover picture.

      Also you can not have more than 25% text. This one may just scrape in with the text rule, but it pays to be extra careful and err on the side of caution. The rule says that text on clothing doesn't count. To be honest I'm not sure whether they would or wouldn't count the text on the prints in the photo.

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    2. The rules were updated on March 6th and the part about no URLs was removed. The only rule (other than rules about sexual content and deceptive messages) is that you can only have 20% text content but this does not include text on your products just text overlay. I hope that cleared things up. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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  5. What a beautiful page and great information...thanks!

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  6. Holly - How do you add a custom app for your shop? All I have are the traditional "Likes" and "Photos" right now. Thanks!

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    1. I've gotten a couple of questions about that, so I will be writing a post with that info soon! prob this week or next. keep an eye out! :)

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    2. Check out my follow-up post about apps here: http://www.hollywouldblvd.com/2013/05/all-about-facebook-apps.html

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  7. Really helpful, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Beeeeeeautiful!!! Thanks for the info!! :)

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  9. Great post!!! I have been working away all day at making my page "pretty" because of you!! still working on it but off to a GREAT start! https://www.facebook.com/paperperfections

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  10. Fantastic post...thank you so much for the info! I'm starting on my page right now.

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  11. Brilliant! Thanks for posting! Nicky

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  12. Thanks a lot for share!!
    I'll work on my facebook page soon!

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  13. Fantastic article! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. How many pixels per inch are you setting your resolution to? I'm so excited to update my facebook page!

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  16. This is great information and I had no idea that Facebook could be customized this way! I have a question that might be a bit off topic, but it's related. How did you add an Email Signup and Pinterest App to your page?

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    1. Check out my follow-up post, all about apps: http://www.hollywouldblvd.com/2013/05/all-about-facebook-apps.html :)

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  17. Hi Holly, what program would you recommend using to design the cover image? Many thanks for article, Kylie

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    1. I use Illustrator for just about everything, but you could also use Photoshop or another image editing software, especially if you just wanted to have a simple picture.

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  18. Wow. Seriously, even your blog is pretty - I just liked your FB page. And I'm excited to work on my own page now. :-)

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    1. Thank you! I just gave the blog a makeover a couple days ago. :) Good luck with your page!

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  19. making facebook pretty: now on my to do list. Thanks for sharing. And your facebook page is awesome

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  20. I've been looking to revamp my FB fan page for my site. I wasn't entirely certain on what I should do. This post helped give me some ideas.

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  21. Great post! I really have to use the custom apps and design them :o) This post was a good reminder for me! Thanks for sharing :o) Hope you had a wonderful Monday!

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  22. Thank you so much! This appears to be simple but I started playing around with my page last week and go so frustrated. I'll go back and try again with these tips :)
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  23. Hmm... gonna have to figure out how to add that kinda stuff to my page first... but this is great! Definitely useful :)

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  24. It's good that they have thought about that. It was about time they did something. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. I only spent hours yesterday looking up dimensions and editing! Ugh I wish i found you yesterday but glad Im here now. www.thebeautypin.com

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  27. Thank god, great post. This is so useful :) I love it!

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  28. Thank you so much for this post, it was such a great help! I'd been living with default app images without realising I could change them. I've just had a go at using my own app images, and am really happy with the result :) www.facebook.com/levoyageurphotos

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  30. Thank you so much for this! I just did a face lift to my facebook page and it looks so much more professional! You rock!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  31. I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did, this tutorial helped me a lot, thank you so much!

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  32. Excellent information, thanks for sharing great information. We deal with Facebook Pages Designing this information is quite informative and interesting.

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  33. used this today! I couldn't figure out how to change my images, but this totally helped me out so much! thanks pretty lady!

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  34. I've tried to follow your directions to customize my FB page, but the options you've listed above aren't available to me when I click on the pencil to edit. The only option I have is to remove the tab. I'm not sure what I'm missing or what I've done wrong (or not done.) Any suggestions?

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  35. I am so glad I stumbled upon this post because a friend re-pinned it! I just updated my first page, facebook.com/supportdoyou, and now I'm about to work on my other, facebook.com/itscydneyrai! This was so helpful! Thank you!

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  46. Hmm ... Could I get some assistance? I am on my page and I can not edit for some reason. I get the Pencils you mentioned but when I edit I do not get the Custom Add Image Link?? Help!!!!

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  47. Hi Holly,

    Thanks so much!! This was very useful!
    Here is the link to my page: https://www.facebook.com/2forstyle
    Like the page for daily outfits and fashion tips!

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