Facebook Timeline Cover: 20% Rule
Yesterday, Facebook set into effect the new guidelines to the AMOUNT of text that Page owners can have on their Facebook Timeline Covers. January 15, 2013 everyone’s covers should NOT contain more than 20% text. You heard me, right! No more than 20% text.
Other things you CANNOT have on your Cover:
- A Call to Action – Nothing that says anything about “Buy Now” “Like My Page” “Call Today” “Download Now”, “Share My Page”, etc.
- No email address
- No website address
- No telephone numbers
NOTE: All the above items can be added to the About section of your Page.
Now…. how can you be sure that your Timeline Cover falls into the 20% rule? Facebook, of course has a way to checking that, but other than eye-balling your Cover, it’s going to be a bit difficult. For that reason, Scalable Social Media has created their own tool to help you determine what your text to image percentage is. They DO NOT guarantee that their tool is 100% right on – but they suggest that you use it as a guideline. Click this link to use the tool with your Timeline Cover.
Results for MY Facebook Timeline Cover: Approximately 30.50% Guess I’ll have to update my Cover. In the words of Winnie the Pooh, “Oh bother”.
What are your feelings about the new 20% rule? Will you have to update your Facebook Timeline Cover? Feel l like sharing your results?