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ChristineG 10th March 2011 08:22 PM

New Facebook Page Layouts: Today They Become Mandatory
 
Facebook loves to change things up and keep us on our toes, and you have probably heard that they’ve done it again. Recently, they announced that Pages would be getting a layout makeover, and they offered a preview period for Page administrators to test it out. However, today marks the end of that preview window, as the new layout has now become mandatory.

What does this mean? Here are three of the more important changes (as I see it!) that have occurred and how you can best take advantage of them for your small biz:

1) Use Facebook as Your Page: This was a long wished-for change for many of us! You can now post on other Facebook Pages AS your Page if you choose—and switch back to posting as your personal profile when you’d rather do that. The best thing about this? More exposure for your Page means more Likes for you--woohoo! :thumbsup2

2) Get Notifications: Previously, the only way to know when someone had interacted with your Page was to actually go there and view it. Now, when you check off “send notifications” under Your Settings in your Edit Page dashboard, you will receive an email anytime you receive a comment or post on your Page.

3) Showcase Photos: Similar to the recent changes in personal profiles, you now have a section across the top of your Page to showcase your photos.

Although at first this might seem irrelevant to most business owners, it can actually be used quite strategically. Have you been networking at live events? Speaking to groups? Meeting up with influential “movers and shakers” in your industry? If you’ve got pics, show ‘em off here. It’s a subtle but powerful way to position yourself as a well-connected business owner on-the-go.

Do you have a Facebook Page? What do YOU think of these changes?

JBS Printing 14th March 2011 08:12 PM

I think the new changes are great. One other thing that has changed is that fan pages no longer support FBML, now the only way to build a page is by using iFrames. It will make pages alot more dynamic. Old pages still support FBML, but any new ones made will not.

Photosdotcom 15th March 2011 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBS Printing (Post 138602)
I think the new changes are great. One other thing that has changed is that fan pages no longer support FBML, now the only way to build a page is by using iFrames. It will make pages alot more dynamic. Old pages still support FBML, but any new ones made will not.

I also like the the new pages layout, it allows for better communications with your "likes" and also the use of iFrames makes it very easy for you to build out what ever you would like onto your Facebook Page.

lordspace 17th March 2011 12:37 AM

I liked the old tabs better however the deprecation of FBML was a good thing.
The good think of Facebook is that if you hit a nerve (product/service) it can really take off quickly however you've got to be on top of it because as in programming a change can fix and old bug but introduce a new one and could also break stuff.

To reply to the question. Yes, I have multiple pages. One per product/project

rcosman 19th March 2011 11:04 AM

Love the new pages....
Really find that using a teaser page/reveal page that teases to great content or a free giveaway on a second page that is only visible once they like is really catching on and having lot of success.

I"ve been building a lot of these lately.

cnich007 21st March 2011 12:26 PM

Great info, thanks! My Facebook page is only a week old, so I'm learning everything on the fly! The send notification feature will definately be useful to keep track of fan responses. Facebook is an amazing platform to promote your business!!!

ChristineG 27th July 2011 05:56 PM

You're welcome!
;)

smallbus01 29th July 2011 08:55 AM

Yeah atleast this time they are giving us a heads up, unlike the last time. These look like good changes. I hope they are what you said they cause that would be nice.


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