said 1 year, 2 months ago:
@melissadahan Facebook has a rule in it’s own company about keeping pages look alike. Although we haven’t heard about timeline in groups yet, I would venture to say that they will be moving toward that just like profile pages and business pages. Take a look at my business page. Timeline has given me a great way to showcase what we’re doing right now (booking leagues and outings). Your cover photo can change as often as you need it to in order to draw attention to what you’re currently promoting. However, there are GUIDELINES about what you can have in your cover photo, FOLLOW THEM.
http://www.facebook.com/Lilac.Golf is the page I’ve been building the most right now, but if you look at the page’s Likes (look in the right side of the Timeline), you’ll find links to our other two courses, Thorne Hills and Old Town. All have different covers photos to draw attention to what we have to offer.
Make your cover photo 851 X 315 pixels and your profile picture 180 X 180 pixels. Your profile pic should be fairly plain with a large, clear text unless you have a logo that your customers will easily recognize because it will automatically shrink to 30X30 when you post something.
If you look on the Thorne Brothers at Lilac Golf Course page (linked above), you will see that I had to seriously limit our name in the profile pic in order to make it legible on the posts when I post something. If you look at the Thorne Hills page, you’ll see that the name IS NOT legible on the posts . . . but that logo is the one that I have to use for a number of reasons. At any rate, it’s well known to my customers, so even tiny, they know who it is.
I used to be in cosmetology . . . use the history of AVON and Cosmetology to your advantage in the timeline! Grab quick pieces of history . . . when the first eyeliner was used, when Avon created their first eyeliner, how AVON started, etc to build your own timeline. Makeup has been around for AGES . . . you can post all kinds of neat tidbits into a timeline!