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There was some great news last week for Facebook page owners.  The rules for cover photos for pages have changed.  We used to be prevented from adding contact info, calls to action and discount info to our covers, now anything goes EXCEPT the 20% rule.  We are still only allowed to devote 20% of our cover photo to text.  This weeks cool tool will help you know you are compliant.

Here’s how it works:

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  • Click ‘Load Cover Photo’

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  •  Once the image is loaded click on all the boxes including text
  • As you can see Mari’s page only contains 16% text so it’s compliant.

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This tool is going to be very handy, now that we can add more info to our covers we can really exploit the 20% that Facebook does allow.  I’m going to enjoy playing around with this tool for my next cover.

**UPDATE: Since I wrote this post Mari Smith has written a more comprehensive review on her blog – Read it here**

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  • Guest

    Hi Amanda,
    Thanks for sharing this. I have a question & it may seem a bit of a silly one!
    My cover images are usually screenshots of tutorials. If that screenshot contains text, for example formulas in an Excel spreadsheet, does that count as text?
    Or is it just the text that I’ve typed in e.g. “how to…..”?
    Thanks,
    Sharon

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Hi Sharon, That’s a very good question and one I can answer conclusively. It have seen it mentioned that if the writing is on a product, as in a logo on a product it is compliant but I’m not sure if a screen shot would count as that. Also I can’t find a citation on Facebook to back that up but I’ve seen it on some reliable blogs.

  • http://www.spiderworking.com/ Amanda Webb

    Hi Sharon, Just found the link here: https://www.facebook.com/help/468870969814641

  • http://twitter.com/outofhoursva Sharon Sheppard

    That’s great, thanks Amanda :)

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