Facebook Rules for Cover Photos


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Don't Lose Your Facebook Page

I love Facebook. Do what you want, say what you want, post whatever pictures you want as long as you don’t offend anybody. Right?
Nope.  Nothing is ever that easy… There are a few rules that you have to follow to make sure that your company Facebook page (and all those lovely followers that you worked hard to attract, engage with and keep) doesn’t disappear, hauled from the web by Facebook for breaking its terms and conditions.
First up, that huge attractive space at the top of your company Facebook page that is just begging to have an advertising picture on it?  Don’t even think about it.  You might think that you can get around the rules, but Facebook is sitting there thinking, “You might think I won’t notice, but I will” and you will get caught eventually!

What is banned from Facebook Cover Photo?

Do not

  • Put any contact info on the picture. At all. Put it all in the sections of your Facebook page that they are meant to be in. The “About” section is the first place to start
  • No ad copy AT ALL. No special offers, no sales incentives, no “buy now” text. No calls to action.
  • No big arrows pointing to the Like button, or saying Click here.
So, what can you use? Treat your Facebook picture like you treat a blog post. Provide something interesting and beautiful to attract attention and stand out from the crowd.  Use it to make a statement about the kind of company that you are.

What Pictures for Facebook Cover Photo?

Use it as an opportunity to stamp your identity on your Facebook page and make people think, “I want to stay around here and see more from this company“.  If you try to break the rules with your image , your page will be shut down and people will be thinking, “I wonder where so and so’s Facebook page went? I enjoyed reading that!”
Stay on the right side of Facebook’s guidelines and enjoy picking your picture identity!