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Get Acquainted with the New Facebook Timeline

by: Dana Chen Fischer 

Well, it's finally happened. Whether you had already switched over or not, as of March 30, 2012 every business with a Facebook site has automatically received a face-lift in the form the Facebook's new "Timeline" design. Not everyone is thrilled about all the changes, but there are actually several exciting new features you can take advantage of once you've learned how the new design works. Let's take a look at some of them.

The first thing you'll probably notice is the absence of the default landing tab that once graced the top of your site page. But don't panic, because you can still create custom tabs that allow for like-gating and direct traffic toward various point both inside and outside Facebook. The great thing about this change is the addition of a huge, attention-grabbing cover image where the default landing tab used to sit. You can use this image to entice customers with pictures of your products or services. While the rules dictate that you'll have to take out ads for full-blown promotions, you can add custom thumbnails to push special deals and encourage sales.

You'll find other bells and whistles in the new design. The Like button now displays when you've already liked something while also letting you add it to Interest Lists. You can also add business milestones, pin a given post up on your Wall's top position for up to week, reposition your shared photos to any point on a page and much more.

If you're have more trouble than you'd anticipated getting the hang of the Facebook Timeline layout, don't worry -- we're here to help. Contact us and our digital marketing consultant will go over the features together so you can see what these changes mean for your business's Facebook presence.

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