You may or may not know that Facebook has very strict rules on what you can have in a ‘Cover Photo’ on your Business page.
I was unaware of a lot of these rules and have actually had to change our own page because of this! So thought we would let you know in case you are breaking any of these rules too…
This is what Facebook has to say:
All covers are public. This means that anyone who visits your Page will be able to see your cover. Covers can’t be deceptive, misleading, or infringe on anyone else’s copyright.
You may not encourage people to upload your cover to their personal timelines.
Covers may not include:
- price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it on socialmusic.com”;
- contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page’s “About” section;
- references to Facebook features or actions, such as “Like” or “Share” or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features; or calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends.
So a little bit disappointing. Surely for Business pages this was a prime opportunity to advertise your services? But saying that then Facebook would be giving you free advertising space! And that will never happen!