Your Facebook Cover Photo, More Important than Ever With over half of Americans on Facebook now, how people see you on Facebook keeps getting more important. Your cover photo is a significant part of that.
One of the features Facebook added when they went to the Timeline format was a large banner at the top of every profile and fan page called the cover photo. When Facebook switched everyone to the Timeline feature, everyone was asked to upload a cover photo. Most didn’t think much about it and just used something generic or silly. Others decided to use it as an ad.
Looking silly is bad enough, but using your cover photo as an ad can get your profile permanently deleted without notice. Specifically, you should not include:
Also you should not ask others to use your cover photo. Don’t rely on this list, though, Facebook’s Terms and Conditions are subject to change, so be sure to check them out yourself.
The reason the cover photo is more important now is because it is more visible. Whenever anyone places the mouse over your name, a popup appears featuring your cover photo and profile picture. They don’t need to be friends with you or click over to your page to see it anymore.
Another thing to be aware of is that the popup cover photos do not align the same way as the full size ones, so if you’ve used a clever template to fit your profile picture into your cover photo, it may not give the same results.
Here are several tips to consider for your cover photo:
Maintaining a good image on Facebook is important, and a good cover photo will help with that, now more than ever.