Facebook Pages Updated? Downgraded? Frustrated YET?
The recent Facebook Page updates have left many Page owners frustrated, begging for some obvious changes, and very happy about some of the long awaited tweeks!
Here’s a wonderful summary (I got permission to use) from Involver.com, an excellent site which I am now following on Facebook. The page administrator is great about answering questions and helped me get my Facebook pictures to the right size on the new picture strip on my Page! (96 x67 or that ratio)
1-Photo strip above the Wall (with the most recent photos you posted or tagged)..Pictures Need to be 96 x67 or that ratio to fit exactly. These constantly rotate. My opinion is admins should be able to choose, in order, the pictures they want.
2-Tabs move over to the left panel, in the form of a list (maximum of 6 above the fold). A lot of people are angry about this. Doesn’t affect me so much.
3-Profile picture reduced from 200 x 600 pixels to 180 x 540. My Pictures already worked fine but I will be resizing to get the an even longer length…why not…hmm maybe I’ll add my latest Giveaway into that as well?
4-Blurb box that was below the Page picture moved to info tab. I don’t care for the removal of this information to the Info tab. It was a nice little way to pitch your website/blog and it was clickable. Now someone has to find your info tab, click into it, then find your information. Wonder how many people will actually do that? NOT!
5-Pages can Like other Pages, not just favorite them. WOW, Admins have been waiting for this one FOREVER!
6-Featured Pages and Admins–Nice, I think it will be good for blogs to use it for sponsors.
7-Page category–This is especially good for websites, pages, blogs, or anyone who mislabeled themselves originally.
8-Choice for Wall posts between “Everyone” and Page posts only–This is the only way to get the posts in chronological order for the public to see but then eveyone but the admin’s posts are removed. CHANGE this facebook. Admins and readers want it!
9-Mutual Friends and Interests section–Sort of interesting, need more evaluation time on this one.
10-Ability to interact on Facebook as your Page–THIS IS THE BOMB! THE BEST! LOTS OF SPAMMING WILL RESULT FROM THIS ONE AND ALREADY HAS!
11-Ability for admins to post and comment around the site under their Page’s alias. This change is the powerful change of all. However, LOTS OF SPAMMING WILL RESULT FROM THIS ONE AND ALREADY HAS!
12-News feed of updates from Liked Pages–Oh this one is fun. When you are signed in your page, you can then go to your wall and its the news feed for your Page not your personal profile.
13-Pages can now feature iFrame tab applications–this one is something I need to better understand
14-Email notifications when users post or comment–I didn’t opt for this one. Might be good to switch it when I am traveling
Note, very important: You can preview the new layout but once you upgrade, there is no way to revert back to the old design. Everyone is going to have to switch by March 10 anyway!