Monday, April 2, 2012

Social Sprites Social Media Tip of the Week!

Social Sprite’s Social Media Tip of the Week

Join me weekly, right here on the New World Creative Union blog, for a quick social media tip. I’ll focus both on technology know how as well as marketing uses. And if you have any questions please leave them in the comment section and I’ll be sure to answer.

The Facebook Timeline cover photo is probably the most important aspect of personal branding on Facebook. Remember, people make decisions about you in the first few seconds. Showcasing your beautiful artwork or book covers in the cover photo gives you the best shot at those few seconds so doing it right is imperative.

I also recommend changing your personal profile over to the Timeline if you haven’t already. It’s important to take advantage of the tools available to get your work out there.

Below are some things to consider when choosing and making your cover photo. The cover is not like the old landing pages so pay close attention to Facebook’s terms of use section below. If you already have a cover photo, but notice it is stretched that’s because it needs to be sized properly. Size information is also provided via Facebook.  

Share with us all your amazing cover photos by linking to your Facebook page below! This way we can learn from one another and get to know each other better.

If you just can’t figure out how to make a photo conform to the recommended size contact me at and I’ll let you know what I can do.


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:

i.    price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it on";
ii.   contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page's "About" section;
iii.  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
iv.  calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends."

What are the dimensions for my Page's cover photo?

Cover photos are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. If you upload an image that's smaller than these dimensions, it will get stretched to this larger size. The image you upload must be at least 399 pixels wide.

To get the best quality image and fastest load times for your Page, upload an sRGB JPG file that's 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. 


  1. I'd like to take a moment to extend a warm welcome and a huge thanks to Joanne Elliott. Each week Joanne will be popping by to share a tip or trick in regards to how we get our work on-line and the various tools available to us. Thanks so much Joanne...I know the Union will be a bigger and brighter force with your help! ~N

  2. Whoa! Great points in your 'media tip of the week' Joanne! Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us! It's sincerely appreciated! The info on the image size was very helpful! Looking forward to each one of your articles!

    Roger ☺

  3. Thank you Natasha and Roger for the opportunity to share with NWCU. And thank you both for all the work you do!

    And as I said above, if any of you have any questions about this tip or anything else in social media just ask.