Are you wearing your new Facebook page template yet?
Facebook has recently updated the range of Page templates with lovely new offerings, and if you’re still wearing the original with tabs dating back to the olden days, then it’s time to upgrade for this season!
This post shows you how simple it is to make the change to your page and includes a couple of nice hacks we worked out that will give your profile added oomph.
Each page template comes with a set of tabs, which can be switched on or off, and jiggled around so that the order meets your needs.
The tabs appear on the left hand side of your Facebook page and I’m going to show you how best to use them, with a couple of nifty little hacks. Read on…
Your template options:
1. The Standard TemplateIf you have lots of good reviews, we suggest you go with the order Facebook gives you. If you don’t have good reviews, you can either switch them off, or move reviews to the bottom of your list. It’s always good to keep posts and videos separate as it can seem like repetition if you post lots of video. It’s actually quite shocking the number of brands and businesses that are displaying old and broken tabs! This is most likely caused by over reliance on Hootsuite or a similar tool, which means Social Media Managers rarely visit their own Pages, but manage from afar.
How to access the new look templates
How To Add AwardsYour page’s Category plays a huge role in what kind of information you can display there. The amount of information on your About tab can change drastically with just a simple category change and for Brightspark’s page, it was setting our category from being primarily a Social Media Agency to a Consulting Agency that highlighted this. If you set your primary category as Consulting Agency, you get to add Awards! You can input up to three categories for each Facebook Page, so for this to work all you have to change your primary category. If you’ve won a lot of awards like we have and you’d like to display them, this is a handy tip!
ConclusionWe believe that Facebook is trying to lure business over to the platform in 2017, and you’ll probably see more pages becoming more like LinkedIn’s business pages. It’s a good move because Pages on LinkedIn are dead, so why not style up your Facebook Page where the action is and make it really work hard for you? So what are you waiting for? Time to switch on to Facebook business templates. Choose the one that’s right for you. Add awards using the hack we’ve included. And if you come across any others, do please let us know.
Contact us if you’d like help getting your Facebook Page set up.