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Dealership Facebook Page; How To Customize Their Appearance

Customizing How Your Dealership's Facebook Page Looks
Instructions from the "Facebook Help Center"

I was using the Facebook Help Center over the weekend and found the basic instructions shown below to be useful, easy to understand and wanted to share them with the ADM Professional Community... I have also included the links to each section for those who want to check out inside of Facebook.


How do I customize what my Page looks like?


Adding a Cover and Profile Picture
What's a cover? How do I add a cover photo to my Facebook Page?
A cover is the larger image at the top of your Page, right above your Page's profile picture. Like your profile picture, cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see them.

We've found that people have a better experience viewing your Page when they see a cover that's as unique as your business, brand or organization. Learn about the kinds of images you can use for your cover.

To add a cover:
  1. Go to your Page
  2. Click Add a Cover
  3. Choose whether you want to upload a new photo or pick a photo from one of your existing photo albums
  4. Once you choose a photo, you can reposition it by clicking on the image and dragging it up or down
  5. Click Save

 

 

Use this link to learn more: Permalink


How do I edit my Page's cover photo?
To edit your Page’s cover:
  1. Go to your Page
  2. Hover over your cover
  3. Click Change Cover at the bottom right of your cover
  4. Pick one of the options from the pop-up menu (ex: upload a new photo, reposition your current cover photo, or delete your cover)
  5. Save your changes
Note: Your cover image has to be at least 399 pixels wide.



How should I choose a cover photo for my Page?
Use a unique image that represents your Page. This might be a photo of a popular menu item, album artwork or a picture of people using your product. Be creative and experiment with images your audience responds well to.

Cover images must be at least 399 pixelswide and may not contain:
  • Price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it at our website"
  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page's About section
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
  • Calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends"
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.

All cover images are public, which means anyone visiting your Page will be able to see the image you choose. Covers must not be false, deceptive or misleading, and must not infringe on third parties' intellectual property. You may not encourage or incentivize people to upload your cover image to their personal timelines.

Learn more about Pages guidelines.




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.



How do I add or change a profile picture for my Facebook Page?
To add a profile picture for your Facebook Page:
  1. Open your Page's admin panel
  2. Click Manage
  3. Select Edit Page
  4. Select Profile Picture in the left sidebar
  5. Click Choose File and select a photo to upload from your computer
If you'd like to take a photo with your computer's webcam to use as your Page's profile picture, select Take a Picture in step 5.

Use this link to learn another way to change your Page's profile picture: Permalink
What are the dimensions of my Page's profile picture?
Page profile pictures are square and displays at 160x160 pixels. The photo you upload must be at least 180x180 pixels. We recommend uploading a square image of your brand's logo. Rectangular images will be cropped to fit a square.

Page profile pictures display next to your Page's name around the site, so yours should stand on its own to represent your Page. You can also be creative with how your profile picture and cover photo go together. On your Page's cover, the profile picture displays 23 pixels from the left side and 212 pixels from the top of your cover photo.

Can I change the information that appears in the summary box below my Page's profile picture?
You can edit the information that appears in your Page's summary box below its profile picture, but you can't choose which fields display there. The types of information that appear in the summary box are specific to your Page's category. For example, Pages for restaurants show price range, address, phone number and hours of operation in the summary box, while artist/musician Pages show the About field of the Page's basic information.

You can change your Page's category at any time.

Pinned Posts
What's a pinned post?
Pinned posts are Page posts that admins have chosen to display prominently at the top of their Page. A pinned post always appears in the top left of a Page's timeline and has a flag in its top-right corner. A post a Page admin pins to the top of their Page will remain there for 7 days. After that, it’ll return to the date it was posted on the Page’s timeline.

Posts from people who like a Page are not eligible to be pinned posts. Page admins can only pin posts created by the Page.

Use this link to learn more: Permalink
How do I pin a post to the top of my Facebook Page?
To pin a post to the top of your Page:
  1. Click the pencil icon in the upper-right corner of your Page's post
  2. Select Pin to Top



Your pinned post will move to below the sharing tool in the top left of your Page's timeline, and an orange


flag will appear in the upper-right corner.


Why did my pinned post go away?
Pinned posts stay at the top of your Facebook Page for 7 days. After that, the post returns to the date it was published on your Page’s timeline.

Your Page can only have one pinned post at a time. Choosing a new story to pin to the top of your Page will replace the existing pinned post, moving it back to the date it was published on your Page’s timeline.

Editing Your Page's Timeline
How do I show only posts by my Page?
You can choose to not show posts by others on your Page's timeline until you review them, to not allow others to post on your Page at all, and to turn off the Recent Posts by Others box on your Page's timeline. However, people will still see posts about how their friends have interacted with your Page.

To prevent posts by everyone from appearing on your Page's timeline until you review them:
  1. Open your Page's admin panel
  2. From the Manage  menu, select Edit Page
  3. Find the Post Visibility section of the Manage Permissions tab
  4. Choose Hidden from Page in the menu to the right of Default visibility of posts by others on [Your Page's name]'s timeline
  5. Click Save Changes
  6. Visit the Activity Log each day to choose which posts should be allowed on your Page's timeline for everyone to see
To turn off the ability for people to post on your Page's timeline:
  1. Open your Page's admin panel
  2. From the Manage  menu, select Edit Page
  3. Uncheck the boxes next to Everyone can post to [your Page's name]'s timeline and Everyone can add photos and videos to [your Page's name]'s timeline in the Posting Ability section of the Manage Permissions tab
  4. Click Save Changes
To remove the Recent Posts by Others box from your Page's timeline:
  1. Open your Page's admin panel
  2. From the Manage  menu, select Edit Page
  3. Uncheck the box next to Show the box for "Recent Posts by Others" on the top of [Your Page's name] in the Post Visibility section of the Manage Permissions tab
  4. Click Save Changes

 

 

How do I star a post on my Page to make it bigger?
You can highlight any post on your Page by starring it:
  1. Hover over a story on your Page's timeline
  2. Click
This allows you to highlight the posts you think are important. When you star a post, it expands to widescreen.

Use this link to Watch a video and learn more: Permalink

How do I hide and delete posts from my Facebook Page? What's the difference?
Hiding a post from your Page will remove it from your Page's timeline so people won't see it there. You can choose to unhide it later from your activity log. Please note that photos you've hidden from your Page's timeline will still be visible when people visit your Page's Photos view.

To hide a post on your Page:
  1. Hover over the post on your Page's timeline
  2. Click the pencil icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Select Hide from Page
When you delete something, you remove it from your Page permanently. To delete a post on your Page:
  1. Hover over the post on your Page's timeline
  2. Click the pencil icon in the upper-right corner
  3. Select Delete Post...
  4. Confirm that you want to delete this post from your Page by clicking Delete Post
How do I unhide a post I hid on my Facebook Page?
To unhide a post:
  1. Go to your Page
  2. Click Admin Panel above the date selector in the upper-right corner
  3. From the Manage  menu, select Use Activity Log
  4. Locate the post you want to unhide by using the date selector in the right-hand column or filtering by type of post
  5. Click the icon next to the hidden post
  6. Select Allowed on Page
What's a milestone? How do I make a milestone for my Facebook Page?
Milestones are key moments you've decided to highlight on your Page. Milestones are automatically expanded to widescreen and are visible to everyone visiting your Page.

To add a milestone:
  1. Click Milestone in the sharing tool at the top of your Page's timeline
  2. Add a headline, location, date and details for your milestone
  3. Choose to add a photo
  4. Click Save
From anywhere on your Page's timeline, scroll to a spot and click to post a milestone or other type of story to a particular date.

Milestone photos display at 843 pixels wide and 403 pixels tall. At this time, January 1, 1000 is the earliest date a milestone can have.


Use this link to Watch a video and learn more: Permalink

Learn more about posting and moderating content on your Page.


Views and Apps
How do I change the default landing view for people visiting my Page?
People will always see the timeline view of your Page when they visit it. Views and apps are now easy to find right below your Page's cover. You can't change the default landing view to another view or app, but you can link people directly to a particular view or app on your Page. Find the URL for a view or app on your Page in the web address bar of your browser when you visit that view or app.



Use the sharing tool at the top of your Page's timeline to create a post that links people to your app, and draw attention to the post by pinning it to the top of your Page.

We also recommend adding an icon to your custom app so that people will notice it under your Page's cover.


How do I change the order of views and apps that appear below my Page's cover?
Views and apps appear under your Page's cover. To change the order they appear in:
  1. Expand the views and apps menu by clicking on the to the right of your Page's views and apps
  2. Hover over the position you'd like to put a view or app and click the pencil icon that appears
  3. Choose the view or app you'd like to swap into that spot from the menu
To remove a view or app, select Remove from Favorites in step 3. You can't move the photos view, which will always appear first.

Use this link to Watch a video and learn more: Permalink
What are the dimensions of the views and apps boxes below my Facebook Page's cover?
The views and apps boxes are 111 pixels wide and 74 pixels tall.


How do I change the icon for an app on my Page?
To change the icon for an app on your Page:
  1. Open your Page's admin panel
  2. From the Manage  menu, select Edit Page
  3. Select Apps from the left sidebar
  4. Click Edit Settings under the name of the app whose icon you want to change
  5. Click Change next to Custom Tab Image
  6. On the next screen, click Change next to the existing image
  7. Follow the instructions that appear for uploading a new image or deleting the existing image
For some apps, the developer has chosen not to make the app's icon customizable and you won't be able to change it.



What information shows up on my Page's Likes view?
The Likesview shows people visiting your Page trends of people interacting with it over time. People will know if your restaurant is becoming the talk of the town or if your brand has a long history and loyal customer base. Your likes view includes:
  • Total number of likes
  • Count of people talking about this
  • The week when the most people were talking about your Page
  • The city where the most people talking about your Page are from
  • The most popular age group of people talking about your Page
  • A trend graph showing new likes and people talking about this

The Likes view for local business Pages also have:
  • The number of photos the Page is tagged in
  • The week when the most people checked into the Page's physical location
  • The largest number of people who checked in together

 

 

 

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