We are going to start Day 3 of this 31 Day Writing Challenge by working on our logo and our cover image.
But first and foremost, before we get going on our photos – for brand new business pages – I want you to unpublish your page so that while we work through our images and settings we can have full freedom to experiment and no one will see all the changes we are making. If you have already have a Facebook Page and have content there, you do not have to unpublish your page unless you want to keep all the setup and/or changes we make private. Either way, we are going to make our page public in a few days so the decision is yours to make based on what you want your audience to see.
So, start by going to the top right hand side of your page and click on settings.
Scroll down to the second option under “Favorites” that says, “Page Visibility” and click on that. Then click on the empty box to “unpublish” your page and click on “save changes“.
Don’t worry, we will go back to this setting and publish it for all to see but for now, we will keep it set to your eyes only!
Now, on to our logo and cover images…….
You can either upload an image, as your Page’s profile picture, from your computer or from a website. I recommend a headshot if you do not have a company logo or if you are your own brand. The image, whether it is your company logo or a headshot of yourself, should be 90 x 90 pixels. This is a brand new change to the Facebook Page Logo/Profile dimensions. Facebook is currently sizing all logo and profile images but for future reference it is a good idea to size your logo or profile image ahead of time.
Whichever you choose, a headshot or logo, that image will be used in several other places on your Facebook Page. Here is a full list of the sizes that Facebook uses for your profile picture in various places around the site:
- The main profile image on your page – 90 x 90
- In a news feed – 100 x 100
- In your timeline – 86 x 86
- Next to comments – 43 x43
You do not need to size anything other than your main profile headshot or logo. When Facebook uses that image in other places it will automatically be sized to fit. To get your headshot or company logo image to the right size, I recommend using PicMonkey, a FREE tool, for image re-sizing. PicMonkey is one of my favorite websites. Not only does it allow you to make all kinds of enhancements to your images like adding longer lashes, whiter teeth and perhaps more facial hair but you can also design your Facebook Cover Photo with an already made template.
PicMonkey is totally FREE and you can upload your image and put in the exact dimensions you want. PicMonkey will size it for you and allow you to save it to your computer. Then, you can go back into Facebook and upload that image and click “next”!
Facebook will ask if you want add your new page (if its brand new) to your favorites. I suggest you do this, because then when you’re on your personal profile you can access your page quickly from your favorites in the side bar.
Your page audience is something that we will work on later so click “skip” to move on the next thing.
Woo Hoo! Your page is beginning to look so Fabulous, I bet you can hardly wait for the next thing we are going to do.
At the bottom right corner of the header image there is a small camera in a black box that says “Add a Cover”. Click that box.
If this is a brand new page for you then you won’t click on “choose from photos” because you won’t have any photos saved yet. So click on “upload photo”. This is where you want to have an image waiting to be your header.
I have included a Cheat Sheet with some really great resources for creating great cover images for your page. These sites are totally FREE and offer pre-made templates that are the exact size you need for your header/cover image. You don’t need to be a graphic designer to make a cover photo, these image creation sites do all the design work for you…you just have to choose the images!
If you’re having trouble deciding on a header/cover image, our Facebook Group is the perfect place to post your choices. We will surely tell you which one we like better and I am happy to answer any questions you might have about your Logo and Cover image.
Click Here to Download the Cheat Sheet and I’ll see you tomorrow to continue with your Facebook Page settings.