How to Drive Traffic With Your Facebook Cover Photo.

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This article was originally commissioned and published by Social Media Examiner. You can read their edited version of the article in the link (it's had over 3,000 shares!) but below is the original unedited version. Using your Facebook cover photo as a data capture tool As a Facebook Page admin how often do you change your Page cover photo?And more importantly, is your cover photo earning its keep?In this article you will find some examples of organizations making their Facebook cover ...
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How Facebook determines where the “circular crop” goes plus insight on what Facebook makes of our cover photos.

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We've been trying to figure out in recent weeks how Facebook applies the "circular crop" to photos we upload in Groups or Profiles. It's led us to some interesting findings about Facebook's interpretation of the photos we upload (and the "alt" tags it them applies to them) The Facebook circular crop: how Facebook decides where the crop is made You'll be aware that Facebook has introduced circles rather than squares for various incarnations of the images we upload - there are some examples belo...
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Facebook cover photo sizes. Even more up-to-date news..

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Here at The Digiterati we like to keep on top of changes at Facebook. We spot the changes, understand what they mean for social media managers and let you know about it in as simple and practical terms as possible. And the last few weeks have most definitely kept us on our toes.At the end of November Facebook quietly changed the size specifications for Group cover photos and somewhat belatedly made some recommendations as to what sizes admins should now be using.Now that's all very well ...
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Facebook Page cover photo data capture hack.

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Looking for a way of collecting email addresses for Facebook fans without using lead gen ads? You can use your Facebook Page cover photo as a data capture device. But I didn't realise Facebook cover photos were clickable? All photos on Facebook are clickable and when clicked users get to see whatever text information (and clickable links) you like about the picture.So create your irresistible offer (you know - the thing you will give away as a thank you for the email address) and create...
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Why Facebook’s own advice on Group cover photo size is short-sighted.

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So three days after a sneaky, unannounced change in Facebook Group cover photo dimensions Facebook finally gets round to changing the advice in their Help Center (sic).Sure enough, Group cover photos created in their newly-recommended size of 1640px by 856px look fine, but it's a garbage size. Whoever came up with this at Facebook should be shot given a jolly good talking to!For starters, it's a simple fact the cover photo will be cropped on desktop and tablet devices (and even a tad...
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Free Facebook cover photo template for Photoshop and downloadable size guide.

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Download a free Photoshop template for Facebook cover photos Featuring our recommended (2018) "Universal Size" 16:9 aspect ratio for cover photo sizes on Pages, Groups and Profiles. We explain how the cover sizes work in this blog post.For 2018 you need to be creating all cover photos (Page, Group and Profile) at 1920px x 1080px. This optimises the photos for retina screens and ensures that the full depth offered by mobile/smartphone is utilised.The screen grab below shows how Facebook ...
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Best practice when creating a Facebook Page cover photo.

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What is the best size specification for FB Page cover photos? In short, the optimum size is one that works on high res displays, renders fully on mobile and still looks good on desktop. We've gone into great detail on recommended size specifications for Facebook cover photos in another blog post so read that for all the background but the size you want is  1920 x 1080 pixels.  This will work well for Facebook Pages, Groups and even Profile cover photos.Things to consider when cr...
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Recommended 2018 Facebook cover photo size specifications: Pages, Groups & Profiles.

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Facebook cover photo specifications: why are we so confused? We’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time in recent weeks figuring out the ideal dimensions for Facebook Group, Page and Cover cover photos.“Why don't you just Google it?” I hear you say.Well Googling it results in a mass of conflicting recommendations - mainly out-of-date. Ideal photo sizes have changed over the years (of course – this is Facebook after all). And what we have realised is most of these recommendations are far fr...
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