Monday, January 28, 2013

Why You Might Be Breaking Facebook Rules and not know it By: Lili Tufel

Thank you so much, Linda for inviting me to be your first guest blogger. I am truly honored. Linda and I met while we were both indie publishing our first novel. She went on to publish again and continues to write regularly. I’ve taken a different path. I started a new business, Tufel Media. I still consider myself a writer and will always write because it’s embedded in my genes, yet I’ve not published my second novel and my writing has slowed quite a bit. After some reflection, I realized that this one thing, the business of writing books doesn’t define me. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, a sales background, a love for teaching. I’m a mom. I homeschooled my kids.  I continue to teach at my church. I helped manage a company that was sold to an e-commerce business for millions of dollars. I’m a Realtor and have listed and sold a million-dollar-home in nine days. There are so many other elements that make me who I am. Social Media is second nature to me. I found that because I was able to navigate social networks with ease, I could help others who were struggling. After trying to help a few business owners, I found that they’d rather pay me to do the work for them. And that’s how Tufel Media began.

At Tufel Media, it’s our business to stay ahead of the trends, stay on top of rules and regulations and know all the dos and don’ts. Today, I’m going to go over some Facebook rules for fan pages. This doesn’t apply to personal Facebook pages. Personal Facebook pages are intended for personal use. If you look under “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” under “Registration and Account Security” it states, “You will not use your personal timeline primarily for your own commercial gain, and will use a Facebook Page for such purposes.”
Here’s why you might be breaking Facebook Rules and not know it:
Under “Facebook Pages Terms”
Covers may not include:
i.    images with more than 20% text;
ii.    price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it on";
iii.    contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your Page's "About" section;
iv.    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
v.    calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends."
Did you know that cover images can not include more than 20% text? Is your cover photo compliant?
Be sure to follow me on where I will be posting a series of helpful tips on how to make sure you have 20% text on your cover photos. Also, check out our blog at for more helpful hints. Here’s a post on how to prepare for Facebook’s latest “Graph Search” by editing your privacy settings:
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1 comment:

  1. Very interesting. Thanks for this very informative post.