So Facebook finally rolled out the new timeline for business pages yesterday.

Beside all the buzz about it’s features, pros and cons, there is one thing you should keep in mind to avoid loosing your fan page:
The new rules for cover images

Facebook gives us a great chance to style our new page with their cover area. Quite a lot of brands are already using it and most of us are preparing the switch.

Here are the rules which you should take care of and what your cover image 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”

Find more information here: How should I choose a cover photo for my Page?

Did you thought about placing your website link in your cover image? Forbidden!
Do you want to place a small nice graphic inside your cover image highlighting your service? Forbidden!
Asking for sign-ups to your newsletter? Forbidden!

I think we will see some pages being suspended during their trial & error phase as it isn’t really clear what “other information” means.

Follow their rules otherwise you are risking the suspension of your fan page!

What are your thoughts on this?