If you are one of the last holdouts still using Facebook’s old FBML tabs for your Facebook Business Page, now is the time to make the change! The final official end date when all FBML tabs will cease to work and will be removed from Facebook by Facebook is set for June 6, 2012.
Any Facebook page tab with the above logo icon IS a FBML tab
that is part of the June 6th termination and removal.
Look at your little Apps/Tags underneath your Business Timeline Cover photo or if you haven’t uploaded a timeline cover photo, look to the right of your screen for the small (image) apps.
FBML was used with a lot of the Welcomepages, it was also use to create newsletter sign ups, and other “specific” type pages awhile back.
This is the last phase of the FBML announcement Facebook made back in Sept 2011 that FBML would no longer be supported.
It’s time to fully transition. Those still using FBML apps on their Facebook Fan Pages must find a replacement app solution and leave the FBML coding completely.
Again, FBML tabs will NO LONGER WORK on Facebook Pages beginning June 1, 2012 and set to be removed by Facebook on June 6, 2012.
Facebooks preferred method for adding custom tabs to Fan Pages:
i-Frame Apps, launched in March of 2011, are Facebooks standard for Page tabs. Business page Admins can create i-Frame apps from scratch since no basic knowledge of coding is required OR Page Admins can use a third party (outsource) i-Frame platform solution.
The new App format that Facebook has given with the new Timeline Business pages present amazing exposure for your business and well worth the transition.
Again, June 1, 2012, FBML ceases to work and FBML tabs will be removed by Facebook June 6, 2012.
Facebooks New Name for Business (Fan) Pages: Business Timeline Pages
As of March 30th all Facebook pages have already been converted to the new Timeline cover format. Have you made the transition to the new Timeline cover photo and all the apps you have available in the new format?
You have spent a lot of time and probably money on your Facebook pages. If you have not transitioned, your viewers are seeing your pages as “outdated” or no longer ”cutting edge technology” and that’s not a good position to be in.
A Few Do’s and Don’ts:
With your large Timeline Cover photo, your Cover picture can not have a Website address… telephone number… or call to action… buy now, join now, sign up here… 50% OFF…any type of savings / sales coupon. Facebook is wanting all advertising to go through Facebook Ads.
This is involving a major shift from using profile pages as business pages to creating actual Facebook business pages. But the New Apps and Features included with the Facebook Timeline almost gives you a 2nd Website!
If you’re comfortable with creating Facebook pages… you can create your own business page… just make sure it’s connected to your profile page (even if your profile page does look like your business)… OR outsource it to a reliable social media specialist…I’ll be glad to talk with you about that if you have questions.
To know if your page is a Personal Profile Page or a true BUSINESS Page…right beside the name of your page your BUSINESS page will read LIKE or √ Like. If it reads Friends or Send Friend Request, it is a PERSONAL (Profile) Page no matter how much it looks like a business page. If you have to Confirm friend requests, it’s a Personal Profile page.
If you’re on FB using a Profile Page as your business page, you want to create a true Business page for two reasons: 1-Compliance with FB 2-Utilize all the new features.
If you currently have a true FB Business page but haven’t gotten your large cover photo and all your Apps (Max 12 apps) in place, you want to do that as quickly as possible. You are missing a LOT of exposure, missing the benefits of capitalizing on the new applications (apps), and missing the opportunity to really grow your business!
Now while you still have some time, evaluate your current Facebook Business Page today. If you have questions or need help with this, just email me: Livvie@SimpleSocialMedia.TV with Subject: Facebook Business Pages. Just click that link and start typing away. I’ll answer you….try me!
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