One of the many questions looming around the new Facebook pages with timeline design is how brands that are more informational and less visual going to fare with the timeline cover photo. So today, let’s take a few minutes not thinking about all of the other massive changes to Facebook page functionality and instead take a look at some of the top well-known brands in the online marketing space using the new Facebook pages.
Search Engine Land
I decided to start off the list with Search Engine Land because their photo goes to show that anything goes with Timeline cover photos. Does this mean that SEL thinks they rock? Maybe. Whatever it is, it is cute!
HubSpot uses an artistic rendering of a city skyline plus their logo as their Timeline cover photo. It’s a simple and creative way to represent their brand.
Raven Internet Marketing Tools
Raven Internet Marketing Tools uses a quick snap of what looks like their booth at a conference as their Timeline cover photo. It’s a great way to show a little about their product and their involvement in industry events.
Mashable adds the people element to their Timeline cover photo by using this mosaic of Mashable’s members. How awesome would it be to have your avatar featured in this collage!
BlueGlass uses their Timeline cover photo to highlight their upcoming Internet marketing conference in Los Angeles. It’s a great way to draw attention to what is happening now with your business.
Another example of putting people behind the brand, Distilled uses this awesome shot of their team as their Timeline cover photo. They certainly do fit their description of enthusiasm.
Search Marketing Expo
Although I’m not sure how I feel about the quality of the photo, Search Marketing Expo uses the perfect Timeline cover photo to show what it is like attending one of their conferences.
WebProNews uses a mixture of celebrities and Internet rockstars in their Timeline cover photo as a part of their interview collage. It certainly made me curious enough to go to their website and see if I could locate some of these interviews!
Unbounce uses their Timeline cover photo to showcase details about their main product. It’s a simple way to let people know what your brand does when a visitor comes to your Facebook page.
There’s nothing wrong with simplicity if all else fails and you can’t come up with a creative Timeline cover photo idea. AllFacebook just uses their name on the standard Facebook blue background.
What are some favorite Timeline cover photos you’ve seen so far on pages using the new Facebook page with Timeline design? What are you planning to use for yours? Please share in the comments!