Pagemodo launched its Cover Photo Designer tool in August, 2012, to help users create striking and professional Facebook cover photos for personal and Facebook business pages. Since the tool was introduced, thousands of cover photos have been created using the original 9 templates. Here are 10 great examples from real Pagemodo users.

On Tuesday, November 20th, the Pagemodo design team was pleased to add 5 new templates to the tool, giving users even more options for creating a timeline cover photo that really expresses their page’s personality. Like the first 9, these templates can be customized by choosing a stylish background image or solid color, adding images from the user’s files or the Fotolia free image library, and adding text or a logo. The sample below was made using the Pyramid template:

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We’re happy to announce that Pagemodo has officially launched internationalization – that is to say, our website and tool are now offered in 10 new languages in addition to English. Users who have set their web browsers to default to a particular language will begin seeing the site in their language. It is also an option to choose your language manually from the dropdown menu in the footer of the Pagemodo website.

To find out a little more about this ongoing project, we sat down with Alfredo Ramos, Pagemodo’s General Manager.

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As the news about the new Timeline layout for Facebook Fan pages has spread, some users have raised a few questions about its impact on Pagemodo custom tabs.

To answer some frequently asked questions, let’s review a few key items:

  1. Your Pagemodo Tabs Will Continue to Work: Upon launching of the new Facebook Timeline layout for Facebook Fan pages, all your Pagemodo custom pages will still work.
  2. Launch Date: Though you can already preview your Timeline, there is no rush to convert your fan page to the new layout. Facebook will automatically convert all Pages to the Timeline format on March 30, 2o12.
  3. Like Gates Still Work: Any pages you have created with Like-gates will continue to function.
  4. Default Tabs: The new default landing page for your fan page will be your timeline. You can’t change the default landing view to another view or app, but you can link people directly to a particular view or app on your Page. Find the URL for a view or app on your Page in the web address bar of your browser when you visit that view or app. Discover how to drive traffic to your custom tabs with Timeline.
  5. Wider Tabs: The Timeline introduction increases the available space for custom tabs from 520 pixels to 810 pixels. Your Pagemodo tabs will seamlessly fit the new width automatically – no change required on your part.
  6. Tab Positioning: Your tabs will still be on your page, however they will appear right below your pages’  cover image. Learn how to change the order of your tabs.
  7. Custom Tab Icons: As the site owner, you now have complete control over the imagery chosen for your custom tabs. Learn how to change your custom tab image.

Pagemodo is dedicated to providing the best tools for small businesses to get the most out of their Facebook marketing. Thanks for being a member of Pagemodo and we look forward to continuing to offer you the best Facebook marketing tools for small businesses.

If you have any additional questions feel free to contact our support team here.

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Tips to Drive More Traffic to your Custom Tabs from Timeline

As many of you have heard, Facebook will be launching Timeline for pages, altering the format of your Facebook page.  Here’s a few early tips to maximize traffic to your custom tabs.

Tip 1: Make sure your custom tabs are showcased at the top of your Timeline.  Here’s how:

If your custom tab is not already visible among the 4 app icons on your Timeline:

1.  Click the right arrow next to your tabs

2.  Hover your mouse over the custom tab you want to showcase and click the “pencil” icon to swap the position of the icon

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Valentine’s Day is here, and small businesses are celebrating online around the world. Below are some ideas for celebrating the most romantic holiday of the year, and how you can maximize your relationship with your customers as they celebrate with their loved ones.

Create Valentine’s Day themed contests

One of the best ways to build excitement with your company’s brand and its services is to offer contests. But not just any contest! Themed contests around holidays are a great way to get attention to what you are doing. A Valentine’s Day contest could ask for customer submissions (customers send in cute photos of their celebrations) or could be prizes that are designed with the holiday in mind. Just make sure if you are running a contest on Facebook to abide by their TOS.

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A successful Facebook fan page can be measured by a number of ways: the traffic it receives, the number of likes it has, the amount of money it is bringing into your business as a gateway to your main line. But what about the impact your fan page is having? How do you measure that? A successful fan page is more than just a mini-website on Facebook. It can enhance your business and your online presence immensely. Below are five elements that a Facebook fan page should have that may be more relevant measures of success:

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Everyone who regularly uses Facebook is well aware that Facebook’s new Timeline feature is being rolled out and changing many aspects of the social media platform. In this post, we’ll talk about Timeline’s affect on Pagemodo, but more importantly, how you can use it to the advantage of your business.

Why is Timeline important?

There are several reasons why Timeline is important for all Facebook users. The biggest reason is that Timeline  will soon be mandatory for personal profile pages as Facebook will roll out the new layout over the next few weeks. You can see an example of a profile with the new format at: http://www.facebook.com/about/timeline.

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Today we are proud to announce the addition of a highly requested feature that is sure to help small businesses to engage their customers more easily.

Pagemodo users now have the ability to change and create custom form field names on their contact tab. This is a very significant feature, particularly for those businesses that want to customize their tabs as much as possible. If your business primarily conducts itself in a language other than English, you will now be able to change the language of your custom tab. Or if you wish to collect specific information from your customers, you can now easily create these fields!

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For this edition of the Facebook fan page of the week, we’re featuring a very dynamic and exciting business that specializes in children’s hair cutting. Snip-Its is based in Lexington, South Carolina, and really makes full use of Pagemodo’s features.

Notice the video on the Welcome tab too!

How does this business link their Facebook business page back to their brick and mortar business?

Snip-Its is a business that relies on its brick and mortar location for its revenue. Page admins proudly devote an entire custom tab to showcasing the fun atmosphere of their store.Since Snip-Its depends on showing children and their parents that they have created a place where a child will feel comfortable and happy while he or she gets a haircuts showcasing their store helps to instill confidence in those visitors that are learning about the business via Facebook.  Additionally, creating social media presence helps the company build their search engine ranking.

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Pagemodo knows that not every business that needs a Facebook business page has one. And not every business that is on Facebook makes use of a powerful Facebook fan page design tool like Pagemodo.

In response to this, Pagemodo has created an affiliate program. This program is meant to not only spread the word about Pagemodo and its benefits, but it’s also meant to reward Pagemodo customers who tell others about us!

How does it work?

First you must register here and join! Then once you’ve been approved, you will be provided with a unique tracking code that you can provide to others while promoting our services.  You can put your code anywhere you feel it will be most effective, be it on your Facebook page, your own website or even in your marketing emails.

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