Major Facelift for Facebook Pages

For those who are administrating pages, you may have noticed some pages change recently that the Facebook team has been working on. There’s the inability for non-admins to suggest the page to friends, liking a comment and finding the page’s name on it instead and of course, the revamp on the profiles. We knew it’s about time there will be major changes with the pages too.

Facebook page admins and social media account manageers will love these new changes from the Facebook team.

Facebook pages are getting an updated layout and several new features to help you engage with your fans. Here’s some of what you’ll be getting:Notifications when fans interact with your page or posts A place to showcase photos along the top of your page A news feed for your page The ability to Like and post on other pages as your page. Preview your page and you’ll be given the option to upgrade early. All pages will automatically be upgraded on March 10.

1. Photos

  • The most recent photos that you post to your Wall or photos that you tag your Page in will appear here. This area will not include any photos posted by your fans.
  • To hide a photo, roll over it and click X.

Just like the new profile designs, pages photos can now be viewed above the page. Useful for pages that upload a lot of photos and yet only a few of them ever gets noticed on the stream. Now page likers can see previously uploaded items instantly when viewing the page.

2. Navigation

Navigation links are now on the left, just like on people’s profiles.
My only concern now is that likers can’t see the info about the page directly. It contains the direct link to whatever you are promoting on the page. Now it takes two clicks for them to see the link.
A fix would be to add your details on the default page photo as I have below:

3. Wall Filters

You now have two Wall filters. You can show posts by your page and top posts from Everyone, a new way for people to see the most interesting stories first. As an admin, you’ll have additional filters for viewing posts on your page.

To set a default filter for your Wall, go to Edit Page.

4. Admin View

  • You now have the flexibility to interact with the other areas of Facebook as a page.
  • Get notifications when fans interact with your page or posts
  • See activity from the pages you like in your news feed
  • Like other pages and feature them on your page
  • Make comments as your page on other pages

This is one feature that has long been requested. What’s a page if you can’t administrate it properly and there is no way for you to know the page interactions.

5. New settings

You can set defaults for your email notifications and how you post to your page – as yourself or your page. You can also select which featured pages appear in the left column.

To manage your settings for email and posting preferences, go to Edit Page and Your Settings. To select which pages appear in Favorite Pages, go to Edit Page and Featured.

If you don’t want to be spammed with notifications for your high-activity page, I suggest you turn the notifications off. But sometimes, to prevent you from always checking the page for any updates from your likers, you can alternately leave it on for realtime updates on your page activity.

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