Have you customized your photo strip on your Facebook fan page yet?
It can be a great way to promote your products or services if you know how to use it. It’s that group of the 5 most recent images you’ve uploaded that shows up across the top of your fan page.
Here’s what mine looks like:
As you can see I’ve got three promo boxes in there and two photos. Each time the page reloads, they’ll come up in a random order (which means we can’t create one image stretching across like a banner or it will get jumbled).
So for one fan it will show this:
And for another it will show this:
Mine is setup so that if you click on one of those little promo boxes, you’ll get an image like this:
So it’s got the promo image and below that a link to whatever I’m promoting. Cool, right?
Here’s how to do it.
First, you want to create your images. Because Facebook only displays part of your image, and it’s not exactly the middle, I’d suggest using mine as a guide (where the box part is what shows up in the thumbnail in your photo strip):
Once you’ve created your image, you’re ready to upload it so go to your fan page and in the status box click the “Photo” link:
Next click “Upload a Photo”:
And once you’ve clicked “Browse” and selected your photo, type in your call to action text including a full link (with the http:// at the beginning so it’s clickable) and then click the blue “Share” button.
It will show up like this on your fan page:
And also add itself to your row of thumbnails in the photo strip (see, now mine is in there twice?). Success!
That’s it. Just repeat these steps for each little promo ad you want to show.