Questions About The New Facebook Pages Layout? Facebook’s Got Answers.

Two weeks ago, Facebook announced a significant update to the Pages layout that turned the presence of Page more personal. The crux of the redesign was that the two column business pages were soon turning to a one column format. This initial image was quite bare and failed to show where Apps and custom tabs were to be located (if at all.) Seeing that the initial release spawned so many questions, Facebook has released their own Q & A on the topic.

The answers should help calm the fears of marketers, and here are the Reader’s Digest version of their answers:

    • What’s on the Left-side Column? Depends on the type of business. Local businesses could show phone numbers, maps, business hours, photos, videos, reviews, post and apps. Online businesses could show likes, business information, apps, photos, videos and posts.
    • Where will apps be? Apps will not disappear. <Marketers breathe a collective sigh of relief /> They will be in two locations, the left side nav or the top. Admins will have the ability to rearrange the order of appearance. Facebook-Pages-Messages
    • Where are messages? Messages will show in the activity tab in the top left or in the “This Week” box on the right side.Facebook-Page-Apps
  • Will other know when I’ve added them to my watch list? Yes. Admins will receive a notification when another Page adds them to their watch list. They are told that they’ve been added to a list, but the name of the Page that added them is not disclosed.
  • When is this rolling out? Several weeks. Only a select few have the updated version now.

For the full Q & A head on over to the Facebook blog.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook | Facebook: Pages

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About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • Warren g. hardon

    This is obviously a marketing webpage, so why expect an unbiased opinion form you. You are gung ho about the changes to facebook. “The answers should help calm the fears of MARKETERS”. I myself dont have to worry about ads and marketing because the FBpurity app takes care of all ads and marketing for me. By blocking them from my news feed entirely. I do not see the changes fakebook made this week or any other week for that matter. My news feed and timeline are in the color and and format I CHOOSE. So that being said, it doesnt matter what facebook does, my fb page is as i like it, 100% ad free.

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