Timeline for Facebook Pages: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

Timeline for Facebook Pages - The Complete GuideWhether you like it or not, the Timeline format is coming to Facebook Pages, and you have until March 30th to figure it out.

If you’re lost and you don’t know what Timeline is or how it works, don’t worry—I’m here to break it down and make it easy for you to understand.

Why does any of this matter?

Because Facebook is still huge for online business, blogging and driving a ton of traffic.

It is consistently my #1 referring website (click here to see the last 90 days), and even through I wasn’t too keen on the changes at first, a lot of the new features for Pages really excite me.

Here’s my new Facebook Page after switching to Timeline.

Below you’ll find a number of videos, resources, snippets of codes and links, to help you work your way around Timeline.

I will continually add more videos, tips and tricks—so please bookmark this post for future reference. :)

Note: All of the videos have closed captioning enabled.

Please keep reading, and enjoy!

Getting Started

If you’re brand new to Timeline for Facebook Pages, the video below will walk you through the most important elements of Timeline that you need to understand before diving in.

(Or, you can click here to watch the Facebook Timeline for Pages Tutorial on YouTube)

As mentioned in the video, I have provided a Photoshop slice file (.psd) that will allow you to create a cover image, a profile pic and application thumbnails from one continuous image or photo, which is not required to use, but many will find useful.

Instructions are included in the PSD file (1.9mb) below:

Click Here to Download timeline-slicer.psd

UPDATE: Click here to use the Timeline Slicer Web Application version of the PSD file, which doesn’t require any type of software except a web browser. Kudos to Joey K. from incomePRESS for taking my PSD file to the next level and making it more widely usable.

A Landing Page—for Timeline?

With Timeline, Facebook got rid of the default landing page option. :(

This is sad because I used a landing page since day 1 to better engage my audience and encourage new visitors to like my page and become a fan.

With that said, you can still create a landing page using the links to specific tabs. Watch the video below for a more detailed, step-by-step walkthrough:

(Or, you can click here to watch Facebook Landing Page on Timeline on YouTube)

As mentioned in the video, here are some helpful snippets of code you can copy and paste into your own html content areas. I will continually add more useful snippets over time. After copying and pasting, please don’t forget to replace my own links with your own. 😉

HTML to Show an Image (make sure image url ends in .jpg or png):

<img src="http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/images/content-image.jpg">

HTML to Show an Image and Make it Clickable (and open in same window):

<a href="http://www.facebook.com/smartpassiveincome"><img src="http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/images/content-image2.jpg"></a>

HTML to Show an Image and Make it Clickable (and open in new window):

<a href="http://www.facebook.com/smartpassiveincome" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/images/content-image2.jpg"></a>

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The New and More Organized Admin Panel

The new admin area for Pages is much more organized. When open, it looks like this:

New Timeline Admin Panel

The usual suspects are all organized here:

  • Manage: so you can edit your page settings.
  • Notifications: so you can quickly see the latest activity and respond accordingly.
  • New Likes: so you can see new fans and possibly engage with them if you wish.
  • Insights: so you can get a quick snapshot of page activity, or click “see all” to get more detailed information about your reach.

Another new feature of Timeline for Pages, however, is the ability for fans of your page to directly and privately message the administrator(s) of that page. Messages are shown and can be responded to from the admin panel as well.

Luckily, you have the option as the page administrator to turn the direct messaging capabilities off if you wish. Under Manage Page > Edit Settings > Manage Permissions, you’ll see this option in the middle of the page:

Facebook Messages on Pages Option

Messages can be a great way to further allow your audience to engage with you, however it’s another messaging platform that you might have to worry about. Some companies and brands, I suspect, might direct all or most interaction or customer support here, forcing people to become fans first and potentially allowing multiple admins to respond to fans with private questions much quicker.

I like.

The Extremely Important About Area

The about area immediately underneath your cover image and profile picture is one of the most important elements on your page.

It’s the only space near the top where you can actually include a clickable and direct link back to your site (you aren’t even allowed to write out a link in your cover image), but it’s even more important because most people will land on your wall first, so this becomes your visible elevator pitch.

Make it count.

Timeline About AreaThe about area is clickable as well, which takes people to your company overview page. Thus, it’s really important that you spend some time maximizing the impact of your copy here. You can edit this directly from your overview page, or through the settings in the admin panel.

How to Integrate YouTube and Twitter

Here’s a handy video that’ll help you, in less than 5 minutes, integrate your YouTube Channel and/or Twitter Feed on your page so that your fans can view those items directly from there.

Lastly, to finish up, don’t be afraid of the new changes, embrace them. 😉

There’s nothing we can really do but adapt. Hopefully, I’ve made it a little easier for you.

Cheers, all the best, and please share!

  • http://www.internetincomepower.com Paul

    I just wanted to thank you for the awesome new Facebook info. Many people are/were confused about these changes and you went out of your way to give some great info that others would have charged $$$ for.

    First class as usual!

    • Pat

      My pleasure Paul! It’s what I enjoy! Cheers! :)

    • http://hotbusiness.biz Moin

      Yap..Paul. It’s first class, useful and rare tips.

  • Teresa

    Hi Pat,
    Your story is great. You inspired me. I’m working on my own blog, I hope I will be able to launch it in a few week’s time. Thanks for all these wonderfull tips about blogging, they are very helpfull. One question – how long You had been working (I mean all that technical stuff) before You started Your SMI ???
    Best wishes,

    • Pat

      Hey Teresa – I didn’t work that long, I sort of just set it up, not worrying about being perfect, and just learned along the way. Before SPI I had another site that I learned a lot from which is where I got my start online. You can learn more about that on the About Page if you wish. Cheers!

  • http://www.strayblogger.com Nate Rivers

    Awesome trick in the vid to still have a landing page- thanks for taking the time to make it.

    Random question: Do you feel like you got better results from Insanity than P90X?

    I’ve been doing P90X and regular cardio and lost 35 lbs but Tony is starting to bug the crap out of me- lol.

    • Pat

      My pleasure Nate! Thanks for the comment!

      Haha – I got different results. I didn’t get as much muscle, but seriously – Shaun T. is much better to listen to and train from if your’e going to listen to the same person over and over again.

      “German Potato Soup! If that ain’t P90X soup I don’t know what is!” – LOL.

  • http://www.blogpreneurs.com Devesh

    Hi Pat,

    Fantastic and very useful information about the new Facebook timeline. I definitely learned something new, today.

    Keep up the rocking work, bro. Hope you had a great weekend.


    • Pat

      Thanks Devesh, and I appreciate the Tweet about the post too, just saw those come through on my end. Cheers!

  • http://www.sminso.com Chris

    You have done it again Pat! Seriously might want to re-name your blog to “pat to the rescue” or “Pat saves the day” at least that’s how I feel sometimes. I messed around with the new Facebook timeline for at least 5 hours this weekend, I got no where.

    Thanks for doing it again, creating a guide that is easy enough to understand, but doesn’t skimp on the content!


    • Pat

      Haha – thanks Chris. I know how you feel through – I was pretty overwhelmed when first getting into Timeline. I had a number of sample pages to experiment on, so I’m glad to help out! Cheers, and all the best!

  • http://www.GoToPhysicianAssistantSchool.com David DuBose

    Great stuff Pat! I was concerned about this whole thing due to “not knowing”. Thanks for making it simple and plain.

    • Pat

      “Not Knowing” is what holds a lot of people back from awesome things – I’m glad to help and make things easier for everyone! Thanks David!

  • http://www.inboundpro.net/ Hector Cuevas

    Hey Pat.. awesome tutorial.

    I haven’t done much with my facebook page after the switch so this is going to be very helpful when I get around to doing it. Thanks for all you do bro.

    By the way, the link to your Facebook page is going to your previous article on: How to Create a Facebook Landing Page (HTML / iFrame Edition) – just a heads up.

    Not sure if that’s what you intended to do, but just letting you know.

    Talk soon bro

    • Pat

      Haha – I’m in the middle of changing on the links as we speak – thanks for the heads up Hector. You’re always thinking ahead!

      Cheers, and all the best! Thanks for the kind words!

      • http://www.inboundpro.net/ Hector Cuevas

        Hehe.. anytime.

  • http://www.makemoneywithnowork.com/ Patrick

    Awesome tutorial Pat! I have not yet delved into the new timeline stuff so this is perfect for me. I need to take my FB marketing to the next level.

    Hey hit me up with a quick email when you get a chance, I have something awesome lined up for you! Thanks!

    • Pat

      Sweet – thanks for the email correspondence we just had.

      All the best to you!

  • http://www.kfm24.com Kenny Fabre


    much value added to me in this tutorial facebook is powerful a site full of targeted website traffic, especially facebook fanpages your tutorials summed it all up

    • Pat

      Glad to help out Kenny!

  • http://www.appsandkids.com Ole

    Thanks Pat! Just in time :)

    • Pat

      Woot – awesome :)

  • http://www.victoralexon.com Victoralexon

    Hi Pat!

    Another great Facebook guide from you. I will forward this post to my friend.


    • Pat

      Great, thanks so much!

  • http://Www.thehomeforsurvival.com Survivor Mike

    Thanks for this Pat. Was just going to update my site. Glad I read this.

  • http://www.howtobeafosterparent.com carlo krouzian

    Hey Pat,

    Thanks for the great resources you constantly put out. This Facebook post was extremely helpful. In my opinion, you’re style of breaking it down in a simple way is why you are so popular.

    Thanks again,

  • http://wp4fb.com Wilco

    Great article Pat! We had some contact before regarding Timeline Apps.

    Just a few recommendations:
    – I’d link PatonFacebook.com directly to your landing app (http://www.facebook.com/smartpassiveincome/app_190322544333196) instead of your Timeline page.
    – I’d add an arrow that points to the Like button in the corner. I once did a heatmap-test and you’ll be surprised how many people try to click the “Like button” that’s in your image (instead of the Like button in the top – the one that works).
    – I always recommend adding another action on the post-like page (the one the users sees after they’ve liked your page). On the first page you ask them to like your page (which they did), but then.. you still need to guide them through the process! They’ve already committed into liking your fan page, so chances are they’re willing to take another action. Take the users by it’s hand and show them the next step (e.g. reading certain content, go to my timeline and post a message, enter your email, download this extra freebie I didn’t even mention, etc etc).

    Just a few tips 😉

    • Pat

      Great suggestions Wilco – thank you! Good call on the Facebook button within the image that people might click on instead of the real one.

      Cheers, and all the best!

  • http://www.youcanworkless.com Dean Soto


    You are always ahead of the curve. Not only that, you create so much valuable content that it’s insane. Seriously, some of this should be paid ;).

    I love the look of your new timeline. It reminds me that I really need to get back into FB. Thanks for the resources!


  • http://talesofwork.com kimanzi constable

    Thanks for this post Pat. I used your original Facebook post to make my fan page, this will help to make the timeline version the best I can make it and hopefully something my fans will enjoy.

  • http://www.ericdgreene.com Artist Eric D. Greene

    Wow totally awesome information here – thanks for taking all the time to put this together.

    March 30 is coming up so fast….

  • willie robertson

    HI Pat,

    Thanks for sharing this info. I have already switch over to the new timeline and have some what of a cover, but still trying to figure out how to really take advantage of the new changes for marketing and promotional efforts.

    I heard a mentor warn to be careful with people trying to sell courses on the FB time line before anyone really knows exactly what is going on.

  • John

    Pat, your “Here’s my new Facebook Page after switching to Timeline” link goes to your website rather than your Facebook page. I thought I would point that out.

    Great job as always!

    • Pat

      Doh – thanks John! It has been updated. Cheers!

  • Fede

    Cool tutorial will try to apply it to my facebook page. Thanks again for the tips!

  • http://www.bjjinchicago.com Brendan

    Great post Pat. I’m really glad to see this info for free on your site and not on some lame site that reuires a signup to access it. Great EPIC post potential here!

  • http://jbdcolley.com John Colley

    Hey Pat
    You have done it again. Thank you – I am going back to Facebook School the SPI way. Have a great day
    best regards

  • http://www.owenmarcus.com Owen Marcus

    Pat… Wow!

    Thank you so much.


  • http://www.findyourcashcow.com Taline


    Thanks a lot for the great info! I will definitely be using at as I probably would have been lost without it :)

  • http://www.ifinishedmybasement.com Jason Morgan

    Great tutorial Pat – Extra depth and insight that only you deliver each and every time.

  • http://www.plrinternetmarketing.com Warren

    Pat, I grumbled and complained when this got announced and was totally negative toward the change (I struggle with change) that was going to be taking place with or without me.

    I worked on my page yesterday and I have to tell you… I LOVE IT! :)

    I’m so graphically challenged it isn’t funny, but I’m actually proud of my new fan page and how it turned out. https://www.facebook.com/plrinternetmarketing
    I was missing the link you mentioned below the timeline image and just adjusted that, and am now working on the tabs.

    I’m now re-excited about Facebook again and looking for more ways to improve my page! :)

  • http://welcome-to-croatia.com Roni

    Hi Pat,
    Nice post once again :-)
    Just a quick question, isn’t registering domain name with tm name facebook in it illegal?

  • Darcy Pattison

    One problem with the timeline is that when you click on a person’s profile or fan page, the default position seems to be about 1″ down on the page. That is, you lose the top inch or so of the 851 x 315 px image at the top. When I clicked on yours, I got from your nose down–not the attractive image you wanted. That position seems to be the default because it exposes the Post Box, in case I want to comment. I can see the entire picture by scrolling up, but this consistent glitch is amazingly annoying. I use Firefox, so it may be a glitch in that browser, but this happens over and over. As a result, I moved my profile pic down, leaving virtually nothing in that top 1/3 of the image.

  • http://www.profitablenicheblogging.com Rob M

    Great post and great content. This is a product in itself!

  • Mike


    I know this is “off topic” but can you do a post on a typical IM’er day? Your day? As a veteran IM’er myself, I’m struggling with how to schedule out a productive day, and would love to see how and what you do, as we are similar in our businesses.

    Would that be possible?


  • http://sproutconfidence.com Ryan Sprout

    Thanks for being out such a comprehensive guide! I haven’t found another blog that hasn’t provided such great resources – Thanks Pat!

  • http://zimbrul.co.uk zimbrul

    Although Facebook is such a powerful tool it seems than many bloggers just not paying attention to their Facebook timeline.
    What makes great the new look of the page is that the thumbnail is now separate from the main picture.
    Can I ask you here an ordinary question, off the record? How to you get your pictures with the old type of photo border?

  • http://blog.info-commerce.ru Konstantin

    We just wanted to thank you for the awesome new Facebook info.

  • http://photoshopmeartistically.com/ Kevin

    This was a great post Pat! I learned more in 15 minutes than me trying to figure it out myself for the last 2 months. Thanks

  • Jason

    Great post! I was struggling with this last night. Question….
    What is the easiest way to make my blog posts share to my facebook page?


  • http://facebook.com/alocalbuzz Lori

    Thanks Pat, for the info. You mention that your timeline image is 300 pixels per inch, saved as .png. But the psd file suggests .jpg. I am trying to fix some blurriness. Thanks

    • Pat

      Hi Lori – you can export as .png is you wish! Keep playing around with it to get the best resolution position – sorry for any confusion!

  • http://www.wpforbusinesswebsites.com Chris Hess

    Thanks for this. I’ve been meaning to block out time to update my page and figure out all this timeline stuff. Now all I have to do is get the pertinent info from you – hours saved.

    As a side note, I really enjoy the quality videos you put out. Zoom at the right time, you keep talking while you do what you are talking about, and you explain everything you need to. Top quality stuff!

  • http://www.MarketingPlanGuide.com John Hunt

    Over delivering as usual. Thanks for the GREAT info.

  • http://pixarcreative.co.uk keith stoddart

    By heck Pat, you’ve done it again! I love what you do and in fact I am working hard to make SPI a source of income. Still trying so with your fantastic help if I don’t make it then I only myself to blame. Well done.

  • http://www.netprofitpersuasion.com Ted

    Hi Pat,
    Thanks again for the wonderful information. I was searching for answers about the timeline change, and now I only have to look in one place!
    You constantly over-deliver, and we really appreciate it!

  • http://www.HealthMyths.org Mark Hundley

    Hey Pat,
    This is really great stuff – thanks so much! I especially liked your tip on how to set up a direct link to your “welcome page.” And, I had forgotten about the PrettyLink plugin – so that’s a good reminder as well. Top notch as usual.

  • http://www.GreatSmallBusinessAdvice.com Allison

    Hey there Pat,
    Be careful with using MYNAMEonFacebook.com. I’m not sure if the legal folks over at Facebook changed their requirements but when I innocently did AllisonOnFacebook.com a couple years ago, within a couple of weeks, I received a “take it down- you cannot use this” letter from Facebook legal staff indicating that I cannot use “facebook” in a domain name or URL as it’s a copyright infringement.

    • Pat

      Did you use it only to forward your domain, or did you actually have that site up?

      • http://www.GreatSmallBusinessAdvice.com Allison

        It forwarded to my Facebook Fan page. It was a lengthy legal letter, but here’s the snippet of the legal letter which pretty much meant “nope you can’t do that.”

        We are writing concerning your registration and use of the domain name allisononfacebook.com, which contains the famous Facebook trademark.

        As you undoubtedly know, Facebook is the leading online social network
        service. Facebook adopted the name and trademark Facebook in February 2004 and, since that time, Facebook has actively used the Facebook name and trademark in connection with its online social network service, including maintaining the web site http://www.Facebook.com.

        It appears that you are using this domain name to redirect to your
        Facebook profile or page. We cannot allow you to continue doing so but
        you can apply for a username on the Facebook site at the following
        link: http://www.facebook.com/username

        • http://www.GreatSmallBusinessAdvice.com Allison

          Oh, and this part of the legal letter meant stop using it immediately and also tell us that you will stop using it:

          For these reasons, and to avoid consumer confusion, Facebook must insist that you immediately stop using allisononfacebook.com and disable any site available at that address. You should not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the domain name to a third party and should let the domain registration expire.

          Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve this matter as requested.

        • Pat

          Thanks Allison – I appreciate you sharing this with us. I guess a redirect or a forward won’t work. I wish domain companies had a list or something that would prevent people from registering such domains – but I guess that’s not really their job. I’ll stop the use of the shortcut and start to promote the page using Pretty Link to redirect will achieve similar results. Thanks again Allison!

  • http://askbobm.com Bob Marconi

    Thanks for the great info – and it’s free. I’m still trying to figure out what I want to put up for the up front ‘photo’…

  • http://www.exhibitsticker.com Sherrie Wirth


    This could not have come at a better time. We just launched a new product site and our next step is to get going on Facebook. Thanks so much for over-delivering (for free) yet again. I have passed this info to my mastermind group and also let them know about your free eBook. Lots of folks in the group have great things to say about SPI & you… a great testament to the time and effort you put into everything you do. All the best!

  • http://www.insuranceforeverything.com/auto/index4.htm Patrick

    Thanks for the update on FB Timeline. Very good information.

  • Marjorie

    Thank you so much. It is quite overwhelming for those of us who are “newbies” to Facebook. I appreciate your hard work.

  • Bo4610


    It is so generous of you to share here the result of your long hours of work and research. Again, you have helped me in my online marketing effort.

    Have a good day Pat!

  • Leni

    Pat, you ROCK! You are the best, thanks so much for the time and care you take with this and all of your tutorials.

  • http://www.webmasteratoz.com Drew H.

    WOW This is like The 3rd time back to your blog since discovering it POWERFUL and ACTIONABLE Content for anyone into making money online thanks for all the Free IM Training

  • http://www.onlinefreelancer.me Luís Serrano

    Hi Pat, i don’t like much this new change, but.. I have to change like everybody right? Check out one of my Facebook Page, where i make a cover integrated with the profile picture 😉 https://www.facebook.com/LoveeYourStyle

    What you and the readers think about the page?

    Thanks again, and good post of course! Luís

  • http://www.ducksnarow.com Sinea

    Pat, this is what I’ve been waiting for…someone to make sense out of a FB page update for something that wasn’t BROKEN! I loved the newsfeed. It was simple, straight, continuous. Now everything is all broken up. If you have time to stop by my FB page to take a look, I can’t help but feel that my first attempts haven’t been sucessful. Can the capsules be rearranged? I want em straight, if they can be.
    Plus, I just purchased a very good online tutorial on make landing pages that I guess must be worthless now. Not his fault. This change came after the fact. ANYHOW…I will now devour your information and see if I can get back to enjoying FB again!
    Thanks for letting me rant a bit.

  • http://www.mingjongtey.com Ming

    Thanks for the awesome guide for FB Timeline. I was about to delve in to do a makeover by this month. Those image sizes will come into handy for the images to be adopted. Though I prefer the old fanpage with a default landing tab, I guess we all don’t have choice but to change it to the Timeline format…

  • http://compatibilityandlove.com/ Rosemary Breen|Compatibility and Love

    Not sure the timeline slicer works on Macs. Am I right?



  • http://www.smallscalebusiness.com Carl

    I was looking for an FB Timeline tutorial. Thanks for this!

  • James Fetterolf

    Hi Pat,

    I’m not on FB yet with my site…but will in a few months. This particular blog and video will be a great reference.

    Wicked good Pat.

  • Pepa

    I can’t wait to see How to Add a Twitter and YouTube Module to Your Facebook Page! I’m a bit scared to do it on my own!

  • Pepa

    I can’t wait to learn How to Add a Twitter and YouTube Module to Your Facebook Page! I am a bit scared of adding them on my own!

  • Cher

    can you settle a dispute about timeline? Someone I know says that you can tell who has looked at your page now. Is this true?

  • http://Kristinboster.com kristin

    Thanks for the great videos , Pat. I especially like how you include image pixel size and resolution. That’s always the hardest part for me! When making your videos, what software did you use? I know before you’ve mentioned Omnidazzle and ScreenFlow. Is it one of those? Thanks again!

  • http://www.onlinebusinessmania.com/ Sajan Elanthoor

    Oh Pat, once again what an awesome information. I heard of timeline but was thinking to look on it later (that’s my biggest problem, procastination). You gave us an easy road map otherwise we may take more time to get it done. I salute you Pat.

  • http://stream-seo.com Servando Silva

    While I’ve been using the Timeline for my personal profile since October 2011, I think Timeline for brand pages is totally different. This video might seem simple for tech savvy users like me, but it’s still very useful, and you won’t believe how many people ask how to arrange their Timeline in order to get the best of it.

    Thank you, Pat!

  • http://transcriptionpro.net/ Carey Suante

    Massive post again!..

    Congrats Pat! and thanks for your detailed post on Facebook timeline. I’m also trying to do something about this timeline for some time now. so, this is really timely and helpful.

  • http://www.idesigners.in/portfolio Fina Robbins

    Hello Pat,
    We would like to offer you a FREE timeline cover design – please let us have the details via email [in the comment]. You can give this FREE gift to your friends or clients if you don’t want any….

    Thank you so much


  • http://www.customsarongs.com Kyle

    So in two days I’ve applied two different concepts that have created value-added changes to my website/facebook page. I thank you very much and am now a daily reader of your work. Cheers from sunny California!

  • http://www.rosemaryjayne.com Rosemary Jayne

    I saw this post and my immediate reaction was “Woohoo! Yay! Now I can just get everything done!” – and I’m not even kidding. Thanks for the tutorials Pat – I really appreciate it. I’d also been scratching my head trying to figure out how the heck to integrate my YouTube channel into Facebook and then I saw that you had an App on your timeline, I spent at least 45 minutes at the weekend trying to figure that out and can’t believe I didn’t think of the obvious.

    So yeah, thanks :)

  • http://goldcoastspringwater.com Gold Coast Spring Water

    Nice work Pat. Its a shame about the FB landing pages… a lot of people put a lot of time into their landing pages…

  • http://www.ivblogger.com Sheyi Shobayo

    Pat, thanks for sharing this.

    My take is this, there are some of us from countries with bad internet and as such, we can’t view this video which is so painful. If you can use a type of service that Corbett Barr uses on his site, either the internet is fast or not, you can still watch his videos on his site, then it will be much more appreciated. Though corbett does not have transcript the way you do yours.


  • http://www.hsia.fr Ling-en Hsia@Web Marketing Décortiqué

    That was juut awesome thanks !!

    I was changing stuff while I was watching the videos… Thanks for inspmiring us to take actions.

    I’m doing screencast as well and it would be nice if you can tell us how to you do the transition between the browser and the keynote (?) presentation at 1:40.

    Thanks :)

    • Pat

      It’s just a simple zoom into a blank part of the webpage that the screen was recording :)

      • http://www.hsia.fr Ling-en Hsia@Web Marketing Décortiqué

        That’s simple and smart !!

        THen how did you add the writtings ?

        Thanks again

  • http://www.extraincomeblogger.com Sune @ ExtraIncomeBlogger.com

    It took me so long to get my Facebook page “perfect” and the way I want it – now I will need to start all over again! On the plus side, it could be fun and interesting!

    Thanks though Pat, your article is going to be a huge help!

  • http://www.ydeveloper.com/e-smart-ecommerce-suite.html Ydeveloper

    I’ve used timeline for a personal profile but, no experience to use timeline for facebook page, planning to create it for a page that I own to promote my blog and engage with my blog subscribers and visitors directly into the page.

  • http://www.seagardens.com.au RACHEL ENGLAND-BRASSY

    Thanks Paul – I shall work through all your advice and implement. Makes refreshing change to see this can of help for free! i came to your blog via a re tweet from a friend BTW :)

  • http://muslimwears.com/ Zulhilmi Zainudin

    Thanks Pat! Great tuts! I like it. Keep sharing good stuffs! 😉

  • http://www.affiliatemashup.org Leo @ AffiliateMashup.org

    Fantastic post and videos Pat!

    My question for you – how do you produce such crisp videos, is it a special camera or specific settings you render out?

    I’ve used Camtasia myself, but the quality is no where as awesome as your vids…

  • http://josekost.com/ Jose

    Thanks for this great tutorial which is perfect! I was very happy to be subscribed to your youtube channel SmartPassiveIncome. I recommend it immediately.
    Thanks again

  • http://www.77onlinejobs.com/2012/02/8-practical-ways-how-to-make-money-on.html Farhan

    Hello pat, I have just started my blog and thinking of buying the micro niche fider tool. I want to know whether you have used it. If so what was your experience?

  • http://inmyhomeoffice.com/ Ian McConnell

    Thanks Pat, that was an incredibly helpful step-by-step tutorial. I was making the changes while watching the videos.


  • http://www.teachthecivilwar.com Jim Beeghley


    Thanks for the info. I especially liked the link to adding the YouTube and Twitter feeds.



  • http://shawnozbun.com Shawn Ozbun

    Pat!!! You are the master of delivering epic content. I’m taking notes from you sir!

  • http://www.moneyinmandarin.com Allan

    Hey Pat,

    This is probably the most complete and entertaining Facebook Timeline tutorials I have seen.

    Thanks for sharing. Really useful stuff. Do you do your own cover image? If not, to whom to you send out this task?

    Congrats on the annual income report.

    P.S. Cool points for putting the photo of your boy on the cover image

  • http://www.exhibitsticker.com Sherrie Wirth

    Hi Pat,
    Do you happen to know if your logo includes a .com in it (i.e., ExhibitSticker.com) if you can use that in your cover photo or would that technically be considered a web address no-no?


  • http://www.technofreaky.com admin@technofreaky

    Very Valuable Post.

  • http://www.degree31.com Mark Evans

    Hey Pat!,

    Once again, massive over-delivery! I was curious if you had a good online source for photo resizing since Picnik will be closing on April 19th? I know, as per the video tutorial, you own and use Photoshop but I can’t justify the high cost for the few occasions where I would need it. Anyone else feel free to chime in as well!

  • Anthony

    If anyone is having trouble uploading a custom image for your tab, just keep trying. It took me like 30 tries. Finally, it took one of the three images I kept trying to upload. Yes, I’m that persistent. LOL.

    • http://www.plrinternetmarketing.com Warren

      Likewise Anthony, kept uploading, resizing, and manipulating LOL
      I thought it was my images, but I think it was a FB glitch!

  • Scott


    Thanks as always for the great info! I

    just had a quick question about links/web addresses in the cover photo. My plan would have been to use my logo in that space, but the logo contains my domain address. Does that mean I would be violating their guidelines? I would put it just in the small box at the bottom left, but I’m not sure that is going to fit so well.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Wordpress.Timeline.Theme/app_100237676774127 Clive

    Hi Pat,

    I created a slimmed down, lightweight WordPress Theme (WP-Timeline) which will fit nicely into an i-frame on your Timeline FB pages and which is color co-ordinated with Facebook: free naturally:


    Hope it might be useful to you and yours :-)

  • http://invite.wproadie.com Stephen Jeske

    Pat, I kind of feel sorry for all those small businesses and freelancers that were focused on creating Facebook landing pages. Just a reminder to never rely on one source of income, specially when you have no control over it!

    • http://www.startingtrends.com Darryl @ Starting Trends

      Well said Stephen, like the age old saying it’s never wise to have your eggs all in one basket. In regards to the new timeline layout on Facebook, I’m not an overly huge fan of it but I guess a big part is learning to adopt.

    • http://whataremangroves.com Tansey Louis

      I too, also wondered about those businesses. How do you build a business around a landing page when facebook changes so much!?!

    • http://www.importexporthomestudy.com/import-business DanImports2

      Timeline has done really nothing for me, in fact it looks like a newspaper or something. I wish there was just a friendster type where one can leave “testimonies” of how your friendships began and how it currently is. It seems a lot special that way.

  • http://www.naijapreneur.com Tito Philips, Jnr.

    This is a very useful and timely post. The facebook timeline for pages really rock and I haven’t quite gotten a grip on it yet, but thanks to you Pat, will now go to work better on my page!

    God Bless.

  • http://www.basketballismypassion.com Elias Felix

    Hey Pat. I was wondering if something similar could be done with Google+ since it’s growing so rapidly. It would be great to have a guideline like this one for FB.


    • http://www.northorangecountyrealestate.com Samuel

      I agree! I know Google+ is only going to become more and more relevant and I’ve got an account but haven’t done much more than the basics.

    • http://www.likethisfanpage.com avis Williams

      Google Plus For Business – The Essential Marketing Guide to Google Plus shows you step by step how to make your business on Google Plus

  • http://www.photographytipscorner.com Peter Bang

    Sweet, thanks for the tips! These are so helpful Pat!

  • http://cellphonediary.com/ Wayne Brown


    When FB 1st brought the changes about, I was like …. “what the heck is this” . I personally have 2 fanpages, and along with my main profile page of course. I have 2 blogs right now, one per fanpage respectively. When the new fanpage is brought in permanently, I will “decorate” accordingly to the theme of it. For my main profile page though, picture theme goes with what my main blog is about, which is cellphones (I’m a cellphone technician).

    In all that’s said and done, I think this change FB brings about will come in handy so to speak ….somehow

  • http://callmewhatyouwantevencheap.blogspot.ca/ Shondell

    Great tips! I don’t like the new timeline and was hoping I wouldn’t have to change over. I guess I’ll get use to it and adapt.

  • Adam

    Thanks Pat,
    Your advise is good and easy to follow. Thanks for making things easier. I started to play around with new page last week, but now I have to better organize. Your videos will be helpful.

  • http://wellnessthenaturalway.com Sarah O

    Super awesome info once again Pat! I’ve been dreading trying to figure this all out and now you just did it for me! This will help both myself and my clients. Thanks for all that you do!!

  • http://www.comohaceruncorreoelectronico.info Roy

    Thanks a million Pat, I had meant to start looking at the new changes having switched to Timeline a few weeks ago, but your post made me have a look and I’m now up to date with the Timeline.

    Thanks for the motivation!

  • http://www.thebravemanblog.com Rodrigo @ The Brave Man Blog

    Sweet Guide Pat, I did not had any time to investigate on my own but as always you come to the rescue :) now if you excuse me I will put everything I just learned into practice hahahaha

  • http://adamphotomedia.com Adam

    Pat, how do you feel to give third party apps access to all your information? They want too much IMO.

  • http://adamphotomedia.com Adam

    Guys, I`ve forgotten to ask. How about SSL certificate? Is it still required? How about FanPage WordPress plug-ins which are (were?) very popular to build FP using WP?

  • http://www.enoughcashflow.com Samuel

    Excellent tutorials Pat. Merci beaucoup!

  • http://www.blogging24h.com/546/how-to-start-a-blog/ Trung Nguyen

    I’ve just applied Timeline for my fan page, thanks for your awesome guide, Pat.

  • http://www.ipnostudio.com Andrea Hypno

    I don’t like Facebook and I try to use it less than I can and when I discovered that they track everything and everyone if there is a like button on a page removed all links to it from my website. You Pat surely know if there is a real ROI with Facebook and how effective the traffic it eventually gives is for business. I mean in reality and not what gurus say. Also taking into account that the new online Klondike, always for gurus, is Pinterest which again I don’t use anymore due to their TOS. I don’t really like when users are treated in such a way.

    Nevertheless this post is simply great, well done, extremely detailed and easy to follow. Any chance about doing the same with StumbleUpon? Or have you already done it? 😉

  • http://www.sharonsnowdon.com Sharon

    Thanks a million Pat. I haven’t launched my blog or facebook page yet but I’ve followed your instructions and I’m really happy with how my page looks.

  • http://CashFlowsToo.com Monty Campbell

    I like the facebook pages timeline Pat. It has been something I embraced while I don’t embrace every change facebook makes. My challenge / question I’d love to see you address has less to do with facebook, but more to do with spam. Part of me feels its much to do about nothing, excepts the resultant tedium required to address it. Right now my site gets some traffic, but as I grow I would love to know the tactics and tips you used to fight spam. As I see your blog still gets over 100 comments that all seem legitimate immediately after the post. What did you do in the beginning to fight it, and what do you do now.
    I bring this up on your facebook post because I know the same issue you find on blog spam you might find on a facebook wall spam. So my question remains, is this something you have or have considered looking into for a blog post.

    • Pat

      Facebook does a good job of controlling post spam. On my blog, I fight auto-spam or non-human spam using a plugin called GASP (growmap anti spam plugin).

      Akismet works well too, and I have stopper words in place to block obvious human driven spam as well, a setting I can control in the discussion settings of WordPress.

  • http://webweaverds.com/ Jennifer El Shafei

    Thank you Pat! This came at the perfect time. I was trying to figure out what to do with this new timeline and now I know. My page looks great and I am ready for 3/30. I have bookmarked this site and will keep coming back.

  • Maple

    Do you have recommendations on Ecommerce Apps for Timeline/FaceBook?

    • Pat

      I don’t have any specifically in mind – you might want to see what’s out there and see what others are using. Anyone else here have any experience with eCommerce apps on Facebook?

  • Reggie


    Great content as usual. Couple of questions.

    -Where do you get a domain name for $10/year.
    -Then how do you have a page redirect automatically?

    Thanks for everyrhing,


    • Pat

      Well, you could probably get one for less at GoDaddy. In the domain manager there, just select a domain and use the Forwarding feature to redirect to whatever domain you like.

  • Tipjar

    Hey Pat, would love to hear how your golf site is doing! I managed to find out what site it was, man you got a great deal!

    • Pat

      Did you? Haha, awesome. I don’t want to reveal it here because I don’t want SPI traffic to affect my data. I will reveal eventually though. Still in data collection mode :)

  • http://www.realm.net gibson

    ya, i am a user of face book, and its a big community web site.
    I set my profile in time line and i like it and its a whole new experience for me.

  • http://wwwbusinesssupportevents.com Emma

    Where has the Subcribe to RSS Feeds gone? It used to be under the page admin button, but I can’t find it anywhere!

  • http://www.gooddatingrelationshipadvice.com Jason

    To be honest, I have never really figured out the old Facebook. I did forward this to my son which is working for a company where is is handling all of their social media. I figured he could learn a thing or two and make himself look good in the process. Thanks

  • http://www.moonzink.com Chris | Moonzink

    I’m still not all that keen on the new Facebook timeline, I understand they want to keep innovating but if they keep changing things to often they may up driving people off the site. Great tut anyway Pat, I’ve bookmarked this for future reference.

  • http://www.towhidzaman.com Towhid Zaman

    Hi Pat , Great to see that you’re also playing with coding. :) .. btw, thanks for the great share…I’m gonna miss landing page a lot too.It was something special.

  • http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/ Cherleen @ My Personal Finance Journey

    The removal of landing page after converting to timeline really saddened me. Like you, I use the landing page on my FB page to encourage more visitors to my page. Moreover, I also create landing pages for other websites, which my other source of income. Now I need to look for other sources.

  • Kirsten

    Sorry if this question has been covered, but I am curious as to why when another page “likes” another page, it doesn’t count as a like, only personal likes count? I have been searching, and so far can’t find an answer. Thanks!

  • Kristy

    How do you edit the information that shows in the About section? I can’t figure out how to change it from showing our location, hours and map information.

    • Pat

      Hi Kristy – I think you might be on there as a local business, which has a predetermined set of info for the About section. To change that you may have to switch what kind of page you have.

    • http://getplants4less.com Scott Jensen

      Pat is correct. I changed mine to ‘Websites and blogs’. Once you’ve done that you will also have to make sure you clear out any of the fields related to local business, such as address, phone number, price lists and even parking options. Once you’ve done that your about field should show up.

  • http://www.explore-italian-culture.com Cath

    I have been dreading doing this for weeks. Watched your video tutorials and got the whole thing sorted in just one evening. Such great, easy to understand information. Thank you!

  • http://www.learntodobusiness.com Kenneth

    Hey Pat,
    Great post as usual. Quick question: How do you put the code in the box?


  • http://www.scismmarketing.com Eric Scism

    Wow Pat, great article. I just came across this site yesterday and I’m so happy I did. I’m about to start going through the whole thing start to finish. Lots to ingest here.

  • http://smallbusinessbigmarketing.com/ Luke Moulton

    You’re a machine Pat! Unbelievably good pillar content. Taking notes… :)

  • http://shaffique-kyobe.com lamusak

    i would like to have some video lessons on How to Convert Facebook Visitors in Email Subscribers this is the most important of it thanks for all the other videos they are really helpful
    this will be helpful and it one thing i can wait for

  • http://www.trafficpowerhouse.com/readallaboutit/ Spatch Merlin

    At first, I am very skeptic to FaceBook’s timeline feature. I quite hate seeing my page appear different than the ones I accustomed to. But when I started using it for my Business Page it turned to be better for marketers. I guess people should learn to accept changes. And before criticizing should check out the advantages of the change. I’m happy to have find this tutorial. great post!

    Spatch Merlin
    How to Blog Guide

  • http://www.fb.com/charlesbennewithmindpower Charles

    Hi Pat,
    Great video guides…thanks.
    I’m in the process of revamping my fb page just now.
    Great idea having two images for ‘unliked’ visitors and ‘fans’.

    I noticed you don’t have an opt in page Pat and wondered the reason for that. Looking around at other pages, I noticed that Chris Farrell has an image linking to an opt in page.
    I was thinking that we weren’t allowed opt in pages any more.
    Is it possible to have both, the welcome page you describe and also an image taking people to an opt in page.
    What do you recommend Pat? (and how would you do that? lol)
    Health, Wealth and Happiness…Always

  • http://youronline.biz Jacko

    the only fb tutorial i have found that makes sense.

    It is crazy how confusing fb is. This is why I predict a fall of fb to come soon.

    WordPress is easier to understand than the new fb page its crazy, thanks for posting.

  • http://www.yourbossblows.com Bryan Knowlton

    Hey Pat! Thanks for this very detailed information about customizing the facebook timeline. I have been meaning to do something with my facebook page for almost 6 months now, but now I really need to get this done! Thanks again for all your excellent information!


  • http://www.kathleenrupff.com Kathy Rupff

    Hi Pat, I’m new to your site after listening to your podcast interview with Katie Davis on Brain Burps about Books. I really appreciate your giving/sharing nature of all the information you provide and I’ve referred your site to two other friends already. THANKS so much!

  • http://www.professionalgambler.com.au Gambler Sammy

    I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times pat, but what theme are you using here on this site…?

    actually, let me go off and google that. I might be able to find a post where you mention it

    • http://www.smallscalebusiness.com Carl

      I believe he’s using the Thesis theme.

  • http://strengthinbusiness.com/ Krisz Rokk

    Great guideline Pat, it helped me a lot. I like the new timeline – it’s easier to work with and I love the new structure. Adapting quickly is key nowadays :) Thank you!

  • http://selfimprovementis.com/ Dr. David

    I like the new format, Thanks for the tips

  • http://www.profitlab.co Ark

    Hey Pat,

    This post was both awesome and extensive. It’s the kind of content that makes your site become more than a blog, it becomes a reference site. My Question is how much time is reasonable for creating content of this caliber? I’m sure if I were to do this but I’d probably spend way too much time, so what would you consider to be a good time-frame for this kind of work? Thanks!

  • http://joyceedwardsblog.com Joyce Edwards

    Thanks for the great instructions. Going to some people’s blog when they are talking about the technical stuff can get me more confused about the thing that I looking to understand. Really wasy instuctions.

  • http://www.reggierossi.com Reggie

    Is there any way to change the EVENTS APP thumbnail?!?!? It won’t let me change it but I have seen other timelines that use their own image?

    If I can change that my page will look real professional….

  • http://thesailingpodcast.com David #inoosa

    Thanks Pat,
    You are the best!

  • http://www.dollarstopounds.biz James

    I’m presuming Facebook did all sorts of studies and tests to make sure that the new timeline pages are far more engaging and easy to use than the previous landing pages….right? Anyway, I think that these are more personal and less “businessy” than the previous ones, which I guess will work for some people and not others.

  • http://www.sociallyfamous.com Alex

    It has been some time since the last FB tutorial. Happy to see that you are keeping your eyes on the ball. Thanks.

  • http://www.webbusinesstoolbox.com/blog/2012/03/25/i-woke-up-last-night-internet-marketing-doubts/ Monja

    what awesome content as usual! Just love your instructions – easy to follow. Thanks a lot, I’m just about updating my sites and your guide makes it much easier.

  • http://source-wave.com/ Alex Becker

    Hey Pat,

    This is a GREAT post. I have been trying to improve my facebook presense with my reader from my blog http://source-wave.com/ and this is something I am implementing right after watching this video.

    Thank for the value!

  • Tricia

    Hi Pat
    Please am trying to create a landing page. Please can you edit some picture to HTML URL for me.
    I am creating a face book page http://www.facebook.com/dubaitraveltipswithtriciao


  • Tricia
  • http://www.build-a-blog-site.com Joe Elliott

    Hi Pat,

    Great Post & Videos,

    I have been messing about with my page to try and get it looking good with the new timeline, which i think personally is ok lol.

    Like some features such as the cover, and the pinning of posts :)

    Thanks again Pat :)

    Joe Elliott

  • jack

    It has been some time since the last FB tutorial. Happy to see that you are keeping your eyes on the ball. Thanks.

  • http://presentationexpressions.com Liam Lusk

    Hello Pat
    Just linked this guide on Korea Business Central.

    A very easy to follow guide, thanks for taking the time to put this together.

    Presentation Expressions

  • http://www.aazbc.com.br elisangela martins

    Great as usual Pat!

  • http://www.watchtvoncomputers.net Jack Coleman

    Hey Pat. Thanks again for the great post. It’s taken me forever to get my head around the new changes to facebook – (I haven’t even sorted out the timeline on my social page, yet alone that for any sites I own). This is the best and clearest guide i’ve seen.

    Loving the videos!

  • http://www.stacymakescents.com Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents

    Hi Pat! Great tutorial. I put this question on FB, but then I realized you had so many fans you likely wouldn’t see it. :-)
    My husband and I haven’t figured out how to install the Pinterest app on my timeline. All the tutorials we find are outdated. Any ideas???

  • http://www.singhrahul.com Rahul Singh

    Hi Pat,
    Great video tutorial. Thanks for mentioning the exact image resolutions for different sections. Although FB provides information regarding these stuff, but its so easy when you see a video demonstration.

  • Jason Goldfarb

    Hi Pat. Great post. Thank you so much for the info. I would really like to know how to link from Facebook App to a page on a site that already has a form to sign up for a newsletter. Does Facebook allow that? Can you code it in iframe? If so, how do you do that?

  • http://www.funinthefastlane.com Terry

    Great guide to Facebook pages. I’ll definitely be using some of the strategies and techniques discussed here for my Facebook page!

    Thanks again Pat!

  • http://www.digitalmediageek.com Rosemary Jean-Louis

    Nicely done tutorial on how to wade through and implement the changes. I added your video to my blog post on the subject.

  • http://www.blog2blog-pro.com florent

    Hi Pat,

    I’m french blogger and i follow you for long now. I’m enjoying your videos on Facebook landing page and so on. I created mine with your advice.



  • http://webincomejournal.com Chadrack

    Hi Pat,

    After going through these videos again and again, I’ve decided to post this comment to say thanks for such a great job. When the timelines announced came I was among those who blew hot against FB. I even made a post about it on blog saying all the bad things!

    However, I knew there is always a way around things like this and that was when I started searching and your post came up. Though I was thinking in line with what you have posted about the landing page, you did it so well that I’ve picked up a whole lot of ideas which I’m going to work with in the days to come.

    Once again, thank you.

  • Jim

    Hi Pat,

    Perfect timing, I’ve been looking for a simple solution to update my Facebook pages to the new timeline format. I’ve seen other methods, but none as simple as this. Thanks again for your generosity.

  • http://www.freetheapps.com Michael Moon

    this stuff rocks. i watched these vids to spruce up our timeline pages hehe. good stuff man! see you next week. 😀

  • http://www.ryanhache.com/the-marketers-guide-to-updating-your-facebook-fan-page-for-the-new-timeline-changes.html Ryan Hache

    Hey Pat, Great post man. I just want to say I love the new facebook timeline changes. I’m not sure why all the doom an gloom over the changes? Sure the default landing tab stuff is a bummer but i’m converting better now that I was before the changes. I know facebook put a lot of new rules on cover image but there is lots of ways to get creative there and get people to want to visit your landing tabs like you say in your video. Removing those tabs was the best thing they ever did.. only allowing you to put a few large icons instead of a million tabs is just going to get you better conversion to the pages you want people to visit. Like Derek Halpern from Social Trigger Says the more options you give them the more likely they are to choose none. I’ve got a post on my blog that might add to this conversation. http://www.ryanhache.com/the-marketers-guide-to-updating-your-facebook-fan-page-for-the-new-timeline-changes.html

  • Nancy Eve

    I’m interested in starting a business, and hope that your information will be helpful to me.

  • Ryan

    Hey nancy you are in the right spot pat has some great real info here.

  • http://www.thinkentrepreneurship.com Pete Sveen

    Great post Pat. I got my new Facebook cover photo all set now. The new Facebook timeline is growing on me. I appreciate all the research you put into the post, it was very informative! – Pete

  • http://www.youroffshoreteam.com/ bo4610

    Pat it was very nice of you to make that video tutorial. I am now in the process of editing my FB page timeline. You never mentioned in your video where did you get or how did you upload the twitter and youtube image you have in your current timeline. I tried exploring mine, wondering if that is not available in my country. Any help will be appreciated =) thanks Pat

    • Pat

      See the last video in the post – it’s all about how to add Twitter and FB into your Facebook Timeline. :)

  • http://goodblogtips.com sai krishna

    really i don’t know that we are able to add text links through about column in facebook timeline . thanks for let me know about this :) nice share

  • Tom

    Theres an awesome gig on fiverr for timeline design check it out http://fiverr.com/newbold3d/create-a-professional-customized-facebook-fan-landing-page

  • http://www.facebook.com/drghaderi Jess Gilbert

    This post was awesome. Revised our entire Timeline in a few hours once I found this post. Really appreciate the info for us non-html people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/PHCCpage Simon

    Hey! I would like to know if you can have one button that redirects you to the Facebook page and one that redirects you to your website? If you know any HTML coding guide that would help me do this I would appreciate it.

  • Joel
  • http://www.ryanhache.com/ Ryan Hache

    Joel, This video shows you how to do a reveal page in 3 minutes, http://www.ryanhache.com/how-to-make-a-click-like-to-see-facebook-squeeze-page-reveal-tab-for-timeline.html but you need to use a free response magic autoresponder account. I see you are using aweber you might not want to mix things up.

  • http://www.picsaloo.com Gladys

    So many people have explained and demonstrated how to use facebook’s new timeline but you explained everything simple and concise!!! Thanks :)

  • http://www.ivblogger.com David

    Thanks for the tips anyways. The post is a good one.


  • http://www.gustindustries.com Kyle Gustin

    oh my god, i’ve located pat flynn’s golf site!



  • http://webstartups.ca Mel Richards

    Anyone notice how the stream doesn’t work in the Like Box anymore?

    WTF?! All my client’s sites have a blank box now. >:(

  • http://www.BetterBloggingWays.com Shamelle@BetterBloggingWays

    Pat, thank you so…. much for taking the trouble to prepare these tutorials. You saved loads on time for me. I was able to get my new FB timeline up and running in a short period.

    Feedback welcome. Any constructive criticism?

  • http://eclecticdesignstudio.net K. Hill the Direct Response Design Diva

    You outdid yourself Pat (as if you could). Very thorough and easy to udnerstand..much appreciated. Now, can you do one for the (not so new) Twitter layout…lol!

  • Susan

    Thanks for this info – I was wondering what timeline was all about and hadn’t converted until I had a better idea of how to go about using it. This has really helped and I will update to Timeline with some good new ideas as soon as I have time to spare.

  • http://www.24fit.tv Alan

    Very useful advice, thanks.

  • http://www.pocketyourdollars.com Carrie Rocha

    Now that I can easily see who has most recently liked my page I’d like to send each person a Facebook message thanking them, but encouraging them to be in touch with questions they have, deals they spot (my site is about deals and saving money), etc. Do you know of any tools that would automatically send this type of message to new followers?

    I looked around online and couldn’t find one.

  • http://www.stevenreh.com steve reh

    Well What can I say.

    This Blog is something else.

    You over deliver like crazy. I found this Blog by accident. But its no accident this Blog is my secret place to visit over and over again,

    Absolutely awesome.

    Steve Reh

  • nr

    how get out rss of Time Line Facebook Page?

    • http://www.jitutechnology.com/ Google Hackings

      Oh, is it possible to get rss of Facebook Page too. I would love that tutorials too if it’s possible. Thanks!

  • Andreas Kopp

    Great tutorial. The slicer works perfectly for pages but it does not work for personal pages. The profile picture scales different there somehow. I could not get it to work. Any ideas?

    • http://www.kapellohair.co.uk/accessories.php hair weave accessories

      thank you so much for your pretty awesome post.. really like it..:)

  • http://www.geekshirtshq.com geek t shirts

    hi pat,

    Can i build links to my facebook pages to build some authority in the eyes of google.

  • http://coolinner.com Lissa Jess

    Hi, what is the html code to auto show username (current logged in user) in iframe tab?
    ex Hi, Lissa Jess

  • http://rankingninjas.com/ Ranking Ninjas

    Just finished setting up our timeline on Facebook, thanks to this wonderful post of course! Thank you for all your effort, and keep up the good work!

  • http://facebook.com/ghmusician Glen Brown

    Thank you so much for your excellent help with getting my FB page happening. It has given me a huge step up.

  • http://www.marketing-strategies-and-ideas.com/marketing-strategies-blog.html Household Budgeting Guy

    Pat, how do I get that paragraph under the Business/Economy title? If you look at mine at https://www.facebook.com/householdbudgetplanning, I have the Professional Services title with an icon to the left and then the website link under that.

    I wish to change it to look like yours.


  • http://www.onlinebusinessmania.com/resources Sajan Elanthoor


    I really don’t know how to thank you for this. I was looking for various places to have a step by step information that simply teach me how to get timeline. I don’t think anybody can explain it this much precisely and with a timeline copy. You rock as usual buddy.

  • http://firstmillionblog.com The First Million is the Hardest

    Thank you so much for this! I can’t wait to sit down and re-do my facebook page with the timeline design.

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  • http://www.redrucksack.com Ben (Living Vicariously)

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  • http://www.photoalbert.co.uk PhotoAlbert

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  • Ryce

    Ur vids are so informative and helpful..
    Can you also tell me how to see the previous videos I posted on Facebook?

  • Rudy

    Tell you what. I spent the better part of a day on youtube trying to find information how to create an html for my facebook fanpage…. and the truth is it was all RUBBISH! Then here you come and in less than 10 minutes I have a page up and running and now adding an opt in email form. Thanks for being short, precise and to the point… much success!

  • http://www.scotthugo.com Scott Hugo

    I haven’t done much with Facebook. Some people rave about how great it can be for your business, and I know people personally who’ve spent hundreds of dollars to get nothing more than a bunch of likes. This is great info though, and you do an awesome job.

  • stephen

    This video was great, helped very much. However, you never got back to telling us how to add the facebook link to our fan landing page.

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  • yaminel

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  • Ms Mary H

    I was searching for a way to jazz up my fan page on FB, found your site instead. Your name is not new to me as I have visited your fan page last year.

    Your site over-delivers which is something I will plan to do for my own site.
    Thank you for supplying the info, now to make it mine.

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  • http://outsourcefactor.com Chris

    Hey Pat – quick question unrelated to the FB tutorial here, but related to the images you embed. I know you use Mac Pages to do the torn sheet look. I do this also, within Pages docs. I love it. But I can’t figure out how to get the torn image as a JPG / PNG / Whatever to use on the web. How do you do this?


    • Pat

      Hey Chris – after you have the image like you want it, click command + shift + 4 and drag a box around your image to take a screenshot. Then you have a .png on your desktop which you can use on the web. If you’re placing on a site with a certain background color, add a shape behind the image in Pages and then take a screenshot of that. :)

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  • Joanne

    How do I see who likes my page now? It’s only showing my my friends, which is only 12 out of 286. I want to see who the others are.

  • http://www.ChristianVideos.net Linda King

    I can’t find out how to get Timeline in the first place. The green box saying “Get timeline” doesn’t show up on mine. What am I missing? How do I get it? :) This video looks excellent. I want to come and use it once I have Timeline.


  • http://www.facebook.com/CCISisterhood Nina

    Hi Pat, Great blog! I’m a novice fb user. Is there a way to “highlight” a fan post on timeline? Someone posted a photo and comment, but only the comment is visible unless you click on it. Thanks for any help.
    @ Joanne – Click the upper right triangle and use facebook as your page. Then you can click the people icon next to “facebook” in the top bar and click “see all” to see all your fans.

  • rose

    Hi Pat-

    How did you get the ‘twitter’ and ‘you tube’ icon ON TOP of the red and black background image that you already had?

    Thank you!

  • http://www.jamaicafinder.com Anton Brandit

    Thanks for the tutor, ive watch on youtube and it help me to set up and promote my landing page.

  • http://www.getvisiblevirtually.com/ Michael

    Hi Pat – Thanks for another awesome post. I’ve been meaning to get switched over to Timeline – you just made it less intimidating.

  • Don Stouder

    Hi Pat,
    I tried following your Guideline to set up a landing page on my FB fan page. I was only partiall successful. I have manged to add an image, but my hope was to have those who liked my my page be directed to my website. That part is not working.
    My FB Page is http://www.facebook.com/DonsPhoto
    and my website is

    I’m not sure this is a good way to do it, but I would like to at least accomplish this.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

    • Pat

      Hey Don – you can’t have people be redirected to an off Facebook page immediately by clicking the Like button. It’s just not possible with the way FB has it setup. You can direct people in a link on the page they land on when they click on the like button though, or include a link in your about section too.

      • http://www.freecvtemplate.net Adriana

        Hi Pat,

        How did you manage to include a clickable and direct link back to your site on the front page of your About section? When I go to edit mine, it won’t allow it and will only accept a link in the Contact Info. I’ve tried using html as well as the url, but neither have worked. You can see it here https://www.facebook.com/freecvtemplates

        Hope you can help and thanks for the amazing tutorial!!!


        • Pat

          Hi Ade, I believe it’s because of the type of business page that you have. You may be set to a local store. You don’t need html either, it’ll automatically change any text with http:// to a link.

  • Don Stouder

    That is where I got confused in reading your article and watching the videos. I do have a link to my blog/website on my About page. I guess I just ned to keep reading the article and watching the video.

    I totally understood the HTML re. displaying an image. I did not understand what was going on in the second area that only Fans see. It was that html that I could not understand what it was intended to do. I thought that was the link that got you off of FB.

    I’ll keep struggling with it.

    Pat, thanks so much for the prompt reply

  • http://www.freecvtemplate.net Adriana Clarke

    Thanks so much Pat. I changed my the business page type and it now works!


  • Ianne Joy

    I am really thankful I found your website. This is a great help. When Facebook change to Timeline…I really got crazy on how to put the tabs for landing pages. You’re the best!
    Thanks again…I’ll be following you!


  • http://wwwmoorephotography.a curtis moore

    Hey Pat, thanks! What is the story on tagging (@mentions) in your Facebook page timeline?? There have been some recent changes but no direction. From what I can see… you can tags another page as your page but you have to like that other page. And the worst… you can’t tag personal profiles as your page. Any direction on this?? Thanks!

  • http://www.ChristianVideos.net Linda King

    Hi, Pat.
    I am a beginner. I have created my personal Facebook page. I hear that Facebook changes things often, so I don’t know if what I am reading online is current or not. What do you currently call the personal profile page? How do I use the profile page to create a Facebook Business Fan Page for my business, or is that information outdated? Are the personal and the business pages related? Do you have an article that could help me get started with my business fan page? I would so appreciate it! It’s hard to piece things together from outdated material. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.sherpa.co.za Jeandre

    Hi Pat
    I have followed you You Tube video on Static HTML landing pages and it works beautifully. I only have one Question that i have been struggling with. How can i create a Facebook Share button that look nice and has the Title, Description and Image that my friends can see and go to to possibly like?

    I have got something that works but i have to enter the description and there is no Image.

    Hope to here from you soon.

    Kind Regards

  • Noah Minuskin

    Hey Pat,

    Great video my brother, I had one question and I am hoping that you are the man that can assist me. Regarding the apps on my Facebook page, I want to add an app that will link to my personal website as well as my instigram, is this possible? Iam beginning to think it isn’t, but I’m hoping that you will be the one to prove me wrong. I need a savior!



  • http://www.southlandtimes.co.nz Ella

    Hi there,
    How do I get people to HAVE to be fans/like my page before they can interract?
    Or can anyone comment without being a fan?



  • http://doubledeckerbustours.weebly.com/ Thomas

    This is a great tutorial. Your videos are very useful, especially for someone like me who had no idea how to implement this with Facebook.

  • mark

    I want to Add external link to Facebook page tab . Another words I want to have it so when someone clicks on a tab it will direct them away from Facebook to another website. How is this done? Thanks

  • mark

    What I need is multiple custom tabs that each one links to an external website. Not within facebook.

  • Stephanie

    Tks for this great video Pat! I have a qn – I’ve added the timeline cover for my fanpage, which shows up? fine on the comp. But why is my timeline cover not viewable on the iPhone?

  • J Thomas

    Pat Flynn! Love your stuff. Question though: How do I create a link app to my Tumblr account? Have cheeck online all over and NOTHING! sigh* look forward to hearing from you.

  • http://www.SeanVandenberg.com Sean Vandenberg

    Excellent, excellent post! Thanks!

  • pagallery

    Hi Pat

    Great tutorial – very helpful. I’ve got a question about reaching the fan/non-fan landing page via QR blocks. I’ve generated the QR block using the url showing for the non-fan facebook view but when I use the QR block to get to the page I end up on the front timeline page. Is it possible to generate a QR block which lands the user on the non-fan facebook?


    (I left this question a few days ago but it isn’t showing up in the Comments)

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    This post is great! Thanks for taking the time to create the video and include this helpful information. I was curious about the program you used to create the image and draw that information on your photograph in White. Does photoshop do that without a stylus and some sort of writing tablet? Just curious. It’s similar to a video you did with you writing on an iPad saying “click here!” Thanks for the feedback and more importantly your willingness to help others.

    Randy Wilburn

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    First, thank you so much! This is extremely helpful.
    I’ve tried to use your updated photo slicer and it keeps having an “Error” Obviously, it could be an operator problem, but I’ve tried it several times.

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  • http://wizardwonky.co.uk Jon Norris

    Great and clear. Not complete, because… I have set up a new business Page. And it has no search bar and if I visit another site (say a Pub where I have a booking) – how do I Like it? As a person I have a different account and can see Like buttons – but I want to like them as my business and build links. Any ideas? Thanks

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    When I go with the mouse on the star icon, it does not appear any pencil or orthe stuff :(

  • Kerry

    How can I hide photos on my fan page to non-fan users and only fans can see it?

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    Thank you so much for your tutorial, awesome and easy to understand, i am still trying to get twitter on my facebook page but i am sure i’ll get there, once again thank you.

  • Power Kitten

    Hmm, the Twitter link doesn’t seem to work… I’d had FB and Twitter linked before Timeline came in and it all worked just fine, both ways, with no need for third parties. Since Timeline, Twitter doesn’t want to post on the FB page (but other way round is fine). Just tried this and it’s still not working. Support on Involver’s site says that’s a paid-for feature, but your tutorial implies this is supposed to be free?

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    Awesome post, Pat! I like the tip particularly the one on registering a custom domain and redirecting it to the Facebook Landing Page. Simply brilliant!

    Just one question, would you know if there’s a way to implement a “Like Gate” in to the timeline through a static html landing page?

    Thanks again! :)

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  • http://jimdevitt.blogspot.com/ Jim Devitt

    Pat, great stuff. I followed your example step by step. The preview showed the correct pages but it doesn’t seem to show up when I access the page from another account. Is there a last step to put it in to play?

  • http://www.debbianne.com Debbianne

    Hey thanks for all the good info. It seems that Facebook has once again changed the rules? I’m not able to configure the app from the Involver side, and when I attempt to do so within Facebook, it insists that I use my personal FB identity, rather than my fan page and that defeats the whole purpose! On the other hand, maybe I missed something and it’s just user error on my part? If you have any additional insights for us, I will very much appreciate it.

  • pagallery

    Hi Pat

    I hope you are still reading the comments left about your excellent Timeline article.

    I’ve got a suggestion to make regarding getting to the landing page. Rather than buy a domain name or use the pretty link, why not set up a sub domain such as:


    and then have a redirect to the landing page? Surely Facebook couldn’t claim that the fb is infringing their Facebook trademark.

    I think this might have an advantage over a straight link to the landing page because you could put up a message as well which would be useful if your landing page offered a discount or a freebie to anyone liking you on facebook.

    The problem I have found is that the ‘Welcome’ app doesn’t work if you are on facebook using a smartphone – and I can’t find an alternative app that will work on a smartphone. (I’m assuming that since neither your facebook page or the coca-cola facebook page shows the ‘Home’ option on a smartphone that there isn’t an app that does it).

    We offer a discount voucher to all our Facebook fans so I’m thinking of having wording along the following lines on the redirect:

    We’re redirecting you to our Facebook Fans Special Offer – please note that if you are using a smartphone, the offer may not be visible.

    Keep up the good work Pat


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    How fans can Tag on pic posted by me on my fan page ?

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    I want to redirect my page when fans click on like button which is present at the top right corner of page timeline.
    the problem is i inserted an like button in my canvas page when fans click on that like my page going to redirect. And the button at top also shown as liked.
    Ans when i click on unlike on top button my page is going back to my original page.
    If one thing happens in the top like button then like will also work but it not working ple help me

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    Thanks in advance

  • DeannaD

    I’m trying to set up a facebook page for our school, but want to add a page of links so that parents can navigate to our other photographers on SmugMug, etc. Is there a way to make one of the apps buttons across the top click to a page, with a list of links and a comment for each one? This seems so simple, but I can’t figure it out. Thanks in advance!

  • Mel

    Hi Pat, I found your tutorial very useful. I got to the end of it and everything. But I have a question. Are landing pages on facebook free? Because I couldn’t see my preview and there was a button there which said: upload images, and I clicked on it and showed some sorta permission stuff that facebook showed, and a payment form. So I dunno, I thought they were free. Well If you could please reply and tell me if I clicked on anything wrong. Thank you

  • Mel

    Please, does anyone know if the Landing page is free? somehow I cant see my preview and theres a button for uploading images which I dont see in Pat’s video, yet facebook shows a permission form followed by a payment form… Did I click on something I shouldn’t have? Need help!

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    Hi Pat, I found your tutorial very useful. I got to the end of it and everything. But I have a question. Are landing pages on facebook free? Because I couldn’t see my preview and there was a button there which said: upload images, and I clicked on it and showed some sorta permission stuff that facebook showed, and a payment form.

  • Bridget

    I just got timeline. Why can’t I see my comments that I’ve posted on friend’s photos and status updates?

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    Hi Pat,

    I am new to FB Pages. Yesterday, I set a new one up and I have a (probably naive) question. Why is my Cover Image in the third section down the page? Above it are the Notifications/Messages boxes as well as the section for New Likes/Insights/Page Tips. Then, the section with my cover image.

    Am I missing the point somewhere? If someone else accesses my page, will the cover image be in the right place? LOL

    I love your blog and I’ve read your ebook, which has helped me publish three ebooks on amazon. Thanks! Renee Benzaim (frustrated American writer living in Morocco)

    • Pat

      Hey Renee, you have nothing to worry about. It’s way down the page for admins only because it shows the stats, messages and notifications and things like that. A normal visitor will see the cover art in the correct place. You can try logging out of FB and going to your page to see for yourself. Cheers!

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    Hi Pat,

    I see that you are no longer using a Facebook Landingpage. Also, in the video I could see that in the FB search results, it says 79.600.000 monthly users. Currently however, there are only 19.000.000. monthly users

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    Hi Pat, I enjoyed your article, very welll done. I do have a question for you that I have not been able to find an answer for after hours of looking. I want to install a Christmas “countdown clock” on my Facebook page. I found one I like and I have the HTML code for it but have no idea how to use it on my page, or even if I can. There isn’t any “apps” for this (already looked). I am totally lost here. Since they went to this timeline format I am clueless as to where to go, and what to do. If you know of a way to include this item so that it is a “real time” countdown (or if you know of an app that works and I can customize) can you give me step by step instructions please.

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    I followed your tutorial on adding a statichtml tab. I was able to change the thumbail photo with no problem; however, when I click on the thumbnail to edit the content, all I get is a blank screen :/ Is there something I’ve missed or am I just missing some type of add-on for apps to work. I’ve tried installing a social calendar and add-a-link and have the same problem with all of them. I really appreciate your help and hope to hear from you soon.

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  • Pedro

    Thanks a lot for your help Pat.

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  • Larry

    Hey Pat; I was just reviewing a few videos on Youtube (your included), and ran across one that talked about adding a Tab at the top, that allows fans to contact you, like a Contact Form, without leaving the Facebook page. Are you aware of this at all?

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    any ideas?

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    Hi, how can I move all my videos to front page of my Timeline so they will have an icon just like photos and friends… they are now under photos. Thanks

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