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Facebook Timeline. We’ve brought you lots of information on how to get started with it and how Timeline changes the Facebook Fan Page design. We’ve even shared some of our favorite FanBridger Cover Photos.

Now it’s time for us to make Timeline better.

The FanBridge Fan Page Creator is now optimized for Timeline. No, we didn’t just make it wider. The entire page is redesigned to better fit the Timeline format and highlight your content.

What’s New for your Facebook Fan Page Design:

A Header Image w/ Featured Module

Want your custom tab to blend better with Timeline? Add your Cover Photo to your FanBridge page. This doubles as the space for your featured module, too. Pick one module to highlight at the top and grab fan attention immediately. Any  module can be featured, so your page is customizable for exactly what you need to feature.

Linkin Park Header

 

Linkin Park Sidebar

Sidebar

Buttons for joining the fan list and sharing the page have been moved to a sidebar to better pull in fans’ attention. Below these buttons, we’ve added a section that displays friends who’ve already Liked the page.  Research has shown that when you show people their friends already like something, they are much more likely to like it themselves.

 

 

Color Scheme

Your page should look like your page. Choose from a light or dark color scheme to start, but then add your own highlight color for buttons and module components. If you’d prefer a solid background instead of the Timeline Cover Photo for the header, you can disable disable the cover photo and just go with a solid background.

 

Edit Appearance

 

Updated Audio Player

The Super Audio Player has been redesigned to better fit pages and provoke more social activity between fans. Each track has two buttons – a flame and a shopping cart. The shopping cart takes the fan to a link (of your choosing) to purchase the track. The flame opens a social drawer to allow fans to comment on each individual track and share on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We’ll have an entire post dedicated to all the great new features of the new Super Audio Player later this week.

Audio Player

 

Page Icons

We love the FanBridge logo, but it’s more important to us that your page look like YOUR page. Timeline lets you add a custom image for each box at the top of your page. Since everyone can’t be a graphic designer or photoshop master, we’ve added a set of icons that can be used as your box icon. They’re generic enough to fit every page yet clearly show the content you’ve chosen to feature. Want to save a little time? You can change the tab name and move it to the first open box spot all on the same settings page, too.

Icons

 

What do you think about the new FanBridge Fan Page Creator? Share your thoughts with us in comments or get started now!


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  • Danami

    Great works guys. This is why I love FanBridge : )

  • FanBridge

    Thanks!!!

  • http://www.dccardwell.com/ DC Cardwell

    Mine looks pretty good straight away without any further tweakage so thanks for updating it. You guys always seem to be on the ball! ~ DC (www.facebook.com/dccardwell)

  • Andy

    Cool :)

  • http://www.curtsong.com Curtsong

    I like it.  However, some comments:  1st, I’d really like to have my ArtistData event feeds in the FanBridge Page.  2nd.  My Cover Image is not showing up. 3rd. My YouTube video isn’t showing up in the app either.  4th.   Where and how do you change the image for the Tab on the Facebook Fanpage?  Is it done through the FanBridge Edit mode, or is it through Facebook.  I’m not finding it anywhere.  

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  • FanBridge

    1) Check back in a couple weeks :)
    2) You can add your cover photo by going to the Fan View and clicking the Refresh Background Image button. It’s going to include a blurred out version of the cover photo so it doesn’t seem cluttered with the featured module and profile image. 
    3) Did the video stop showing up after the update or are you trying to add a new video? If it’s a new video, make sure you’re using the full YouTube URL and not the shortened one used for sharing. If the video was working but stopped, contact our client service team at contact(at)fanbridge(dot)com.
    4) Go to Settings and click Edit Application Settings. 

  • FanBridge

    Thanks! Your page looks great. You should check out the new audio player. We’re really excited about the built in social features.

  • Wood951

    How do I get the audio player with the flame and buy cart?

  • http://www.dccardwell.com/ DC Cardwell

     Yes, and I definitely plan on further tweaking with your new features, but I was pleased that everything looked better even without having to do anything!

  • FanBridge

    This is the Super Audio Player under the Media module group. Add that module, sync up with Soundcloud, and add your tracks. 

  • http://www.curtsong.com Curtsong

    Thanks. I look forward to seeing the ArtistData feeds work with the fanbrige page app.

    The Background Image is fixed. But, I’m not liking the way it looks so I’ll probably remove it.

    Now the YouTube Video is playing a video of underwater diving looking at fish swimming. No matter what url I place in the edit. What’s with that?

    Regards to Tab Images, your promotion said that you are providing different images to use but, the only what that is available when Editing Application Settings is your FanBridge Logo. Where do we find the other images that looked very nice and friendly and usable?

    Thanks.

  • Mylifeinfiction

    Is there a way to make my Fan Bridge Facebook Page the first thing that comes up instead of the basic Timeline???

  • FanBridge

    That YouTube error should be fixed. Are you still seeing it?

    The other tab images can be found by going to “Settings” and clicking the Edit Application button. It’ll be the first button on the page.

  • FanBridge

    Unfortunately, Facebook has removed the ability to set a tab as a default landing page. We suggest making the FanBridge page the first box on Timeline for maximum visibility. 

  • http://www.scottcurts.com/ Scott Curts

    Ok.  Here’s what I get now.  When I add the YouTube module to the app without any link to video, I get fish. If I add a link to my youtube video, I got nothing.  

    The other images are not present when I, [ on my fanpage click on the expand tabs button, (in upper right corner of the FanBridge Tab) click on the pen icon button, click on edit settings. click change for the custom tab image, another page opens with the option of uploading another image, I click change, there are two options delete, or choose a file.}  No other images.  I created my own. 

    https://www.facebook.com/ScottCurtsMusic 

  • FanBridge

    Hey Scott – I think it’s time to take this over to the folks in our Client Service department for a little more help. Can you email them exactly what you shared here in comments? It’s contact(at)fanbridge(dot)com.

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  • Sean

    Trying to delete old songs that are under the fanbridge music to replace them with new ones. Is there anyway i can do this? I try to edit the page but it just redirects me to the fanbridge website.

  • FanBridge

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  • http://getfbfansandlikes.com/ hron023

    That’s why everybody has been so generous with their donations. This is the first time I’ve done any fund raising like this but it won’t be the last. I might look to do a sky dive next year or even grow my beard.”

  • FanBridge

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    Left something out? Reply to this email or click the link below: http://fanbridge.zendesk.com/requests/64201

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