So you’ve got your pretty FB Fan Page Header and your little profile photo…sooo what’s missing? Custom Facebook Tabs! These are the icing on the cupcake honey!
What the heck are those? I know. I know. Those little tabs you see to the right of your “About Section”? I know, I didn’t know at first you could change them either, but when I found out, I didn’t change them. LOL. I smooth forgot. These lil suckers are important because:
1. It makes your FB page look pretty.
2. If gives your FB page a cohesive and uniform look.
3. It draws attention to important tabs so your audience will engage or buy things.
4. It makes your FB page look pretty.
These are like little Calls to Action. If you don’t care about anything else, it really makes things pretty. I mean who doesn’t like nice looking things? Anyway, I’m here to share with you on how to update these lil babies. I’ll be updating mine as I do this tutorial, so we’re in this together. Ha!
First, the dimensions of the tabs are 111×74 pixels. You don’t need to be a graphic designer to make these. If you need some, I can make you some for the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee. If you’re ready to tackle these by yourself, you need a graphic editing program like Photoshop or PicMonkey (this is the free and easy way folks).
Make these super duper simple. They don’t need to be fancy. Just make them in the same colors as your current fan page or website, type in the title, and you’re done.
Made them? Ok on to the tutorial!
Customize Your Facebook Fan Page Tabs
The first thing you want to do is locate the tab you want to edit. Let’s pretend that we’re going to edit this Pinterest tab. See that lil pencil looking icon? Click that. Then a drop down menu will appear. Click “Edit Settings”
This new window will pop up after clicking “Edit Settings”. Click “Change” to change the icon. You can also change the tab name if you like or just leave it blank. Click “Okay”
Now it’s time to upload your shiny new custom tab! Click “Edit” and it will prompt you to upload your file. Then you’re done! Wait…go back and look at your new fan page first. Isn’t it pretty?
You can customize pretty much all of your tabs. The first two only show up to your visitors, so make sure you have the important stuff there first. I should probably move my blog tab up there to the first row and I will as soon as I’m done with this blog post. I am in the process of redesigning EVERYTHING, so these will all be changing soon.
Soooo was this easy or what? What tabs did you chose to change? Are you going to change your tabs? Have you already changed your tabs? If so, did you notice a difference in your audience engagement? Sound off in the comments below!
– xoxo Kim