Is your Facebook page up to scratch? More businesses are starting to pick designs for their Facebook page from crowdsourcing sites, one such site claims.
While debate still rages over exactly how useful social media pages can be for your business, if your Facebook page is working for your business then it makes sense to make that page look good.
Facebook isn't averse to making changes to its design that impact the way that users interact with the site. The upshot is a simple business page can be left looking a little second rate.
For those that aren't aware, you can visit a "crowdsourcing" site where you can find a freelance web designer who will give your business a professional Facebook page, for a fee.
The way these sites generally work is you post a message with the job you need done, then take a look at the designs freelance designers come up with, and then you pick one.
There can be some work involved, with necessary consultation to make sure you get the design you want. In the case of Birth.com.au, that appears to have just been a simple sizing issue for it's Facebook banner.
It's far from a unique concept - other alternatives in the field include Australian site 99designs and freelancer.com, for example - but if you're finding that social interaction is a useful business tool for you, it may be worth spending money rather than keeping a dated design.
So what do these Facebook pages look like? Here's a random selection from DesignCrowd:
- This page for a "digital marketing mentor"
- The Facebook banner we mentioned above for web site Birth.
- This in-your-face competition page.
If you already have a designer, great. If not, it's another option.