How to create the perfect Facebook profile page (Free template included)

facebookAh Facebook. The largest and fastest growing social network to date. By now many of us have certainly had enough time to familiarize ourselves with the platform. The most recent timeline update isn’t very hard to master, and the cover photo option is an opportunity to further “pimp out” our profile. It is very difficult to mess up your Facebook profile, unlike twitter which can get hairy. In this post I just want to give you some examples of some nice Facebook profile designs, and at the end provide you with a template to create the perfect profile photo and cover photo together.

Use your cover photo as ad space (i.e. rotate content here)

Temporarily giving spotlight to something special about your brand can create a sense of urgency among those who land on it. It also shows your audience you are staying current and regularly updating your page. They’ll be more inclined to keep engaging with you if they know your page is always fresh. You could also use the cover photo to call out fans and contributors to further create a personable experience your audience can relate to.  The following brands do this pretty well.

Dr. Pepper

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Dr. Pepper Facebook Profile Design

Hardrock

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Hardrock Facebook Profile Design

Dunkin Donuts

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Dunkin Donuts Facebook Profile Design

Gap

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Gap Facebook Profile Design

Hubspot

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Hubspot Facebook Profile Design

Notice the mustache on the profile photo :)

Guitar Center

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Guitar Center Facebook Profile Design

Victoria’s Secret

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Victoria’s Secret Facebook Profile Design

Combine your profile photo and cover photo

As I mentioned earlier, this is my favorite method. It shows you took great detail and time lining up the pixels, and showcases a certain skill level. It also creates a memorable experience for your audience, just like throwing them out of a moving car… they’ll never forget it.

Fanta

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Fanta Facebook Profile Design

Smirnoff US

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Smirnoff Facebook Profile Design

Nokia

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Nokia Facebook Profile Design

Jerome Vadon

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Jerome Vadon Facebook Profile Design

Antonio Fadda

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Antonio Fadda Facebook Profile Design

Jörgen Bröms

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Jörgen Bröms Facebook Profile Design

Eyal Shahar

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Eyal Shahar Facebook Profile Design

Levi’s

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Levi’s Facebook Profile Design

SEOmoz

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SEOmoz Facebook Profile Design

Again, notice the mustache? :)

Giuseppe Draicchio

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Guiseppe Draicchio Facebook Profile Design

Amsterdam Printing

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Amsterdam Printing Facebook Profile Design

Describe what your brand does

So maybe it isn’t obvious what your brand does, take the opportunity to creatively put it in your cover photo. It can be extremely helpful for new visitors and who doesn’t want new likes? (Even if its just cuz your cover photo is awesome)

The Pixelista

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The Pixelista Facebook Profile Design

Rory Martin 

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Rory Martin Facebook Profile Design

Oneextrapixel

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Onextrapixel Facebook Profile Design

Branding Personality

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Branding Personality Facebook Profile Design

Kuno Creative

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Kuno Creative Facebook Profile Design

 HiveMind Marketing, Inc.

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Hivemind Facebook Profile Design

DK New Media

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DK New Media Facebook Profile Design

Submerge your audience in your brand

Sometimes all you gotta do is create a really beautiful and engaging photo that showcases certain aspects of your brand. The more unique the photo, the more memorable your brand will be.

Old Spice

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Old Spice Facebook Profile Design

This cover photo creates a deeper brand message. It showcases the products and uses special language (“SMELLF” ) to create a unique experience.

Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic Facebook Profile Design

SchneiderB.com

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Schneider B Facebook Profile Design

Dunder

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Dunder Facebook Profile Design

Ben & Jerry’s

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Ben & Jerry’s Facebook Profile Design

CSS Tricks

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CSS-TRICKS Facebook Profile Design

Crest

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Crest Facebook Profile Design

PetSmart

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PetSmart Facebook Profile Design

Weight Watchers

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Weight Watchers Facebook Profile Design

Yoast

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Yoast Facebook Profile Design

LoudNoises

Oh yeah here is our profile.

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LoudNoises Facebook Profile Design

Alright, alright — Make with the free template!

Click the link below to get your free Facebook profile starter template.

Download the free template!

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Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/boyet.robles.71 Boyet Robles

    where is the template?

    • PaulIsLoud

      Woops, forgot to include the link. Thanks for noticing Boyet! It’s been added above (link reads ‘Download the free template’)

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