Google Plus, Facebook Get New Looks

Google Plus and Facebook both revamped their pages last week, creating mayhem for businesses trying to keep up with their online image. The good news is most of these changes are being rolled out gradually. But, you’ll want to be ready and start updating your business profiles on these platforms today.

Here’s a recap of what’s changed:

Google+ added a large cover image (HUGE, it’s 2120px by 1192px, and they display in 16×9 when expanded). A reviews tab will now display at the top of the page of local reviews you’ve made. The Google Maps displays at the top right of the page. The good news is the “About” tab allows easier editing of your business info.

Read a full list from Google of their changes to profile pages. See samples of these changes from Mashable.

Facebook News Feed: The social media giant created a news feed with less clutter, larger photos and easier navigation. See how to update your Facebook page for the best visibility of your business image.

New Facebook look

New Facebook look

Forbes lists good reasons why Facebook news feed is good for your business.

Let’s break it down: You MUST invest in large, high-quality images of your business for the latest social media and website designs. Post photos that are fun, personal and engaging. Updates on your last staff party get more interest than updates onthe latest tooth gel. Make sure to edit all these updates to reflect your targeted keyword selections for your business image online.