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02 April 2014 ~ 10 Comments

New Facebook Image Size Guide for March 2015


UPDATED: JUNE 2015

Facebook has recently rolled out it’s latest batch of updates, which of course means new optimized image sizes for your feed items.

So today I’ll be sharing with you the unofficial Guide to Facebook’s news feed image sizes, released by Gain, which you can view here.

Photo Posts
Facebook no longer crops photos, instead it resizes them.  The maximum photo height is 394px and with of 470px.  Facebook will resize a photo until the largest dimension fits the maximum space – filling the rest with white space.

Photo Posts – 470px x 394px

Link Posts
Unlike photo posts, Images in links WILL be cropped.

Link Images – 246px x 470px  OR 90px x 90px
Link Images smaller than 154×154 will be reduced to 90×90

Profile Images

Page profile pictures are square and display at 160×160 pixels on your Page. The photo you upload must be at least 180×180 pixels. We recommend uploading a square image. Rectangular images will be cropped to fit a square. Your Page’s profile picture will also display next to your Page’s name around Facebook to represent your Page.

You can be creative with how your Page’s profile picture and cover photo go together. On your Page, the profile picture is located 23 pixels from the left side of your cover photo and 210 pixels from the top of your cover photo.

Cover photos are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall. If you upload an image that’s smaller than these dimensions, it will be stretched to this larger size. The image you upload must be at least 399 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall.

To get the fastest load times for your Page, upload an sRGB JPG file that’s 851 pixels wide, 315 pixels tall and less than 100 kilobytes. For images with your logo or text, you may get a higher quality result by using a PNG file.
Cover Photo – 851×315
Profile Photo –  168×168

Groups

Group photos are cropped to 784px x 250px
Group Cover – 801×250

Event Photo

Event photos are cropped to 784px x 295px.  The image is centered in a preview in the notifications at a size of 100px x 100px

Event Photo – 784×295
Event Photo Preview  – 100×100

Pages

The pages are subject to change soon, however currently they follow the same sizing guidelines as the regular profile

Cover Photo – 851×315
Profile Photo –  168×168
Photo Posts – 470px x 394px
Link Images – 246px x 470px  OR 90px x 90px
Link Images smaller than 154×154 will be reduced to 90×90

Hope that helps, thanks for stopping by…
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01 April 2014 ~ 12 Comments

Are You F*&%ING Kidding Me?!

I really should bite my tongue on this, but I can’t.. it’s rant time!

 

This all better be one huge April fool’s joke, because if this is legit then there are some seriously disgusting individuals out there…

Today “Mr Majestic” Mehmed Avdie launched.. 13.. yes.. 13 Viral Mailers..

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

There is such a huge trend of low-quality LFMVM’s being launched out the box, while the owner and ‘JV Partners’ knowingly advertise with the full will and knowledge that the site will never last beyond three months.  They create and promote this garbage with the full intention of suckering new marketers into the hype to buy an OTO, get a quick commission, and leave them out to dry.

This sort of thing is the absolute bottom of the barrel, most disgusting form of scamming that I can even comprehend.

There are a lot of businesses that get labeled as ‘Scam’ simply because the owner doesn’t know what the hell they are doing.. For example Carl Reisling launching a new site every week because he can’t afford to pay commissions, even sent a skype message about how he was tired of not being able to afford commissions so was doing some super sale to try and bring in more money… You may call his sites a scam, but the difference here is that he’s not trying to scam anyone – he’s just an idiot.

However you have people like Mehmed Avdie who launch site after site with no intention of ever even creating a sustainable business model – no intention of ever delivering on the advertising you purchase – no intention of ever paying your commissions.  I joined one of his sites a year ago, have yet to be paid commissions, and in an entire year have had a total of 5,000 views to my ads.

Now he launches not yet one other site.. but 13?!

Mr. Avdie knows exactly what he’s doing, he’s not making a mistake, he’s not an idiot — he’s trying specifically to rip you off.

The unfortunate part, is that people will knowingly promote this garbage, in an attempt to also rip you off.

If you think launching 13 copies of the same site in the same day, especially after the rest of your business is in ruin – You’re part of the problem.

If you promote this kind of garbage because you know you can earn some quick commissions by suckering someone into an oto – You’re part of the problem.

If you accept money for work helping design / modify / or launch this kind of crap – You’re part of the problem.

You cannot tell me that you didn’t know, or you that were ‘just trying to help’ and expect me to believe you.  If you’ve been in this industry longer than 5 minutes you’ve already fallen for this kind of crap, and know exactly what is going, and you supporting it is destroying not only your own reputation, but puts a dark spot on the entire market.

 

There are hundreds of reputable, honest, hard working site owners who have created absolutely incredible advertising products – even single handedly,

Owners who run businesses with models that are sustainable and can last for decades.

Owners who pay their commissions every single week.

Owners who deliver on their promises of excellence.

Owners who work hard every single day to provide the absolute best service they can.

 

If you’re reading this right now, and promoting garbage businesses like these that are so incredibly obvious to have zero intention of future support of the product then.. I have to ask.. WTF Are you thinking?!?!

First of all – this crap screams cash grab from the mountains, every can see it plain is day.

Secondly – You honestly think that you’re going to get paid?  You’re promoting something that is clearly unsustainable and clearly solely exists for the purpose of OTO sales and nothing else.

Lastly – What are you going to do next week?  Yea.. what’s your plan for in a week.. a month.. a year from now?  How are you going to generate any income when every site you promoted doesn’t last more than a week, and every owner you’ve promoted stop paying?

 

As a site owner, I honestly don’t give a shit — these sites come and go every single day.. they pose absolutely zero threat to me, I would never risk my reputation even giving them the effort of filling out a registration form.. but you.. as an affiliate, What the fuck are you thinking?

I just can’t wrap my head around any scenario where promoting something like this would be considered a good idea?

Want to destroy your reputation? Continue with this business model.. create and promote sites that are obviously unsustainable, sell an OTO for $40 with 5 million credits that will never get used….. hope you can get your job back at McDonald’s because you, like these websites, will be washed up and forgotten about before the end of the month.

Want to build your reputation?  Promote the sites that have built the reputation of sustainability, who work hard every day to make a better product for you, who pay your commissions every week without making you jump through hoops or play cash games to try and get your money.

I know I’m preaching to the choir here.. I know nobody who is doing these things cares about their reputation or about sustainable business, they’re just hoping to score a quick few bucks on an OTO so they can move on to the next one..

I know the shady dealers are going to keep being shady, and that the responsible hard working business owners, are going to keep being honest and hard working.. I know nothing I can say will change that, but neither will sitting here on my hands and watching it happen.

I’ve always been a strong believer in that actions are louder than words — so I’m putting my money where my mouth is.  I’m going to continue to work hard every single day to make the absolute best products I can for my members, I’m going to continue to participate in business practices that mean I will be able to keep providing that service to my members, and I’m going to keep being honest and open, even when the words aren’t pretty.  It’s my job to elevate the industry – if I want long term business success then that means supporting those who promote the viability and expansion of our market — and denying those who wish to taint it by creating scams that unfortunately many of our customers will fall into, get burned, and run away and never look back.

This kind of crap doesn’t just hurt the people promoting it – it runs away real customers with real value, who are really making an effort to be successful, but because of bullshit peddlers are ripped off, scammed, stolen from, and kicked out on the street.  And that’s something I will never accept.. not in my house.

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