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Wow, what a great and interesting new way to share content – the new Facebook Like! Honestly, I think this beats just about any type of "share" from the past or present. You could say it's a close runner to sending out Tweets.
Here's what I like about it:
It's easy. It's not intimidating to the novice Facebook user. It has a built-in intelligence (API) that knows when you have already "liked" a web page. It shows up on your Facebook Wall, or on the Wall of whomever clicks on the "Like" button while signed into a Facebook account.
I can think of numerous ways to take advantage of this new share feature, from plain old simple viral marketing, to Contests! In fact, Jen is cooking up a new Contest as we speak. So, if you're a member of the JenSocial Network Directory, get a head start on sending friends to "like" your Blog or Profile Page - - hint, hint... ;-)
Easy Widget Builder: Facebook makes its easy to add to a web page. You can follow the instructions here on their Facebook’s Like widget builder. You can go this easy route and set up your features via the widget builder. It utilizes an iframe and a few lines of code. I think the iframe version is great, and plenty powerful enough for most web sites. ;-) Plus, all you have to do is select a few settings, copy the code, paste to your web site, and you're done! However, if you want to add to all pages (purpose of this tip), you need to edit the iframe code. See instructions below.
Here's the Challenge for Social Networks and Sites with Multiple Pages:
How to Edit the Facebook Like Widget Code, and Dynamically Change the Page URL Where Your Site Visitor Clicks the Button:
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I can't help test because pages beyond home page are still private for me. :-)
Unfortunately, if you followed the exact instructions and it's not working, honestly, I probably cannot fix it. It's an issue with the facebook code if this is the case.
I won't be around much today, but will check back tomorrow.
Have a nice day,
I'll try again,
Thank you Jen!!
I have been using the Like button for a while - and I like it!
But recently I have noticed it has been slowing down my page load speeds dramatically on both two sites.
Anyone else noticed this?
I haven't yet, but not completely surprised since so many things have changed on the Ning platform. And it could facebook too. Sorry to hear it, but honestly don't know a fix yet. I will keep a watch.
how I can add other servers as twetter this code and just where would add? Also where I can get these codes to add servers? Thanks /
When you get time do you think you could tell me if there is a way to get the following script you created to include the URL of a "Facebook Fan Page' to "like" instead of just liking the main page of my network? The reason I ask is cuz I love the placement of this button! thanks
x$("#xg_module_account").before("<div align=center id='custom_fb'></div>");
var fb_html = '<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href='+window.location+'&layout=standard&show_faces=false&width=180&action=like&colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="padding-top:15px; border:none; overflow:hidden; width:180px; height:50px"><\/iframe>';
Quick question for you Jen if you don't mind. The facebook and twitter button next to my share button on all pages that are under pictures, forums, blogs, etc. are not showing the actual pages they are only showing the main page info but when I click the share button and go to facebook it shows the actual page and the picture for that page. Is there a way to either make them two social icons work like the share link or can I remove them two and add two icons that do share the links of that actual page. Hope this makes sense to you.
I really don't know about this one, sorry.