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Corey Bryant




msg:4251578
 10:39 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

I was reading Facebook for Websites [developers.facebook.com] and had a couple of questions.

Is the "like" feature for the entire website or for each page (post)? I saw this code:
<html>
<head>
<title>My Great Web page</title>
</head>
<body>
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=YOUR_URL"
scrolling="no" frameborder="0"
style="border:none; width:450px; height:80px"><iframe>
</body>
</html>

that they recommend. With the title there, it seems it might be for the website and not for each specific page?

There also seemed to be a few different options to implement this feature. Any recommendations on which one to use / better?

Thanks!

 

Tommybs




msg:4251696
 8:03 am on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

The syntax used here means you would like whatever YOUR_URL is in the above code. You will like however you configure the like button.

The docs can be a bit complicated but you should also look at the open graph and the suggested tags you put at the top of a page

[developers.facebook.com...]

this might explain it a bit more

Tommybs




msg:4251778
 12:32 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

No it's not. It's spam so don't join any group or click any misleading links

[allfacebook.com...]

Corey Bryant




msg:4252454
 5:18 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks - that link looks a bit more detailed. Do you know if it helps more to like the entire website or each post / thread?

Tommybs




msg:4252457
 5:30 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

I wouldn't know off hand and it's probably one of those things that can vary from site to site. I guess it depends what you're trying to achieve. If from what I can gather you're making a blog style site then it might be better doing it for each post, that way people can highlight a particular article that is of interest to them, whereas the site might not be. This might help draw viewers to a particular post.

On the flipside though, I guess if they found the article anyway, clicked 'like' and ended up liking the entire site, that too might drawn eyes of other people who like other areas of the site.

It's all swings and roundabouts really and it should come down to what works best for you. There's nothing to say you couldn't have a generic Like button on your home page and one on each post.

One option that might work (I haven't tested this and don't know if it violates any TOS on Facebook) but could be to have a like for each post, but somewhere on the side of your site, have an iframe, pointing to a generic page on your site that has all the open graph tags set-up to point purely at your base domain, in any essence a "like my site" button on every page still. Does that make sense?

Corey Bryant




msg:4252588
 9:27 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yes, makes perfect sense. I thought about that actually as well.

I kind of have given up hope of getting any support from Facebook - it took me emailing them three times to get a reply on something else. I found another company that charged $.99 for Facebook question, but they never answered either.

Maybe if they do go through with the IPO that might change. Thanks for the ideas and help!

Tommybs




msg:4252598
 9:48 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yeah they probably get swamped with support requests but it still seems pretty poor, I've noticed that even the support forum seems to be a bit of a closed wall as well. It's almost like people who do figure out how to do something don't want to share it with anyone else. I wouldn't pay a company for support though, even at $.99. Not when there's good forums like this around

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