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FB "Like" Questions



5:14 am on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am new to facebook, do not have a personal account, but set up a "Page" for my website. The page url is like this:

I have a "Like" button on my home page where the relevant code is:

And it shows that 10 people "Like" it on the home page. When I go to fb insights page, it shows "0 Likes".

My question is, is there any detail I can get on those 10 Likes? Or is my fb "Page" completely separate from my website? If it's completely different, then I could get rid of the fb "Page" and still keep the "Like" button on my website?

Also, what happens when someone clicks the "Like" button on my website? Does it show up on their Wall? Or something else?


11:06 am on Nov 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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What is benefits lik some thing on face book. I don't have any idea about it. i am here to learn more how to use face book and other communities.


12:11 pm on Nov 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I just started running Facebook ads and am very happy with it. works much better for me than Google AdWords. Anyway, are you sure you have the right URL linking back to your facebook page? What you posted there as the link doesn't look like it contains a Facebook Page url. Having said that, I haven't installed a LIKE button because I use addthis.com which pretty much automates the whole process.

It seems strange that Facebook would record a like on your website without the person liking your page (In Facebook parlance "Like" means becoming a fan). In Facebook Ad analytics they make a distinction between clicks and actions, where I think action is actually "Liking" the page, while clicking to it is recorded as a click. Maybe the badge on your page shows clicks and not the subsequent LIKE that they must do after they see your page and want to become a fan? You can test that.

To answer the other question, when somebody likes your website, it is displayed on their Facebook page under the pages they like (so for example if they like your page and they have 300 friends, when they liked you and it was displayed on their profile, you got a free potential impression to 300 people and you get it again everytime somebody visits that page). Not sure about this, but I think also that depending on that person who liked you's privacy settings, it might also go onto their newswire. So every friend of "clicker" will see on their own news when they log onto facebook: "clicker" likes yoyo8 page.

So that's the magic of viral marketing in social media. Every time a person likes you, you get an exposure to all their friends. If one of their friends likes you it begins to cascade. So when you first set up your page, the first thing you should do is find a bunch of pages that have users that you think would also be your fans and LIKE that page, then people visiting that page will see that you are a fan and if you have a good name and icon they might click to see your page too and potentially LIKE it.

When I started my first page, almost immediately I got one Italian user who joined and was in some tight network, and a week later I had 35 Italian speaking fans who posted in Italian (his friends) and about 10 English speakers (my friends). So my whole news page was always in Italian!

If you watch the movie "The Social Network" you'll understand the objectives of facebook a lot better. They do a really good job of that, actually for illustrating the design issues and creative process the film is a lot better than the book which it is based on, "Accidental Billionaires"


7:04 pm on Nov 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the info sundaridevi. I don't want them to "like" my fb page, but to "like" my website. My fb page simply lists posts from the website. But shouldn't there be a way to view details on website likes?

The other issue is I can't even create a separate fb user to test because you can't have both a business page account and a user account. It goes against the fb terms of service I think.


7:29 pm on Nov 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think that if they click Like on your page it should be recorded as a Like on the website. So if it's not maybe you have the wrong url. I also think you can have one private account and as many pages as you want. Check out this Facebook guide to creating pages, it should be helpful - [facebook.com...]

I've seen a lot of people on different forums asking how they can learn more about their fans. I'm not sure what people want to know, but firstly, you have a summary of ages, geographic location and how they found your page if you look at "insights". 2nd if you list your fans you can click on their profile and learn a lot more. So all in all that is a lot more than you'll ever be able to get from anywhere else. There are some Facebook apps that would probably let you have a user survey on your page if you really need to know more and I've heard of one that gives them the option of joining a mailing list. You also can use the FBML(?) programming language to do whatever else you need on your page.


6:10 am on Nov 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The like on your website is simply that. They like your website. Your facebook page is completely separate to that. For the 'like' on your website though you should make sure you have correctly set-up the open graph tags in your header (details of this are on the facebook developer site) This will create a facebook page that is linked to the website that would have your insights on for the website likes. But I think the admin link only appears after you reach a certain number of likes.

Also you can create a test account to test certain things though it is very much locked down. The steps to creating this should also be in the developer documentation.


9:22 am on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Facebook is always changing their terminology. Today clicking the LIKE button means they become a fan on your page. But it is also possible to SHARE which means the link will be posted on *their* page, but they won't become a fan of your page.

Check out this overview of the possibilities

I've seen the facebook comments implemented on websites and I'm looking for a way to use Facebook to do ratings and reviews (not only comments without ratings). Does anybody know anything about that?


9:26 am on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You best bet would be to create your own comment functionality that also uses the open graph to post to their feed I believe


12:04 pm on Nov 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That sounds like a good idea! but then i would have to require them to login via facebook for no apparent reason right?


1:17 pm on Nov 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You could use Facebook as your user management system. Or implement Facebook connect and if they are logged in, post to Facebook as well as on your on site. If they're not logged onto Facebook then you just store the comment and rating on your own site anyway. Just consider sharing the comments and ratings on Facebook as an extra to your site, not the default functionality


10:26 am on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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From what I know, it is only possible to view insights of your Facebook Page. Your website insights do not show up anywhere. Anyway, to be double sure about what you are linking to, I would suggest you to visit this page and re-copy the script.



3:54 am on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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facebook has been very popular nowadays. Facebook "like" will definitely reflect on your wall and all the things you will be written on you facebook account.

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