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Facebook Pages and Google

5:48 pm on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Okay, I created a facebook-page for a small forum I want to promote 12 weeks ago. This works fine so far, but it would be great to:
1.) let the fb-page appear in Google
2.) use the fb-page to generate at least another link to my forum

Since 1.) didn't happen yet, 2.) is out of question... So what do I have to do? Shall I set incoming links to the fb-page?
10:31 pm on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The facebook scripts automatically put a nofollow tag on all outgoing links. Google people have said that nofollow links don't help rankings. Even if that is true, (and not everyone believes it), you might still be able to use the facebook page to create "buzz", and this might help rankings. And it might also send you some traffic.
8:32 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your reply. I don't believe the nofollow-thing either (there is too much nofollow-blog-spam arround that does work). The Q is: What do I have to do to make Google crawl my fb-page? The page is visible for everyone, but it doesn't seem to be linked to.
10:21 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You can create a Google Profile, and add all twitter, facebook etc. links to that profile. Also you can add a link to the facebook page with rel="me".

"If you host user profiles and allow users to link to other profiles on the web, we encourage you to mark those links with the rel="me" microformat so that they can be made available through the Social Graph API."