Tag Archive: facebook

May 15 2015

Countdown to Facebook’s New Likebox Social Widget

Commonly seen on blogs and commercial sites, the Facebook Like Box is a feed-based widget that enables site owners to feature posts from their Facebook page onto their site. Easy to implement and a great way to build traffic to your site and awareness of your Facebook page, this widget is ideal for any site …

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Mar 19 2014

Fix Broken Thumbnails on Facebook

Some time ago, I tried to post a link on Facebook and noticed that the thumbnail did not display in the post. After a little digging, I discovered a neat little debugger tool that worked. Simply visit http://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug and enter your URL of your link and hit the ‘Debug” button. This forces Facebook to spider …

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May 15 2013

Facebook Ratings System

This is one of those Facebook updates that slipped under the radar as there was very little chatter about it. Facebook recently rolled out their ratings system for pages enabling fans to rate a page on a 1-5 scale: 1 star: Really don’t like it. 2 stars: Don’t like it. 3 stars: Like some things …

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Jan 31 2013

Vine: Packaging your Life in Six Seconds

Twitter, the platform that transformed the way we communicate into 140-character snippets, recently rolled out an iOS mobile application that enables anyone to convey a slice of their life in a 6 second video. Aptly titled, Vine has already hit some records in downloads and shows tremendous potential. After a few minutes of testing this …

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Nov 08 2012

Ready for the Facebook Squeeze?

There was a time when fan page content on Facebook was easily accessible in your home feed with little filtering. We also accepted that Facebook was an ad-driven engine, so we tolerated the ads in the sidebar. However, many Facebook fan page owners have complained that their impressions have diminished by almost 50%. This means …

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May 17 2011

Social Media Monitoring Tools

For many years, I’ve struggled to find the right tool for monitoring social media activity. From knowing the top tweets, posts, comments, likes and media, I always found myself pulling data from multiple sources and making that reporting cocktail in the end. Before diving into these applications, I would recommend creating a strategy first that …

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