10,000 websites add Facebook functionality to their website each day. Are you one of them?
Why is it important to integrate Facebook into your website? People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Every month, more than 500 million people engage with Facebook on external websites
Today we’re going to talk about a few simple ways to integrate Facebook into your website.
No advanced programming skills needed!!!
1. Add a Facebook Like Box:
The Facebook Like Box offers a way to grow your fan base without people leaving your page. You can adjust the height, height and header. Simply follow one of the links below to install the plugin or widget.
For your website: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/
For WordPress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-box-widget/
2. Facebook Like Button
You can install and configure the Facebook Like Button a number of different ways. To add this to a static website visit https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/ for details on how to install the plugin, for WordPress Sites visit http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-like-button .
There is a little bit of a bug with the button and Facebook doesn’t always know which image to pick. In order to get around this there is an image fix, which can be found out http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-like-thumbnail/ . It will automatically pick the first image and fix it.
3. Facebook Comments
This is a great way to bring life to a static website. You can add it to any webpage and it is very easy to implement. Simply go to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/refernece/plugins/comments/ to download it.
You can define the number of posts you want to display and adjust the width.
4. Send Button
The Send Button is designed to send out a Facebook message to a group, a friend or email address. It’s a more private option. This is great to use along with the like button. For directions on how to implement this plugin visithttps://developers.facebook.com/docs/refernce/plugins/send/ .
Recommendations display personalizes recommendations from your site based on Facebook activity. To install the recommendations feature simple follow the directions athttps://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/recomendations/.
Finally, my favorite 2!
6. Wibiya Tool Bar
I think that the Wibiya tool bar is amazing. As you can tell since we use it. It allows people to become a fan and post to your Facebook page without leaving your site. They can even see recent posts of you Facebook page. It’s basically like being on your Facebook page without leaving your site. Not only can you integrate Facebook, but you can also integrate other forms of social media. It fully supports WordPress.
In addition, it comes with simple to understand analytics that tell you everything you need to know. For details about this option visit http://www.wibiya.com/.
7. Social Share through WordPress
Two great sources for social sharing on blog like pages are Simple Social Bookmarks http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-social-bookmarks/ and SexyBookmarkshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sexybookmarks/. It’s great for a blog, not a website.
You can use any of these options together. They encourage more social sharing and drive more traffic to your website.