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Best position for Facebook Like button

What's the best position for a Facebook Like button, at the top of the page, or at the end of the text/content/module? Which position has more visibility and is more effective?
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What is the difference between a Facebook Group and a Facebook Page

I created a Project Management Stack Exchange Facebook Page to help promote the new Project Management Stack Exchange Site. One of the users suggested a Facebook Group instead. I use Facebook, and ...
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What are the advantages of adding a like button specifcally for your website if you already have a facebook page?

What are the advantages of adding a like button specifcally for your website if you already have a facebook page? What i mean is say you have a facebook page for your product, and you include a like ...
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Make my logo with white text show up better on Facebook and Google+ since they have white backgrounds

I have a logo with white text and a transparent background. The site is a dark theme. When Facebook and Google+ brings in my links. It is quite hard to see the logo. Is there way to tell these ...
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Facebook like and share buttons will have impact on SEO in future?

I read in blogs that Facebook features will be crawled in future. Maybe like how many Likes are done for a specific page. In that case is it good to use third party widgets like ShareThis to ...
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Will moving to Facebook/Disqus Commenting lighten the load on my server any?

I manage a site that gets about 50 million hits a month. It's a Wordpress site, load balanced over 6 servers, and has a varnish caching system setup. Right now, 95 - 97% of the time, page views hit ...
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Free (Or Cheap) Alternatives For An SSL Certificate For Facebook Apps [closed]

In October (from what I remember) Facebook will require HTTPS connections to pages and app's that are hosted away from Facebook. At the moment, it comes up with a popup saying "do you want to turn ...
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Does the link we provide on various networking websites counts as a backlink?

Does the blog/website address we add on various sites like Facebook count as a backlink in the eyes of search engines, especially Google?
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Why Facebook profiles are Google-searchable?

Facebook has around 1B user profiles. They can be found by searching in Google. However, I don't think these profiles are linked from anywhere, so how could Google discover them? As far as I know, ...
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Selling Facebook Likes - are these quality Likes?

People/companies selling Facebook Likes guarantee 100-1000 likes for your Facebook page. Some say "real looking likes", "permanent likes", "verified", etc. I figured I'd try one of these guys out, ...
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Why do people drop off site after clicking “connect to facebook”?

After doing some analysis on my website, I learned that 29% of web users, and 33% of mobile users drop off AFTER they click "connect to facebook." So they click on connect and then go to FB, and dont ...
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OpenID, Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo login for Wordpress

Is there somethink like this for free for wordpress?
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Image not appearing when publicizing to facebook

I'm using WordPress and the problem I have is that I don't see any associated images being used when I paste a link into Facebook. Below is my Facebook OG:Data. <meta property="og:type" ...
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300+ likes on brand new FB like button

I just added a Facebook like button to a website, and somehow it already has more than 300 likes, it's really strange because this website never had a like button on it in the past. Is there some sort ...
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How do I get a “Sign in with Facebook” button in Denmark?

I live in Denmark. In connection with a project I would like to add a "Sign in with Facebook" button to a website. In order to do that I apparently have to register as a Facebook developer on ...
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How can an exception be created for Facebook on robots.txt?

I have a directory that I don't want Google to index because it could confuse people who don't know the site. However, I want everyone else to get updates when I post them on our Facebook page. The ...
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Facebook likes Influence SEO ranking

I have seen some data that shows strong correlation between number of Facebook shares and Google ranking position. It makes sense. But I am wondering how does Google know number of Facebook shares. ...
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When advertising on Facebook, avoid paying for comments, likes, and shares

We have an ad campaign running on Facebook. Our goal is to get users to subscribe to our newsletter by visiting the site and subscribing. We noticed a discrepancy between the number of clicks ...
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How to share post to G+ Twitter and Facebook

I have fb profile connected to twitter and when I write to twitter it will be shared to fb profile I have G+Twitter plugin which will post to twitter since I post to G+ but it doesn't share the post ...
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Some questions about social plugins (facebook, twitter, google+)

I have some questions regarding social plugins (facebook, twitter, google+). By asking the following questions I would like you to take into considaration the following parameters: I want my website ...
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Is it legal to reward points when users click share button?

Every website will desire its content to be shared by its users. Is it OK for some website to award points each time its user clicks facebook share or like button? assume that the website knows the ...
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“Likes” get lost

From time to time our website loses as lot of likes for example two days ago the number of like was more than 1k then all of a sudden it became 480 Also strange is that this query ...
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Display comments from a Facebook page link on my site's post page

I am not sure if this is doable, but whenever I post a bit of news on my site, I will post a link on my Facebook fan page. Lately, I've noticed the whole discussion is happening on Facebook, with ...
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Share on Facebook does not show thumbnail images

I have a PHP application which has a "Share on Facebook" button that, On the development server shows the thumbnail images correctly and allows the user to select between them On the live server, it ...
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According to Piwik, many Facebook users appear to exit before page has loaded

I am using Piwik to monitor web stats and have noticed that it appears like some users click a link to my site and then close it before the page has even loaded. I have based this on the fact that ...
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Facebook likes reset after moving to HTTPS

I've got a question regarding the Facebook like button. We worked on a piece recently that embeds a number of social share buttons (please see the source code below). When the piece was released, it ...
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Can we import and display Facebook comments on our social media site?

I'm implementing a startup social media site where users post product reviews and other opinions. One of the features is a Facebook Share function. The business owners are interested in using the ...
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Facebook referral traffic spike - who shared our post?

My organization's blog got a MAJOR spike in traffic to one blog post yesterday. We can see in our Google Analytics that facebook.com and m.facebook.com were the by far the top referrers. I can't ...
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facebook ad metric vs google analytics metrics

My facebook ad metrics shows me a number of clicks in my ad. Also my google analytics is tracking the facebook ad source, but the number of clicks in my ad is almost 30% bigger than the number of ...
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Facebook Like button for Retina Display

I am using Facebook's Like button (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/) but when displayed on Retina Display iPhone, the button looks blurry as the Facebook logo is an image ...
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Transferring website likes to fanpage likes

as far as I understood Facebook also offers "likes" for plain websites without their own fanpage. Now, if one has a certain number of such likes and decides to open a dedicated fanpage is there a way ...
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Most of my Facebook Likes have disappeared from my website

Until two days ago, I had 417 Facebook Likes on my website http://www.ridiculouslife.net/ Now i have just 33. Even when I input my url into the Facebook developers Get the Like Button generator it ...
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Why Are My Facebook 'Likes' Disappearing?

If you look at my website, it shows only one Facebook Like, but while the page is loading it sometimes shows more; and I'm sure there are at least 20. Any ideas?
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Facebook Like javascript related to Time Spent Downloading a page Increase in GWT?

I installed the Facebook Like button Javascript version on my website on December 15th. Take a look at this report from Google Webmaster Central. Crawl stats Googlebot activity in the last 90 ...
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facebook share and opengraph

I'm managing a video blog. The blog contains a main youtube video on the homepage and several thumbnail images of other videos elsewhere. I have a share button for the main page and the single posts ...
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How do I follow up on the comments made in my site using Facebook comments plugin?

I installed Facebook's social plugin - Comments. I thought that it would encourage people to comment on my articles and by doing that I will get (at the end) more traffic. After installing it to my ...
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Facebook social plugin comments disappear from my Drupal site after using Facebook application ID

Background to problem I was using the Facebook comments social plugin without a Facebook application ID (on Drupal with Facebook social plugin module); it was working just fine like this. I later ...
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Facebook application: insights not updated [closed]

For publishing your facebook app offcially, you need 10 monthly users or 5 total users (check out the paradox :s), but the thing is, while quite a lot of people have visited my app, and about 30 liked ...
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Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage [closed]

Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage using PHP or JS... for example a section with Facebook chat, a section to post to twitter and maybe ...
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Facebook Like Button on Individual Pages

There have been a few questions like this asked before but not in the same way. I want to put a Facebook Like or Share or Recommend button on all of my website pages. The site is somewhat like Yelp ...
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Start an internal site blog or focus on Facebook and LinkedIn?

I am putting together a social media campaign for my company. We already have a site with 300,000 product pages and I am wonder how effective blogging within the site would be compared to to blogging ...
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How to get a facebook page with URL like facebook.com/mycompany

I've seen other facebook 'company/brand/product' pages with URLs of the format: facebook.com/mycompany How do you set this up? If I use pages/create, I get an address like: ...
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My users don't want to be tracked by FB, Google etc. How can I then implement “share” buttons?

I don't have any Ads and I am not using Google Analytics. I am using Piwick instead. But I still want to be able to share the content via share buttons on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc. The ...
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Can someone explain how FaceBook's cookie tracks you while logged out?

This article claims that Facebook tracks what you do, even when you're logged off of Facebook, via cookies. Now, a cookie is just a text file... that is read/written to while you're actually on that ...
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Facebook Comments and page SEO

Facebook's recently launched commenting system for blogs loads comments in an iframe, instead of loading them inline. Since blog comments can often contribute significantly to the page's SEO, is it a ...
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How to show a preview thumbnail on Facebook of a imageless website?

I have recently designed a website with no img tags, only one big fat CSS sprite with everything in it. Though, when I try to publish that website on Facebook, it won't show a preview thumbnail — ...
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Facebook company pages, why some are simple urls and some are strange long urls?

I'm trying to set up this damn FB page for the company where I'm working for. I think it's probably useless stuff, but I want to give a try. I came up with this page: ...
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Is there a way to use @media queries with pages embedded into Facebook?

Would a @media query recognize the 520px Facebook iframe limitation?
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How do I add a custom welcome tab to a Facebook fan page?

this is my first question on here so I do apologise in advance if I do something wrong. I'm a web designer, not a programmer (just for the record)! I have to add a custom welcome tab to a Facebook ...
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Should a facebook 'like' button on a website use the actual website url as the 'liked' item, or the url of the website's facebook fan page?

E.g. should the like button use www.somewebsite.com or facebook.com/somewebsite as the 'liked' item? Just to clarify, I realise that individual pages would do better with their own like buttons, ...