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Facebook Promotion guidelines

Hi I want to build a Facebook promotional/competition page and just want to make 100% sure that I am within the laws governed by the Facebook Promotional Guidelines. Here is a link to the guidelines ...
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Is there serious reason why big company like Facebook or Google don't use front-end libraries such as jQuery? [closed]

I saw that Facebook like open-source software a lot. Is there some webmaster-specific reason why don't they use jQuery or another javascript library? Is that because jQuery/another js library has a ...
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Why does Open Graph use <meta property=… in their example code?

As far as I can tell, property is not a valid attribute of the <meta> tag in any of HTML 3, 4, XHTML-Transitional or XHTML-Strict. So why does the Open Graph Protocol (and Facebook's API docs) ...
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How to format facebook status retrieved using status.get [closed]

When I retrieve my facebook status through facebook API, using status.get, the informations comes in the form of [ { "message": "Does anyone here knows how to disappear and reappear again after ...
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What does Google Analytics record Facebook in-app browser hits as?

Recently Facebook updated their app to have an in-app browser. Previously, clicking on web links bumped the user out of the FB app and into their device browser. Now the user is kept inside the ...
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How to get an RSS feed (or equivalent) of photos from defined Facebook Page and User Profiles?

I'm looking for code or advice on how to get an RSS feed (or equivalent stream of data) of photos from one or more Facebook Pages and User Profile pages. Background: This is for a friend who wants ...
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Can we make those who sign up to our page automatically follow our Facebook page?

Is it possible to make somebody that logs in with Facebook automatically like our Facebook page? I have the same question about Twitter. If anyone logs in via Twitter, can they automatically follow ...
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How to change my website's appearance in a Facebook wall post?

When posting a website link in a Facebook wall post, Facebook fetches some content (title, text and image) from the website to show it to readers. Is there a way I can adjust / propose which content ...
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How does Facebook saves images to my HDD

How Facebook downloads images, when you click "Download" near the picture? I see, that they are passing some argument: _n.jpg?dl=1 ,but how it is managed 'behind the scenes'?
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widget / template code for +1, Like, Follow on Twitter etc

I am trying to setup a website for this design studio and need to put in a widget which would allow people to "Like, +1, follow on twitter" etc. I have been writing code for some years now, but I am ...
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Do Twitter Card tags and OpenGraph meta tags conflict with each other? Do I need both?

Pretty much the above, if I put Twitter card tags before my OpenGraph tags, will they conflict? I ask because when it comes to each, I am pointing to different image sizes for the same content, as ...
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Is it possible to manage the content from a Facebook Comment box on my website?

I've added fb-comments to my website and some users are posting very unwanted content on it. How can I remove them for all the other visitors? I can remove them/block them for me but can't hide them ...
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Facebook share link: specify image and custom message shown in post

In my web application, I am allowing users to share their affiliate link to Facebook. I am currently doing this using this URL: <a target="_blank" onclick="return !window.open(this.href, ...
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Publish feed entries on Facebook [closed]

Is there any good, simple way to auto publish feed entries from my website to my Facebook profile? (I just need post title and link to the post). This would be the best option, but looks like it does ...
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Scrape LIKE user of competition pages

Is it possible to make something a little touchy.. I will explain My friend have a little baby accessory like hair clip and so.... She manage to get 100 like in there Facebook page (great!) NOW, on ...
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How can I specify the image for Facebook share or like?

Is there a way I can make one of the images on a website more likely to be posted with a Facebook like or recommend?
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Facebook - “openID” danger?

I am scared that someone can get into anybodys account on my game, if user does not have Facebook. Stealer makes facebook with same email that user in my game, and then click "Login with facebook" -> ...
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Allow user to share on Facebook anonymously: options?

I want to allow users to share memes anonymously with their friends. I am trying to figure out how this can be done through Facebook: are there any Facebook APIs which will allow users to share ...
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Embed Facebook Page Plugin

I've been following facebook instructions in order to embed their "page plugin" in my website, and failing. (See instructions here.) Would you please take a look at my code and help me out? thanks in ...
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Question about choosing name for Facebook fan page

I'm in process of creating new site which must be on domain xyz-backgrounds.com (assume that xyzwallpapers.com, xyz-wallappers.com and xyzbackgrounds.com are already used). Search term which is ...
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Is there a risk that custom URLs for Facebook and Google+ will compete with your own site?

Is there any downside to registering a Facebook page custom URL or Google Plus custom URL? My primary goal is to drive traffic to my site. Is there a risk of these social media custom URLs ...
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Show Facebook likes on the website

I have just added the Facebook likes indicator in a website: www.canalonesbastimar.com. Since I have created a profile with that URL in Facebook, and I have 13 likes, I expected it would be shown ...
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Should users be deleted after inactivity on a website?

When you have a social website or a website where you can register, would you eventually delete them after a certain time (after a year of inactivity) or would you rather keep their account records ...
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Is there a need for a Facebook specific page title?

I see that Facebook's Open Graph asks you to have a meta property "og:title". Why don't they just use the HTML title tag? In my PHP code I started going through all page types and coding the ...
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Is there any jquery plugin for facebook like button in a lightbox [closed]

I am trying to find a plug-in for showing like our web site on facebook message for new visitors of my web page. Is there any jquery based plugins for that ?
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How is Facebook avoiding mixed content (SSL/non-SSL) warnings?

I signed up to Farmville and I get a URL like: https://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/index.php?ref=tab At the bottom of the page are ads which are served not using ssl - they are pulling in regular ...
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Do Facebook CPC ads charge per click, or per like, or both?

I'm about to create a Facebook campaign that points to our Facebook fan page, with the CPC option. I want to know what counts as a "click". I already read the docs (quickly to be honest), but i ...
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Image for sharing on Facebook/G+?

Is it possible to add an image to a html page that only shows up when sharing page on Facebook/G+? The image should not be visible in the html page since it contains a Flash game, but I would like it ...
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Number of Facebook Likes on homepage keeps resetting to lower number

We've had a Facebook Like button on our homepage (i.e. associated with a URL not our Facebook Page) for a few months, and nearly every other day the number of likes resets from the actual number of ...
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Renouncing the registration system

I want to completely remove the registration page from my web app (for obvious simplification and uniformity) and only use "connect with Facebook" and "connect with Twitter" the website is a technical ...
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How do we customise FB share function without affecting SEO?

FB share currently pulls the page title tag and first body text by default. However our title tags are optimised for SEO and we want to customise what people see when the website is shared. I ...
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Putting ads on Facebook, iframe

I've made a Facebook app, a small card game, which works with the Facebook iframe option. My question is: is it allowed to put advertisements on the original page where the iframe links to, so it ...
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Why some links load in different Facebook browsers on iOS? (Blue vs black header)

So, I've noticed while browsing facebook that some most links that I click on open in the usual Facebook browser, with the blue header, address bar, and footer. But then every once in a while I come ...
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Facebook sharing from WordPress not showing thumbnail in feed

I'm having some trouble with my Facebook sharing on my site www.letitgo.ca . I'm finding that when the site is shared, I get a blank thumbnail where an image should be in my facebook feed. From ...
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Can Open Graph properties be effectively used on tags other than meta/link?

meta and link elements sometimes create a sort of redundancy in the markup. For example, there is already a title element but in order to declare an og:title property one would have to add a separate ...
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Facebook Ads targeting by mobile device?

Facebook ads allow you to target mobile device users like so: Does this mean users who use Iphone regularly or users who are currently using Iphone to browse Facebook?
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Are “embed” HTML tags significant for crawlers and preview generators?

I'm wondering if <embed> tags get used to crawl and/or affect SEO rankings. Say I'm making a "widget" of HTML (maybe eventually a Polymer web widget) but let's say it's just a plain old HTML5 ...
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Having Multiple Facebook ads use one conversion pixel

Can't wrap my head around if this will work or not. Don't want to launch a campaign til I know for sure. I want to run five separate ads with all different target audiences. When clicked, each of ...
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Does an OG image must be present on a page for display in Facebook page?

When sharing a link, a post or a tweet on a Facebook is it possible to set an image using OG meta tags that is not actually on the page you are sharing. Example: You share example.com/mypage.html and ...
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How do you share a non-canonical URL on Facebook?

The company I work for has 5 domain names for 5 different markets within the country. Those domains have their own branded sites and share content between them. We place canonicals on each piece of ...
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Facebook “Share” and “Like” buttons always in English even when I specify another language

I'm displaying the Facebook share button on my website, but it always displays in English, even though I followed the guidelines for using another language. Here's my code: <script> ...
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Fraudulent Click Bombing Sites

I am getting a fraudulent site 'visit4money.com' as the 2nd top referral in Google Analytics. This website seems to have tens of thousands of members who keep coming to my site and fade away after ...
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Make my website dynamically loaded data available to Facebook Open Graph Object Scrapper

Here is the design of my web site: The user enter myWebsite.com/a/1 .htaccess rules redirect to myWebsite.com/b Now the JavaScript ExtJS library is loading. Extracting the value from the URL (in ...
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Facebook and Open Graph Protocol

Why is the Facebook open graph protocol beneficial beneficial to my web site? Why do I need to implement some of the meta properties to use the Facebook "Like" button on my web page? I do NOT ...
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How to remove a Facebook App from Facebook's search results?

I have a Facebook app so users can login to my website using their Facebook account, but when you type my website name into Facebook's search (the search box right next to the Facebook logo) the app ...
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setting up facebook 'insights for your web site' linkdoes not provide fb:admin tag

I've set up a facebook app and am now trying to get the fb:admin tags using the insights page at https://www.facebook.com/insights/. when I click the 'insights for your web site' link the pop up does ...
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Facebook and different URLs for each sharer, could this affect the amount it is shared

On my quiz site, I have been allowing people to share the quizzes with their friends using the Facebook sharer popup. At first I just let them share the quiz on it's own, but I decided it would be ...
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Facebook Page Advertising Issue [closed]

I am gonna take this from one of my answers, because it is still bugging me... Facebook Pages is a different story. They make you pay for the views of getting your post out to people who have ...
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How to make sure Facebook knows that you're a publisher, not a brand?

The past couple Facebook EdgeRank updates have penalized blatant advertisers & linkbait publishers like Upworthy, making it more difficult for many brand pages to get organic distribution. And it ...
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Tracking email traffic to Facebook in Google Analytics

My company is sending an email to our lead file with a link to a Facebook contest app. I know that ExactTarget (our marketing automation software) has the ability to track links, but we want to see in ...