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SEO links from Facebook, Delicious, Digg are useful to increase Google PR?

Does anyone know in his SEO experince if links coming from FaceBook, Delicious, Digg are useful to increase PageRank on Google? I would say NO cause most of thise links are nofollow and/or stored in ...
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Share buttons vs sharer urls

As some people might know, adding share buttons from Facebook and Twitter can cause a page to slow down. I've seen many sites pass on the common iframe implementations that these sites offer and ...
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Why do some large companies use a different domain for sending emails?

I've received notifications and newsletters from Microsoft and Facebook in the past and noticed that both emails came not from an address such as something@facebook.com or something@microsoft.com. ...
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Should I support facebook login or openid login?

What are the pros and cons of each? Does it make any sense supporting both? Which is easier for users/to implement?
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Retrieve Facebook Like count after changing URL structure for entire website

I just changed the URLs for my entire website. I have set up 301 permanent redirects for all old URLs to new URLs. Rel=canonical are set to new URLs. All Facebook Like buttons count have returned to ...
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How to tie together Facebook Pages and main website

I'm anonymising this situation a bit, so I apologise if the scenario seems a bit contrived, but the question is a genuine one I need to address. I'm working on a website for a web-based company which ...
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How do I analyze vague Google Analytics data re traffic from Facebook?

We have one Facebook fan page and two personal profiles that could be sending traffic and then there are the many facebook pages of friends etc. I am also running an ad campaign from my FB account ...
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OpenGraph tags and HTML5 validity

I have a HTML5 based page, and I inculded the OpenGraph tags according to it's documentation. Also I checked with Facebook Debug, and it can parse the metadata. But when I use W3C Validator, it ...
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How can I view all information from my facebook social plugins in one place?

I am using some Facebook social plugins on one of my websites that has hundreds of pages. I am wondering if there is a single location where I can view all Facebook plugin activity across my website. ...
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What is the best implementation of the Facebook like-button you've seen?

I'm looking into implementing the Facebook like-button on my site. Therefore i'm looking for some good examples of the use of the like-button. I'm looking at the placement of the like-button and the ...
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Finding the Facebook post or page that links to my site

I am getting lots of traffic from Facebook, but the referrer looks like http://www.facebook.com/l.php?url=http://www.example.com/mypage.html I've also had this problem before with another page. ...
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Is it useful to create a Facebook page for a website?

I'm aware Facebook pages can be used as a communication and marketing channel for a website. Is there value in creating a Facebook page for a noncommercial website that is moderately trafficked? The ...
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Am I allowed to save basic user data from Facebook in my own web app's database?

In general my app deals with data that is unrelated to Facebook but also includes a Graph API based app. So it would be helpful for someone to login with Facebook (without registering in my own web ...
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Force Facebook to use large images when sharing my page

When I share content from my site it posts an image to Facebook as it should. I have noticed that the image is small, roughly 100x100 at best. Yet on other people's posts of content from other sites ...
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Where do I get the standard, tiny Facebook and Twitter icons? [closed]

I've seen a lot of sites with tiny 't' and 'f' logos for Facebook and Twitter. They're pretty common, but the only images I can find available are for paid icon sets. Are people really using custom ...
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Easiest way to automatically update Twitter & Facebook when I update a wordpress blog

I'm running a self-hosted version of wordpress, so plugins are an option that is available. I'm wondering what the best way to have my Twitter and Facebook accounts automatically update whenever I add ...
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What is the way to properly implement a Facebook Like button on a page for best SEO purposes?

On our site we want to put a Facebook Like button/widget-thingy. It is possible to create a like button, where the URL associated with the button is the page it sits on, rather than a Facebook page. ...
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How to tell Facebook not to fetch specific images?

I posted a few days ago how it was possible to tell FB to fetch specific images in my site for status updates. I still need to tell it what not to fetch, since many of these pictures wouldn't ...
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Facebook like button in plain HTML, is it possible?

just a quick question, is it possible to create an FB Like button in plain HTML? I checked out the Like button code dircetly cerated by developers.FB but it's an <iframe ...
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Is it possible to add a facebook 'like' button to a website without the numer of 'likes'?

I'm pretty sure this used to be possible, but there doesn't seem to be an option any more. Is there any way to do it?
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Less than half of Facebook ad clicks are visible in Google Analytics

We have a website that we advertise via Facebook, but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. (The page is not really public yet, so I cannot post a link here) We already did several ...
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Share on: FB, Tweet, Digg, Linkedin, Delicious, My mother, … it's just on fashion, or of some real value?

Nowadays your site is not in fashion if you don't show at least a couple of share buttons like these: Is this just fashion, or do people actually get something good out of it? When I say ...
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302 Redirect causes garbage at end of Wordpress link in Facebook

When I try to link my Wordpress blog to Facebook, the url doesn't resolve properly. There's garbage appended at the end and Facebook is not able to retrieve information from the site. Happens in ...
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Does Google Analytics exclude Campaign traffic from Facebook in the Social reports?

For a while we have used campaign tags when putting posts on Facebook so that we can run campaign reports in Google analytics on those links. However it appears that traffic from those links are being ...
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Is the integration of social media useful to “used book trading” website?

I am at the moment building up a web application made for people to buy and sell used book. The personn for which I am doing the website keeps talking to me about integrating social media features. I ...
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Can Google crawl Facebook pages?

I thought I heard a while back that Google cannot crawl Facebook pages. I'm guessing that this is affected by the privacy settings someone has, but if I have a page that allows anonymous users to see ...
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Some Facebook Pages Show Tabs On The Top Of Page, And Others On The Left. Why?

I am developing a Facebook page for my web design/development business, and I've noticed that the page I have created has the tabs aligned to the left hand side of the page underneath the page image. ...
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How useful is Facebook Connect Login?

I'm starting to see some Websites offer the option to login via Facebook. I'm curious how useful it is a feature. For example, when someone logs in, does her friend knows on Facebook that she logged ...
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Will switching from home grown news page to a Facebook feed hurt SEO?

We are thinking of dumping our home curated news page and going to an embedded Facebook feed instead. One of the purposes of the news page is to boost SEO. The intention is that keywords will occur ...
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lost facebook likes after making changes to the button

I just changed the facebook like button to "recommend" and specified image and content in meta, and now have lost all my previous likes. Why did this happen and what can I do about it? Oh I also just ...
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Migrate facebook app from WAMP Server localhost to facebook

I have developed an app for Facebook and it is currently hosted via a localhost WAMP Server. My question is how can I put my app on Facebook? What would be the steps I must follow? Please note: My ...
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How can I add an image for FB status to fetch?

Typing any link on Facebook triggers an automated function that scans for images on a website. What I'm trying to do is to use an image for that sole purpose, which means I don't want it in my website ...
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What is the standard image size(s) for facebook (corporate page), twitter and youTube?

I am going to employ the services of a graphic designer, to create logos/ images for my website for the following sites: Facebook (corporate page) Twitter (twitter account for the business) YouTube ...
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Facebook connect vs. OpenID

I just started working on a new project that has a general login feature. One suggestion in a meeting was to look into Facebook Connect or OpenID as an alternative. I'm curious if there's one that has ...
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Delegating responsibilities for business page on Facebook

Suppose I have a Facebook page for a business or organization, and I want to delegate posting responsibilities to an employee. As far as I can tell, the only way to do this is to give that employee ...
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Using open graph meta tags for a Facebook feed without creating a Facebook app

Description I'm going to implement Open Graph's meta tags to display content on my website properly in a Facebook feed. In order to use this (source - ...
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How does Facebook advertising tool calculate estimated reach?

I'm trying to understand how Facebook advertising calculates the reach. Here is the issue: I have 10.000 fans from my country, but when I select "show only to my fans", the reach is estimated do ...
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Preserve Facebook comments when the site changes domain name

I'm going to be changing the domain name of one of my sites. I'll use 301 redirects. One thing that I can't figure out is how to preserve all the comments that users have made on the page through ...
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How do I add a Facebook Subscribe button to my website?

So the Facebook Subscribe button is pretty great for those who want to maintain their social life and start building a public persona, and is a great alternative to pages for those people. But ...
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Website falsely blocked because of spam. Does anyone know how we should proceed?

I'm responsible for ICT at FOS Open Scouting, a belgian scouting organisation. Our website was hacked a few years back and blocked by Facebook as a result. After we regained control over the site ...
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Facebook Like button for sessions or entire conference?

I'm putting together an online conference program. The conference has hundreds of sessions. When adding a Facebook Like button, I'm trying to decide: Choice 1: All the Like buttons should like the ...
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how do I programmatically upload pictures to facebook?

Ok, so here was my first question: How do I allow visitors on my site to share my photos on their facebook news feed? After implementing it I realized what I really want is a link that uploads the ...
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Should I block search engines with robots.txt on my Facebook app?

There's a few subdomains on my homepage where I tak advantage of robots.txt to block search engines for indexing their contents, like my images and downloads subdomains as I don't want the direct URLs ...
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Need a Facebook Strategy

I run a website / webapp. It's a mix of regularly updated content, and some subscribers only features. Here's what I have done so far for social distribution: Google Groups - Set up private and semi ...
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Linking a facebook app's page to an existing facebook business page

I have a facebook app page, and a separate facebook business profile page. The business page was created, but not by me, some time before the app and its page were created. Is there any way to ...
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Google Plus Vanity URL Dilema [closed]

Google Plus has just made vanity URLs available for pages, wanted your advice. The page is pre approved (so all I need to is click accept) to get www.google.com/+shoes But my FB vanity URL is ...
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Huge difference between Facebook Ad Click figures and Apache log requests

We're running a facebook ad campaign for our business but there seems to be a huge discrepancy between the number of clicks registered and the number of requests made with "facebook.com" in the HTTP ...
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What is the average acquisition cost of a Facebook “Like”?

Suppose you want to invest in a Facebook ad, targeted to a specific audience, how many $ would I need to spend to get one "Like" in my Facebook fan page? Note: I know not all users, industries, ads, ...
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Domain names ending with book

I want to make a humorsite, not a social network, but a humorsite. But my domain name ends with book. Do you think Facebook would make a fuss about it?
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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?