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There are a variety of ways to do this. Basically you need to conform your pages to Facebook's Graph API. Once this is set up correctly, when someone "likes" your page on your site, it's the same as if they liked it on FB. To implement this, you can look at the docs http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/ or if you are using a good cms, there a ...


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I don't believe that this can be done. The code for the like button has to identify if you are logged into an account and if so rather or not you've liked the topic already. This couldn't be done in plane HTML. The closest you could get is the iframe that you mentioned.


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In my opinion, it is worthwhile to allow your customers to log into your site using their preferred method, be that Facebook, Twitter, Google, OpenID, or a site-specific account as a fallback. To this extent, it is definitely worth integrating with social media. You may also want to consider setting up individual pages and the site itself as part of ...


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Feverbee, a self-branded "Community Consultancy", has a huge list of resources for community building that might prove useful. Highlights from The 11 Fundamental Laws Of Building Online Communities: Have a community manager. Have a purpose. Use whichever tool/platform your members are most familiar with. Create content about your community. Build ...


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I read something similar as well. As far as I understand it +1 only works with users signed into Google Accounts, so it will depend on the number of people that use your site and who are logged into their google accounts at the same time. +1 is part of Google's social play so if people +1 a site it is likely to have an impact their personal results in ...


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The installation requirements from the Github page: In order to run Diaspora, you will need to download the following dependencies (specific instructions follow): Build Tools - Packages needed to compile the components that follow. Ruby - The Ruby programming language. (We're using 1.8.7. It comes preinstalled on Mac OS X.) MongoDB - A ...


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Go for it. If you like your own content, there seems little reason (beyond retaining some sense of modesty) not to recommend it to your friends. There's no logical reason for Google to penalise you for plus-one-ing1 your own sites, just as there's no logical reason for Facebook to penalise you for liking your own Facebook page. Google +1 is currently used ...


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I assume you're asking because of the TeachBook lawsuit. Overall they'd only have a claim if you're in the same industry, very roughly defined as the vague "social networking," or are willfully misleading people into thinking that there's an association between you two. So as a person who's not your or anyone else's lawyer, you're probably fine. But if you ...


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I know O'Reilly has a book about this. http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920020424.do Also, there is a ton of good info on SeoMoz about these kinds of topics. I'll say this though. We are in the middle of the redesign of our site. I told the designer to not worry about ads or social media. I don't regret it. Design for the user first, add the social ...


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Yes, mainly because most large social network's code is delivered from a powerful CDN. I would advise loading the scripts at the foot of your page as this will mitigate the script's effect on your overall page load time and user experience.


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Yes. Check out the +1 faq: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=1140194


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It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content […] You're basing that blanket statement on what? Your logic seems backwards, plus overly simplistic. Google favors authoritative content. (For some values of authoritative, and not always the same ones.) Those two examples just so happen to be user-generated. And one of them for narrow ...


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Technically, you can get sued (at least in the United States). The logo images are owned by social networks. They have copyright on them. You have to have a licence for to use them at all. (Generally, the sites give a licence to use them for social sharing buttons when unaltered.) They generally have policies against modifying the logo images in any way: ...


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If you use social media buttons on your site, it gives your users, flexibility to share their interest in your site with a click. Unless your site has content that can not be forgotten, no one will bother finding your page specially, on the social media sites they use. Therefore, it will also give you more interaction opportunities with your visitors. As ...


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The best solution I can think of is to use Twitter cards. This will mean though, that you would have to create a page for each image that you'd like Tweet-able - you may be able to get around this with some sort of lightbox iframe. <meta name="twitter:image:src" content="IMAGESOURCE"> It looks like a lot of people are searching for the same thing as ...


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Search Engine Journal - Facebook Group vs Facebook Fan Page. What's Better? has a table that lists key features and whether or not the particular platform supports the feature. The main advantage I see with Facebook Groups is that it may be easier to market a Group virally than Fan Page, as bulk invites can be sent on behalf of a Group. However, Fan ...


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Group: Users are 'members' Chat with group members (new) You control your group's privacy settings, and only members can add friends to the group. A topic meant to collect people who have the same interest and to discuss it. Forums Page: Users are 'fans' Anyone can like this. Arbitrary things (ie Toast, Lint, Pokemon) that people can 'like' Just a wall ...


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While it may differ from industry to industry, my experience would suggest that an organization which is soliciting social media strategies from applicants is likely composed of individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria: (a) Have no idea what a "social media strategy" is, convinced the organization should have one (b) Attempting to ferret ...


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I think it depends. I wouldn't want to do tight integration where users can make comments on your site with their Facebook accounts or anything like that. On the other hand, if you want to add something easy that could be helpful checkout http://www.addthis.com/ or http://sharethis.com/. They are easy to integrate tools that allow visitors to post ...


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There is a software called Drigg, which is based on Drupal. However, if you don't know PHP, you may find a Drupal website difficult to set up.


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I would take a look at something like Seesmic which allows you to manage all your social accounts in one place. I have also read a lot about radion6 although have no experience with that software. Tweetdeck is another example. Although I would say pushing all the same content out to each different network may not be the best approach, as if people follow ...


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The advantage of bringing up a box is that it doesn't rely on the user having their email client configured properly on the machine they are using. So it works even if they're using someone else's machine, or a public machine at an internet cafe. With the increasing rise of webmail like Gmail that's always going to be the case. However you do need more work ...


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You have forgotten the real first point: bring up interesting content, where a discussion about would be worth it. 1. Ease of signing up: Signing up alone is a huge barrier. If some website asks for my e-mail-address to get things posted, I really have to want to tell exactly this community something. A registration-form triggers thoughts like: do I really ...


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Viral lift is the percentage increase in traffic due to shares and clicks Essentially, viral lift shows you how viral your content is – if your shares are getting a lot of clicks, your viral lift percentage will be high. More at the link. As for the click/share discrepancy, have you enabled address bar sharing? That would be at least one way you could ...


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There's a reason why a lot of sites use crazy made up names rather than names with common words like "book" or "bay" that a popular site already uses in part. It avoids the problem entirely and allows easy and defendable trademarking. While they might not go after you, you'll be living on the edge of a volcano should they become overly litigious like some ...


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This was only announced a couple of days ago; stats are being rolled out incrementally. (You should read through the comments there for some further notes.) You may need to also implement the _trackSocial method in your GA code if it's not already there, or modify your social button settings eg. AddThis depending upon whether you're using custom button code, ...


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I would recommend just about anyone to scrap those like/share/recommend or Tweet buttons from their sites. Unless they are essential to your site, they simply add more bloat to your code and slow down the loading time. That said, the share button would be most useful for you in this situation, since it would create a post that would show up on the user's ...


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Past, Current and Future Google and many other search engines such as Yahoo and Bing are already factoring in social media interactions. Such as Tweets, Likes, Shares, Pintrest, Google +1, Reddits and so on. This have been using social media in their algorithms for some years now and they are constantly updating it. Using Social Media is a Ranking Factor ...


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and I copy/paste the same content of that post, or it is better if I just put there a link with a small excerpt to tease the user to click on the link to read the full story? The latter. So very much the latter. You want social media entries to be short and to the point using eye-catching words and images. Your long form content should be uniquely ...


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Unless a lawyer comes along that knows about the appropriate law in your jurisdiction then all you're going to get is people's opinion. Take a look around on the web, literally countless websites use their own themed social media icons as you say. Unless you're trying to imply some sort of affiliation or endorsement then I don't see what a social media ...



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