Questions tagged [social-media]

Social media refers to the means of making interactions with other people online, often to create, share and exchange information and ideas.

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How to start and encourage an online community?

We're looking to add a forum/online community area to our website. Previous attempts of encouraging comments and interaction have failed and the community tends to die a death eventually. So, I've ...
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Do people really use social network sharing buttons?

I'm making a website that you can upload images to. Implementing social network sharing buttons for content is turning out to be a pain and not to my liking in that it requires extraneous Javascript ...
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How do I get social engagement data in Google Analytics?

There's a Social Report under the Audience section. However it shows that none of our visitors are socially engaged. Searching the Google Analytics Help Centre for "social" or "engagement" doesn't ...
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Link value of links from social media

As a SEO you can benefit from Social Media activities and it even seems key according to Matt Cutts recent video on SEO in 2011. However besides getting 'inbound links' from third party websites or ...
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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 src="http://www....
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Will Google's New +1 Count For SEO

I read somewhere that google's new +1 feature is going to affect google's search results. Apparently the more +1s you have, the better your site will rank in google. Is that true? And if it's true, ...
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Most used social bookmarking sites for sharing? [closed]

A lot of WordPress sites have a "share this post to xxx" link. I was wondering which "xxx" people click the most? A top 5 or something like that. I know Twitter and Facebook are in the list, but are ...
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Can I do Google +1 for my own sites?

Is it safe to +1 my own sites with google's new +1 button. I've added this button to my web pages but would there be any detrimental effect of clicking this link myself and +1 my own pages?
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Will search engines penalize duplicate content between my site and my Facebook page?

If I post on my Facebook page and then copy the same content to my website, does Google recognize it as an unoriginal content?
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Preserving social metrics when switching to https

I am switching all my sites to https this week and am running into an issue. We use AddThis for our sharing widgets and according to their support all our social metrics will be reset to zero once the ...
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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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Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
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What requirements are necessary for a webhoster to host Diaspora*?

What do I need to get from a webhoster if I want to host my own Diaspora* seed? Do I just need some webspace with ruby on rails capabilities?
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How do I implement "share on Twitter" for photos on my website?

I have a "share on Twitter" button on my website that allows users to easily share a tweet with the web page. The page features a photo, and we would really like to have users tweet the photo itself ...
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What would be a good web based open source or low cost learing collaboration tool for high school students? [closed]

Have about 60 kids that are working on a science projects in two groups. Each group would like a web portal where they can discuss topics relating to what they are building, post questions, pictures, ...
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I need an alternative to Pligg.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I was working with Pligg - The Social Networking CMS and it seems like a great software. But there are few things that are ...
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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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Social media measurement with Google Analytics

I work for a non profit and we are currently trying to develop a system to measure and evaluate our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). We would like to track a variety of social metrics, ...
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Twitter vs. Facebook vs. Google+ in terms of influence on rankings.

Has anyone tested the effectiveness of social media signals from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as applied to influence on search engine rankings? For instance, is it better to have 100 +1's, or 100 ...
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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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User profile URL design

I've noticed that some sites are moving away from root-directory user profiles. For example, YouTube channel URLs are now /channel/<id> and /c/<username> instead of simply /<username>...
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Social media guide for web startups

I'm looking for a social media guide that would talk me through all the different steps involved with setting up social media for a new website (e.g. how to create accounts on the main social media ...
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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 I'...
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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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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Using addthis on a high traffic website

Would custom social sharing buttons work better than the bulky addthis widget on a highly trafficked website (100mil pageviews/day)?
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Suggestions on managing social media accounts

As a company we now have Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter and now Google+, is there a way to easily manage all these accounts without having to log into them individually? Things like posting content to ...
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How do I allow visitors on my site to share my photos on their facebook news feed?

How do I allow visitors on my site to share my photos, on their Facebook wall/news feed? I see that there is a "share" or "like" option from Facebook but that seems to share the whole page. I would ...
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Looking for the name of something (social analytics, maybe?)

I write a blog. I'm not really interested in search-engine optimization or social media marketing, but I am curious when people link, read and comment about things I write away from my blog itself. I ...
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Twitter Card - Image not showing

I have this code: <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary" /> <meta name="twitter:site" content="@myTwitterUser" /> <meta name="twitter:...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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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 https://api....
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DIY Social media buttons Vs. Ready built (e.g. AddThis)

Is there any benefit from rolling-your-own set of social media 'like' buttons rather than using a pre-packaged widget, such as that provided by AddThis? Are there any downsides from using out of the ...
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Redirecting naked domain to a social profile

What is the best practice for SEO? I'm thinking about moving my blog to blog.example.com and having example.com redirection to my Instagram account. Is it a good/bad idea? How can it affect my SEO ...
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Target Facebook ads on people who like certain pages (for which I'm not the owner)

Let's say I sell fountain pens (just an example). I might have many potential customers among people who like the Facebook page "WeLoveFountainPens" or "MontBlanc Facebook page" (famous pen ...
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Replacing The Displayed URL When Sharing On Social Media

The best way I can explain this question is with a real life example. Team Rock host their magazine Classic Rock as a subdomain to the comapny website, i.e. http://classicrock.teamrock.com, which is ...
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Google analytics stopped showing trackbacks after tracking code change

We have a pretty heavily linked-to website. GA showed some trackback in Acquisition > Social > Trackbacks every day until a few days ago, then all the sudden nothing. There's data in other report ...
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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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Why should I have social sharing buttons on my website?

Will it help me reach more people? If yes, how? Does that help in SEO too?
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How do I use Instagram to post to my business page but not my personal page?

I tried asking this question on the Facebook forums but got no answer, maybe someone here might be able to help me with this. I have a Facebook account and within that same account is my Facebook ...
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Would removing a domain-verification tag specific to a social media platform (Facebook) have negative effects on SEO?

Our company previously had a Facebook page, complete with FB business and advertising account, so naturally, years ago, I installed a facebook-domain-verification tag on the website using a TXT record ...
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Do links on social media sites improve my SEO? If yes, what determines the how much they help?

I'm a frequent Reddit user where I love sharing content from my website - hobby stuff, worldbuilding and such. I have several links there, and some more on Twitter and little on Facebook, but barely ...
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Is there any method to unblock the website from Facebook?

I am handling a domain www.example.com after putting this URL in Facebook, it says the domain looks suspicious. It is a eCommerce website, no issues found by whois Webmaster is set but, it seems fine ...
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Why don't social news websites like Reddit or Hacker News show up more in Google results?

It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content, so Wikipedia, StackExchange and so on often come up as the top results. However, I've noticed that I rarely ever see Reddit or Hacker ...
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Correct way to use sameAs itemprop in Microdata

My client has recently implemented the sameAs markup for the social media profiles. They have used Microdata as they don't want to use JSON-LD as they feel it'll be some work to go through the site ...
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Social Media Strategy

I'm in the process of submitting a job application for an online content editor position. Part of the application process requires submitting your proposed socia media strategy. I haven't needed to ...
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Do social media widgets have any effect on search engine optimisation?

Facebook and other social media platforms have developed social media widgets which are aesthetically pleasing but have quite a lot of dynamic content being loaded. With this in mind, would it be a ...
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Is using Google Plus account still worth it for SEO and Social traffic?

We primarily use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for our social media posting. Lately, I have been reading that G+ is still worth using for social traffic and general SEO, especially for local. Is it ...
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Social media integration solutions

Another question someone posted got me thinking, what are the social media integration solutions that everyone uses? The most common solutions I've come across are the content-sharing buttons: ...