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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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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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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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Here is the official Facebook form for appealing a website block. The form asks you to explain why the block is an error. The help forums on Facebook are full of threads (1, 2, 3, 4) from owners of websites that have been blocked and are asking to be unblocked. There don't appear to be a lot of options when your site is blocked other than appealing and ...


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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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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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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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First find out if their url shortening service uses 301 redirects, if they don't, use another service. If you stay with them, add GA tracking parameters to your urls. You could create some "fancy" parameters values that perfectly identify visits that are coming through their service. After adding parameters sent them your urls. With those parameters in place ...


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For the most part, Google doesn't really care how you structure your URLs (as long as they're reasonably stable & crawlable; with the exception of country-targeting). Think about what you'd want out of your URL structure instead: need to do country-targeting? Use subdomains or high-level folders, e.g., uk.domain.com/... , domain.com/uk/... (this is the ...


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I think you answered your question yourself. You need to have Open Graph tags in your webpage head section. Mainly following are the meta tags you will need to add. <meta property="og:title" content="The Rock" /> <meta property="og:type" content="video.movie" /> <meta property="og:url" content="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117500/" /> <...


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If they have visible links to these social media profiles, it’s the best practice to mark up these links, instead of repeating the links and marking up the "invisible" variant: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization"> <!-- … --> <ul> <li><a itemprop="sameAs" href="http://social-network-1.example.net/foo"&...


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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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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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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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You seem to be asking two separate questions, "Do people really use social network sharing buttons" and whether social network sharing buttons "are an absolute must if I want to get some good traffic". It may surprise you that there may not be a positive correlation between these two questions. There is an interesting case study on the ...


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When having the username at the beginning of the path, you would have to make sure to avoid name clashes with non-user pages (and, for sites that allow custom templates and forms, phishing potentials), and you lose some usability. Examples: Reserved filenames: A user could choose the username robots.txt, favicon.png, .well-known, etc. Internal pages: Your ...


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Links from duplicate and low-quality websites can be harmful, it's recommend that you disavow such sites from your link profile. Also worth mentioning that those clone sites won't even have 1% of the content that Instragram receives each day. To clarify the 1%, what I mean is that Instragram is 'MASSIVE' in 2013 alone it was reported that 75 million people ...


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To begin... Google+ has suffered some setbacks lately. Granted. For example, 90% of those with Google+ accounts are not active. And I can see why. The benefits of Google+ seems to be less effective as a social media venue overall. Some swear by Google+. Some swear by LinkedIn. Some swear by Facebook and others swear by Twitter. Each has it's place and each ...


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Officially, social media does not have an impact (per Google). However, web site plugins that link people to social media sites may have an impact on click through rates, if enough people use them. And if that share drives more traffic to your web page, then that will count. On the social media side of the action, if the user spends time on the Facebook/...


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If it’s not a blog post (BlogPosting), I would suggest to use the parent type SocialMediaPosting: A post to a social media platform, including blog posts, tweets, Facebook posts, etc. There is no equivalent for Blog, though, but that’s not necessary anyway: If there is one page per topic, and all posts appear on this page, you could use WebPage with ...


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You've probably added a like button that likes the current URL dynamically. This will show the likes of that particular web page as generated here. If you want a like button, but for it to like your Facebook page instead, you'll have to enter the URL to your Facebook page in the URL field at the above Like Button page. Otherwise you can create a widget for ...


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If that ends up being true and search engines do start crawling Facebook code and counting likes, it won't matter if you use a widget like shareThis or directly implement the code. The Facebook 'like' API is public so I'm sure the search engine would run a check to verify the 'like' count through Facebook's servers anyways. I don't think it will have a ...


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It sounds like you need to manage the applications from within your Instagram account. You need to login and go here: instagram.com/accounts/manage_access. From there, you need to revoke permission from Facebook which is most likely tied to your personal account and why it is posting as such. Now, login to Facebook and make sure you are using Facebook as ...


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First of all I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. According to the US Patent Office (http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html): Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 ...


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Facebook pages have to be managed by Facebook accounts. You can't have an e-mail address that manages a Facebook page without making a Facebook account first, so that suggestion just doesn't work. The way to do this is first link a Facebook account that is an admin on your Facebook page to instagram. (By default instagram will share to that Facebook account;...


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It seems like you're not the only person to wonder this; it's the current CSS Tricks poll. The results, as of posting: I can go either way. (32%, 1,799 Votes) I don't ever use sharing buttons. I share my own way. (60%, 3,399 Votes) I typically only share pages that have sharing buttons. (8%, 458 Votes) These are technical users who like taking polls, of ...


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vDog, can I call you v for short? I feel like I could be giving advice to my nephew. Anything you say publicly can effect your business and life. It is no different now than 20 years ago except that much of what you put out can hang around a very long time. There are three things you do not discuss, Politics, Religion, your own Personal Life. Period. Yes. ...


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Social buttons allow and encourage users to share your content. Without it, it would be too much trouble to share your content and most people won't bother. The more your content is shared, the more users it reaches and the more opportunity you have to capture new users. Social buttons along with SEO are the single best things you can do fir traffic short of ...


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Unfortunately there are varying standards for this, and there isn't really a 'subpage' tag. I normally default to article because it seems the most appropriate. Facebook also agrees with this, as you mentioned. For specific pages within a website, the article object type should be used. I've never had any issues with this regarding indexing or SEO and ...


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One solution would be to not show the rel canonical meta tag when Facebook is crawling the page. Facebook's bot uses a user agent string that contains "facebookexternalhit". If "facebookexternalhit" is in the user agent, then don't show the meta tag. Note that showing different content to a robot is called "cloaking". I haven't seen any evidence that ...


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