Mar 5, 2010

How To Insert a Facebook Fan Box Into a Website

Here's How To Insert a Facebook Fan Box (data feed) Into Your Website:

Facebook makes it easy, in 3 simple steps, to embed your Facebook Business Page into your own external website. This is a win-win for you the website owner. If someone finds you on Facebook first, with one click they can be at your website. If they find your website first, with one click they can be checking out your Facebook Biz Page and then "become a Facebook fan" of your business.

HOW TO: In order to get your Facebook Fan Box "widget" (data feed) embedded into your website, you need to first generate the "code" that's needed by Cole WebMarketing to insert into your home or other page.

When you are on your Facebook Business Page, CLICK EDIT (upper left), all the next page you'll see on the RIGHT side "PROMOTE WITH FAN BOX". On this page, follow the prompts - where to add the widget, select OTHER, and you'll see the code needed. Simply copy & paste that into an email us and we'll complete the process on our end.

Note: if you prefer NOT to have a live data feed (Fan Box) we can simply add a SHARE button or a Facebook Page BADGE to you website, to quickly & easily enable visitors to your site to connect with (and become a FAN of) your Facebook business page.

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How To Create a Facebook Business Page

You can quickly and easily create a FREE Facebook Page for your business. The process requires no HTML knowledge or other website development skills and within an hour you can have a presence on the most popular and powerful social media website in the world.

This presence will help increase exposure/awareness, enhance your corporate branding, and, most importantly, a Facebook biz page will create a "community of customers" that like your products/services and enjoy doing business with you.

"Fans" of your business become a priceless recommendation of your business, and due to the nature of social networking websites like Facebook (growing FAST: NOV 2010 = over 500 million users), this "two thumbs up vote" grows exponentially over time.

IMPORTANT: there are several different types of Facebook pages. Personal Profiles, Community Pages, Group Pages and Business Pages. Once you have a Personal Profile, make sure you create a BUSINESS page. "Friends" are for your personal account. You want "fans" to "like" your business. There are a number of other advantages and reasons why it's important that you start with the correct type of Facebook page.

Here is a link to get started:

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What is Facebook....and as a business owner, "what's in it for me"?

What Is Facebook?
Wikipedia says: Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Since September 2006, anyone over the age of 13 with a valid e-mail address (and not residing in one of the countries where it is banned) can become a Facebook user. Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks organized by city, workplace, and school or college.

The website's name stems from the colloquial name of books given at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the US with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better.

Why is Facebook Considered Such a Powerful Business Marketing Tool?
I think ''the numbers'' speak for themselves! Here's some stats off the FB website (MARCH 2010):

Company Figures
More than 400 million active users
50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
More than 35 million users update their status each day
More than 60 million status updates posted each day
More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week
More than 3.5 million events created each month
More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook
More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages on Facebook
More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day
Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fans

Average User Figures
Average user has 130 friends on the site
Average user sends 8 friend requests per month
Average user spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook
Average user clicks the Like button on 9 pieces of content each month
Average user writes 25 comments on Facebook content each month
Average user becomes a fan of 4 Pages each month
Average user is invited to 3 events per month
Average user is a member of 13 groups

There are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

Based on what you see above, do you see the enormous VALUE in tapping into business marketing potential of Facebook?  For more information about this blog post topic, please visit and then call Cole WebMarketing at 704-503-7069.

COMING NEXT: How Do I Create a Facebook Business Page?