Facebook’s New “Like” Button

By on April 22, 2010

If you haven’t already heard, Facebook recently announced a whole slew of changes (it’s a shocker, I know), including the ability to post a Facebook “Like” button on any website. Like StumbleUpon or even Digg, this feature would allow Facebook users to share their favorite websites or posts with their network. While there seemed to be early objectors and cynics, it seems as though the button is quickly making its way onto major sites.

Interested in having one of your own? It’s not a bad idea, afterall, it’s a great way to increase visibility. Thankfully, it’s a fairly simple process. Go to the Like Button Page in the Facebook Developer’s section, answer seven questions, and presto! Now you’ve got the code you need to add to your webpage or blog. Once added to your page, any fan who clicks on it will automatically be letting their Facebook network know that they’re a fan of your website/blog/Twitter/and the list goes on…

Here’s a sample of what ours looks like (This button is set up to let others “like” our page on Twitter):

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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