On March 11th, Facebook will severely deprecate FBML (Facebook Markup Language) and that means you can no longer build Facebook fan pages or apps using FBML! FBML will be replaced by the NEW Facebook iFrame Pages. The question is, are you ready?
As usual, there's been a lot of talk about Facebook lately -- privacy concerns, several-year-old IMs, accounts being deleted, the value of traffic, more privacy concerns, etc. So I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at Facebook traffic to see what could be ascertained through Experian Hitwise data.
Last week, I explored the issue of how Facebook’s own “Posts By Everyone” search feature revealed people who might be sharing material they didn’t intend for the entire world to see. I’d strongly encourage people to read it: Facebook’s “Posts By Everyone” Feature: Do People Realize They’re Sharing To The World?
As you probably know, Facebook has launched the newest version of their Facebook Platform last week at their third F8 conference. This new platform “puts people at the center of the web” and boosts personalization while making websites more social.
Do you like the new "Like" Button on Facebook
If you visit Facebook or YouTube during official hours while in the your offices, well – welcome to the club. I do that too. And guess what? It looks like everyone else are doing the same thing as study shows that both Facebook and YouTube are getting heaps of traffic from business sites.
Very impressive to see that Facebook was more visited than Google recently.
When was the last time you checked your Facebook privacy settings? Do you know what your profile and activity look like to the rest of the world? Is Google indexing your personal information?
Follow along as Social Media Strategist Jen Grant walks us
A lot of guys and girls out there are addicted to a social networking program called Facebook. Today, it has reached about 350 million members on the internet and is still growing over and over again. Not only Facebook members want to join just for fun they also want to be part of a group or community which they can also promote their business by posting on walls and fan pages. But how do we increase our number of fans and friends in our Facebook account?
More often than not, when something is successful overseas, it's even more successful in its home market. And this led one person to wonder: if Facebook receives one-seventh of all page views in the UK (as Hitwise suggested last week), how's it doing in the US? He found that it might receive as many as one-fourth of all page views.
Perry DrakeThis isn't quite an apples-to-apples comparison. Think of it as Golden Delicious versus Red Delicious apples, at least, since Perry Drake, who's the vice president of Drake Direct and an associate professor at New York University, used Compete statistics to look at Facebook's US standing.
Anyway, Drake supplied the graph you can see below (sorry for the blurriness - we enlarged it) and wrote, "In the US Facebook accounts for, now get this, 1 in every 4 or 25% of our total pageviews. Unbelievable! Google on the other hand accounts for only 8% of the total pageviews (or 1 in 12)."