How to add Like Box and Like Button to your site?

Facebook is an amazing place to share your thoughts, meet new people and even market your business. Now Facebook is growing at an amazing speed. So it is necessary to get into Facebook for your business and marketing needs. Facebook can be used to spread your content thorough the cyberspace. As it is seen by lots of people, it is likely that your site gets more traffic through facebook.

What is like button?

The Like button is a convenient way for your website visitors to share a particular page on your site with their friends on Facebook. The Like button lets a user share your content with friends on Facebook. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a story appears in the user’s friends’ News Feed with a link back to your website. Facebook pages allow individuals to join as fans of a particular page.

How to add like button to your site?

A brief description on how to add a like button to your site is given in the facebook developers page. Here you can create like buttons for your website.

URL to like : The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or the link which you want people to like. It can be your facebook Page or your website link.

Send Button : Check the box, if you also need the Send button to be included.

Layout Style : Choose the layout style you want. Choosing Standard is recommended.

Width : Specify the width of the like button.

Show faces : Check this box, if you need to display the profile pictures of the people who “Like” your URL.

Verb to display : Choose between “Like” or “Recommend”.

Colour Scheme : Choose between “Light” and “Dark” according to your site’s design.

Font : Choose the font.

Bravo! You’re done. Click “Get the code” and copy the code (any of those two – XFBML and iframe)

 

How to add Like Box to your site?

Like box is a little different from that of the like button. Like box makes Likers fans of the company’s facebook page. Once they click the Like Button, they will start receiving updates of every announcement that the page owner makes in his page. Like buttons and Like Boxes are confusingly similar. Though they are different. Like boxes are added in the homepages of websites. Most likely they will be included in repeating sections of your website, i.e. sidebars and footers. To generate more trafffic you need to work up on increasing your fan base.

The Like Box enables you to :

  • See how many users already like this Page, and which of their friends like it too
  • Read recent posts from the Page
  • Like the Page with one click, without needing to visit the Page.

 First you need to get your facebook page URL.  For that go to your fan page and copy the URL.

Rest you can do like you did for like button.

Hope you enjoyed the post. Use social media to target more traffic, they are such an excellent way to gain more and more visitors. In short these social plugins, make Facebook the best of social media, because, it provides such a nice and content rich developers section.