Do you have a Facebook Fan or Business page and want to get the word out that it’s there so more people will find you? Maybe you want to promote someone else’s fan page on your website or blog.
Facebook has made it so easy with code to copy and paste into your website or blog.
First, you’ll need to be an administrator of the Fan Page you want to promote. So log in and look on the left for editing options and you’ll see the ‘Add Fan Box to your site’.
Click on Fan Box and it’ll take you to the next page where you’ll select either to add a Fan Box or a Fan Badge to your site.
You’ll see choices of Blogger, TypePad or ‘Other’, so choose the appropriate one and then you’ll be taken to another page where you’ll either sign into Blogger or TypePad, or you’ll be taken to the ‘Other’ page where you’ll see a box with instructions. Just put your cursor in the box and it automatically will select all the text. Click Ctrl+ C to copy and then you’ll need to paste it into your website or blogsite.
If you have a hosted WordPress account (you have wordpress in your url), this won’t work for you. I found it only works in the self-hosted wordpress.
Since I don’t have a Business Page, I tried this with the Technology Innovations Fan Page I administer and it worked great. I added a text widget and pasted the code in it, added a heading and it was finished. I did have to tweak the width settings a bit as the default of 300 was a bit too wide for my current theme. I set the width to 200 and it fit. When you paste the code in, you’ll see it says ‘width=300’, just change the number if you need to. The length will automatically adjust for you. If you prefer a Facebook badge, follow the same instructions except for selecting the badge part.
The code can be added to a traditional website as well. Here’s a short video by Rich Brooks that explains the process for you.
Try implementing this simple, but powerful marketing tool from Facebook.