10 Ways to Add Facebook Functionality to Your Website

social media how toIntegrating Facebook into your website is an easy and free way to include a social dimension with the rest of your website business activity.

Facebook provides a selection of free plugins.

By the time you’re finished reading this article, you’ll understand your options for turning your website into a social hub and how to get started.

Why Facebook on Your Website?

Facebook has a grand vision: to connect the entire Internet, and every website on it, with a layer of social integration. The social network behemoth has been developing tools to assist in the spread of this vision since the introduction of the Open Graph in 2009.

Now, with over 10 social plugins available to the public (and free of charge!), website owners need to decide how best to utilize the available tools for their businesses. The first question you’re probably asking is: Do they even work?

Let’s look at some of the stats from SearchEngineLand:

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Are You Using Social Media as Social Proof?

social media how toDid you know you can use social media to influence website visitors to stick around, read your content, become a subscriber or even tell their network about you or your business?

You can, and social media can be more effective than other forms of influence, as you’ll see in a minute.

First, let’s talk about the phenomenon I’m referring to. Influencing people you don’t know (in this case, new web visitors) by using information is known as social proof.

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