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    thinkingbig
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    As all of you know, facebook draws heaps of traffic. Getting a slice of it to come to your site would be awesome. Is there a way one can merge one’s site with facebook, whereby a person can login with there facebook ID and bring their friends along and socialise in a different field.

    I am not sure if this makes sence.

    cheers

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    TheWebExpert
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    thinkingbig…

    Are you asking about having a Branded Page on Facebook – which matches your business website

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    To integrate your web site to Facebook, so people can use their Facebook credentials to perform activities on your website

    Branded Pages on Facebook, havent become that widespread yet, but I can see real value in them, particularly in some of the clever things you can code on them. Even integrating them to Google Analytics, so you can track what traffic you receive from fans vs non-fans.

    V

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    MatthewKeath
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    thinkingbig, post: 36304 wrote:
    As all of you know, facebook draws heaps of traffic. Getting a slice of it to come to your site would be awesome. Is there a way one can merge one’s site with facebook, whereby a person can login with there facebook ID and bring their friends along and socialise in a different field.

    I am not sure if this makes sence.

    cheers

    You may be thinking of the Facebook social plugins http://developers.facebook.com/plugins, which can help you integrate your site into Facebook. You can use Facebook for people to login etc.

    Branded Pages on Facebook, haven’t become that widespread yet, but I can see real value in them, particularly in some of the clever things you can code on them.

    Properly because most of them have only been available for a short time. Already there are heaps of sites using it, including some of the biggest in the world. Facebook connect has been used by some of the biggest websites in the world for quite a while now, these social tools are the next step.

    I also see large value in them. There may be a time when Facebook takes over from Google as the biggest web company.

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    FionaFell
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    ThinkingBig,

    I just recently stepped into Facebook myself. (Both creating my own page, and offering the building of Facebook pages for other business owners too)

    There are a few ways to have Facebook help your business.

    • Ads on Facebook to drive traffic to your site
    • Facebook page that ‘mimics’ some of your website content to engage and drive actions
    • Facebook integration that allows people to use their FB user/pass to talk to features of your site

    Each has their own place in your marketing plan. I can give you a hand with the ads and the pages if you want to do down that route.

    I leave the application integration (Opt 3) to more crazy coders than myself.

    Fiona

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    competitions
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    thinkingbig, post: 36304 wrote:
    As all of you know, facebook draws heaps of traffic. Getting a slice of it to come to your site would be awesome. Is there a way one can merge one’s site with facebook, whereby a person can login with there facebook ID and bring their friends along and socialise in a different field.

    I am not sure if this makes sence.

    cheers

    Yes, here is an example: http://www.lottos.com.au/forum/ where Facebook users can join online with their Facebook credentials.

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    Trish FCA
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    FionaFell, post: 37067 wrote:
    ThinkingBig,

    I just recently stepped into Facebook myself. (Both creating my own page, and offering the building of Facebook pages for other business owners too)

    There are a few ways to have Facebook help your business.

    • Ads on Facebook to drive traffic to your site
    • Facebook page that ‘mimics’ some of your website content to engage and drive actions
    • Facebook integration that allows people to use their FB user/pass to talk to features of your site

    Each has their own place in your marketing plan. I can give you a hand with the ads and the pages if you want to do down that route.

    I leave the application integration (Opt 3) to more crazy coders than myself.

    Fiona

    Thinks Fiona needs to put her Facebook link on here :-)

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    TheWebExpert
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    Facebook integration with the new ‘Open Graph’ tool is something with some powerful connotations.

    This is a forerunning step into being able to have people like something on your website (a product, a service, etc), and then if setup through the new Facebook Plugins correctly, this will allow you to feed information back from your site, to those people on Facebook who liked your item.

    In simple terms, makes Facebook a real power, in weeks/months to come.

    Have you noticed the search engine results in Facebook, and who provides them?? (More bad news for Google)

    V

    (Search for Branded Pages in Facebook)

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