Facebook Gives Businesses a Way to Increase Fans

Fan Box Widget Brings Facebook Page Elements to Websites

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Facebook recently announced the Live Stream Box, which lets webmasters integrate a real-time social viewing experience on their site. A spokesperson for Facebook tells WebProNews, "Yesterday, CNN.com, MTV.com and other major networks implemented the technology for Michael Jackson’s Memorial, where about 1 million users posted approximately 800,000 status updates in just a few hours."

Today Facebook has announced another social widget that webmasters can use to bring the Facebook experience to their site. It’s called the Fanbox. "Facebook Page owners can now add the Fan Box, a Facebook Connect-enabled widget, to their website with a few lines of code to bring content from their Facebook Page into their site and convert visitors into fans on Facebook," the spokesperson says.

Facebook Fan Box

To include the Fan box, you only need to grab a few lines of javascript from your Facebook page. Simply click "Add Fan Box to your site," which is located underneath your page’s profile picture. Once you click it, you can choose whether or not you want to include the stream and fans. Further customization options can be found here.

Facebook Fan Box

This could be a great way to increase your number of fans on Facebook. In turn, this can of course increase traffic to your site, and theoretically, it can continue in that fashion.

Keep in mind, the Fan Box comes equipped with a  "Become a Fan" button, which might look nice on your site. You can see how this can easily lead to a nice boost in Facebook fans. More info on the box here.

Facebook Gives Businesses a Way to Increase Fans
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  • http://www.TheRealDesignerBags.com Alena

    Just yesterday I started a new Facebook page for my business and currently am trying to figure the best way to market it. There are alot of apps and a little confused where to go! Am glad I saw this article on FanBox and will be starting from there. Thanks.
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  • http://www.seosean.com SEOsean

    Cool, I never heard of fanbox. This sounds great, I wish they would expand on it more though, maybe include your pictures or latest wall posts or something.

  • http://www.ohanyido.co.cc Ohanyido

    Great article Chris and pretty apt for what I have been planning for several of my sites. The Live Stream Box by Facebook will be quite an interesting option for driving traffic.

  • http://thingyelvis.com Guest

    I have just opened an account = profile with facebook but I have only 2 websites and they are drupal, how do I get to reach people, I find the same with twitter, cant find a way to talk to people, thanks.

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    i been trying to optemize my web site its a roller coaster. always looking for things that work.. thx for all your info

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  • Brett

    I’m not sure about anyone else but it seems that most of the apps on facebook are way over complicated, intertwining all sorts of other do you want this and would you like to invite this person.
    That combined with a sluggish server does little to help the experience, but in your article you had mentioned the add fanbox link below my profile picture, I don’t have that link and after spelunking around facebook for awhile I thought I may have found it but it seems as if it’s another totally separate page but with only some of my info on it.
    Maybe I’m just missing something but in this day and age to have applications as clumsy as the ones on facebook baffles me.

  • http://manifestyourdreams.biz Curt Bizelli


    I heard about this awhile back of course but am a little behind on getting the fanbox on http://youwho777.wordpress.com which will soon be linked to Manifest Your Destiny Online . com
    — not trying to spam — so only allowing one link. I appreciate all of your advice (WebPronews) … I love all of your articles and will continue my subscription at this address. Love it!

  • http://www.ePalmSpringsRealEstate.com Abraham

    Thank you for sharing. I would have never known about this if it wasn’t for webpronews. I am new to your site and glad to have stumbled upon it.. it has a wealth of useful information and news.

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