If You Use Facebook’s Like Box Plugin, You Need To Switch To The Page Plugin

Update: A spokesperson for Facebook offers some clarity on this: If a website uses the Like Box today, it will not stop working on June 23 — instead it will become the Page Plugin. We recommend that site owners upgrade…

Facebook Takes Issue With Part Of Child Privacy Law

Websites that are collecting information from children under the age of thirteen are required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Facebook is concerned with COPPA, in how it relates to plug-ins, like the company’s ever-popular “Like”…

Facebook Launches A New Social Plugin For Shared Activity

Facebook announced today that it is launching a new social plugin called Shared Activity. With the plugin, developers can give people a way to control the activity they share to Facebook from their web apps. “The plugin provides a simple…

Social Adoption Report: Facebook “Like” Still King, Google “+1” On The Rise

According to new research, adoption of social plugins by top websites is up all around, but the Google +1 button is seeing the fastest growth. BrightEdge, an “enterprise SEO platform,” has analyzed month-over-month adoption trends of popular social plugins across…

Facebook Send Button Should Send Targeted Traffic to Your Site

Facebook just launched a new social plugin called the “send” button. Like the “like” button before it, the plugin has the potential to drive traffic to content. The difference is that where the “like” button is for people to publicly…

More Opportunities To Gain Traffic From Facebook Likes

Facebook continues to make changes that have implications for benefiting businesses and driving traffic. They have now launched three new updates to its Like button social plugin. First is the ability to like canvas URLs for Facebook apps that represent things like causes, movies, or other real world objects. Second is the ability to link a Like button to a Facebook Page. Third is the "box count" layout that displays the total number of likes above the button.

Facebook Social Plugins on 100,000 Sites Since Launch

Facebook launched its new social plug-ins at its F8 developer conference last month, as part of the company’s Open Graph initiative. It was no surprise that so many sites rushed to implement them.

"It’s only been two and a half weeks since f8 and in that time more than 100,000 sites have tapped into the social graph by implementing Facebook’s social plugins," a representative for Facebook tells WebProNews.

Facebook Exciting Publishers with Increased Referrals

After just a week, 50,000 sites across the Web had already implemented the new Facebook social plugins announced at the company’s recent developer conference F8. By now, that number has no doubt grown significantly.