Tag Archives: facebook

Facebook and email forms.


Nothing prevents posting forms on facebook that call up a PHP application that sends the user request to the site owner. These forms are a good way to get leads.

Web 2.0 for facebook pages.


By using iframes on Facebook one can assemble information from multiple sources to present useful content to visitors. Such as in this case Border Wait Times

Using HTML5 Canvas image animation on facebook pages


To use (animate) HTML5 canvas images on facebook the images need to be converted to base64 – Base 64 encoder and use a data uri for the image – because the Canvas requires the image come from the same domain as the html5 script and when using facebook with iframes the domain for the image on facebook would not be the same domain as the iframe or fbml domain … CDN are in use with facebook images.

Update: Progressive Content – Ajax on facebook

One of the differences between the old and the new facebook API is Iframes. By using Iframes content can be used from any host where one can place a 520 x 800 (or with 8 pixel margin 504 x 784) document. The limitations of content is limited only by facebook policy. If there is something in the older API that can not be done with the newer API I am at a lose to identify it — other than the difference it makes for SEO.

A Facebook Only Search Engine


Facesearchd.com provides a real time search for public facebook link shares.

Over a year ago I tested twitter for real time searches and the results were amazingly good. I’ve been waiting for somebody to make a site solely to search twitter http posts. The search engine business model requires a lot of traffic to have a ROI. Google owns shares of twitter – single word searches include twitter feeds.

Bing’s announcement: Using Facebook friend’s “likes” in new social search feature


Wednesday Bing’s Press Release announced a social search feature that uses friends likes in the search engine results.

This is awesome news for businesses that already knows what they are doing in facebook. Who have already added the ability of visitors to like the products offered by the business site. And who already have 100s 1000s 10000s … facebook likes.

A Social Media Success Story.


Many view social media as just chat; For some it is. It is also a method to communicate to the right people and let others know about what you provide to the world.

A business has lots of resources; so lets look at the question of can Social Media help in marketing for somebody who literally has no resources? The worse case scenario a homeless person.

The answer is clearly yes;

Social Media is a powerful tool; It allows people to communicate with people that without social media would be far more difficult. It allows people to get their message out to a lot of people at almost no cost. It is not just about chatting with friends.

There are success stories for business; activism and in communication of ideas; and in the world of politics.

From entrepreneurslife.com “6 Success Stories: Social Media Marketing for Local Business”

As far as our ROI on social media efforts, of course it’s always hard to determine that. But, what I do know is that since we turned our focus to social media, attracting inbound links, more internet marketing/less print advertising, etc., we have seen an approximate 30 percent boost in sales (year to date) in a time where a lot of restaurants are down 10-20 percent.

Why are designers ignoring facebook Open Graph protocol?


Graphic image, title and descriptions are taken by facebook from on page meta tags. Developers Facebook

facebook Like buttons can be added with a script, Iframe, or server side coding.

Audio, Video, and flash can be enabled for facebook share

<a name="fb_share"></a>
<script src="http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share"
        type="text/javascript">
</script>

<meta name="title" content="video_title" />
<meta name="description" content="video_description" />
<link rel="image_src" href="video_screenshot_image_src url" />
<link rel="video_src" href="video_src url"/>
<meta name="video_height" content="video_height" />
<meta name="video_width" content="video_width" />
<meta name="video_type" content="application/x-shockwave-flash" />