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Adding A Facebook "like" Button To Website

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#1 shakin318


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

Do the links generated by facebook Like buttons add any link juice at all? It's my understanding that FB keeps a very proprietary hold over those links/info...and that they don't necessarily play nice with google.

#2 Jill


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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:25 AM

No, the facebook like button doesn't generate links.

That said, the more likes you have may be taken as a signal by search engines that something is popular.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

Turns out Facebook's like button has a real problem integrating with Firefox. In many cases if a visitor using firefox clicks a Like button on your site, a dialogue window will repeately open and close in front of your browser window, and there's not much you can do to navigate away from it or make it go away -- short of closing out of firefox.

I thought perhaps it was an issue with the way I added the code, or perhaps that my version of firefox had been corrupted, but a quick google search revealed that it is a widespread problem that has been going on for over a year. Why in the world Facebook has done nothing to address it is beyond me -- my analytics show that roughly 40 percent of my visitors are using firefox.

A quick foray over to big name players confirmed that there are some pretty major sites out there for which this is a problem...I wonder if they're even aware of it.

Just a head's up...

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