5 Ways To Incorporate Facebook Into Your Blog

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Five Facebook Plugins

You managed to get a blog off the ground and now seek to create and grow a Facebook presence. A smart move considering that Google mightily favors the social media giant, plus becoming a part of Facebook is a fantastic way to engage your market. If this describes you, let’s take a run down on ways to incorporate Facebook into your business blog.

Facebook Like Box – this is probably the most popular method employed by many blog owners. It comes from Facebook itself under the “plugins” page and essentially you just need to grab the code given to you by Facebook and then place it on your blog. Once you’ve added the Facebook Like box visitors and readers will be able to quickly and easily become a fan of your page, all without ever leaving your blog. You can place the like box on your sites sidebar, before a post, after a post or on the About page. Your choice.

Facebook Like Button – this is a WordPress plugin that you upload to your blog and it will display the LIKE blue button on your pages. You can choose which pages and the location, such as at the top or bottom of a page. This differs from the box above in that each time someone presses the like button on an article of yours, it shows up on a persons Facebook stream.

WP Greet Box – this is a nifty little WordPress plugin that allows you to capture a readers attention as they enter your blog. The cool thing about WP Greet Box is that you can customize it to promote what you wish. For our purposes, letting your readers know you have a fan page on Facebook is at the top of the list.

Facebook Comments WordPress Plugin – many blog owners are opting to do away with the default comment system in WordPress and instead use this plugin at for getting mentions of your article on status updates and also potentially bring in traffic and more readers.

Facebook Send Button – the latest addition in sharing in social media is the Send button on Facebook. This send button allows a reader to do as the name of the button implies, send the article (via email) to whomever they choose. Although many are on Facebook and use it daily, email is still king when it comes to digital communication. That’s my best guess as to why the feature was recently added.

If you haven’t yet noticed, the key is variety. Give your readers as many options as possible to consume and or share your content. Some people prefer to share via the LIKE button while others may prefer to become your fan and follow along on your fan page directly.

Feel free to add one or all of the above methods to your blog and watch your Facebook presence soar and reach new heights. Have a method not mentioned above? Share it below in the comment area, I want to hear it.

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  • Graham Lutz June 17, 2011, 2:44 pm

    I’ve got the like box and the share button, but trying to get the comments to work with my theme was a nightmare.

    I gave up on it…

    • Missy June 19, 2011, 11:47 am

      Hey, Graham:

      I hear ya. The Facebook comments plugin is quite feature rich and as such, carries alot of bulk. But it does work (and looks) fine on many sites.

      Thanks you your comment.

  • Adam June 17, 2011, 5:45 pm

    I quite like the like button, although I don’t like the way it randomly picks an image to display on peoples newsfeeds.

    Haven’t seen WP Greet box though, looks smart!

  • Missy June 19, 2011, 11:49 am

    Hi, Adam:

    Yes it does pull a series of images from which to choose, which just creates another task to do, but this one is mighty important. As many “experts” claim it helps with SEO. So the LIKE button from Facebook is just about mandatory at this point – on all sites and blogs.

  • ZK June 19, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I need to try the facebook comments plugin on the blog. Good way to go viral 🙂

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    Social networking is all about connecting and building a community. It’s important to have an overall strategy for incorporating social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn into your overall online marketing strategy.

    • Missy Diaz July 3, 2011, 11:35 am

      True. A site without social media integration is not going to go very far in this new social network world.

      It’s key for marketing.

  • Rita Susan June 20, 2011, 10:54 am

    Facebook comments plugin is unique and currently use it on one of my electronic blogs. It’s fun and creates unusual viral effect. You can try it out yourself. It works ZK.

    • ZK June 21, 2011, 1:45 pm

      I’ll need to try it 🙂

    • Missy Diaz July 3, 2011, 11:36 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Rita.

  • Ajith Edassery June 20, 2011, 12:11 pm

    All that I have is a FB like button on individual posts. Like ZK thinks, probably I should go for the comments plugin as well.

    • Missy Diaz July 3, 2011, 11:43 am

      Hi, Ajith:

      That is up to you, give it a try and feel free to come back here and let us know how you get on with it.

      Thanks for commenting. Cheers!

  • Corporate Logo Design June 22, 2011, 5:51 am

    Social media is a place of opportunities. You can get number of followers based upon the product or services. It also has some drawback like; unworthy products too flood the social network and make followers go mad or confuse them. I would say social media is Internet revolution, no doubt

    • Missy Diaz July 3, 2011, 11:48 am

      Without a doubt, social media like Twitter and Facebook have completely revolutionized the web. There’s more to come for sure, so keep an eye out for new services and new social media providers.

      The revolution has begun!

  • Glenn@gijoh.com July 3, 2011, 11:26 am

    Facebook “like box(es) ” are everywhere. It seeems that those who would not use it are not professional bloggers. It’s definitely a good way to redirect traffic to one’s own site.

  • Missy Diaz July 3, 2011, 11:50 am

    Hey, Glenn:

    Yes, you’re right. More and more pro bloggers use Facebook because they see and know the value it provides. There’s no denying its impact.

    Cheers! (and thanks for visiting)

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    I recommend snagging your Group / Pages RSS feeds then embedding them with Feed WordPress directly to Posts, then the Permalink back to Facebook.