If you haven’t noticed yet, Facebook “Like” buttons are starting to appear on many websites throughout the Web. These are part of the new Facebook “Social Plugin” options. For bloggers and businesses running websites, adding this “Like” button should be a no-brainer in that it adds the following benefits to your website:
- If someone “Likes” your website, a message is passed on through that person’s News Feed on Facebook that they liked your website, complete with a link to entice one of their friend’s to check out your website.
- For new visitors to your website, from Google or Bing web searches for example,displaying a number of people that already “Like” your site shows that your site has already been confirmed by many people to be a trustworthy source of information.
Today I recorded my first screencast to show you how to actually implement this on your WordPress powered blog or website. Even if you are not technical nor have your own WordPress blog, I hope you’ll see my video because it illustrates how truly easy it is to integrate social media features into your website. I consult with many companies who need to pay a lot of money to integrate social features into their website. While WordPress may not be the most ideal e-commerce platform nor appropriate for large enterprises, if you use it as the engine for your small business website, you will be able to see how non-technical people like myself can implement the latest social media features. If you’ve ever thought about blogging, I hope this screencast illustrates how truly easy it is to customize your blog, should you wish to begin blogging.
As this is the first in hopefully many screencasts to come, please do comment if there is a screencast or tutorial on any of the social media sites that you would like to see me cover! Thanks!