Many people are seeing the new insights for Facebook pages show up as an option on their page admin panel. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect from the new insights. The new analytics are WAY more useful than the older version. You can drill into what’s going on with the page and learn… Read More


Many web sites are using Facebook Connect for Authentication (AKA SSO- Single Sign On) as a way for people to be able to log in to the site,. Whether for downloads, games or to comment, this is an easy way for your users to log in without having to give you information. Seems like a… Read More


Yes, again, but this time it’s really a big visual change as well as a change to Facebook’s Timeline. I did a quick video overview of what is in the new Facebook profile and a few thoughts on how we might use it (or not). Overall it’s very attractive and once we get used to… Read More


Facebook is showing off a brand new look and as usual everybody’s in a snit about it. Honestly, it amazes me that they seem to do their re-designs in a total vacuum. Any web developer knows the first rule of web design is to listen to what the client wants, collect their feedback and do… Read More


Having too many fans can actually hurt your Facebook page’s ranking. I know, sounds crazy right? If you’ve head me speak on social media you’ve heard me say that social media is not about numbers but about quality. This is particularly true on Facebook. Why? Because Facebook has a ranking system called “EdgeRank”. To put… Read More


It used to be that admins of Facebook pages had to post everything to the page as the page. Sort of annoying if you want to post both general information for your fans and respond to something as yourself. Even worse if you have multiple admins and they all post as the page. Confusing and… Read More


After FBML is phased out on Facebook we will need to build pages as iFrames instead. This means you literally put a frame around content hosted on your own website and share it on your Facebook page. Pretty cool huh? On the face of it this seems even better, but of course there’s a catch… Read More


There are a few key elements here to use on the content you embed in your iFrame Facebook Page that can make a huge amount of difference in how your fans use and share your content. These little bits of code are pretty simple really, and if you can handle a little PHP you can… Read More


Facebook is notorious for changing their privacy rules and revealing personal data. On January 14 they began to allow Facebook applications to access and use user addresses and mobile telephone numbers and use them as part of the platform offered to developers. (see Facebook’s announcement here.) So what should you do? Go to Facebook and… Read More


As you might already have heard, Facebook announced this fall they are going to stop using their proprietary code used for page “tabs” called FBML and moving towards iframes. We’ve been getting a lot of panicked emails asking if their pages will break when Facebook finally drops the flag on these pages. The good news… Read More


I don’t think it’s a good idea to post your Twitter stream to your Facebook page automatically. It confuses people who don’t tweet and a lot of the time it just doesn’t make sense to see your tweets out of contest. “Thanks for that Joe!” is confusing if not annoying unless someone is sufficiently interested… Read More


Creating an admin on Facebook is easy with the new admin section. Go to your Facebook page and click on “Edit Page” right under the icon for your page. When you get to the Facebook page admin page you’ll see a list of links on the left hand side of the page. Click on the… Read More