Facebook recently added a feature to their open graph framework that allows you to put a Facebook “like button” on your own website. When you place the like button on your site, a visitor, who has a Facebook profile, can click on it to show their friends on Facebook that they liked your site or specific web page. Here’s an example:
Facebook describes the button as – “the Like button enables users to make connections to your pages and share content back to their friends on Facebook with one click. Since the content is hosted by Facebook, the button can display personalized content whether or not the user has logged into your site. For logged-in Facebook users, the button is personalized to highlight friends who have also liked the page.”
Facebook provides you with an easy to use tool to create a like button to add to your own website.
Here’s a video of Facebook’s founder discussing some of the recent Facebook updates at the f8 conference for Facebook users and developers.
Have you added the like button to your site yet? If so, let us know, in the comments section, how it has worked for you.
Like Button Photo credit: Danny Sullivan