Saturday, 24 April 2010

Adding A Facebook 'Like' Button To Your Blogger Posts


Facebook released their new 'Like' button a few days ago. When people anyone who is logged in to Facebook clicks on this, it is displayed on their FB Wall, thus giving exposure to you to their Friends. The code that Facebook provides for the button is aimed at giving you a Like button for your site, but not for individual blog posts, which is what bloggers are more interested in.

Not to fear, however, you can get a code to paste which will place the button on each of your posts. For those of you using Blogger you can visit this post here to find out where to get the code and where to post it. The only problem I can see so far is that it doesn't show the number of people who have 'Liked' your post. However, the Like is automatically posted on their Wall in FB.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Ning No Longer To Be Free

For those of you who use the free Ning service, you may or not have heard that the network of social networks that boasted 20 million visitors a month has announced a complete end to free services for its users. Those who pay for premium services will be asked to pay more, and those who are getting their social networks free of charge will be asked to upgrade to a premium service or phase off the Ning platform.

For those of you who want a social network, but don't want to pay for it, you may want to check out the following free alternatives (each also has premium services).

Grou.ps

Spruz

SocialGO

Of these 3, Grou.ps also offers you the possibility to monetize the site with AdSense as part of the free package.

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