Facebook has recently introduced a widget called “Fan Box” that Facebook page administrators can install on their website so that their readers can see the facebook page updates directly on the website almost in real-time. On the top of that, readers can also become a fan of the Page by simply clicking a button on that widget itself. According to Facebook, over 8 million users become fans of Facebook Pages every day to connect with their favorite public figures and organizations and get updates directly in their streams. Now with the help of this new facebook fan box widget, users can connect with brands, musicians, celebrities, businesses, and more, whether they’re on or off Facebook.
How to Add a Facebook Fan Widget on your Website
To install the Facebook fan widget, first login to your facebook account and go to your facebook Page – there you should see “Add Fan Box to your site” right underneath your Page’s profile picture. Each Fan Box includes the Become a Fan button. You can customize the Fan Box to include additional features including the stream of recent posts as well as a list of fans. The Fan Box can integrate tightly into your website – it takes a minimum of 200px width and 64px height for the button, and 554px height with all features included. You can read more detailed instructions on the Facebook Developer Wiki.
Here are some examples of different uses of the Facebook Fan Box:
- Threadless is currently using the Fan Box to feature the videos and posts they make to their Facebook fans.
- Newsweek has nicely integrated the Fan Box to encourage readers to become a fan and get news updates through Facebook.
- Coca-Cola’s Fan Box integration encourages Coca-Cola customers to become fans on Facebook.
So don’t wait up, go and install your Facebook Fanbox widget on your website today and get more facebook fans and free exposure to your fan page.
What others are saying about Facebook Fan Page?
Facebook Introduces The Fan Box. Take That, MySpace. – Techcrunch