13 Comments

  1. Jul 7th, 2011 6:15 PM

    Vladimir,

    I was just researching various ways to capture Facebook and social media traffic. I liked the specific examples you gave here as opposed to the "create a business Facebook page" type of stuff.

    I think the reality is that Google is in for a tough fight. I was recently in an Internet cafe in South America and noticed that everyone was on Facebook--all 20 computers. Then, it looked like they would have Google open if they needed to search for things.

    The eventuality of this? Once Facebook puts a "search the Internet" function on each profile, Google could be in trouble.

    So, this article on Facebook integration is very important.

    Cheers,
    Richard

  2. May 6th, 2011 3:10 AM

    Great case study, thank you Vladimir!

    2. Facebook like <== How are you implementing this on the site? Does the Facebook Comments plugin you mention do the 'Like' too?

  3. Apr 9th, 2011 5:09 AM

    Vladimir - any suggestions on plugin for the "Random Recipe"?

  4. Mar 17th, 2011 4:28 PM

    I find your article super useful ! I even saved it so that I can read it again, for inspiration. Thank you. Def. agree with facebook taking over, slowly, but surely. And we should all be smart and benefit most out of it. keep up the good work

  5. Feb 20th, 2011 3:45 PM

    What is important to note that facebook traffic is not suited all types of websites. For instance , a site on movies , sports , news gets a decently targeted traffic but a niche site on say bicycle parts , electric switches would no get quality traffic

    • Brian
      Feb 28th, 2011 6:10 AM

      Hi Krishna,

      I agree with your comment however you gave a bad example!

      Bicycle parts would be of importance to a group/community of cyclists who value up-to-date information on their hobby - yes, electrical switches are a bit different. But it is all about targeting a niche and getting them to 'follow' your posts/guides/information.

      Vladimir..... Are you going to tell us what are your most recommended WordPress plugins for Facebook integration? I have never had any luck playing with Facebook APIs.

      Good article though. I have three clients now signed up for a whole new SMM work up revolving around this article!!!

      Thanks.

      • Feb 28th, 2011 1:08 PM

        There is just one plugin you need and it's called Facebook Comments for WordPress

        • Mar 16th, 2011 7:35 AM

          That is a wonderful plugin, however it can sometimes get a bit confusing for some visitors. Not everyone trusts logging into a website and posting something on Facebook, so I try to give them options.

          • May 6th, 2011 3:12 AM

            I agree. I just found out that many Canadians are boycotting Facebook because it violates their human rights. They are, as a group, taking out a law suit against Facebook. It's shocking what I found out about the reasons behind this action - shocking what Facebook is doing with regards to privacy that is.

  6. Feb 17th, 2011 11:34 PM

    Very interesting article thank you. Facebook is massively influential so it's great to get tips like these that are based on a real case!
    As ChrisCD mentioned, it's nice that you allow for both 'traditional' Blog comments as well as Facebook comments :)

  7. Feb 17th, 2011 10:41 PM

    I'm glad on this site, we can still chose how to leave comments. :O)

    So great, amazing traffic numbers. Great interaction. How about $/Conversions?

    Did all of this traffic make more $ for the site?

    Of course if the goal of that site isn't $, that is fine, but most people have a business that they want a return for. :O)

    • Feb 17th, 2011 11:01 PM

      Heh, that probably won't change as the audience on this site is more tech savvy.

      No $ change hands still so I can't comment on that. Other metrics for Facebook visitors such as pages/visit, bounce rate and time on site are similar to those from search engine users so I'd say the 'quality' of traffic is significant.