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Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts

How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog


In November last year I showed you How To Embed Tweets In Your Blog Posts followed in March this year with How To Embed Instagram Photos on your Blog Posts.In this post I will follow up with Embedding Facebook Status in your blog.Similar to Twitter and Instagram embedding a status from Facebook could not be easier.This will work on Blogger, WordPress or any blog platform that allows you to use HTML in your posts.

So why embedd a Status from Facebook on your blog ? As I had pointed out in the Embedd Tweets post you may want to quote a tweet or show reactions from Twitter on a certain subjectthe same goes for Facebook .For me embedding the status is much better than simply quoting the text.

When you embed a status as I have done from the Spice Up Your Blog Facebook page below a number of options are added.Note how people can like the page in the top right, the time date and reactions are also displayed.Finally you can comment, Like and Share the status from within the post.

How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog

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Add Social Sharing Buttons To All Images On Blogger And Wordpress


Photos and images have become such an integral part of blogs with many thinking images are as important as the text.This does not just referr to Photography blogs but no matter what the subject of your blog; visitors respond to photos and other media.The success of Pinterst has just gone to reiterate this, in the modern online world the old and overused saying A picture is worth a thousand words really rings true.

So as bloggers we can utilize the images we use on our blogs in a number of ways.In this post we will see how to use images to get visitors sharing your posts.This tutorial will cover how to add social bookmarking buttons to the images you use on your blog.So directly from the image visitors can share the image (thus the post) on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other popular social networks.I know from emails and comments i received this was something many of you have been looking for.

To do this we will use the gadget from SlingPic which offers a plugin for Wordpress users and I will walk you through how to add the code to Blogger.Take a look at the demo below, simply hover over the images to see the share options :

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How Changes in Social Media Will Help Bloggers In 2014


Guest Post - Our host is Ben Taylor, Ben is taking a look at the changes we can expect to social media in 2014.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.

October was a big month for social media. Twitter finally ousted HootSuite and other third-parties by introducing its own Scheduled Tweet program. It also added the option of allowing people who follow you to send you direct messages (you used to need to be following them first). Facebook, meanwhile, has added the ability to edit posts. Google+ is also creeping into other Google properties, requiring the use of real names in comments and posts.

So what do these changes mean for bloggers? Will they need to change their social media tactics to benefit from these newest steps? Let’s look at each platform and examine how a blogger’s day-to-day might change.


First, the addition of Scheduled Tweets to Twitter will simply make it easier to schedule Tweets concerning articles and webcasts for those who already do so via HootSuite. For those who haven’t been using HootSuite, of course, this can be a golden opportunity to begin scheduling Tweets to increase their blog’s visibility. Take care when scheduling Tweets, however- if you make a blunder or Tweet in poor context, you’ll find yourself under fire faster than you can delete the offending message.

Guest posting has become important for both marketers and for bloggers. The influx of fresh content, sometimes quality and sometimes not, is a good way to make sure that your blog is always up-to-date. Twitter’s move to optionally allow followers to be able to direct message you could be a godsend for bloggers who want to encourage easily filtered guest post offers, especially around the holidays when time to post is scarce. This new feature, paired with an announcement on your contact page, could make for very easy perusing of guest post ideas- all people must do to pitch is follow you and send a direct message to you with a short pitch and their email.


Obviously, the ability to edit statuses will cause a good amount of havoc. Once a post has been changed, any replies to it won’t make sense anymore. However, bloggers can use this ability to their benefit. This is good for bloggers because nothing hurts traffic worse than misinformation. Adding hashtags or adding a note about a significant reblog or comment can also increase your traffic without needing to make a new post altogether.

Also, if you’re posting a snippet of an article onto your Facebook page to increase prominence, it’s comforting to know that you can edit that snippet if you need to improve the grammar or change the URL. Especially if you need to change something for accuracy in an article, it’s important to be able to edit your Facebook post as easily as you can edit the article, itself.

Google+ and YouTube

Also in the social media news, there has been much nay saying concerning Google’s ambition to connect all of its services and force users to post everything under their real name, notably YouTube comments. Google has been trying to boost its social media platform, Google+, to little success in the past 2 years. The incorporation of YouTube into this network is a calculated way of ensuring that Google+ gets traffic and becomes more heavily used.

For the average person, this is not a welcome change. For the blogger, however, this can be exceedingly useful. Your most valuable asset when blogging is your reputation and especially your name. Having your name attached to your activities should be a positive when trying to gain traffic to your site. The downside might be a loss of privacy and a need to take more care in what you post. But as successful bloggers are people who manage their online reputations fastidiously, these things shouldn’t be intimidating.

The bottom line is that social media is evolving in ways that benefit bloggers. That is, if you’re willing to put in just a little extra effort.

AuthorBy Guest Author - Ben Taylor is a social media studying, coffee drinking, hat wearing child of the digital age. He currently writes for social media optimization company, Eloqua.

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5 Facebook Tips For Driving Traffic To Your Blog


Cool Facebook LogoBlogs and social media sites go hand in hand. They reference one another and drive visits to one another, as well. There are many aspects of Facebook that can help boost clicks on your blog, but you have to be wise about the tactics.

Posting too often on Facebook turns off your friends and page fans. If they “hide” your posts (or worse yet unfriend / unlike your page), you’ve lost a connection and a few extra clicks all because of your overzealous posting.

Managing your Facebook page ethically is vital for your online reputation. Without monitoring what people are saying about you or your work publicly could damage your success severely. Also, it could cost you readers.In addition to keeping an eye on your reputation, there are ways to increase traffic to your personal or company blog by utilizing your Facebook page.

First, there are a few ground rules to obtain a solid foundation.

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How To Use Facebook To Boost Blog Traffic And Sales


Facebook Teacher Showing Team On Black boardGuest Post - Our host is Alicia, here she looks into using Facebook to help your blogs traffic and sales.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.

Is investing time and money on Facebook really going to help increase your traffic and sales?

Or is Facebook as a social media marketing leader overrated?

I’m sure these were some of the questions that had come across your mind before, regardless of whether you have used Facebook as a social media marketing platform or not.

Is the ROI really worth the effort we put into Facebook?

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Neat Triangle Design Social And Rss Icon Gadget For Blogger And Wordpress


Triangle Social Icons GadgetI know we all like to have a unique look to our blogs and some unique icons to display our social profiles and feeds.So here I have a Subscribe and Follow section for your blog using a neat set of triangle social icons.You can add the icons with links to your feed and profiles to your sidebar on Blogger and Wordpress.

The icons are from Design Cauldron and look fantastic,Included in the gadget we have the code for are icons for your Rss Feed, Email Feed, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest And YouTube.You can easily remove any of the icons if your not on one or more of the sites.

Below you can see the icons (All connected to our profiles so you can use them to connect with Spice Up Your Blog if your not already), further below that you can follow the link to see them live on a demo blog.

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Facebook Release New Official Facebook For Wordpress Plugin


connect facebook and wordpress logoYesterday Facebook released a very cool and multi purpose Facebook For Wordpress Plugin.Rather than simply auto posting your latest Wordpress posts to Facebook you can fully integrate your Facebook and Wordpress activity.With just a few clicks you can auto share Wordpress posts and pages to your Timeline and with Mentions you can also share them to friends timeline's.Facebook buttons and widgets can also be quickly added to your blog such as Like buttons and boxes, activity feeds, a recommend bar, Facebook comments below your Wordpress posts and more.

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One Time Facebook Pop Up Like Box For Blogger


Last September i published a post showing How to add a one time Email Rss subscription pop up on Blogger.Since then i have had a number of requests for a similar gadget but with a Facebook page like box instead of the Email form.So in this post we have just that.When a visitor lands on your blog a pop up box will appear with the option to like your Facebook page.The gadget will only appear on the first visit so your readers or you wont have to see it every time.

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The Significance of Social Media, Author Verification and Engagement


One of the biggest things bloggers and columnists are hearing about today in regards to their products, services or writing is authorship.The search giant’s Google’s results now filter with images representing authorship for each individual blog entry. This is especially helpful for people wanting to know who’s writing about what. Inherently, these writers are establishing authority. But not only can you simply establish authorship/authority through an site-specific author-bio, you can also do it through social media.

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How And Why To Log Into Facebook As Your Fan Or Like Page Not Your Profile - Video Post


Facebook Like Fan Page ButtonIn this Video Post we look at a feature of Facebook some of you may not know, I didn't know myself until recently.Most of you will have a Facebook Fan Page or Like Page for your Blog and If you have not you should create a fan page for your blog.Did you know you can log into Facebook as your Fan Page Or Like page (I keep saying both Fan and Like as Facebook are trying to have them referred to as like pages but many still know them as fan pages).Now the advantage of logging in as your Fan Page or Like Page is two fold, the notifications and other updates that are displayed are for the page not your profile and as you navigate your way around Facebook any comments or information you leave will also be left as your page not your profile.Confused Yet ? In the video i show exactly how it's done and the advantages, it can even help you get more fans !

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