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Benefits of Getting Facebook Likes

Updated on January 12, 2014
Facebook Like Button
Facebook Like Button

Facebook Like button has given way to new marketing strategies. As far as social bookmarking is concerned, Digg and Reddit are the most popular sites and almost everyone has these buttons on their website to encourage visitors to share the content they like. In the past few months, Facebook like button has gained lot popularity and is being used more widely, even more than the Digg button. The benefits of using a Facebook like button are many. Here a few reasons why it is beneficial to get Facebook likes to your website or Facebook page.

Exposure

Whenever someone “Likes” your webpage or your Facebook page, the action is visible to all the friends of that person. Imagine if someone with 500 friends likes your page, his/her action will be shared with all the friends and therefore your page will reach 500 more people. If an influential member on Facebook likes your page, you can expect it to gather many more likes in a matter of minutes.

Viral Effect

The true power of Facebook Like button lies in the viral effect that it has. People always like to check out something that their friend liked. You must have noticed a trend on sites like Stumbleupon and Digg. People there tend to Digg/Stumble what their friends share. It is no different with Facebook likes. When a person sees that quite a few of his/her friends like a particular page, they tend to do the same. It doesn’t take much time for a page to go viral.

Analytics

Facebook insights make it possible to get information like geographic and demographics. This makes it easy to target your content and make changes to suit your audience. Moreover, you can also use Google Analytics with your Facebook page and optimize it accordingly.

Ease of use

Setting up a Facebook Like button is easy and you don’t have to be a webapage design expert to deal with it. You need to go to Facebook developer page, provide your website url, select the design of the button and you will be provided with a code. You just have to past that code to your site and there you have your Facebook like button.

So, add a like button and create a page for your business if you still haven’t. It’s time to go viral and reap the benefits of one the most popular sites on the Internet.

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    • shampa sadhya profile image

      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      You have explained the points very clearly. It is quite a good stuff.

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      leonb 5 years ago

      I have noticed a difference in the site I have that don't have a Facebook "like." It really does work.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I agree with this and always try to get as many Likes as possible. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Central USA

      I keep trying to add a LIKE button to my page, and it's not the easiest thing in the world to do, so I gave up! I can't figure out how to use the html to paste it in my page

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      ronakbhatia 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      @weezyschannel Which platform are you using? Wordpress, blogspot or something else? If you are using Wordpress, then you can simply add the Facebook Like plugin.

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Facebook likes is very much important to explore our content and to drive more visitors. With just a click on like button you can show your interest to the topic or post. Very interesting and informative Hub. Thanks for sharing and voted up :)

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