Using Facebook: Tips for FB users

Heres a few pointers on using Facebook which we’ve picked up as time goes by. This post will be updated as we uncover more nice to know nuggets of info.

Administering Pages:
For users with personal accounts added as Admins of Facebook business pages: Facebook recently added the feature to ‘Use Facebook As (page name)’. Clicking this means you can navigate and Like other pages as you would with your personal profile, but instead you will be seen as your FB Page, helping to spread your business page name around.

When logged into Facebook, take a look at your URL (top address box on your browser.) If you see “http” or just “www” instead of “https” then you DO NOT have a secure session and your account could be compromised. Go to Account Settings – Click Security on the left top corner – click Edit, Check box (secure browsing), click Save. FB has automatically set it on the non-secure setting!

Social Plugins:
Adding Like buttons, Activity feeds, Live Streams and more, to your website is essential for modern websites. Get going with the social plugins you need here: Facebook Developer Site – for assistance with social media integration and management contact us…

API and Facebook Code (FBML):
In the past Facebook pages could be customised by FBML (Facebook Markup Language). This has now been depreciated, which means it is no longer available on new pages, but nothing to panic about, older pages using FBML will still function (for now).The future is to use iframes in which to add your Page tab Apps. For more info go here.

Page Graphics:
Earlier in 2011 Facebook added a row of thumbnails to the top of personal and business pages. The thumbnails on the business pages randomise, presumably to avoid makeshift banner advertising.