If you have webmaster or WordPress knowledge and are interested in writing a post for WordPress Hacks, please contact us.You may have noticed that Facebook social plugins are everywhere these days with the popular ”Like” button, primarily because of its ease of use and how it integrates with the social graph. This is because the button represents a one-time sharing event vs. establishing a lasting connection with your readers. Now imagine instead how you could get ongoing updates on topics that interest you!
A recent addition to the WordPress plugin directory does just that! Facebook Like for Tags transforms the Like button into a personalized user connection for ongoing updates and sharing based on tags or categories.
For example, say you have a travel blog. One day you write about southern France. In your post you assign categories “Europe” and “France” to the post. Some of your readers really enjoy the article and share it in Facebook by clicking on the Like button. Some time later, you again write about France. Those readers who had “Liked” the previous article will now get an update automatically in their Facebook News Feed!
Since the automatic update is based on user interest, it will be relevant to the user and thereby more likely to grab attention. The result is more revisits to your site and more reach into Facebook due to additional sharing. Over time you will commonly see in excess of 25% more page views.
A more detailed description of the plugin and installation can be found here. Grab Facebook Like for Tags today and transform the Like button into a trusted recommendations engine!
Disclosure: I am co-founder of IngBoo, the provider of this WordPress plugin and the cloud-based change-detect-notification service that powers the function.