Typepad has now integrated the Facebook "Like" button in two ways on its platform – one on the sidebar and one in the post footer. If you're a Typepad user, there is no reason you shouldn't deploy its use.
Facebook Like connects your blog to millions of people on Facebook and we have the fancy graphs to prove it! For those of you who haven't considered integrating the Facebook Like buttons into your blog, you may want to take a look at these stats and give it a second thought. TypePad has full integration of the Facebook Like button, both for your blog sidebar and your post footer, so there's no reason to not give it a try. – via everything.typepad.com
If you need a better reason, how about this. 1500 Typepad bloggers installed the widget, resulting in a 50% increase of referral traffic from Facebook to all TypePad blogs. I'd say that's reason enough, wouldn't you?
If you're technically-challenged, don't worry, installing the button does not require any knowledge of either HTML or the Facebook version, FBML.
To install the button on your sidebar, follow the instructions contained in this post.
To install the button in your post footer, follow these instructions.
- Go to the Design tab in your dashboard
- Click the Content link in the left-hand sidebar
- Click the pencil icon on the Post Footer link
- Select Facebook Like from the options.
If you haven't already done so, you might want to also click the "show footer links as buttons" option as well.
With over 500 million people on Facebook, 50% of whom log on daily, and with nearly a million more being added each and every day, doesn't it make sense to include the Like option, especially when it's so easy to do? So, what's keeping you?