March was a really busy month. As we start April, we are in the process of launching a new client website, ramping up our blogging and Facebook business, as well as re-certifying as a Microsoft adCenter adExcellence member.
That being said, I've still had some time to check out a few really cool things happening with Facebook in regards to Google picking up Facebook reviews. This is really big news, so check out how you can get a piece of the action on Google too.
This past month I saw something really wild and wanted to share it with you. I saw that in a Google Places site, reviews had been picked up from Facebook of all places. Wow, that is big news!
We are going to put the pieces of this puzzle together for you and need your help to do it!
Now, what I am not sure of is if you create a FBML page on Facebook and add your website reviews there will the reviews be picked up or is Google only picking up reviews from people using the Facebook Business Page reviews app. If I had to guess I would say from the application.
As I do additional testing this month on how reviews from Facebook are picked up; meaning if I can ascertain whether you can simply add your own website reviews or if other Facebook users have to review you while they are logged in to their own accounts, I will make sure to let you know at Facebook. In the mean time, this is exactly what we are going to do to test and I sure would appreciate it if you can help us out on this one.
- I am going to create a
tab in one of my Facebook
Business Page accounts and
load a sampling of my website
reviews to the new FBML page
I will create. I will even
try to have the reviews coded
using Google’s hReview
can visit my page here. While
you are there make sure to
like this business page that
I am testing on as I will
only send out a note of success
or failure through Facebook
to fans. This is not my main
Facebook page but one I have
created to make sure I hold
onto my business name.
- I am going to turn on the application for Facebook reviews in my main Facebook Business page account and solicit reviews from clients on that page. If you are not already a fan, make sure to like this page as I will also only be sending out the results to fans of this page. You need only fan one page to get the actual results.
So check out the two pages, look in the left nav bar for the reviews link, like the page, and if you want leave a friendly review. Then when I can see what is going on I will send the results out via Facebook to all of our fans at both pages.
Thanks for your help in advance, this could be a great free white paper with your help!