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Thursday, June 03, 2010 

A New Way To Make Your Web Site Go Viral On Facebook



by Madalyn Sklar

When it comes to online promotion for musicians and music businesses, our biggest hurdle is increasing our fanbase. We need to get people to our website. We want Facebook fans, Twitter followers and a huge mailing list. We rely on various social network sites to help us along the way. And it's great when these sites come up with new ways to help us extend our promotion reach.

Facebook has created something new and exciting that will take your promotion a step further and get more people to your web site and/or blog. You can now add the new "Like Button" on your web site, blog, etc. It's sleek, compact and will help make your sites go viral. Let me show you how.

Here is an example:


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I have placed the "Like Button" on the GoGirls Elite homepage. You can grab the Facebook code here.

So here is how this can get very viral and attract more people to your sites. I placed the code on the following sites:

GoGirlsMusic.com
GoGirls Elite
MadalynSklar.com
Social Networks for Musicians (it's placed on the Services page due to high traffic. It won't work on my  homepage because I'm using the Facebook Box and it seems to clash.)

After I clicked the Like Button on all these pages it shows up on my Facebook Wall as Recent Activity (see below). Now all my friends can see where I've been with links to the sites. I highlighted my web sites in the image below. Keep in mind that Facebook pulls the "Title Tag" from your web site and hyperlinks it.



Note: Make sure your web site has the proper information in your "Title Tag". If that's too techie, get in touch with your webmaster or contact me.

In my book, Facebook is clever and smart! This is a simple and easy way to promote your web sites and blog on Facebook. And keep in mind, Facebook is about to hit 500 million users. Your fans are on Facebook. Period.

If you need assistance getting the Facebook code onto your web sites, I can help.

Copyright © 2010 Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She has spent over 14 years helping independent musicians and music business professionals achieve greater success in the biz. Her motto is: working smarter not harder. She also founded GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest + largest online community of indie women musicians.

You can reach Madalyn at MadalynSklar.com or madalynsklar AT gmail.com

Madalyn, YoU RoCk!

Sharelle & Adam

Thanks! You rock too.

Thanks for the great tips! Facebook used to be understandable to me, now it seems to be a mess of craziness.

Thanks Madalyn! You always have great information for us and anything about Facebook is a great help.

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This is really helpful, Madalyn-and you helped me feel that it was doable ourselves-empowering. And once the "like" box had a black option, we were *in!*

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