Social media has become the new traffic and distribution tool for many bloggers. Facebook in particular is a site where our bloggers can potentially reach millions of readers outside of their current audience. We've seen the success of the Facebook Like button and now have two more Facebook features for our Beta members to try.Facebook Fan Comment Syncing
This feature is only available to bloggers who have added the Facebook Like button to their blog's sidebar, and will only sync comments left by Facebook readers who have hit the like button on your blog's sidebar. To try it out, follow these steps:
TypePad bloggers can now boost comment counts and bridge the conversations happening between Facebook and TypePad. Facebook Comment Syncing will synchronize comments made by Facebook users between your fanpage and your blog. For example, a Facebook fan sees your post update in their Facebook news stream and comments on it. With Facebook Comment syncing turned on, that comment will be synced and displayed directly within the comment thread of the post on your blog. If that Facebook fan comments with their Facebook account on Typepad, the reverse will happen, and that comment will sync to display on the post in Facebook. This is a great way to boost up your comment count and connect the conversations happening between Facebook and TypePad.
- Go to Blog > Settings > Sharing. Under the first section, ensure that you have "Connected Facebook Like to Your Blog".
- Then go to Blog > Settings > Comments and turn on the "Facebook Comment Syncing" setting.
- Select "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.
Facebook Friend Finder
The Facebook Friend Finder locates and suggests people on TypePad to follow who are also in your Facebook network. This is a great way to find friends you know and new blogs on TypePad. To try it out, go to your dashboard and click on the link "Find people to follow" at the top of your Recent Activity feed.
Try out these features and let us know what you think!