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How to Add a Facebook Like Button to your Tumblr Posts

Here’s how to add a facebook like/send button to your tumblr in three simple steps. This will create a unique “like” button for every post on your tumblr. It’s really cool to do this because you’ll be able to share your own posts on your facebook wall really easily.

  1. Log in to tumblr, go to Customize Appearance > Edit HTML
  2. Paste this code immediately before the </head> tag:
    <div id="fb-root"></div>
    <script>(function(d, s, id) {
    var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
    if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
    js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
    js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=271140516272162";
    fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
    }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script>
  3. Paste this code just before the end of the post content. This is not the same for all themes, but usually it is between the tagsĀ {/block:PostNotes} and {/block:Posts}. Just try pasting it in different places within the code and hitting “update preview” until it looks right.
    <div class="facebook-button"><div class="fb-like" data-href="{Permalink}" data-send="true" data-layout="button_count" data-width="450" data-show-faces="true"></div></div>

Make sure to click “update preview” before saving to make sure you don’t break your theme. If you did something wrong or this doesn’t work with your theme you should just refresh the page or close your browser so you don’t save the changes (otherwise you’ll have to install a new theme/reinstall your theme).

Good luck!

Why You Shouldn’t Have all Your Friends Follow Your New Fan Page

Naturally, when starting a page for a new project, your first instinct is to tell your friends and family and get them following/supporting you. This makes sense because your beloved should be able to network and attract some leads for you. You know, word of mouth and all that. Depending on your business, these new devoted fans could be the best thing to give your social media a jump-start, but in most cases, this will be a failing strategy.

On Facebook, if your fans are not engaged by your content, Facebook’s not gonna share it with everyone. And why on earth would your friend Fran, a hairdresser in Minnesota, be interested in any content related to your surfing website (or whatever your niche might be)? If she and others don’t like or follow your page and don’t respond to your content, Facebook will algorithmically mark your posts as lame. No one will see the groundbreaking photo sesh you did of famous surfer Damien Hobgood.

On the other hand, a small list of very interested followers will likely click, comment on, and share your content. Facebook will promote these social “likes” and comments in the newsfeed of their connections who may be interested as well. If your 600 high school friends see your posts first and don’t “like” them, the five people out there who care will never hear the news.