|How To Set Up Facebook Insights For Your Website|
|Wednesday, 27 July 2011 09:35|
First and foremost, head on over to the Facebook Insights landing page. If you’re an admin of any fan pages or apps, you should already be quite familiar with this area. If not, this entire process can be done with a few clicks and a copy/paste.
In the top right corner you see the bright green “Insights for your Website” button. Clicking on this button will bring up a dialogue box. You’ll notice that, we’re doing nothing more than adding a meta tag to your websites’ source code. But what a valuable meta tag this is!
Fill in your domain, and decide which account you’d like to link the Insights to. If you choose You, then only you will have access to these analytics. On the other side of the coin, by choosing Fan page or application will provide analytics to all admins of your selected page or app.
Now for the code. Facebook does a poor job at explaining the process here, and you might be wondering what this little snippet of code is here for. This meta property code needs to be inserted into the header of your website’s code. Copy that snippet of code, fire up that FTP client, or login to your favorite CMS of choice, and get started.
Now we’re on the hunt for the head tag, specifically, the closing head tag. Just before this closing head tag, here’s where we’ll want to paste that snippet of code Facebook has provided. Now that the code is inserted, be sure to save your changes, and head on back over to Facebook.
Within the same dialogue box, now click on “Get Insights.” If configured correctly, you should see a new addition to the available items within your Insights dashboard.
By adding the Facebook Insights tracking code to your website, Facebook will provide you with a stat that no other analytics package can: the social feedback loop. Facebook can give you the exact breakdown of how many times your content was viewed and how valuable that content was (the loop), ultimately resulting in traffic to your website.
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