Randomise your messages facebook

You can easily add random messages to your Facebook page. You may for example, want to experiment with multiple calls to action – or offer multiple promotions to your audience. The Facebook Random tag lets you achieve that, without any programming. Here’s how:  

FBML code

1. <fb:random>

2. <fb:random-option weight=”2″>A: This will be shown 2 times as often as B.</fb:random-option>

3. <fb:random-option weight=”1″>B: This will be show half as often as A</fb:random-option>

4. </fb:random>



Monitor your pages with Google Analytics FBML code

A great social media campaign should focus on measurement over reach. One of the easiest ways to take a look at the data provided via a Facebook page is via Google Analytics. Thankfully, inclusion on an existing static FBML page is particularly easy. Here’s the code you need. Obviously, just replace the uacct with your own account ID to start collecting data about your page. FBML needed

<fb:google-analytics uacct=”UA-9999999-99″ />

Include Multimedia FBML code

Multimedia objects such as flash, video and images can also be easily added to Fan Pages. If for example you wanted some flash video, or embedding of a flash game, the FB:swf, and FB:flv are perfect candidates. More details on the format of the API request available here for FLV and here for SWF. FBML needed (Flash object).

<fb:swf swfbgcolor=”ffffff” swfsrc=’http://www.yoursite.com/flash.swf’ width=’380′ height=’250′ />

(FLV video)

<fb:flv src=’http://www.yoursite.com/video-gallery/video.flv’ />


1. <fb:photo pid=”12345″ />

2. <img src=”http://www.yoursite.com/image.jpg” />

FBML Admin Codes

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Add Your News Facebook Page

If your blog or website offers subscription via email, an additional place to find subscribers is within the Facebook network. Fans that stumble upon your page, or are invited by others may want to add themselves to your subscriber list directly from you page, without visiting your site. Using the code that your newsletter provider gave you, you can easily create a newsletter tab with a subscribe box. Whilst this isn’t strictly FBML (its just HTML) – its an easy way to increase your reach and exposure on the cheap. FBML needed. Something similar to below. This is what I’m using folks.

1. <form action=”http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify” method=”post” target=”popupwindow” onsubmit=”window.open(‘http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=WebDesignInIrelandBlog’, ‘popupwindow’, ’scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520′);return true”>

2. <p>Enter your email address:</p>

3. <p><input type=”text” style=”width:140px” name=”email”/></p>

4. <input type=”hidden” value=”WebDesignInIrelandBlog” name=”uri”/>

5. <input type=”hidden” name=”loc” value=”en_US”/>

6. <input type=”submit” value=”Subscribe” /> </form>