One of the main benefits of being on the Facebook platform is the ability for viral sharing to take place amongst participants in the network. To encourage your business page to be shared with others you can implement a Facebook “multi-select” box, all within the static FBML box. This will loop through the current users friend list, allowing them to select who they want to share the fan-page with when they click send. You might want to put this under a “Spread the word” type tab to increase your reach.
Update. Some people have reported problems with this code. From what I can remember, it worked previously – so unless FB have changed things. Anyway – I’m using the below successfully now. Don’t for god’s sake copy and paste, examine the code, and type it exactly. WordPress makes a mess of single quotes which won’t work inside Facebook. I will get around at some stage to ammending this, but for now take care and try and understand what you are using. If all else fails, consult the Facebook documentation, or leave a comment here, which I’m more likely to respond to. I’ll not be replying to personal emails asking for help.
<fb:fbml><fb:request-form method=”POST” type=”Webdistortion” invite=”true” action=”http://www.facebook.com/multi_friend_selector.php” content=”Become a fan of Webdistortion!<fb:req-choice url=’http://www.facebook.com/webdistortion’ ‘ label=’GO’ /> “><div style=”padding-bottom: 10px;”><fb:multi-friend-selector condensed=”true” style=”width:80%;” /></div><fb:request-form-submit /></fb:request-form>
1. <fb:request-form method=”post”
2. type=”Your Fan Page Name Here.”
4. content=”Check out Your Fan Page Name Here on Facebook!<fb:req-choice url=’YOUR FAN PAGE URL here’ ‘ label=’GO’ /> “>
5. <fb:multi-friend-selector actiontext=”Tell your friends about us rows=”3″ showborder=”true” /> </fb:request-form>