Facebook’s redesigned like and share buttons helped contribute to a 47.44 percent rise in referrals driven by the social network to publishers in November, and Facebook saw its share of referrals skyrocket by 169.88 percent between November 2012 and October 2013, according to an analysis of more than 200,000 publishers reaching more than 250 million unique monthly visitors, by Shareaholic.
Facebook users who have found themselves in the awkward position of liking posts by friends with sad news as a way of indicated that those friends were in their thoughts may soon have an alternative, as Facebook Engineer Dan Muriello said during the Compassion Research Day event hosted by the social network last week that one of his colleagues developed a “sympathize” button during a recent hackathon.
Facebook appears to be testing a version of its desktop page like ads that more closely resembles mobile page like ads.
Facebook updated its Brand Resource Center, where advertisers and the media can download official logos, icons, screenshots, and other brand assets for use with marketing materials or editorial content.
Facebook is adding review buttons to pages for places, located between the like button and the messages button, joining the follow button spotted earlier this week by reader Matteo Gamba of Wimdu, who also shared the screenshots for this post.
Is Facebook experimenting with a follow button on pages? Reader Matteo Gamba of Wimdu shared the screenshot above, in which the Wimdu Facebook page featured a follow button directly to the left of the like button.