I have still not gotten this to work on any of my non-Ning websites, but assuming this works would it be difficult to add this to the Ning platform?
Ning could give us a page within Dashboard - facebook integration where we could fill out the facebook open graph tags and it would then be part of our meta tags.
Couldn't hurt traffic right? :)
Open Graph tags are
<meta> tags that you add to the
<head> of your website to describe the entity your page represents, whether it is a band, restaurant, blog, or something else.
An Open Graph tag looks like
<meta property="og:tag name" content="tag value"/>
If you use Open Graph tags, the following six are required:
og:title- The title of the entity.
og:type- The type of entity. You must select a type from the list of Open Graph types.
og:image- The URL to an image that represents the entity. Images must be at least 50 pixels by 50 pixels. Square images work best, but you are allowed to use images up to three times as wide as they are tall.
og:url- The canonical, permanent URL of the page representing the entity. When you use Open Graph tags, the Like button posts a link to the og:url instead of the URL in the Like button code.
og:site_name- A human-readable name for your site, e.g., "IMDb".
fb:app_id- A comma-separated list of either the Facebook IDs of page administrators or a Facebook Platform application ID. At a minimum, include only your own Facebook ID.
More information on Open Graph tags and details on Administering your page can be found on the Open Graph protocol documentation .
Yeah, I have not made it work yet on either of my Non Ning websites, I'm just assuming Ning can make it work on our networks :))
I'm also not entirely sure what it does for us but it sounds like it improves our chances of being found on facebook, which is almost more important than Google these days. And becoming even more so every day.
if only they'd give us access to the <head>
Sorry I did not see your reply until now Ken. Ning has not seen this thread it seems, no. And I would also very much like to know what they think about it. Is it a "gold mine" for us all perhaps? :)
Please share if you get a response from Ning!
I guess this is what you are talking about,
<meta property="og:title" content="Der erste deutsche hip hop Clan" />
<meta property="og:type" content="website" />
<meta property="og:url" content="http://hhiaclan.com/" />
<meta property="og:image" content="http://api.ning.com/files/mMN2mYOOPRvO0vEOOd2LfEVpa9dTvICXocG7ozrBbTqyVv-XTPJFbf3oY3glKOa4vjGrH5oRn4lO2zNg-EXDSFVlGqp1GH08/logonetwork.png" />
<meta property="og:site_name" content="HHIA CLAN" />
<meta property="fb:admins" content="1428960109" />
I implemented it for my network and having been trying to make it work with no sucess. I tried a lot of process like calling it like a stylesheet, loading it on the file manager and finally left it on my custom code box. It has to be on the html head of our network to funtion.
I have been a member of facebook developers group since and while and the three most important advantages in my opinion is that visitors could easly know what our sites are all about, sencondly visitors will be able to interract more with our page as it is possible now and more interraction means more traffic. Thirdly and lastly we could be able to add more plugins from facebook and style it better as it is now, like the "like", send" buttons etc.
I have already 2 apps on fb for my network but still much limited, if ning could let us add codes direct to the <head> </head>then we could use it in our networks, i ran through some self build webs using this, so am genuinely interested on what ning has to say on this.
I really wish to get this working on my network.
hey ningteam, what's cooking?
what is this part all about?
A facebook Open Graph Tag
there may be something to this (why its not working)..those sources are not complete urls...hmm