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Now There's More to Like!

Since adding the Like Feature to Ning Labs in February, we've studied closely how Ning Creators are using it on their social sites. What we've found is exciting: 12,000 Ning Creators have already replaced the Favorite and Rate features with the Like Button, and they are seeing great results. Here's how this change has increased member engagement:

Engagement = Number of times content is Rated, Favorited, or Liked

We're excited to report that later today, we will be taking the Like Feature out of Ning Labs.

We've spent the last several weeks making a series of improvements, including:

  • Like buttons for more features (Photos, Videos, Blogs, Events, Discussions, Groups, Pages, Profiles)
  • Feature-by-feature control to enable/disable a Like button
  • A revamped My Likes page that shows member Likes month-to-month over time.

Increase your engagement! Turn on the Like Button for your network now.

Haven't turned it on yet? It’s easy. When you sign in later today, you’ll see a simple message that prompts you activate the Like Button. Choose which features you want to enable. You can make changes anytime, and we encourage you to experiment with different features to see what works best for you. We've set you up with the option to send a Broadcast Message to your members to let them know about this new feature (if you choose).

We've also updated the algorithm for Leaderboards to include Like Button activity. This ensures that the Leaderboards will reflect and surface the latest, greatest content and trends on your Ning Network.

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  • NC for Hire

    i would also like to have facebook like buttons for individual comments

  • j
  • Is there anything in the works for members to be able to like an individual post in the forum instead of just the forum title? Our members have asked on several occasions, and we really think it would be a great feature.

  • Can anyone tell me if there is any way to have a report of the "Likes" in pictures on an specific album? Because I have tried the Leaderboards but it does not match with amount of  "Likes" pictures have.
    • @Milagros +1
  • I'm trying to help another Ning creator turn his Facebook, Ning and Twitter "like" buttons on, but can't find where to do this in the dashboard. I did it the day you all sent out the email. Was that the only chance we had to turn these on?
    • Hi Elizabeth, in your Dashboard click "Features" and then "Like Buttons"
      • I'm not seeing this. I don't understand - maybe I'm just blind to it. Here's a screen shot. 


        • Hi Elizabeth, that's the Features Layout link. Features is a couple of lines down on the left.
          • Argh! Feeling very stupid now. Thank you thank you!
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