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Facebook Connect may increase your site's traffic 30-100%

I attended a dynamic workshop yesterday called "Best Practices in Social Media Integration for Web Publishers and Content Providers". The discussion was lead by Bob Buch, VP, Business Development at Digg.com.

Here's something he said that I found shocking (but in a good way). According to Digg's research, "..social community sites using the Facebook Connect API have seen their traffic increase from 30 -100%..."

That's HUGE.

Now imagine the possibilities for your JomSocial communities when we roll out JS 1.2 in a couple of weeks-- which will have Facebook Connect for JomSocial! I've tested an early version and it was amazing. I was already logged in to Facebook when I tested it and JS/Facebook Connect retrieved my FB data and pulled it into my test JS community profile with no problems.

Stay tuned---I'll have more info to share about the Web 2.0/Social Media workshops Azrul & I have been attending over the next few days, and of course, I will fill you in on any new JomSocial developments as they come in....

 Best,

Shawn

 

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