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How to: Effectively share a link in Facebook

We might have seen tons of posts covering how to effectively drive flocks of traffic via Search engines and twitter but people often forget covering up on how to share a link in Facebook effectively, in spite of the fact that facebook is where most links are shared.

Well, you need not worry – you’ve landed in the right place. 😉

The Case Study

This is a case study on RuhaniRabin.com ‘s facebook fan page having 1000+ fans.

According to the case study done, I found out the links without a thumbnail preview got lesser likes/comments than the links that had a thumbnail included in them (I guess even the clicks varied because of lack of the thumbnail.)


The reason is quite simple :- most of these without-a-thumbnail links are automated ones and have an URL shortener used which might not make the reader click the link, he/she might suspect the link being spammy. [More on this…]

How to effectively share links in facebook
How to effectively share links in facebook

So, what should I do?

Avoid using applications such as twitterfeed and the likes. You can preferrable replace it with applications like RSS Graffiti, NetworkedBlogs. However, it is highly recommended that you share the links manually with a comment to add more life to the link which might help you get more likes, comments and views.

Do let me know in the comments the strategies you use to make your shares go viral in facebook. 🙂

Amazing Facebook link? NO!


Yesterday, the blog giant Mashable had published an article regarding facebook status tips and tricks. Nice article, though the tenth point was totally an eye-blender. The 10th point in that article was:

10. HOW TO: Play a Trick On Your Friends in Your Status Update

We have a funny one to end on — a way to play an amusing trick on your Facebook buddies.

This clever link “http://facebook.com/profile.php?=73322363″ looks like it could be a URL for anyone’s Facebook profile, actually takes anyone logged into Facebook to their own profile page.

If you try it out, be sure to remove the link preview that Facebook auto-ads. Have fun, and don’t be too mean…

Try all these links and it’ll redirect your browser to your own facebook profile only:

I tried it out and it did just as what they said it would do. I was quite amused but a little later I replaced the number “73322363” with other different number combinations and again it redirected to my own facebook profile. Then I remembered that any link in facebook followed by a question mark ‘?’ doesnt matter much.

Blog giants like Mashable committing such silly mistakes is too hard to take.