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Facebook Pages changes;- SSL Certificate requirements that you need to know about. Facebook recently announced a major change which will be implemented later this year;- A valid SSL Certificate for Facebook Pages will be mandatory from 1st October 2011 if the Page has customization and is hosted outside of Facebook.

Facebook Pages changes;- SSL Certificate requirements that you need to know about

So what does this mean for the Facebook Page owner and the Facebook Page visitor? Firstly, no doubt there will be a heap of prowling, noise making sharks ready to take your money just as there was when Facebook announced it was stepping away from FBML in favor of iFrames back in March 2011. Read on and don’t be duped by these prowling, noise makers!

What is a SSL Certificate? SSL is the standard abbreviation for a Secure Socket Layers. Generally a SSL Certificate is valid for 1 year and can’t be refunded. What’s the difference between Https and Http? Https and Http The difference Explained in Brief! The nitty gritty is:- Facebook Secure Browsing HTTPS, iFrame Tabs & Mixed Content Warnings. One of the big developments in the March 2011 Facebook Page overhaul was support for iFrames in Fan Page custom tabs.

Facebook Secure Browsing HTTPS, iFrame Tabs & Mixed Content Warnings

Until then, iFrames were only allowed on canvas pages and, even there, required the user to click an image or text to “activate” (load) the iFramed content. Custom iFrame Tabs Shouldn’t Mix Secure and Nonsecure Content Because iFramed pages are hosted on non-Facebook servers — allowing developers to use standard Web coding (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) — they are subject to the same rules governing any other Web page.

This includes making sure that pages aren’t coded to display both secure (linked using “https”) and nonsecure (linked using “http”) content when “calling” files (images, external CSS and JavaScript, etc.) to display on, or enhance the functionality of, the page. Facebook Introduces Secure Browsing (https) In January 2011, Facebook announced a new account setting called “secure browsing (https)”: Here is how Amazon Web Services describes their offering: Facebook Fan Page Tabs: Redirect Users to Different Tab after Liking. 20 Awesome Facebook Fan Pages.

Facebook is a key online marketing tool for businesses-;if utilized to its fullest it can drive increased traffic to your website, generate additional sales, promote brand recognition and loyalty, and provide you with a direct communication link to your clients and customers.

20 Awesome Facebook Fan Pages

Here's 20 companies-;chosen from nominations by entrepreneurs, social media experts, Inc. editors, and Facebook-;that we think have awesome fan pages. Vote for your favorites by clicking the "Like" button on this page. Bare Escentuals Minimalist is the answer for Bare Escentuals. Fans completely drive the conversation on wall updates, discussion boards and pictures. Mineral-based makeup is the new rock star in cosmetics, and companies have flooded the marketplace with natural-sounding "mineral" foundation, blush and eye-shadow formulations. Bonobos A very active blog page provides stellar advice on men's fashion while generating tons of feedback and user-generated comments. Brendan's Irish Pub Burt's Bees. How To Build Your Facebook Landing Page (If You?re Not A Programmer)

Update: As you know Facebook no longer supports FBML for its tabs, which is what this post was based on, but there is an updated post about How to build a Facebook Landing Page with iFrames – Don’t miss it!

How To Build Your Facebook Landing Page (If You?re Not A Programmer)

Building a Facebook Landing Page is easier than you think, even if you are not a programmer. This week we’ll look at a topic that might seem basic for some. For other people, specially new visitors, this might feel like “been there done that”. Yes, there are too many blog posts out there that have discussed the topic but I’ll promise you this: In the usual SocialMouths style, we’ll go over the why, the what and the hows of building a landing page for your Facebook Page.

Why is it important? A guide to building a basic Facebook landing page. Also as usual, let’s start at the beginning. Why Is A Landing Page Important? The landing page is usually setup as the “Welcome” tab for people that has not “Liked” the page.