Have you ever gone to a Facebook fan page and found an in-your-face “LIKE ME!” request? Did it work? Strangely enough, it usually does, especially if you are given enough incentive. What works for you? A donation to charity? Ability to enter a contest? A promise of exclusive content or discounts?
Displaying “fans-only” content is a simple matter of fbml coding. It will look something like this (remove the space after the “<” on all lines):
Content for Fans only.
Content for non-fans.
You’ll need to add a little bit of CSS to your stylesheet to avoid having the non-fan content pushed way down the page. Add this:
margin:0 auto; border:0; padding:0;
position:absolute; top:0; left:0;
That’s it! If you test it yourself, you will see both versions (overlapping). Create a test Facebook profile so you can like (and unlike) pages to test them. I found that sometimes the css gets a little “funky” and you do need to use different tags to embed YouTube videos. Our embed code looked like this:
swfbgcolor=”000000″ imgstyle=”border-width:3px; border-color:white;”
imgsrc=’http://www.myhomecareblog.com/fb/fbml/bfrrightbtr.jpg’ width=’261′ height=’171′ />