I still think at some point, Facebook will fade into our memories. It’s a safe bet.. given enough time.
For now it’s time to embrace it. Until this past summer, I hadn’t added Facebook like buttons to my site. This was done because I was opposed to having those irritating social media icons all over my site. I thought maybe I was missing out on a few percentage points of hits.
Today, and for the past few days, I’ve gotten more page views on my site from Facebook than from Google search. This is according to the WordPress Jetpack by the way, Google Analytics still says I get more from Google (but I’m inclined to have suspicions).
There are about 50 pages / articles on my site that people have “liked” on Facebook (go ahead and try it… ). A few of my posts have hundreds of likes.
This is currently generating about 500-1000 page views a day for me. I would have never though adding a stupid Facebook Like button could do that for my site.
Add them to your site, you won’t regret it.