At the back end of 2010, a new Facebook registration app appeared on the market. It takes social networking to the next level by by socially engaging with users on-site. By way of a diminutive yet powerful line of code, websites get to offer an optional Facebook login form directly from their website. It's customizable - the choice of what to include in the registration form is down to the individual website's idea of what info's required, and what's not.
How Facebook Registration Works
It's pretty simple to install and use the Facebook registration tool. Using similar code to the HTML code below, you insert it into your site, then customize it according to what information is relevant to your website:
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It works by way of using a Facebook members info – providing that they're already logged on. It scrapes the information that the user has included in their profile, and there's no security risk as the registration works through an iframe. In essence it works on similar lines to Facebook Connect, though that's fast becoming a thing of the past.
These days social networking is de rigueur and all the biggest online web presences make the best use of it. The internet is changing and you'll rarely stumble across a website that doesn't connect (one way or another) with Facebook. Whether that's by way of the 'like' button, or using the relatively new registration facility, online user expectations are similar to those in the bricks and mortar world … people like familiarity and Facebook is certainly familiar.
Facebook Registration Form
The Facebook registration form is easy to work with, something that you can tailor to meet the needs of your own website and as easy as pie to locate. Generating the code is a simple task, a few clicks of the mouse, and you'll have the right code for your site. Once you've got it installed, customize it as per requirements and that's just about it. Bearing in mind that Facebook (by and large) is a trusted internet brand, you may well find that users are more prone to sign up for your services or products.
Creating an easy access is another way of engaging users (both existing and potential) on your site. That and the fact that they can also use the social networking side of things, such as 'liking' or sharing a page or post from your web site. In short it's worth the effort to install the Facebook form, and most definitely more likely to hit the mark with subscribers old and new.