We can announce at Quixotic that within the next few weeks we shall be adding Open Graph to the list of services we shall be offering via our Social Media Optimisation page. We have been testing the new usages such as using the new Facebook meta data, adding the Facebook like button, and other social tools such as social activity, recommendations, adding Facebook comments to your site and now even setting up Facebook Insights to track your domain in addition to using it for keeping an eye on your fan page interactions. The possibilities are very exciting indeed and here is a snippet from a very interesting article which goes into more detail about the intentions and purposes of Open Graph and speculates many possible routes it could evolve down.
An article published recently on SEOWizz – Search Engine Optimisation Consultant.
Just over a month ago Mark Zuckerberg & co also known as Facebook dropped a bit of a game changer at their annual F8 conference. The announcement of Open Graph has created a whole new layer to Facebooks existence and functionality as it moves another step closer to becoming the first true semantic search engine. Before I get into that let me break down the contents of Open Graph.
Open Graph API
The API is a piece of web based software which allows the interaction and communication between websites, their pages (objects) and the Facebook database (Open Graph). Its both an attempt to allow webmasters to better inform Facebook of their contents and allow them to build an even more content rich social network. Let’s say you went to watch Strictly Come Dancing on BBC iPlayer or something on 4OD and by doing so automatically allowed the API to access your information on Facebook, it could then recommend alternative shows to watch based on your favourite film and television listings on your public profile and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.