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Secure Facebook Fan Pages

If you have a Facebook Fan Page you might have heard that as of October 1st, 2011 you will need to make sure that it is secured with a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate.

An SSL Certificate is how web servers and web browsers communicate securely.  It is the “https” instead of just the “http” in front of the web address where a website is located.

Why is this important?  It is important because the “s” symbolizes that a website is secure.  You will find this mostly when you log into a website that performs a business transaction or that contains sensitive information; like banking information.

Now Facebook is requiring everyone that has a fan page, AKA a business page, to use an SSL.  One of the biggest reasons is to weed out scammers and hackers.

Facebook wants to protect its users with SSL because fan/business pages use iFrames to display its content to their users.  An iFrame is like an open window that is placed on one website where you can see and do things on a completely different website without ever leaving the first website.

So on the 1st of October, Facebook will require all of their “Pages” to use SSL on them so that their users will have a better chance at an improved experience.

It would seem that this step will bring them one step closer to their ultimate goal for their over 750 million users to never have to leave Facebook.

I recently heard something that I couldn’t believe in the beginning but now it doesn’t seem so absurd.  That is that Facebook will one day have users (children growing up right now) that will think that the Internet is Facebook because you will be able to do everything from your account without ever having to leave…

One thing is for sure; Facebook is trying to make sure that they will remain a dominant force in social media for the long haul and not die out like Myspace did.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing 1 Comment
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