It was just a little over a month ago that TypePad started offering its bloggers the opportunity to embed Facebook's "Like" button within their sites.
The bloggers who have so far added the "Like" widget must be loving it.
There are two versions; one "Like" widget goes in the sidebar position next to postings, the other goes at the end of each posting.
TypePad is reporting a 50% increase in referral traffic for those that use the sidebar widget. Get this; bloggers who put a "like" widget at the end of each posting are getting a 200% increase in referral traffic.
I would like to see how the "like" button compares to the "retweet" button and other social networking widgets, however.
Last updated: Jun 14, 2010
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio