• benwalsh

    I have the facebook like buttons in my templates for most pages. How do I check if this is a problem for us?

    I looked in analytics and do see fb_xd_fragment in content drilldown but only during late February and early March and only in our forum not for our main pages or other subdomains.

    Could google have fixed this or am I likely to have more hits for these pages?

  • http://www.malcolmcoles.co.uk malcolm coles

    I implemented this a couple of weeks ago but still see the fragment in GA with multiple page views for the URLs. Any clue why it wouldn’t have worked?

  • Lou Garay

    I had also noticed this issue in regard to custom facebook pages. Upon dropping tracking code into said page and waiting a few days I noticed a few pages with the ‘/?fb_xd_fragment=’ query affixed to different custom pages. (For example, I would see stats on a page called ‘/ABC/’ and ‘/XYZ/’ but I would also see stats for ‘/ABC/?fb_xd_fragment=’ and ‘/XYZ//?fb_xd_fragment=’) Is there a similar fix for this? Is this also caused by the Like button? Hope someone out there has an answer for me because it seems as though every fix for this is in regard to a ‘Like’ button on a page NOT on facebook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.d.baker Tony Baker

    This is great but I’m still a bit confused. I too have noticed that fb_xd_fragment thing show up in google analytic and was wondering about that. So I would definitely like to fix this but I am unclear about what you have suggested above.

    At present for my site I have the following code for the like button on each page of my site:

    How do I implement the code you show to what I have and why do you have us creating a new html file?  A bit confused, could you elaborate please?Thanks so much.  Anthony

  • Travis Miller

    Thanks for the info, but this post is very misleadingly worded. Facebook does not “create” new pages on your site (that’s impossible); one does not modify the “FB.init file” (there is no FB.init “file”; rather, one modifies the call to the FB.init method); and “Understand Like Button Mechanics” does not actually explain how Facebook uses these ?xd_fb_fragment= URLs (or why adding the channel.html file solves the problem).

    Terminology matters. You wouldn’t tell someone to rotate their tires when you really wanted them to change their spark plugs, but that’s basically what you’re doing here.