Facebook’s Attack Over Orkut — Profile Linking

FB UpdatesOrkut, a social network by Google Inc is popular only in two countries in the world. They are Brazil and India. From Last year Facebook have invaded these markets too. But now Facebook tries to ring death bell for orkut by allowing people to share their facebook updates in orkut.

Many people also believe might be the reason behind Facebook being down. Facebook also trying to import existing Orkut users to their side.

This new feature allows us stay connected with Orkut friends, even if they have not joined Facebook yet. This is for your friends who are not in Facebook but in Orkut. But you should be able to understand the business logic behind this? Well Done Facebook, Nice move. Google,its your turn.

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You Can Now Find Your Orkut Friends On Facebook

Facebook and Orkut have been the most popular social networking websites ruling the internet world, but Facebook overcame Orkut. Facebook has the option for importing contacts from other Email and IM services.

Now Facebook provided a direct option for importing your Orkut buddies to Facebook. You can use different email account to find more friends. You can also invite your Orkut friends to Facebook if they are not in it.

Find Orkut Friends

Services supported by Facebook for importing contacts are Gmail, Orkut, Rediff, Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Apps Mail and other Email service. I love this feature, connected with almost 50+ Orkut buddies. Since I left Orkut long back, this is a nice way to get in touch with Old Orkut Friends.
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Promote Your Facebook Page With Contact Importer For Pages

Almost every blog and brand have their own Facebook Page. If you have a list of customers, members or email subscribers then you can then use the Contact Importer tool provided by Facebook to upload your list, find them on Facebook, and let them know about your Facebook Page.

Contact Importer for Facebook Pages

I found the Contact Importer for Facebook Pages above the page thumbnail, click on it and follow the instructions.

Import Contacts

You have two options for importing contacts to view your page :

Contacts Importer

#1 – Upload a Contact File : Upload a contacts file and Facebook will securely import your contacts.

Outlook, Constant Contact, .csv files and others are supported.

#2 – Find Your Web Email Contacts : Search your email for contacts. I believe it is the fastest and easiest way to find potential fans.

As of now Facebook supports Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and some other services.

Maximum of 5000 contacts supported as of now.

Finding Your Web Email Contacts

I used #2 method for importing contacts which worked well for me.

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A suggestion for your page may be shown to your contacts who are already on Facebook and an email will be sent to your contacts who aren’t on Facebook.

Have you tried this Contact Importer? Did it work for you!? Share your opinions below.