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Facebook Like Button not doing anything??

Hello,

I have recently been introduced to this new "Facebook Like Button" thing, and I'm having an issue.

According to the websites I've visited on the subject, you can put this "Like" button on ANY web page (not just Facebook) and you can specify ANY URL (not just Facebook URLs) as the subject of the "Like" button.
Supposedly, when a user clicks on this "Like" button on your web page, if they are signed into facebook, your web page will show up on their Facebook page somewhere?  Is this true? Becuase my friends have been clicking on my like button and my website is NOWHERE on their facebook pages.  Where is this supposed to actually show up and help my marketing?

I am attaching the code I've used to embed this page, and you can see the link live at
http://rdastore.com

Please try it for yourself.  Can anyone tell me why it's not doing anything?

Thank you for your help.
<iframe style="height:20px;width:49px;" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Frdastore.com&amp;send=false&amp;layout=button_count&amp;width=49&amp;show_faces=true&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;font&amp;height=25" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:49px; height:25px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe>

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chaseivey

8/22/2022 - Mon
Aaron Tomosky

It shows up under friends-> pages
Vishal Vasu

Try generating the code for your website from here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/

Here is another link to a page which would help you with the code for other social networking sites: http://blogs.business.com/b2b-online-marketing/2009/create-share-buttons/
chaseivey

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Ok, I went to the developers page and did everything they said.
I even used the Open Graph protocol and entered a bunch of custom meta info for my site, but I still don't see anything happen on facebook when a I or a friend of mine clicks the like button.  Am I missing something?  Am I not looking in the right place?

I was under the impression that when a user clicked my Like button, there would be some great posting on their page (and their friends pages) of my cool, 'open graph' website link.

Any ideas?  Have either of you tried my like button?  Does it do anything on your facebook page?
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Vishal Vasu

Just checked and the button seems to be working. Here is what I go after liking the page:

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chaseivey

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But did it show up on your facebook wall or anything?
So far, it seems like it's just a sort of facebook 'hit counter'.  Is that ALL it does, just tell you how many likes you have?
I thought something was supposed to show up on YOUR facebook page and your friends facebook pages that alerts them that you now like this site?  Is this not the case?
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chaseivey

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Ok, I'll give that a shot.  Does that require the use of the JavaScript SDK? (the developer page seems to indicate that it does)  ?
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Vishal Vasu

No, I don't think that is required.
chaseivey

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Sorry about the delay in closing this issue.  I have been out of pocket for a while.
I have yet to try your solution, but I will asap.  thank you.
chaseivey

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Thanks.  Everything is working fine now. :)
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