In This Chapter
Understanding the Facebook Like link and button
Seeing the implications of using the Like button code outside Facebook
Discovering how to create a simple Like button code for your website
This chapter explains both the Like link and the Like button and how to use them to engage your audience on Facebook and outside the Facebook environment. Find a fuller discussion of the enormous implication of using this Facebook integration tool in Book VII, Chapter 2.
You can see the Like interface on Facebook itself in two ways. One way is as a link, which appears at the bottom of posts on Facebook. See Figure 3-1 for an example of a simple link on a Facebook post. The other way is as a button, as shown in Figure 3-2; buttons appear at the top of a Facebook Page.
If you’ve spent any time on Facebook — or on the Internet, for that matter — you’ll have run across a Like link and Like button in many places.
Here are a few places where you’ll find them: