If you click the "like" button on a website, it posts to your Facebook stream. Since Facebook is the #2 or #1 site on the Web, I think it's a good idea to encourage people to post hostel's website to their Facebook streams.
So the link should be the URL of the page that the code is on?
I was hoping to just add the code into a Dreamweaver template to update across my entire site. I guess this may not be the best option then. Perhaps just a graphic or text link with a link to my Facebook fan page would be a better idea.
Is there any reason why the this Facebook Like button is any better than what I have put on my site. I just made up a graphic with a link to my Facebook page and stuck it on the bottom of most of my pages (I haven't yet added it to my hostel review pages, forum or blog, but it is on all the pages that I've made in Dreamweaver). I figure it looks nicer as the style matches my Twitter and Stumbleupon buttons.
Oh, I just assumed that clicking the "like" button on a website would be the same as going to the fan page and clicking "like".
Try clicking one of the "like" buttons here in the Forum and then check your Facebook profile. It just puts a link to that specific page in the Forum...
Better to have people like the Facebook page itself than to like specific pages on a website... but if a lot of people also like specific pages, the benefit is that their friends could share it virally.
Example: here is one site that got 113 visitors to click the like button and feed the URL of that page to all their Facebook friends:
We have just sent you an email with a link to activate your account. If yu have not received this email with about 15 minutes, check your span or promotions folders.
If you continue to experience problems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.