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I just added a Facebook like button to a website, and somehow it already has more than 300 likes, it's really strange because this website never had a like button on it in the past. Is there some sort of explanation as to why it wouldn't start at 0?

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The likes are connected the URL. If you posted the link on Facebook and people liked it the likes will show-up when you put the Like button on your site.

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Thank you, hadn't thought of that. That definitely explains it... –  Jane Oct 9 '11 at 9:42

protected by Stephen Ostermiller Oct 10 '13 at 12:43

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