You can recover lost share counts when moving to HTTPS, a new domain name, or a new URL structure. A previous URL’s share counts are simply added to the current URL’s share counts, so you won’t lose your new counts.
HTTPS + HTTP
As websites transition from plain HTTP to encrypted HTTPS, publishers are finding that share counts — especially Facebook Likes — reset to zero. This is because Facebook considers http://example.com/ and https://example.com/ to be completely different URLs.
Facebook offers technical guidance on how developers can redirect URLs and exempt their crawler from redirects to retain share counts. This is doable for some developers and WebOps teams, but the Facebook crawler exemption can be difficult to setup, awkward to maintain, and it still doesn’t cover Pinterest and Reddit.
With AddToAny share count recovery, it’s just one line to combine counts for the HTTP and HTTPS versions of shared URLs.
HTTP recovery applies to Facebook, Pinterest, and Reddit. Some services — such as Tumblr — are ‘protocol neutral’ with shared URLs, meaning they consider http://example.com/ to be the same as https://example.com/. So if you’re only recovering HTTP counts, AddToAny skips the extra lookup for unaffected services such as Tumblr.
New domain + Old domain
Whether you’ve switched to a new domain name or a new subdomain, AddToAny has your domain recovery needs covered too.
Just place your old domain name in a line of code as demonstrated in the share count recovery docs.
New path + Old path (and other URL changes)
Recover share counts with AddToAny
This month we’ve added a few noteworthy services to the AddToAny platform: Threema, Houzz, Refind, and StockTwits.
Threema share button
Share to the Threema messaging app.
Houzz share button
Add images to Houzz Ideabooks.
Refind share button
Share links or save to your private reading list on Refind.
StockTwits share button
Share ideas and links on the StockTwits network.
AddToAny welcomes these new services!
We’ve added five new messengers to AddToAny this month!
Skype share button
Share to Skype on the web.
Viber share button
Share to the Viber app.
Kik share button
Share to the Kik app.
WeChat share button
Share to WeChat. It’s here. The web grew tired of waiting for WeChat to create a proper sharing endpoint for the web, so we created an interim WeChat button in AddToAny. On desktop, users scan a QR code to share in the WeChat mobile app. On mobile, users copy the link and tap “Open WeChat” to share. If/when WeChat offers an open sharing endpoint for the web, we’ll switch to that one in a jiffy.
Snapchat follow button
AddToAny welcomes the above messaging apps in addition to SMS, Telegram, WhatsApp, Line, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and more to come.