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Brand New AddThis Buttons with Share Counters

After much development & testing, we’re excited to announce the beta of AddThis buttons with a share counter built in. Right on the AddThis button, you’ll be able to see how many times a page or URL has been shared using the AddThis platform.  It comes in two flavors: horizontal or vertical.

Why counters? Users share more often when they see there’s been previous activity. They’re more likely to follow someone else’s lead than to pave new ground themselves. This means more sharing – and more traffic – for you.

We’re excited to get this button out there for you guys to play with and to see what kind of results you get. We’re always working & testing to see how we can produce the most amount of distribution and traffic for you.

As always, let us know what you think of the new buttons. Drop a comment on the post, post in our forums, or e-mail me directly. – justin@addthis.com

  • This is great, Justin, we really like the new look on NewsBlaze. The counter is a great addition. We’ve only had it running for 7 days and we can see an improvement in sharing and traffic already. Thanks, Justin, we appreciate your work.

  • New buttons are very clear – plan to put them on all sites.

  • Hala

    So cool

  • nice…but it would be nicer if the counters not only showed the number of times the URL has been shared using the AddThis platform but the total number of times the URL has been shared by any means ;)

  • @fernan, thanks for the comment. we’re looking into it.

  • Hi,

    I agree with fernan. This was my first thought when I saw the new counter – if it would count all sharings it would be very powerful. Great tool! :-)

  • Sunny

    I’ve recently used AddThis toolbar in one of our sites and have a query. For Facebook like button I don’t see the count box (displaying number of likes) until the page has been liked at least once. The same happens with Share button (in orange color), The count box does not appear unless there’s at least one share activity on the page.

    Is this how it is supposed to be or am I going wrong somewhere.