Happy Birthday AddThis!

This month, we celebrate five years of sharing with AddThis.  It began with a simple idea – make bookmarking and sharing easier.  After a few months of coding, AddThis was born.  At first, it was a single button with a few bookmarking services used by a few small publishers.  But it quickly spread across the web and we started to see some interesting trends in how and what people share.  With that information in hand, we introduced sharing analytics to offer this same insight to publishers.

In 2008, AddThis became part of Clearspring.  Our vision was simple – create the web’s sharing platform.  It took a lot of work, but together with you guys, we really made a dent in this goal.  AddThis is now the largest content sharing platform on the web.  Used by 10 million websites reaching over 1.2 billion people each month, the platform enables users to easily share to over 300 sharing destinations in over 70 languages.  We are truly a global platform.  Our in-house data processing capabilities, coupled with this huge reach, has put us in a great position to serve publishers in new and unique ways.  This year, we introduced real-time analytics and the ability to track sharing that occurs via copy/paste actions on the address bar.  The new suite of analytics helps publishers understand how people interact with their content right now, what their interests and influences are, and how they can increase engagement and social reach.  With this same technology, we can derive insight into consumer interests and deliver more relevant advertising to users across the web.  And that’s just the beginning.

Thank you so much for your loyalty and support over these last five years. It’s been an amazing ride and we are excited to work with you to have an even better next five years.  In honor of our birthday, please enjoy this tasty infographic that captures some of what we’ve learned about sharing over the last half decade.  Enjoy!


Note: We have replaced the originally posted infographic to reflect the correct number of unqiue users in 2008 to 330M.


  • Adding add this to our web sites has helped spread the news of our products.. Nice one and thanks guys for an excellent system.

  • Mark

    Happy Birthday, AddThis!

    One of the reasons I like you and use your service is not only the goodness of the service but the fact that you come across as nice people too! That has to stand for something.


  • Thanks for much for the infographic. It really conveys the power of sharing, how far we’ve come in the last 5 years, and how to get the most value from your shares. Happy birthday!

  • Artikel yang bagus. Saya ucapkan terima kasih kepada infographics sebab telah berbagi dengan para net citizens.

  • Bonjour, Félicitations à toute l’équipe pour votre anniversaire et longue vie à Addthis, je suis heureux de participer!


  • Well congratulations on your fifth year in serving the world over.Wish you many,many more years in the future.May the good Lord bless ya all…Have a good one!! Tommy Zinck

  • Jacqueline Hill

    Wow that is seriously sad. You have wiped Australia off the map. Like we don’t even exist (or matter?). 23 million of us and we don’t rate a mention!

  • getachew fentie

    Thank you very much Addthis,and Happy birth day.I fill happy when I share the birth day with you!

  • getachew fentie

    Thank you very much Addthis,and Happy birth day!

  • Wow were’re late! Happy BDay!! Congrats on the infographic… and THANKYOU for the service! wish you the best for the next 5 :)

  • On this pleasant occasion, from the depth of our heart we say happy birth day to Add this. Successful completion of five years is no doubt a sign of high quality service. We appreciate this service.

  • imel

    happy birthday AddThis !
    always success in everything you do !
    success in blog member !
    success blog competitor !
    success in financial !
    success in coworkers !
    success in your family !

  • sorry late, happy birthday ADDTHIS, good luck!

  • Happy Birthday ‘Add this’ peeps – keep up the splendid work!

    From the iprogress team

  • AddThis happy birthday, and Many Years more, successes

  • Happy bday to a company I respected prior to seeing this infographic. OMG – where is Australia on the map? How to upset a whole country of customers!

  • Bit late on this one but happy belated birthday addthis!

  • We wish The Addthis Team many more years of sharing….

    Twitte Ent & Co

  • Happy birthday AddThis, I hope we will see more improvement and see more features. Best social media sharing project ever !!

  • Thank you for a great time running may you have many more to come!

  • happy birthday to AddThis…

  • BennyBeat

    Happy Birthday again!!! ;)

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