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Introducing Individual Share Counts

Today, we’re happy to offer new buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Delicious, VK, Linkedin, and Odnoklassniki, with individual share counts.

These new surfaces demonstrate the popularity of your content on the top social networks.  We retrieve share counts directly from each service’s API; data is cached and loaded asynchronously for optimal page load performance.

We’ll be integrating additional service counts in future releases (and we’d love to know which services you think we should add next).

Toolbox Support and Icon Sizes
Both horizontal and vertical toolboxes are supported, with 16×16, 20×20, and 32×32 pixel icons.

Horizontal Toolbox Examples:

If you already use AddThis, you can start using the individual share counters horizontal toolbox with this HTML snippet:

<!-- Horizontal toolbox -->
<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style">
  <a class="addthis_counter_facebook"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_twitter"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_pinterest_share"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_reddit"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_linkedin"></a>
</div>

Vertical Toolbox Examples:

If you already use AddThis, you can start using the individual share counters vertical toolbox with this HTML snippet:

<!-- Vertical toolbox -->
<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_floating_style addthis_32x32_style">
  <a class="addthis_counter_facebook"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_twitter"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_pinterest_share"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_reddit"></a>
  <a class="addthis_counter_linkedin"></a>
</div>

In both cases, if you’re not using AddThis already, you’ll also need to include our JavaScript file:

<!-- AddThis code -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js”></script>

You can get these counters without registering, but if you’re not already an AddThis user and you’d like to receive analytics about how your content is being shared, you’ll need to create an account. It just takes a minute to set up!

Read our full documentation for more information.

Got questions or comments? Know which services you would like us to add next? We’d love to know what you think!