Blog

Category Archives: AddThis News

100 Million Buttons Served To-Date – 2 Million / Day

Ooops! We did it again…We just passed the 2 million mark (up 100% from last month).

AddThis is now serving over 2 million buttons each day, which brings us to a total of over 100 million buttons served since we launched back in October at DEMO.

Thank you, to all of you for using our widgets and for sending us constant feedback so we can continue to improve our service.

To mark this event we have decided to release some interesting statistics based on data we have gathered since we launched. The statistics show the relative popularity of the bookmarking services and feed readers we support. Note: ‘Favorites’ here means all bookmarks saved locally (in the browser, and for any type of browser).

Bookmarking Services

Feed Reader Services

The graph for bookmarking services looks as we expected, but we were surprised to see how popular Google Readers has become, especially compared to Bloglines.

We will soon make these kinds of statistics available for web publishers, in their AddThis account, so they can have a better idea of where their content is bookmarked or fed to. Interestingly, these charts will look very different from site to site.

1,000,000 Buttons per Day – We Did It!

Last month we said the number of AddThis buttons served each day would probably reach the 1,000,000 milestone by the end of January. After writing that entry, we looked at each other and said: “Can we really do this? Maybe we should have said February!”.

Well, we are happy to report that our prediction was absolutely on target. As of yesterday, AddThis is serving over 1,000,000 buttons per day. To put it into perspective, that’s about 40,000/hour, 700/minute, or 11/sec. Not bad…except for the bandwidth, ouch!

So moving to new servers was an absolute must if we wanted to continue to provide a reliable service and a fast delivery of the buttons. Maybe this is a good time for removing that BETA sign from our website.

Anyway, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for using the button. Please continue to spread the word.

May the Social Force be with you! :-)

the AddThis team

Santa Bringing ‘AddThis Widget’ to Readers of Popular ‘Read/Write Web’ Blog

Popular blog Read/Write Web just offered 5 widgets to its readers for Christmas. Guess who is on the list? Yep, the AddThis widget. Here is the list, from the original post:

Top 5 widgets every blogger must haveTracy Pizzo, the Director of Business Development at Widget box, emailed us a handpicked list of the top 5 must-have widgets for every blogger. This list was compiled based on popularity on Widget box, as well as ease of use and user appeal. The top 5 are:

Thank you Alex and Tracy, for mentioning us to Santa! ;-)

AddThis.com Serving 500,000+ Buttons Daily, Only 3 Months after Launch at DEMO

Less than 3 months after our launch at DEMOfall 2006, AddThis.com is already serving over 500,000 buttons each day (or over 20 millions to-date).

It’s probably time to upgrade our servers…! But we are just warming up. We think we’ll probably reach 1 Million in January.

So, thank you, to all of you for using AddThis. Please continue to spread the word.

We wish you a happy holiday season and a very social year 2007!

AddThis Partners with HitsLink.com

“Established in 1999, HitsLink is a leading online service to track hundreds of real-time website statistics. Easy to implement, simply paste a small tracking script on your site’s pages and start viewing reports within seconds. HitsLink is provided in two versions: HitsLink Entreprise and HitsLink Professional.” HitsLink.com

AddThis is very pleased to announce a partnership with HitsLinks.com. We are looking forward to a long and fructuous relationship with this great website statistics service.

Rohit Bhargava on AddThis.com

Rohit Bhargava of Ogilvy Public Relations is being credited with coining the term “Social Media Optimization”. Here is what Rohit says about AddThis:

“As the growth of personal media and blogs in particular continues to explode online, every blogger will need smart tools to help optimize their sites for social media.  AddThis.com offers some of the best tools I have seen for helping to optimize your blog by quickly creating and integrating buttons for RSS feeds and social bookmarking sites.”

Rohit has also added the AddThis buttons on his blog. Read about Rohit’s 5 Rules of Social Media Optimization.

Thanks a lot, Rohit!

AddThis Partners with GetAFreelancer.com

“If you never tried to contract work to another part of the world you have your chance today. Whether you need to develop an IT project for yourself or for your company, use our service. It’s easy, fun and very affordable to outsource your project with us.”  GetAFreelancer.com

We are glad to introduce GetAFreelancer.com as a new partner. We are looking forward to a succesful relationship with them. If you need to outsource a project, visit this great service, GetAFreelancer.com.

AddThis Launches Public Beta

Last week we officially launched our new product AddThis.com at the prestigious DEMOfall 2006 conference. The event was a blast, so many new ideas and products, so many great people, and so much attention. We really recommend attending or presenting at this conference.We took the stage, like 67 other pre-selected companies did, and demoed AddThis to a crowd of tech journalists and investors. One great thing about DEMO is that is offers its presenters a level playing field. Big companies or small, all have exactly 6 minutes to present their product.

Each company also has a booth (all the same size) where they can futher demo their product or technology to attendees. A lot of people came to ours, many were very curious about AddThis.

This week we are launching our public beta. We already have several beta partners, with Globat.com and TemplateMonster.com among the biggest. If your company is interested in becoming a beta partner for AddThis, drop us a note.

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have participated in our private beta. Your feedback played a key role in the launch of AddThis.