In our release on Feb 24, 2011, we made a number of changes to how AddThis accounts work. We made these changes to make it easier to access the site, organize multiple AddThis configurations, and share analytics data with others. Many of the updates we’ve made were requested by publishers like you. Also, many of these updates allow us to more easily help publishers resolve support requests.
As always, we’d love to hear your feedback about these updates. Please visit our forum to post any questions or feedback.
Easier Registration and Signing In
Our goal with these changes was to make is easier than ever to join AddThis and enjoy benefits like our in-depth analytics suite, tips and tricks from our monthly newsletters and much more.
- If you are currently a registered AddThis publisher, you no longer have to remember your original AddThis username to sign in – now you can sign in with your email address. Your original username will still work, if you would prefer to keep using it, just enter it instead.
- New AddThis publishers will now register using an email address.
- New and existing publishers can now also register and sign in using a 3rd party account from Facebook, Google and OpenID. For example, if you register using your Facebook account, and you are currently logged into Facebook, you can sign in to AddThis with one click. Easy!
- If in the past you created multiple accounts with the same email address, you’ll need to sign in with that account’s original username. We’ll help your recover it if you forgot it. As always, if you forgot your password, we can help you reset it.
Using Profiles to Get Organized and Share Analytics
We’ve added an organizational convention we’re calling Profiles to provide publishers more control over their implementations of the AddThis platform. Put simply, profiles are just collections of analytics data and configuration settings associated with a user account, that can be used as a powerful organizing device.
AddThis accounts can collect analytics data for multiple domains, and take advantage of more advanced configuration settings like blocked domain lists and custom email templates. However, in the past publishers couldn’t share analytics data without revealing their account information, nor could they have separate custom configurations like default email templates or blocked domain lists for individual domains without creating separate AddThis accounts for each domain.
Now, publishers can create a profile for each domain or set of domains for which they want to collect data. Including that profile’s ID (formerly “pub” or “username”) in the code on that domain’s pages will ensure that data collected from those pages ends up in that profile. Publishers can then share each profile separately with team members or clients.
- If you are a registered AddThis publisher, you already have a profile. Your Profile ID is your account’s former “pub” or “username”.
- If you are a newly registered AddThis publisher, we’ll create a profile for you automatically when you get AddThis code.
- Profiles can be created and managed in Settings, and if you have more than one, you will be asked to choose a profile to use when getting AddThis code or reviewing analytics reports.
- User accounts can have one or more profiles, and a profile can contain analytics data for one or more domains. This provides larger publishers more flexibility to organize multiple implementations of AddThis code.
- Publishers can share access to a profile with other user accounts. Recipients of a shared profile will receive an email notifying them. If they don’t already have an account, they will be asked to create one.
- Access to profiles can be “View and Make Changes” or “View Reports Only”. A publisher might grant a team member’s account full access, while granting a client permission simply to view reports and not make any changes to configuration settings.
To learn more about creating and managing profiles, please visit our help page, Using Profiles.