Viral Click Tracking for All

AddThis click tracking is a powerful feature that allows you to measure the amount of traffic and viral lift you get from social sharing. By appending a tag to your shared URLs we can tell you which social networks send you the most clicks and what content is most viral. Click tracking is hugely popular and has been deployed by over half of our users since launch a year ago.

Soon, we’ll be rolling out click tracking as a default feature for all users (you may already be using it). You don’t have to do anything to turn it on and you’ll start seeing click and viral lift data in your analytics dashboard. We’re going to use this data to provide you with more detailed traffic source reporting in the near future. Click tracking data is also used to optimize your content feeds which help recirculate traffic within your site.

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To learn more about how click tracking works, including how to turn it off, take a look at the click tracking docs.

Happy sharing and please visit our forum if you have any questions.

  • http://www.jwildd.com/cartoons.html J Wildd

    Tracking is always good, information is gold & knowledge is power! Good article.

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  • http://www.qarchive.org/lab/ Nick

    Hi,

    Is this feature activated in your WordPress blog?

  • Kori Hill

    @Nick, yes, this is already activated in our WordPress plugin. If you want to turn it off, you can do that w/in the preferences on WP.

  • http://www.pengstone.com Marble

    This is a very good feature and this information is very important.

  • http://www.mishemorroides.blogspot.com Jos Smith

    All the information is very usefull, the tracking help to know where the traffic comes from.

  • http://www.inspireddreamer.com/ Inspired

    Great,although in the past addthis analytics didn’t seem to work for me, I’ll try to fix now to use this feature.

  • PureJTS

    Just an FYI: If you share a URL that has a ‘#’ in it, it won’t get click-tracked because their click-tracking system uses the ‘#’ itself (but kindly doesn’t replace the hash-fragment if it’s in use alread by your URL).

  • http://www.tjtaylor.net/english/ TJ Taylor

    If we’re using the old code from a year ago, do we have to re-install a new version, or will the click tracking happen automatically without us changing anything?

  • http://www.pegeen.com PegeenDotCom

    I am hooked!

  • http://www.entertainyourselves.com moammad Bair

    wow, thats a great way to have a lot of traffic in my website

  • http://www.clearspring.com Justin Thorp

    @TJ, it should work. If you don’t see the data, I’d recommend upgrading.

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    Good article.Tracking is very useful!

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  • http://www.mmd-forum.de/ ABachmann

    Thank you PureJTS

    I got so many reports of URL sharing and not a single one for clickback from addthis maybe thats the reason. I will look into the shared URLs from know on.

    PureJTS July 26th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Just an FYI: If you share a URL that has a ‘#’ in it, it won’t get click-tracked because their click-tracking system uses the ‘#’ itself (but kindly doesn’t replace the hash-fragment if it’s in use alread by your URL).

  • http://www.funnyair.com Funny Pictures

    This is a great tool!

  • http://www.badmintonconnect.com Badminton Skills

    Had tracking on my site for a while, works well.

  • http://www.parasitech.net Salil Tambat

    A wonderful step forward :)

  • http://hyperstore.co.uk Hyperstore

    We have just added addthis to our site, great work and with the analytics it is sure to be a winner!

  • http://www.kriyayoga.com/ Kriya Yoga, God and Love

    I love the new features of AddThis and particularly the new click tracking as a default feature. Finally a valuable feedback to show that page promotion actually results in real visitors and thus is well worth the efforts.

  • http://www.gpsnavigacije.net GPS Navigacije

    Very good article. I love tracking and i love your brand new features of AddThis. Thanks

  • http://www.kn0w-h0w.de/ Tim

    Thanks for this service.

    Awesome Tool. I love the buttons and of course the analytics :-)

    Thanks,

    Tim

  • http://www.chinat-shirtfactory.com Polo Shirts

    Thank you for all the information. It’s very useful and help me know where the traffic comes from. I love the new features of Add This and particularly the new click tracking as a default feature.What a great tool!

  • http://www.ceasuri-barbatesti.ro ceasuri barbatesti

    I’m using this feature and it’s great!

  • http://www.reevoo.com PR

    I had Click Tracking last week and now it has all gone! If it is because I need to upgrade will the data from the missing period be there? I changed the CTA to increase clicks so quite important I can track what happened…

  • http://localsearchresults.com.au Local Search Results

    I can’t get enough of testing and tracking, having it built into Addthis.com – let just say Heavenly…

  • http://assurances-tunisie.blogspot.com assurance Tunisie

    It’s something like a magic, I can feel the power of social bookmarks. thanks

  • http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com Petra

    Awesome!!!

  • http://smartpapers.tk Mehdi Raza

    Hey! Your hashed-tracking-system is messing with my hash-based-navigation! It’s breaking my site! Please include an option to opt out this feature.

  • Charlie Reverte

    Hi Mehdi, we have an easy option for disabling click tracking, check out the click tracking doc for more info.

  • http://www.lishar.org lishar bahar

    your tools have been really helpful viral-wise, thanks

  • http://homeandkitchenstuff.blogspot.com ibenzilla

    goods tracking system.

  • http://www.hostingnuggets.com Web Hosting

    Thanks for this nice feature, which will enable me to see how viral my websites are ;-)

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    well done and it is working well for my sites

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    I like your tool, Thank you.

  • http://kim-kardashian-weddingdress.blogspot.com/ Asolole

    Thank you for all the information. It’s very useful and help me know where the traffic comes from. I love the new features of Add This and particularly the new click tracking as a default feature.What a great tool!

  • http://www.masterb.net masterb

    This is so great, finally a great tool to use

  • http://www.navigacija.net Navigacija

    Very good article. I am in love with your brand new features of AddThis. Thanks for this great tool.

  • http://www.estifsarat.com Inquiries site

    I just started using this service its great but I wish if I can personalize it more.

  • http://www.SumonRahman.com Sumon Rahman

    We really do know we have you to give thanks to for that.

  • http://addthis.com elizabeth

    Glad you like it! Have you checked out our API/SDK help doc? It offers thorough instructions on how to control the way our sharing tools behave on your page. Let us know if that’s helpful, if not, shoot us an email at support@addthis.com. We’d be happy to assist further!