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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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).

  • 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?

  • I am hooked!

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

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

  • Good article.Tracking is very useful!

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  • 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).

  • This is a great tool!

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

  • A wonderful step forward :)

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

  • 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.

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

  • Tim

    Thanks for this service.

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

    Thanks,

    Tim

  • 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!

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

  • 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…

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

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

  • Awesome!!!

  • 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.

  • your tools have been really helpful viral-wise, thanks

  • goods tracking system.

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

  • well done and it is working well for my sites

  • Tum

    I like your tool, Thank you.

  • 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!

  • This is so great, finally a great tool to use

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

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

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

  • 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!