Here at AddThis, we are always encouraging you to reach out and share your comments with us – any question, piece of feedback or suggestion you have, we want to hear it – and there is a reason for that. We are listening! Here are a few examples:
WordPress – Just the other day, we released the new version of AddThis for WordPress. The new features were largely compiled through user requests. Following the release, we collected very helpful feedback and were able to push out some fixes only a day later.
Facebook Pop-up Share – We’d received requests for the Facebook share experience to not open a new tab and instead use the pop-up box method. You can find the code for this sort of implementation in our client API docs.
Adding Services – Recently, we had lots of people asking my.mail.ru to be added to our service offerings, so we made sure to give that to them because they deserve simple sharing too! If you see a service you want added to our menu, please let us know.
Sharing, Your Way – We already personalize our tools as you use them, so it’s easy to share to your favorite services. But now, in addition, you can also choose your own favorite places to share! Because if you want to drive, we’re happy to let you sit in the driver’s seat.
So, what are you waiting for? If you have any brilliant ideas or just a little piece of feedback, please send it our way or write in the comments below. You can bet we will listen! We appreciate our community’s contribution to making AddThis the best sharing product on the web.
Yesterday we released seven new services to the AddThis menu. Armenix, AnonTalk, cOOtopia, Indexor, InvestorLinks.com, Upnews.it, and yiid.
We are constantly updating our service list to make sure that it is easy to share content everywhere online. If there is a service you like to use that is not included in the AddThis menu, please shoot us a note and we’ll do what we can to get it in there!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us or post in the comments below.
Did you know that by using the personalized version of the AddThis Toolbox on your site that you can see a 2x increase in sharing?
Visually, the personalized Toolbox looks the same, but oh, it does so much more! For this personalized version, we have done voodoo magic so the toolbox will see each unique visitor to your site and show that person options which encourage them to share the MOST. We look at browser language and favorite services, among other things, to determine which services to present in the menu. For example, internally, the AddThis team loves to share and communicate via Yammer, so when many of us come across a toolbox anywhere on the web, we’re shown the recognizable Yammer icon. Wow, magic!
If you were one of the publishers to implement the Toolbox when we first introduced it, well, you are very smart! But more importantly, you may now be missing out on this extra feature that very likely will increase your sharing. So, make sure you grab the newer code and get double the sharing!
If you have any questions about adding the personalized Toolbox to your site or about updating your implementation to have a personalized menu – please reach out to us and we’ll help you through the process.
Integrate your AddThis sharing data into your internal monitoring dashboard,
Create custom queries to get whole new looks into your sharing data,
Open your sharing data in Microsoft Excel or Google Docs as a CSV,
Make widgets to publicly display sharing data on your site
Coming soon we will have content feeds that make it even simpler to create public widgets, like “Top Most Shared Items.” This is a great way to engage your community and re-distribute your own content.
Geography. It may not have been your favorite subject in school, but it was definitely one of ours! Which is why we love to give you all the information about which countries are spreading your content. We definitely recommend checking it out – some things might surprise you!
Here’s what you get when you head into the Geography tab:
1. Top countries sharing your content
See which countries are sharing your content the most, as well as where you are getting the most clicks.
2. Deeper insight into each country
Breakdown of the content shared in each country – seeing any patterns?
Sharing wouldn’t be what it is without the services that ingest your content. These are the communities on the web that your audiences and readers like to gather and share – their little corners of the vast social space.
We offer a lot of services in the AddThis menu and for good reason. Though someone in the US may have never heard of Orkut, that would be a far different story for someone from Brazil. Orkut is the country’s #1 service – responsible for 18% of sharing. Another point overlooked by those who may only use Facebook or Twitter share implementations is that many of these smaller, niche communities, like Yammer or Reddit, get an amazing amount of engagement from their users, equaling more traffic for less output of your content.
So, that brings us to the Services tab and what you may be missing by not taking a look:
1. Daily number of shares to top services graph
2. Top services shared to – number of shares, clicks and viral lift percentage
Ability to sort by number of shares OR number of clicks
3. Deeper insight into each service
Find out what content was shared to each individual service
4. Top services by category
Are you users big fans of email, blogs or social networks?
If you have any questions, please email us! Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out the new analytics posts about the Content tab and the Audience tab!!
The Audience tab is one of the most exciting parts of the new analytics. We really gave you some new and juicy data. Your audience is one of, if not THE, most important part about your site. These are the people who bring you traffic, read your content, leave comments and hopefully SHARE what they like (and maybe sometimes what they don’t like). So, this is why we felt it was important to bring you more of what AddThis had to offer about the types of people visiting your site.
Here’s a breakdown of what you are getting when you venture into the Audience tab:
1. Daily Active Audience Breakdown with 3 different types of Users
All Sharers – all sharers from your site
Influencers – those whose shares get traffic back to your site
Clickers – people who click on shares
2. Top Interests of your overall audience (as well as the ability to sort them by the 3 types mentioned above)
This allows you to tailor your content to the interests of your users for a more engaging experience — for example, if an influencer who is interested in Computers & Tech is sharing something from you site, you can program in a few more tech-y articles or an Apple advertisement, etc.
3. Top Keywords for Search Referrals – discover which search terms resulted in shares
4. Interest Comparison – how does your site’s blend of interests compare to the average?
If you have any questions, please email us! Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out the new analytics post about the Content tab!
We recently announced the launch of our brand new AddThis analytics. While we gave you a nice little video to give you a pretty good idea of what the new features had to offer, we thought it would help to dig a little deeper – just to make sure you aren’t missing any of the goodies! So, we’re going to do a series of blog posts, each one highlighting the four main sections of the AddThis analytics data.
Looking at the tab interface, let’s go from left to right and start with Content. We’re big fans of lists so it’s fitting we thought it would be the best way to show you the breakdown of what you can do with your Content!
1. See a breakdown of your shared content focusing on the number of shares, clicks (how many clicks or “views” the shared content garnered) and viral lift (a percentage of shares that got clicks).
2. The ability to sort by the Most Shared or Most Clicked (most clicked = most viral)
Figure out what types of content is getting shared the most – is it about a certain topic or follow a specific format, like lists or tips?
Do certain titles get more clicks? Maybe they are more attention-grabbing or have some sort of “buzz” word.
3. The ability to look deeper into each piece of shared content to see sharing patterns
See recent Tweets
Facebook Mentions – including shares, likes and comments!
Top services that specific piece of content was shared to as well as which countries
Top sharing referrers – see the search terms that brought users to specific pieces of content
All of these capabilities are great ways to really dig down and figure out what your users find interesting and what engages them. See a burst in shares? Narrow down the date range and zoom in on that content. Use that data to tailor your content and to make it share-worthy!
If you have ANY questions or feedback about the new analytics – not sure about a piece of data, have an idea of a feature you’d love to see – please reach out to us! (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) We LOVE connecting with our users.
We are excited to announce the release of five new services to the AddThis menu. A97abi, Draugiem.lv, Formspring.me, Historious and Taaza.
As the social web is always evolving, we’re committed to making it easy share content everywhere online and are always adding new services to the AddThis offerings.
If there is a service you like to use that is not included in the AddThis menu, please shoot us a note and we’ll do what we can to get it in there!
If you have any questions or concerns, we’re always listening. – email@example.com