Twitter share counts have returned!

This is an update on a post we did back in November 2015, when Twitter removed the share count button and left a lot of bloggers and webmasters wondering how they were going to keep up their social cred. Well, it’s been a hard road to travel without those tweet counts, but, thanks to NewShareCounts, the tweets are returning.

You have to work just a bit for them, but, with a few steps, you can return share counts back to your site without too much fuss! Here’s a quick look at what you’ll need to do to get those share counts back on your website posts…

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Benefits of an Active (Closed) Facebook Group

People can be quite active in Facebook Groups. A Facebook Group consisting of users all passionate about the topic of the group will be far more engaged here than they would be with a Brand or Company page.

A big part of this success revolves around the fact that we’re creating a “Closed” Group, meaning you have to be invited to the group, and not just anyone can join. And if you’re not a member, you can’t see any group discussion at all. This completely changes the atmosphere and can be incredibly effective for growing your company or brand if you pull it off.

Grow your Brand with a Closed Facebook Group

5 reasons to do this!

  • You’re in control — this is YOUR target audience, and you’re in charge of what goes on
  • Unparalleled consumer feedback — you will NOT get this kind of actionable feedback elsewhere
  • A FREE sales team — you’ll notice that members are pushing your products for you
  • Better than a newsletter — announce your new product here, and they’ll go ape-$*%^
  • Loyal customer x2 — essentially, you’re taking your best customers, that go online often (because they wouldn’t be active FB Group members if they weren’t), and growing their “Brand Loyalty” one step further

BTW, my favorite part of this is that it’s a competitive advantage that the competition can’t see! And even if they do, it’s still pretty difficult to duplicate.

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Not all of us can be as popular as @justinbieber or @katyperry, so we have to find creative ways to increase our Twitter visibility and engagement. There are two ways to be seen on Twitter; have a lot of followers ~or~ leverage trending hashtags. When used correctly, hashtags can boost your tweet impressions and skyrocket engagement, leading to higher profile views and website conversions.

What are Trending Topics/Hashtags?

A “Trending” hashtag is a topic being talked about by a lot of people. Trending topics often begin organically, by a popular current event, or are created by users of high Social Authority (or popularity).

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Hey, What Happened to My Twitter Shares?

If you’ve noticed that the hot new article that you just posted received zero Twitter shares, don’t get too upset:

It’s not you, it’s Twitter.

As of November 20, 2015, Twitter discontinued access to its Tweet share count API endpoint data. More simply put, the Twitter share counter icon stopped counting. So if you’re using a social share counter like Share Tally or AddThis to track your FB, Twitter, or Pinterest popularity, pour one out for your Twitter tallies. Now you will no longer be able to watch the number of shares tick up next to your little Twitter icon as readers share your article or story, so it’s time to start searching for a new way to fuel your ego.

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Google Plus and SEOA lot has been said about Social Media for businesses in the past couple of years.  Most business owners agree that Social Media Marketing can increase brand visibility, promote user trust/confidence, and even generate more leads.  But what about SEO (search engine optimization)?  Can these social media networks actually help with your website’s SEO?


If the SEO of your website is your main focus and you don’t have time to fiddle-fart around on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Vine, etc. etc. etc., then I would recommend choosing Google Plus.  A lot of businesses still aren’t using Google Plus, but it is in fact the most beneficial for SEO.  So if you only have time for one Social Media channel and your primary concern is SEO, then Google Plus should be your go-to.

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