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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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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