Can't see the number of social media shares (like facebook, twitter)

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  1. K Kiss profile image79
    K Kissposted 4 years ago

    A few weeks or maybe a month or two ago I recall being able to see the number of facebook, twitter, pinterest shares etc next to my hubs. Now the social media buttons have changed and I can only see the social media share buttons but not the number of times my hubs have been shared. Is there any way to see the number of shares?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi K,

      As ChristinS mentioned, we no longer display the share counts on our social sharing buttons due to the longer load time caused by that style of button. However, you can find out how many likes/shares your Hub has by pasting its URL into Like Explorer. Hope that helps!

      1. ChristinS profile image94
        ChristinSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for this Christy smile

      2. K Kiss profile image79
        K Kissposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks a lot!! I was wondering what happened to it as I used to get so excited seeing the likes increase. But I found this in my own personal research that people who read tend to share articles more often when they see many other people having shared the article .. must be some kind of mass psychology..anyway thanks a lot for the clarification.

  2. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    There was a recent round of updates where HP changed the social media buttons and at that time, the numbers were removed.  There are nicer social media sharing buttons now however.  I miss having that info too. It was nice to look and see how many likes/shares a hub had.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I've noticed some other sites are starting to do likewise. I'm beginning to think that load time is Google's Next Big Thing. If so, the Huffington Post is doomed unless they wake up (just thought I'd throw that in big_smile).

 
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