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  1. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    Very helpful post for me, think all,
    thanks

  2. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    Please let me know when this index is available.

    Thanks!

    Paul Golovato – Staples.com

  3. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    Exciting news, indeed. Not sure if this gets us over the chasm between the concept of engagement and full understanding or measurement, but it sounds like a mighty leap!

    Question on the “how is it calculated” piece: Does your SQI tool include clicks only via your “Share This” icon, or also track those on the branded FB, Tweet, Google+ buttons that are provided in most blogging platforms?

    • Andy Stevens

      November 17, 2011

      Hi Tom,

      Currently we calculate based on all traffic via the ShareThis widget. If the FB, Twitter, or G+ buttons are on a publishers site via our widget then all clicks and shares are tracked.

      We don’t have information on native buttons that are added to sites outside our widget. Hope that helps.

      Thanks!

  4. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    More information as soon as it becomes available. it’s about time this was done. Long overdue.

  5. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    “If the FB, Twitter, or G+ buttons are on a publishers site via our widget”……

    I’m not aware of the G+ button being available via your widget…Or have I missed something?

    In any case I hope that I’ll be able to include it soon…

    • Andy Stevens

      December 19, 2011

      Hi Michael,

      When the Google+1 button is engaged, a window will pop up allowing users to share content to their Google+ pages. But, at this time, it has to go through the ShareThis Google+1 button.
      Thanks! :)

  6. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    I agree that it is great to be able to share with other. On my web site http://www.NeedEncouragement.com and http://www.BetterLifeMinistry.com I try to share encouraging things with others and something like Share This is a great way to do it! Thanks, Bill

  7. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    I am impressed with where you’re going with this. Moving beyond simply traffic and reach to make the equation more qualitative makes sense to me.

  8. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    Yeah thanks !

  9. Andy Stevens

    November 17, 2011

    I find all the above very interesting and important. I already like the stats page and it has proven helpful to me on occasion.

    The reason though I stopped using your service and moved on to a competitive one is because I needed the integration of (in my opinion) important services, specifically Google+ and Posterous.

    Especially Google+ which is becoming another new cool place to share and socialize should definitely be included.

    Is there a way for me to customize my main sharing tools? This is another thing I can’t seem to do with ShareThis.

    If you manage to do the above, I would come back to you in a glimpse, since you offer simultaneous sharing wich is a very time saving option!

    Keep up the good work!

    • Andy Stevens

      December 19, 2011

      Hi. We do offer the Google+ sharing option in the form of the Google+1 button. When engaged, there is a pop up window allowing you to share to your Google+ page.

      And, as always, all of our buttons are 100% customizable. The following link will help with that: http://help.sharethis.com/customization/customization-overview

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks! :)

  10. Andy Stevens

    November 18, 2011

    Great article, Kristen.

    It’s good to know that among the “bells & whistles” touted online as social media cure-all’s, that someone is still focusing on what truly is important… content!

    James

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