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Facebook "shares" count confusion

  1. At the bottom of posts, there are the "share this" buttons. One one of my posts (http://mindrenewers.com/2012/03/13/omg-and-other-ways-christians-take-gods-name-in-vain/), the Facebook button a few days ago showed 169. I assumed that meant it had been shared 169 times by people on Facebook.

    Today, it shows 70. I doubt 99 people deleted their link to it in a few days. :)

    In my stats page, under the shares stats, it shows the post has been shared on Facebook 23 times.

    So is it 23, 70, or 169? Is there a time threshold after which old shares drop out of the count? Does anyone know?

    The number 23 on the shares stats is a hyper-link, and I clicked on it, wondering if it would give me a hint as to what is happening, but it seems to be sort of a dead link.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on?

    The blog I need help with is mindrenewers.com.

  2. Same thing is happening to me. A few days ago the Facebook shares had all disappeared (# of shares for all my posts were reset to zero), and yesterday I noticed that they reappeared, only in significantly lower numbers. Maybe they are still working on this.

  3. @ceci27
    Those with the very same issue you report are posting into this thread so we can keep all of your together. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/facebook-stats-all-disappeared?replies=40

  4. @jongleason
    Your issue is different and yet I believe it's reasonable to believe it could be related. That's why I suggest that you may want to post into that thread as well.

  5. Thank you, TT, I'll do that.

  6. I may be wrong as it may not be related but that thread is tagged for Staff and being monitored by them.

  7. I put a link to this one, so if it is different, they will see it. Thank you.

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