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  1. Can anyone explain what the following paragraph means (particularly the 2nd sentence).....

    "You will now be able to see what your users are sharing and what services they are using to do so in your blog stats. The standard share links are only counted so if you are using the smart buttons or the Facebook Share/Like button, then the stats for these shares will not be counted."

    I have enabled the Facebook Share button, and on the following page the number "7" appears above the Facebook Share button, but when I check my blog stats, it says that I have zero blog shares. What does the number 7 actually relate mean: http://newzealandholidaybliss.wordpress.com/nz-holiday-wishlist/

    Thanks for your help.

    The blog I need help with is newzealandholidaybliss.wordpress.com.

  2. The blog stats are not as up-to-date as they should be. The number means that seven people shared it to Facebook. You can test it yourself by sharing it to your FB and then seeing if the number goes up.

  3. Thanks raincoaster. Is there a way to find out who actually shared it to Facebook?

  4. By the way, it still says 0 shares in my blog stats. Maybe I shared my blog post 7 times when I was testing it out??? I didn't think I did it shared it that many times though.

  5. Shared a different post, and blog stats still say 0. I think the second sentence in the quote in my original post is key - I am using the Facebook Share button, so those shares aren't counted - am I right?

  6. I believe, although I'm not 100% certain, that the button only records one share from each account, so you wouldn't be able to re-use the button. I could be wrong, but most work that way. If you did do it 7 times, there's your answer.

    As for tracking it back to who shared it to Facebook, until someone clicks FROM facebook to your post, you won't have a URL to track back to, ie you won't be able to see the Facebook page. If it's not a friend of yours and they have privacy set high, you will never be able to find them.

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