facebook counter not working? post with 5K hits dropped to 100 hits
I noticed on several of my blogposts that the facebook counter has dropped dramatically.
For exemple this post from Feb 2014 had more than 5000 hits last time I checked (some months ago), and now suddenly only 107?
Has the hitting counter been reset? Or what happened?
The blog I need help with is spondygazet.wordpress.com.
anyone have a clue?
please, can one of the mods help me with this?
The most likely answer is that it is just a glitch on FB’s end of things. We just display the number they provide us, I’m afraid.
Did you make any changes to the post URL or to your facebook connections in that timeframe?
Thanks for replying.
No, didn’t make any changes to the post URL or to the FB connections.
The only thing I can think of is it maybe has to do with the fact that it is a sticky post?
I have two sticky posts, both their FBcount has dropped from thousands (the big count was mainly the reason I put them up as sticky!) to what it is now.
I don’t really know about the other posts, as I don’t follow the stats that much in detail. But these two have defenitely dropped heavily.
This has been like this for weeks now, so it must be more than a FB glitch?
I see this problem was also raised before, but the topic was closed
pls let me know something, thanks
After some additional digging, the https/http issue mentioned in the thread you link to is the issue here as well.
If you head here:
And enter in both:
…you’ll see what I mean.
Sadly, this is something that is out of our hands here at WordPress.com. It is something that Facebook needs to address. I know that we’ve been trying to work with them on it. But thus far, there isn’t a solution, I’m afraid.
That is very disappointing.
I have now noticed that I have the same issue with other blogs (one also wordpress.com and another wordpress.org).
So this is a matter that concerns all wordpress users (with FB sharing buttons – I guess everybody uses them).
all counts from old posts (http) have dropped or are gone, since the link is now https.
Facebook does provide a correct count for the http link and resp. for the https link.
Surely WordPress must be able to write a script that adds both those counts under one button?
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