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[resolved] Google+ not showing a counter (5 posts)

  1. David Robinson
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Is this normal behaviour? I have had this work on other plugins so I know its possible. If not then why not?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/sexybookmarks/

  2. Andy - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi David,

    Google+ does not have a public API that lets you query share counts, unlike Facebook and Twitter. As soon as Google releases it, we'll be sure to add it in.

    Sincerely,

    Andy Huang
    Shareaholic Support

  3. David Robinson
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Andy,

    I've seen a few WordPress plugins that are able to show Google+ shares such as Flare:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/flare/

    How do they do this and can this not be used in Shareaholic?

    David

  4. Andy - Shareaholic
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    There are a few hacky ways to get Google+ share counts, the problem with those approaches are that they're inaccurate (e.g. counting button clicks) and can break all of a sudden if Google changes their code. So in order to prevent trying to maintain unofficial code, we only use official share counts. Hopefully, Google+ adds this in soon.

  5. David Robinson
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Cheers for the reply Andy.

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