Support » Plugin: WordPress Share Buttons Plugin – AddThis » [Plugin: AddThis] Odd URL String

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  • Plugin Contributor addthis_paul


    AddThis Samurai

    Do you have the “Track Address Bar Shares” checked in the Advanced tab of the AddThis plugin settings?

    Yep, well done. That was the issue.

    Had the same issue – thanks for clearing things up
    What exactly does this tracking do? If you don’t mind…

    I also had the same issue and only noticed it today. Thought I had been hacked! Thanks for the note, Paul; it solved it.

    Plugin Contributor addthis_paul


    AddThis Samurai

    Address bar tracking lets you know how many times people return to your site from folks copying the URL from the address bar and pasting it somewhere, such as email or IM conversations. We were surprised to discover that this is about ten times as many clicks as people who share to different services.

    The thing is, whilst it may be a great tool, it looks incredibly unprofessional for website audiences. Personally I will be removing it until a better way is found to track this data.

    Great. Thanks for showing me how to sort this out. I am still very new to WordPress so these forums sure do help troubleshoot a lot of ‘issues’! 🙂
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