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Shareaholic | share buttons, related posts, social analytics & more

The easiest, most effective way to grow your website traffic, effectively engage your audience, monetize, and gain insights for free.

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Show ads in my site
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0 Stars.

Sleazy ads and hijacked links
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Two years ago it was a highly recommended plugin. So the devs got greedy. My mum's blog and a few small clients now have weight-loss ads on every post. Good riddance.

Worst SUPPORT ever
By , for WP 4.2.2

Actually like the pluigin its pretty cool

But their support is awful bordering on don't even care, emailed them well over 5 times given a ticket number and never heard from them since.

Spoiled the whole experience of using their little app etc and their website.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS PLUGIN
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Shareaholic injects affiliate links. Our database website had some "viagra-alike" URLs redirect infection. When un-installed website ran faster. They work with cti.w55c.net, considered as a malicious site --> https://www.virustotal.com/en/domain/cti.w55c.net/information/

Removed from all my websites and clients
By , for WP 4.2.2

Used to be a good plugin but is now full of bloat, injects affiliate links without asking and hidden affiliate cookie stuffing iframes.

No thanks!

shit plugin killed my DB
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This piece of crap just killed my entire DB. WordPress can not establish connection anymore.

stay away! unethical plugin!! steals your $$$!!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Stay away from this plugin! No matter how many features or how pretty it is, this plugin was designed to STEAL MONEY FROM YOUR SITE. They will automatically opt you in to rewrite your links on your site with their affiliate links. Try opting out and it will opt you back in automatically with the next update (the most updated plugin on WP btw).

When your site has 100's of thousands of hits a month and you spend marketing dollars to drive more traffic to your site and carefully construct your own affiliate links on your own site, it is infuriating to find out that Shareaholic rewrites links to their own affiliate links.

And their staff will reply here and come up with a million excuses saying it's for your own good. But truth is they'll opt you in without your consent and rewrite your links without you knowing... then where's the earnings they promised they were doing for your own good?!?? Oh you had to set up the site on their site before the plugin did the rewrites. So all those affiliate traffic they gathered off your site without your consent is all theirs. It's just plain evil!

Stay away! DON'T SUPPORT THIS UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR!!

Inserts Tracking script.
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I used this plugin for a while before realising that it inserts a tracking script from b.scorecardresearch.com into your site. Without ever mentioning it does so.

This is a scammy plugin that sells information gathered from your the visitors to your site.
AVOID.

Отвратительный плагин!
By , for WP 4.2.2

1. Вешает несанкционированно рекламу. Отключить невозможно.
2. partner.js повесил сайт намертво! Категорически не советую пользоваться этим плагином.

Issues with ads and modifying my pages
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I, too, have had the ad issues. I run holistically oriented mind/body/spirit sites, and Shareaholic started displaying wholly inappropriate ads without my knowledge or consent. Regardless of whether this was announced (as if everyone reads info from every plugin they have installed on every one of their sites!), the ads should not have been started by DEFAULT. It should have been an option manually activated by the user.

Also, the Shareaholic plugin completely modified the look of one of my pages on a site using a basic, free theme. Strange, but true. Someone pointed out that a certain page had changed look on one of my sites and didn't match all of the other pages any longer. I knew I had to remove Shareaholic from that site still, so I logged in to take care of that and whatever odd issue was occurring with the changed page. I deleted Shareaholic first and, lo and behold, the page in question went back to its original format. Scary stuff.

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