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Restore social share counts

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7:22 pm
October 26, 2013

Matt – Mom and Dad Money


posts 68

Just over a month ago I updated my permalink structure from /yyyy/mm/postname to /postname. The 301 redirects were set properly and everything's working fine except that I lost the social sharing counts for all my posts that were published before the switch. I'm just now getting around to looking at this and having trouble finding a solution. I use shareaholic for sharing. The best resource I could find is here:…..url-change, but I either implemented it incorrectly or it didn't work.


Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks for the help.

8:22 am
October 29, 2013

Eric –

Portland, OR


posts 2120

Not sure how to fix it, but it may not be worth too much of your time. It doesn't give your readers much value to know how many times something was shared (though I admit it does make people a little more excited to share). It will work on everything go forward, so I wouldn't sweat it too much.

10:59 am
November 7, 2013

Anton Ivanov

San Diego, CA


posts 129

I can't view the link you posted because it's broken, but in my experience every time I've changed the URL of a post/page, it's share counts were lost. I didn't really bother to try to get them back, because as Eric said, I don't think it's worth the effort.

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