On 8/16/10 2:05 PM, artesea wrote:
> On my website I have added the Twitter Button and I want it to use my
> own customer short URL. However I'm finding it never counts the number
> of search results.
> eg:
> http://www.libdemvoice.org/office-of-the-public-guardian-finally-starts-to-get-some-serious-public-scrutiny-20680.html
> has http://ldv.org.uk/20680 as a shortlink
> I'm using data-url with http://ldv.org.uk/20680 and continuously get
> back 0. Click on the zero and at the moment I get 4 search results.
> I noticed that bit.ly mentioned an undocumented data-counturl, setting
> this to the shortlink continues to bring up 0, however using the full
> link I get 1, but as most people tweet our shortlink already I want
> those numbers, and those using the full link are those RSS->Tweet
> "people" who I don't really care about.
> Is there any reason why using my custom short links we aren't getting
> back any results?

I have one theory and that is that the Twitter button caches the
numbers. Try opening a different browser - I've heard people that said
that this works.

You should also make sure that you don't generate a new shortlink for
every tweet.


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