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. Tom