I am seeing the issue with awe.sm links. It seems unlikely, but my theory is that Twitter isn't unwrapping *all* redirect links to attribute to the count, only those on certain domains.
See: http://backtweets.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwordpress.org%2Fextend%2Fplugins%2Ftweet-button-with-shortening%2F vs. http://search.twitter.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwordpress.org%2Fextend%2Fplugins%2Ftweet-button-with-shortening%2F Anyone have any info on this? On Aug 16, 5:13 am, Tom van der Woerdt <i...@tvdw.eu> wrote: > 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-star... > > hashttp://ldv.org.uk/20680as a shortlink > > > I'm using data-url withhttp://ldv.org.uk/20680and 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