Oct 10, 2009

FbShare, The Facebook Sharecount Button

FbShare, The Facebook Share Count ButtonEveryone probably already know Twitter re-tweet button across the web. Well now, a similar tool has been released for Facebook. It is called FbShare count button. FbShare button is inspired by the popular re-tweet button, which displays the total number of times the current page has been shared on Twitter.

FbShare is a Facebook share count button, that display how often your content is being shared and how many times your content has been shared on Facebook. It also allows visitors to share your content to their friends. This is a great way to promote your blog and to keep track how many times your articles get shared.


To install, all you need to do is just paste the following basic code, where you want this button to be displayed:

<script src="http://widgets.fbshare.me/files/fbshare.js"></script>

The above code will display the default size of FbShare button. If you are a WordPress user, you can download the plug-in here.

FbShare use the URL and title of the page where it is placed on to generate FbShare link. If no shared yet, it will display the Facebook logo.

Since Facebook does not currently provide a way to see what is being shared by users outside the Facebook network, then FbShare will help to keep track and shows you how many times the page has been shared on Facebook. The general count should represent the actual total.

It is not exactly the same as the re-tweet button for articles on Twitter, but I think it could give some ideas on the world of Facebook sharing.

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7 comments:

  1. I've been using both Twitter and Facebook "Share" script on some of my other blogs and I've been getting more from Facebook than Twitter. :D

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  2. This is a good idea. I'll be back to get the line of code when I get ready to put it to use. Thanks for the tip - I didn't know it existed!

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  3. @ Chaz, Theresa.
    I'm glad to know that this post is useful.

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  4. @ Djarum. If you can, please share this post through the button above. Thank you.

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