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How to recover previous domain social share counts

If you’ve migrated to a new domain at any point in time, you probably have a lot of social share counts attached to your previous domain. Facebook and Twitter treat these as completely separate URLs.

You can combine your previous domain and your current domain’s social share counts in the Novashare plugin so you don’t lose any data.

Not sure if you have any shares on your previous domain? Check out our documentation on how to manually check your social share counts.

Use case example

Here is an example of combining share counts from a previous domain with your current domain.

Previous domain: https://olddomain.com/blogpost (39 total shares)
Current domain: https://domain.com/blogpost (23 total shares)

The new total share count would be 62 (39 + 23).

Recover previous domain

Follow the steps below to recover and combine your social share counts from a previous domain.

Step 1

Click into the Novashare plugin settings.

Novashare plugin settings
Novashare plugin settings

Step 2

Under the “Options” tab click “Configuration.”

Novashare configuration
Novashare configuration

Step 3

Scroll down to the Share Count Recovery section. Toggle on “Recover Previous Domain.”

Recover previous domain social share counts
Recover previous domain social share counts

Then proceed to the next section below.

Previous domain

Under “Previous Domain” input the domain you previously used without the protocol (HTTP/HTTPS). Example: olddomain.com

Prevous domain
Prevous domain

Recovering additional social share counts

If you’ve made multiple changes to your site, there might be additional social share counts you want to recover. Here are a few:

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