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.
https://olddomain.com/blogpost (39 total shares)
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.
Click into the Novashare plugin settings.
Under the “Options” tab click “Configuration.”
Scroll down to the Share Count Recovery section. Toggle on “Recover Previous Domain.”
Then proceed to the next section below.
Under “Previous Domain” input the domain you previously used without the protocol (HTTP/HTTPS). Example:
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: