Ever wanted to see what the actual share count is for a URL? This trick is handy for troubleshooting share plugins (*ahem* MashShare) or even doing some competitive research.
All you need to do is form and access this URL:
See for instance, this URL for a client post: http://graph.facebook.com/?id=http://blog.joemcnally.com/2016/10/13/royal-photographic-society/
Returns a share count of about 400 (at time of writing) See line 11 below:
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|"description": "I\u2019ve written numerous times about the unseen gifts that a long career in this industry can give you. Some of course are unwanted, like bad knees, bad back, financial insecurity, along with ongoing anxiety attacks stirred by deep feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty. Others are most welcome. Lifelong friends, interaction with supremely interesting subjects, adventures \u2026",|
|"title": "The Royal Photographic Society \u00ab Joe McNally's Blog",|