Yeah, I know you have worked hard to get your awesome content shared and deserve to display this share count as your social proof.
No doubt, social proof is a great signal for your users to believe you, make them sure the page they land is worthy to share because many users already did that. It is an important factor especially for bloggers and social media marketers.
But what will happen if you change your website domain for some reasons and lose all the social shares? Or maybe you have come to know that search engine giant Google is going to make websites with SSL (https) compulsory to save them from getting penalized.
Well, it is a good move, shifting your website from https to https is a really a great option. It builds up a level of trust among search engines for your website. The sites with a badge of SSL is more likely to trust.
But the process leads to lose in social share counts that you have earned before moving domain. And losing social sharing counts is an undesirable thing. No one wants to lose this count, after all, you got that after lots of effort. So, what are the moves that you need to follow to save yourself from the situation? How can you recover all of your lost sharing counts?
There is a tool named Share Recovery that will help you to bring back all your share counts if done any of the following:
- Changed permalink structure.
- Changed connection protocols.
- Changed the domain entirely.
- Changed domain prefix.
- Changed to using a subdomain.
So, friends, these are some reasons of losing social sharing counts. All you need to do is to install a share count recovery plugin. This is important otherwise losing share counts means losing trust and traffic.