Twitter Counter Stuck at Zero

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andywozhere

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@link8r is it usually a temporary glitch with Twitter or is it site specific (e.g. conflict with .ht access)? At the moment I'm thinking it is probably Twitter.
 

mneylon

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Which URL shortener? The t.co one?

How would that impact something that just counts tweets?
 

andywozhere

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My (totally unqualified) theory was that the counter is showing the count of the long URL, but actually counting the short URL. If I do a search for the shortened URL on Twitter I find results relating to the tweet that has been shared. If I search for the long URL I come up with nothing. If the counter is doing something similar to the search, this would mean a count of zero. I don't think data-counturl is working as it should.

Here's the code I used

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<script src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
 <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal" data-via="somone" data-related="someone" data-url="http://www.somesite.com" data-counturl="http://www.somesite.com">Tweet</a>
 
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