Reclaiming tweet counts for an older site (that is redirecting to the new site)


We recently moved to All the articles from Author Tech Tips now redirect to the Author Media blog. My big questions is can get get the tweet counts moved over?

Prime example is which had about a hundred tweets. It now redirects to and the twitter count on that page says there are NO re-tweets, however. (which, interestingly enough, is completely untrue if you click on the button - see: )

If the api is smart enough to count links that are redirected through a url shortener, can it also count these hard redirects? Do we need to do anything to make that happen?

I’ve tried some of the suggestions here: The page does support HEAD requests. I also switches from the javascript button to an iframe, and still the same count. It’s been sitting all day… do cache updates take longer than that?