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


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We recently moved AuthorTechTips.com to AuthorMedia.com/blog. 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 http://www.authortechtips.com/7-secrets-for-amazing-author-websites/ which had about a hundred tweets. It now redirects to http://www.authormedia.com/2010/11/30/7-secrets-for-amazing-author-websites 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: http://twitter.com/search?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.authormedia.com%2F2010%2F11%2F30%2F7-secrets-for-amazing-author-websites%2F )

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: https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/1722 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?


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