My name is Mauricio and I’m the owner of MMAFight.com. Ever since I installed the Twitter counter button from AddThis.com, it doesn’t seem to be working properly. For some strange reason when I make a NEW post/article, the Twitter counter button immediately shows a random number (usually 1,2 or 3 immediate tweets). I would think it’s maybe someone automatically re-tweeting, but it can’t be because it is always some random number and it is always immediately after I post it. Even my Facebook Like and Google +1 buttons don’t behave that way.
I’ve contacted AddThis.com and they’ve been telling me “We’re working on a fix right now. The issue is something on Twitter’s side and we’re in contact with them to get this resolved as soon as possible.” You can read the entire thread here:
My question is, is this really true? And if so, is there any word on this issue and how it’s coming along. It’s been going on for more than 3 months and I find it hard to believe there still isn’t a solution to this.
I also get a bunch of notifications via e-mail saying that certain Twitter users are now “following” me, but when I go to check my followers, for some reason I see the counter go up and then down, as if people would add me and then delete me. I’ve seen it go from 78 followers to 82 followers for the past 2 months even though I’ve been notified that I have new Twitter followers. I’ve had over 200 followers supposedly now following me according to my e-mails, but I only see 82 in my account. I saw 82 followers back in October and although I’ve seen hundreds more supposedly following me, I still have 82. I’ve even tried checking out to see if the users that were supposedly now following me were in my list of followers in my Twitter account…and for some reason, some show up on my list, while others do not. So either the users are not added to my account or the e-mail notifications are incorrect. Something strange is going on with this and hopefully someone can assist me with it.
Thanks in advance.