Social Animal’s Share count API is a simple, easy-to-use REST API that returns JSON search results for URLs.
What is social share count/share counts?
Keeping track of how a URL or an article is performing on social media can have many benefits including helping you understand website performance and see what’s working and what isn’t. These social metrics are called share counts.
How are social share counts calculated?
This depends on the social platform. Some count the unique number of times a link or an article has been shared. Others count engagement actions like likes and comments. The share count displayed on Social Animal can be interpreted as the most accurate number of engagements any URL / article has had on a social platform.