Do you feel happy after seeing facebook share or like count above 100 on your blog post? Do you think your blog post is shared by 100+ different facebook users on their wall? Then you might be wrong. I realized it after I shared one of my blog post on my facebook wall. Within few minutes of sharing that blog post, my facebook share count increase to 34.
Note: After reading this post, you will learn how you can increase the facebook share count or facebook likes i.e. you just share your link on your facebook wall and tell your friends to participate in the discussion.
Please keep this in mind, Number of Facebook Like = Number of Facebook Share
Here is the post link which I posted on my wall : A Bonus After Google Panda Updates and following is the screenshot for total facebook share count at the time of taking this screenshot.
I was really amazed after seeing the count because how a post can get 40 facebook share before it got indexed in Google or visited by many readers. Then I though to get some idea behind it and then I realized the following.
How Facebook Share Count Works?
According to my personal experience, the total number of facebook Share Count = [ 1 + 2 + 3 ]
1. Total Number of Facebook share by each facebook users on their wall.
2. Total Number of likes received by other facebook users on each wall update.
3. Total Number of Comments made on each wall status.
At the time, when My facebook share count was 34 then I noted down the following details.
1. Total Number of Facebook shares was equal to 1 ( Me)
2. Total Number of likes received by other facebook users was equal to 5 ( 4 on my status update + 1 by Harry Sehgal).
3. Total Number of Comments made on each wall status was equal to 27.
Means once after combined, I got total = 1+5+27 = 33.
Check out the following screenshot:
It means the total number of facebook shares of any link will be approximately equal to the total number of interaction made by facebook users on all wall status including share, like and comments for that particular URL.
If you want to give it a try then after publishing a post just share that post on your wall. Ask your 5-10 facebook friends to just like or write a comment on your wall status. Once it is done, Wait for 5 mins and check your facebook share count and I am sure it will be approaching towards the total number of interactions made. Just try and let me know.
Please share your views on this issue. Thanks for your healthy discussion.