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How are facebook URL comments actually gained? [mysterious]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    So I have a question... I've talking with a few people over Skype about how this works and all the answers were different and it just turned into an argument with no conclusion.

    See: https://www.sharedcount.com/#url=http://www.gsa-online.de/

    There are 11 comments.

    Everyone knows that likes to a URL are gained from an embedded like button on a webpage. Shares are next to obvious.

    However, comments are a bit weird. To gain a comment on a URL, I thought it would be writing a comment on a share of that URL. However, after testing that and then running a query with the Facebook Graph API, the comments don't change.

    I also went ahead and embedded a Facebook comment plugin on my website, several users commented, and no, that didn't increase the amount of comments either. What is left to try?
     
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    Commenting a share on account and on a page may be seen different
     
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    Interesting, so you're implying comments on shares on a page do not count?
     
  4. SamLewis

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    I would have thought that was the comment plugin but you've said it's not so I have no idea.

    Did you lint the url after?

    Also, what is it counted as if you post a Facebook status with a link in?
     
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    I've already tried that. Didn't do anything for me. Have you tried it?
     
  7. SamLewis

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    I've just tried comment box, it didnt match with that website.
     
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    No. I don't know how to get that information about links. Could you tell me so that I can try. Maybe I can think of something.
     
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    you make a request here via api . lets assume about google.com
    and you get response on json format like this
    comme ntsbox_count":10140}] << maybe this is count on box something
     
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    Its the
    "comment_count":2219601,

    which he's trying to find
     
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    I just tested that
    And numbers goes up
    commentsbox_count":8}] < this seems to change when you comment

    as we are talking about fb comments plugin
    commect_count includes total of comments inside facebook
    commentsbox_count - comments on that page
     
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    Thanks for the link!

    Inside of Facebook. So at least that is narrowed down.

    Someone earlier suggested that the comment has to be on a link shared on a personal profile, not on a page. Do you think that's true? I've tested with a page and that did not work. I'm going to test with a profile.
     
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    when i was testing some links even when someone commented on link on a status that is accessible only to friends not public comments being counted , have tested it long time ago but i will run a test now again


    Yea i have tested it on private profile
    and this count goes up
    comment_count":1
     
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    Yes it should be treated the same on a public profile, just the same as private.

    A manipulation would be to post "Only Me" shares and then spamming comments to increase this.
     
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    Its what I'm doing at the moment to see if it changes.
     
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    Every comment on the link share has just increase shares:

    "share": {
    "comment_count": 0,
    "share_count": 15
    },
     
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