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I understand that the announcer badge can be earned if the question is visited so 25 times.

But is this only when I share a link to this quesiton in one of my answer or can I also share the link (with my user id somewhere to count the accesses) somewhere else, maybe facebook?

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You can share the link anywhere, so long as you use the link for questions (answers don't work) underneath the question. It does not have to be for your question; you can share the link to any question.

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thanks now i understand. Is it also possible to ssee how many I referred? –  RoflcoptrException Feb 6 '11 at 16:30
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@Roflcoptr - you could shorten the url using bit.ly, which will then show you how many click-throughs that shortened url gets –  Chris Ballard Apr 2 '11 at 10:09
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I kept clicking on the wrong arrow to vote this answer. Should that mean it's time to go to sleep? –  kiamlaluno Aug 27 '11 at 3:44
    
Related: How this tracking is performed. –  casperOne Nov 25 '11 at 18:58
    
The link must be shared outside the SE network according to Rebecca's post: The link must be clicked from outside the network in order for it to count for this purpose. –  Idolon May 9 '12 at 17:26

But is this only when I share a link to this quesiton in one of my answer or can I also share the link (with my user id somewhere to count the accesses) somewhere else, maybe facebook?

In order to gain the Announcer badge you must share a link outside the SE network. Sharing a link in one of your answer won't work.

Also, rules for the Announcer, Booster and Publicist badges have changed since 2012-01-10. And sharing direct links to answers now also counts towards these badges.

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