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

But is this only when I share a link to this question in one of my answers, 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 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? Feb 6, 2011 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 Apr 2, 2011 at 10:09
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    Related: How this tracking is performed.
    – casperOne
    Nov 25, 2011 at 18:58
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    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, 2012 at 17:26
  • There is no link now, will share do the same? Oct 25, 2016 at 15:39
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    It seems sharing the link to an answer (through share link below the answer post) can also earn you announcer badge as mentioned here. Not sure though if it is applicable only on stackoverflow or all the stackexchange communities. In fact @Idolon's answer below your answer also says the same.
    – RBT
    Jul 7, 2017 at 8:12
  • @AndrewMorton that's true now, but I believe the question was about sharing links to a SO question outside of SO, so that remains an option. Mar 5, 2019 at 13:06
  • @ChrisBallard I see that facts and context got in the way of what could otherwise have been a useful comment. I'll delete it :) Mar 5, 2019 at 13:13
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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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