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Publicity badges are those badges earned for driving traffic to the site. They include Announcer (Bronze), Booster (Silver), and Publicist (Gold).

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How do I "share" a link for the new badges?

On Stack Overflow, I see a set of three new badges: Announcer (bronze), Booster (silver), and Publicist (gold). Their common description is "Shared a link to a question that was visited by x ...
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Do shared link to ANSWERS also count for Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges?

The legends for these badges say Shared a link to a question that was visited ... But if I share a link directly to the answer, like this one, does it also count for these badges? BTW, does it ...
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View progress towards Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges

I shared a link to a question and now I am wondering whether I am almost going to get an announcer badge. Can I somehow see which links I shared and how many clicks were on it for the last days? ...
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Missing publicist badge?

I've had a link on my webpage to one of my Stack Overflow answers for a long time now. For fun, I track it with Google Analytic events, so I know for sure that I've received more than 1000 clicks. Yet ...
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Booster badge should be golden or easier to achieve

I know it sounds easy to get this badge. After all who doesn't have a Facebook account? Wrong, 300 unique IP addresses in 4 days is not easy to get, because a. You don't have that many friends b. ...
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Announcer badge spike

There has been a recent spike in the number of Announcer badges being awarded on TeX.SE. A query on SEDE highlights this: The last four months saw the occasional awarding of more than one-a-day, with ...
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How and when does the tracking of shared links work?

My two main questions: Are all URLs that include your User Id tracked? Can the visitors who use the tracked URLs have Stack Exchange accounts? Specifically: Recently the ability to earn badges for ...
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Why did I just get the Announcer Badge and the Booster badge?

Today I got both the Announcer badge and the Booster badge for this question that I asked last year. I don't remember ever sharing a link to it, and it seems odd to me that I would get both badges ...
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How did someone get "Publicist" with 27 views?

User Pillum got the Publicist badge on this question with only 27 views... say what?!?! Screenshots to prove that it was < 1000 at the time this post is made:
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Publicity badges might be taking internal links into account?

I suspect that some bug makes internal linking count towards Publicity badges too. The badges are said to be: These badges are specifically for linking to questions like the description says. The ...
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How does the Announcer badge work? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Anonymize or hash the user ID part of a shared link so users can earn badges for sharing links without any privacy leaks or prank/troll risks

The "share" link underneath a post includes the sharing user's ID for the purposes of awarding the user with Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges in case enough users from different IP ...
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Sequence behind awarding link badges (Announcer, Booster, Publicist) [closed]

I just have a thought on the new link badges: Announcer - Shared a link to a question that was visited by 50 unique IP addresses in 2 days Booster - Shared a link to a question that was visited by ...
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Order Announcer, Booster, and Publicist posts when you reach a lower threshold

Suppose I shared a link that was visited by 1,000 unique IP addresses, but I didn't have the announcer badge, so I got that one. In the future, If I shared a link with 50 unique IP addresses hits, I ...
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What "visitors" count towards the publicity badges?

I was just thinking about these badges and how exactly your number of visitors is calculated. Really, this boils down into three key groups which you could gain counts from: New visitors: Those who ...
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Suddenly getting "Announcer" badges every few minutes? [duplicate]

The first one was unusual, but not too unusual. The second one was improbable, but not impossible. The third one made me ask this... Is there a bug giving me these all of a sudden?
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How does the question page view/hit work?

I got an Announcer badge for a question that has only been viewed 12 times, yet: Announcer: Shared a link to a question that was visited by 25 unique IP addresses. How does the question page view/...
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Strip user id from shared links within SE posts

Shared links to posts contain user ids to be used for Announcer badges. These user ids are better to be stripped from all these links in SE posts and comments (and perhaps bounty statements), because: ...
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View analytics for referral links

Clicking the link button brings up a text box with a referral link of the form /q/[post ID]/[user ID]. The presence of the user ID in this link allows the system to track the number of visits due to ...
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Award publicity badges for sharing Tag Wikis

This is part 2 of Highlighting the Tag Wikis. Currently, there are three badges (Announcer, Booster and Publicist) that encourage sharing questions (and implicitly, answers). I suggest that these ...
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Update publicity badge descriptions - they work for answers as well as for questions

The 'share a link' badges (Announcer, Booster and Publicist) work for answers as well as questions. This is reflected in the FAQ but not in the badge descriptions: Can this please be changed to ...
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How do I earn the publicist badge? [duplicate]

I see "share this link to earn the publicist badge" Where exactly do I share the link?
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Announcer badge awarded for a question I've never seen, much less shared

Just got a new badge: That's this question, posted yesterday: How can the defaults of Evergrande, or other Chinese property companies, crash stock markets worldwide — when the CCP has at least $3.4 ...
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Timeframe for Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges

Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges are awarded if the question receives X visits from unique IP addresses with 2, 3 and 4 days, respectively. Let's say I post a question that does receive many ...
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Announcer Badge list to show referrers to the question

Profile  Badges > Announcer shows the question to which link(s) refer, but  doesn't show the place when the link(s) are  located. I recently received Announcer Badge, but I don't remember where I ...
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Visits aren't tracked from referral URLs using answer IDs

The /q/post_id/user_id form used for the questions' sharing/referral links seems to also work for answers. For example, when I go to /q/64030/1 I am redirected to /questions/64018/#64030. I use this ...
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Should "triad" badges scale linearly?

See this answer from lockstep to a question of mine. Should "triad" badges such as Announcer/Booster/Publicist scale in such a way that the number of awarded Bronze# / Silver# is even with Silver# / ...
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Got Announcer badge for linking within SE [duplicate]

I just got Announcer badge on Meta Code Golf. I shouldn't get it :-) I linked that question from the main CodeGolf site. I am 100% certain that I linked this question only within SE. Why would I ...
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Why don't I get the Announcer badge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the announcer badge work? I have linked to a question of mine (namely, Why shouldn't I use mysql_* functions in PHP?), via my link (Why shouldn't I use mysql_*...
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