Questions tagged [publicity-badges]

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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Anonymize or hash the user ID part of a shared link so that users can earn badges for sharing links without having to leak their account on the site

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 addresses ...
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Publicity badge descriptions not updated everywhere

The badge description for the publicity badges like Announcer have recently been updated: Update publicity badge descriptions - they work for answers as well as for questions. This is reflected in the ...
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Is it possible to get info about where my link was published and where the traffic comes from?

This morning I got the 25-view announcer bronze badge for a question on Arqade. It was a pleasant surprise, since I think the code I wrote for Kittens Game automation was pretty neat and I'm glad that ...
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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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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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Won Announcer badge even without sharing the link externally [duplicate]

A few hours ago, I won an Announcer (Bronze) badge on Ask Different. The message under achievements tab said: You've earned the "Announcer" badge (Share a link to a question later visited by 25 ...
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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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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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Is there an option to share posts on LinkedIn and have it count for the Publicist badge? [duplicate]

I have a lot of technical friends from LinkedIn, so I would like to share questions or answers from Magento.SE, but there is no LinkedIn option when I click on the share link beneath the post. I know ...
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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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Do shared links to one question/answer on multiple outside webpages all count toward the same Announcer, Booster, or Publicist badge?

If I share a link such as this one: http://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/40032/20394 to a question or answer on multiple outside webpages, are all the incoming visits to this link from all ...
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Are visits to permalinks by an account still attributed to it after it's merged?

Account 4145951 was merged into account 1333493. Instead of a permalink with trailing /4145951, the user will now be offered a trailing /1333493 by the "share" link / "share a link to this answer" ...
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I received the Announcer badge for a link to a site-meta shared on a hot network question

I received the Meta Academia’s only Announcer badge for linking this question. If I am not very much mistaken, the only place where I shared this question was this comment on a popular question. ...
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Would appending one's user ID to the main url still make link count for the Announcer badge?

While the expectation is that the 'share' url will be used, in some cases one might want to use the longer main url. Would appending one's user ID make such a link count for the publicity badges (...
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Are Announcer, Booster, Publicist badges given later for answers?

I shared a link to an answer on reddit which also contains my SO id. In 3 days it increased with more than 1400 views which probably could have 1000 unique IPs and surely passed the 25 and 300 unique ...
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Publicist badge sometimes not awarded several times over past six months

I frequently share links to MathSE, Mathoverflow,and MathEdSE on Red it. At first, I received the gold Publicist badge every time the views got to 1000 (for instance, I received a gold badge on MO the ...
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What do you mean by Unique IP Address?

Publicist Badge : The definition says that it is awarded once the question's link is accessed from 1000 unique IP addresses. So the question, What is unique IP address ? Say for example If ...
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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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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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Can't see any link button next to a question

I was just reading about the Announce, Booster and Publicist badges and only today did I learn about them. Out of curiosity I went to look for the link button on a question but I can't see any. Do we ...
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Should the Booster threshold be reduced?

This has been asked in the past (e.g. Booster badge should be golden or easier to achieve ) but since that point a few patterns have developed which make the argument stronger. The Nice/Good/Great ...
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Why did I get the Announcer?

Recently (5h ago) I got the Announcer awarded for this question. That's fine, thank you; the only problem is I don't remember to have any activity related to that question, let alone posting the link ...
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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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Should closed questions qualify for Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges?

I've been running a publicist badge experiment lately. I think it is safe to say that there is a strong benefit to sharing most of the questions. However, is it worthwhile to reward users for ...
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Are publicity badge tracks counted per answer or per link?

I have linked one question from two different websites. Provided it will get 20 visits from website A and 10 visits from website B, will I receive announcer badge?
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Pasting links into chat won't support “Announcer” badge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chat onebox kills referral link When I post a link into chat (as in xttp://security.stackexchange.com/q/24810/396) , in a single line by itself, the chat software will ...
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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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Can I see where Publicist badges were linked *from*? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mechanism to track shares I've recently been awarded Publicist badge a couple of days ago, but I completely didn't notice. It claims I linked to the C++ book question (not a ...
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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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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. ...
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Who earned the publicity badges from a particular question\answer

All of a sudden, I got many, many upvotes on a question and the answer I gave to that question. The post didn't have new activity lately, so I guess someone shared a link to that post. Is there a way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Assumptions about Announcer and other related badges

A question I shared a link to received 30 views in three days. However, I did not receive the Announcer badge. I assume the reason is one of the following: The 30 views were not from different IPs ...
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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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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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Publicist badge query [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: View progress towards Announcer badge Is there a way to find out how many unique IP queries have been made from the "link" provided under the question? I was just wondering ...
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Count number of visits of a question link posted in facebook if we post it after creating a short url

Does Stack Overflow calculate the number of visits if we share a Stack Overflow question link after creating its short URL using Tiny URL? For example, http://tinyurl.com/3tfrs5m is a link to a ...
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Per user link limits the utility of StumbleUpon

One of the more effective methods of promoting questions, especially on some of the "softer" sites is StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is a service that effectively allows you to say "Show me a web page I ...
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Announcer, booster, publicist badge pages: Link to migrated question

I want to suggest that on the pages that show the users that have achieved the badges of announcer, booster and publicist, instead of displaying "Post is no longer available", the text "This questions ...
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Do I still get credit for views if I use shortened URLs?

If I press the link button under a question and then shorten the generated URL using http://bit.ly/, will traffic I generate still count as views for me?
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Do visits still count against announcer/booster/publicist badges on the original site when a question is migrated?

I just posted a link to one of my favorite SO questions on reddit. After a few hours the question was migrated to programmers. So will my link on reddit keep counting against the badges (announcer/...
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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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When is the Publicist badge awarded?

I recently (28 hours ago) submitted one of StackOverflow's interesting questions to Hacker News and reddit, where it was featured on the front page all day. I used the personalized link the site gave ...
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Is a classification by unique IP still relevant?

This sounds to me a bit as if users were classified into professionals (having their own fixed IP) and private users. Perhaps my view is locale specific. Here in Germany, most private Internet ...
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Prevent “Share a link” popup on downvote

I just downvoted a question on Programmers and got the share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge popup. It seems to me that a user will not be likely to link to a question (s)he ...