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What is the best practice for FB/Twitter widgets when changing the URL

FB/Twitter widgets being the 'Like' and 'Tweet' counter buttons



2:10 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I've just recently changed the URL structure of many of my store's product pages. These product pages have several hundred Facebook 'Likes' and 'Tweets' but if I want to keep the number of Likes and Tweets I'll have to keep the widgets' URL as the old one and create a redirect for the old URL to the new URL (so that friend of friends who follow the link will be brought to a working product page).

What is the method of best practice here?

Is there any harm in keeping the old URL's for the widgets but on the new URL page? Or should I just set the new URL for the widgets so that the URL is the actual and new URL of that particular page - and lose my number of Likes/Tweets?


2:11 pm on Feb 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I should clarify that when I say "URL for the widgets" I mean the URL that the Like/Tweet is associated with.