AddThis is a media web-tracking technology company based in Vienna, Virginia, United States. The company operates AddThis.com, a widely used social bookmarking service that can be integrated into a website with the use of a web widget. Once the widget is added, visitors to the website can bookmark an item using a variety of services, such as Facebook, MySpace, Google Bookmarks, Pinterest, and Twitter. The site reaches 1.3 billion unique visitors monthly and is used by more than 14 million web publishers. The company changed its name from Clearspring in May 2012.
AddThis’s audience platform enables brand marketers to deliver interest-based advertising to social influencers. The company has raised over US$58 million in venture capital. Funding is from Institutional Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Rho Ventures, as well as from angel investors Steve Case, Ron Conway, and Ted Leonsis.
There’s been quite a bit of confusion about how to remove all of the hash tags/anchors/tracking codes from your URLs. This document should help you figure out exactly how to do it and, if they’re still showing up, what’s going wrong. First, we’ll explain what each one looks like and then we’ll talk about disabling them.
Click Tracking Codes
Click tracking codes are added after the share event and include an 11 character identifier and a service code separated by a period. Here are some examples:
Address Bar Tracking Codes
Disabling URL Tracking Codes
These codes can be disabled or enabled separately. To disable Click Tracking Codes, add below codes in Template or in HTML widget: