FQL like, share, comment count accuracy

Often it seems fql number for a given url like, share, comment, total counts seem to be off.

For example this url

http://www.france24.com/en/20140112-reporters-crimean-tatars-unending-exile-identity-ethnic-minority-muslims-central-asia-ukraine

FQL shows:

share_count: 18377
like_count: 16215
comment_count: 8840
total_count: 43432

The graph api shows very different numbers, and if you check facebook widget count on the url itself it has a totally different count.

Anyone knows what is going on and how to get accurate numbers.

Answers


When querying link_stat with url you supplied we see the following:

select comment_count, like_count, share_count, total_count 
  from link_stat where url = 'http://www.france24.com/en/20140112-reporters-crimean-tatars-unending-exile-identity-ethnic-minority-muslims-central-asia-ukraine/'
{
  "data": [
    {
      "comment_count": 10, 
      "like_count": 55, 
      "share_count": 18, 
      "total_count": 83
    }
  ]
}

But when querying link_stat with parent url of site france24.com we see exactly your numbers (weel slightly changed of course, but almost the same). So check you query - maybe you cut the url somehow in you request?

select comment_count, like_count, share_count, total_count 
  from link_stat where url = 'http://www.france24.com/'
{
  "data": [
    {
      "comment_count": 8840, 
      "like_count": 16415, 
      "share_count": 18377, 
      "total_count": 43632
    }
  ]
}

Perhaps my initial question was not clear, the issue was with 2 forms of the same url returning radically different results in fql, web facebook widget etc. the urls in question are

http://www.france24.com/en/20140112-reporters-crimean-tatars-unending-exile-identity-ethnic-minority-muslims-central-asia-ukraine

and

http://www.france24.com/en/20140112-reporters-crimean-tatars-unending-exile-identity-ethnic-minority-muslims-central-asia-ukraine/

The URLs are identical except the ending /


The facebook sees the url as a string. Is case sensitive and it matters how you pass it for url. So, for facebook, there are really two different urls :/ The same happens if someone writes Ukraine with "U".

http://www.france24.com/en/20140112-reporters-crimean-tatars-unending-exile-identity-ethnic-minority-muslims-central-asia-Ukraine


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