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Facebook Fans & Twitter Followers

Paul Joyce
posted this on August 31, 2010 12:29

Geckoboard user @steveWINton (Steve Winton) has made a couple of custom widgets to track your Facebooks Fans and Twitter followers available to all Geckoboard users (no coding required) - you can see Steve's instructions at http://j.mp/geckowidgets.

Thanks Steve!

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Anthony

The percentage increase/decrease doesn't show for me... any ideas?

January 19, 2011 15:17
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Michael Downey

Same problem for me -- no change shown, just the current value.

January 20, 2011 18:52
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Dan

I get an access denied error when trying to setup both of these widgets.  Anyone else have this problem or know how to resolve?  Thx!

February 10, 2011 22:42
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Robert Yau

Getting access denied error too.

February 11, 2011 02:07
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Dan and Robert,

We recently added GET requests to our widgets, where we previously only had POST requests. Due to this we now have option saying 'Request type' in widget configurations. For these widgets please select "POST", it is automatically set to "GET" which will give you "Access Denied". Sorry for the problems caused, it is a new addition to our widget configurations.

Ciara

February 11, 2011 10:39
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Anthony and Michael,

This problem could be because it was a new widget, your widget needs to have access to the data for 24 hours before it can do a comparison. I hope this problem is now resolved for you.
Ciara 

February 11, 2011 10:42
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Jeff Evans

I got the twitter followers widget built and installed properly, but after awhile of showing the correct data it just randomly started showing up as "0".  I deleted and re-added the widget and it worked again for a bit, but then eventually went back to showing "0" again.  

Any ideas why and what I could do to prevent that from happening?

 

thanks

April 09, 2011 00:02
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Ops

Great widgets, thank you!

July 16, 2011 19:27
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Gecko

I have the same problem as Anthony and Michael, the percentage increase/decrease doesn't change (only the current value changes) althogh i created the widget serval days ago.
Any ideas what i could do? 

August 03, 2011 12:20
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi,

I'm really sorry I'm not sure what the issue could be. You could try contacting Steve to see if he has any idea about what the problem could be. I've added a new widget today and I will monitor it over the next few days to see if there is an issue with mine.

Ciara

August 03, 2011 15:33
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Aaron Lademann

I get access denied for both the twitter and facebook widgets.  I have tried both GET and POST

November 04, 2011 02:53
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Erik Moe

Both of these widgets have stopped working for me over the past week or so.

November 08, 2011 15:11
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi,

We're not sure what the issue is but while there is a problem you could look at using GeckoFuel for similar widgets http://geckofuel.com/.

Ciara

November 08, 2011 15:13
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Morten Skjelbred

I also have problems with facebook and twitter widgets for many days now, access denied.

I am a paying customer so please fix this problem soon.

Morten

December 09, 2011 12:30
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Ciara
Geckoboard

Hi Morten,

Apologies for the difficulties with this. I'm afraid we are not able to fix the issue with these widgets as we do not have access to them. I would recommend using GeckoFuel for similar widgets for now http://geckofuel.com/

Again, apologies for the difficulties with this and I'm sorry we cannot fix this problem ourselves.

Ciara

December 09, 2011 13:49
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Shorful Islam

Hi 

Anyone have any luck in accessing age restricted pages on facebook using the above custom widget 

Thanks

Shorful

May 03, 2012 19:52
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Ryan j Budke

The Facebook widget shows number but not change for me, and the Twitter one does not work at all. Does anyone have any updates on what could be going on?

October 23, 2012 18:24
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Gareth Wilson
Geckoboard

Hi Ryan, both are 3rd party widgets, so they're not officially supported but if you can supply the facebook page name and Twitter handle you're using then I can look in to this some more for you. Thanks.

October 24, 2012 14:37
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Mcook

Gareth - I'm having issues with the Twitter link as well. Twitter handle is @Daxko - thanks!

October 25, 2012 03:36
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Ryan j Budke

Hi Gareth, both the Facebook page and Twitter handle are "FilmThis". I'd appreciate any kind of feedback. Thank you so much for your time beforehand.

October 29, 2012 04:48