CrowdTangle's link checker feature and Chrome Extension is useful in figuring out where your traffic is generated. Some analytics tools will tell you broadly that your traffic is coming from Facebook or Twitter, but the Link Checker lets you see which Pages or accounts have actually shared the specific link in question. It can even find posts that were changed into a bit.ly or included a UTM code.
To Use Link Checker:
- Go to your CrowdTangle dashboard
- Go to the Settings Gear in the top right of the screen
- Select "Link Checker" from the drop down menu
- Enter your link
- Select "Check My Link"
To Download the Chrome Extension, visit this page and follow the instructions.