How to Disable Address Bar Tracking Codes from AddThis widget?

How to Disable Address Bar Tracking Codes from AddThis widget?

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AddThis is mostly popular for sharing blog content easily. Without any critical coding you can easily use this widget and your blog visitors will able to share your content. The main feature of AddThis widget that in it included almost all major social site's link thus user can share through this widget, as well as you will able to see the report that how many posts are shared by your blog readers weekly basis. But after using AddThis widget  you will see some extra letter appearing at the end of your Blog post links like below.
  • http://example.com/2015/12/since-it-helps-people-to-relax-fun-is.html#.VWqOmc-qqko or
This is a address bar tracking code. Address bar tracking codes are added to the URL in the address bar using JavaScript while using AddThis widget. They're just 11 character identifiers without service codes. Here are some examples:

#.USvVcVpAQco
#.USvU7qUot5l
#.USvVqOjpYys

Most of the users think that this problem arise from the template. But this is absolutely wrong. Because AddThis add an tracking code which will appear every time while a user click on post link. And if anybody share the content then AddThis widget track them easily.

However we can easily remove the AddThis widget tracking option thus after end of the post link some unwanted letter like this #.VWqOmc-qqko won't appear. So for disabling the tracking code just follow the below stesp-

Step 1 Log in to your blogger account and Go to Dashboard 

Step 2
 Click on Template-> Edit HTML->

Step 3 Now find the code like below


<!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->
<div class='addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style '>
<a class='addthis_button_facebook_share' fb:share:layout='button_count'/>
<a class='addthis_button_tweet'/>
<a class='addthis_button_facebook_like' fb:like:layout='button_count'/>
<a class='addthis_button_google_plusone' g:plusone:size='medium'/>
<a class='addthis_button_pinterest_pinit'/>
</div>
<script type='text/javascript'>var addthis_config = {&quot;data_track_addressbar&quot;:true};</script>
<script src='//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-5231XXXXXXXX' type='text/javascript'/>
<!-- AddThis Button END -->
</div>

Step 4 From the above line locate the tracking code. Which will be like below-
<script type='text/javascript'>var addthis_config = {&quot;data_track_addressbar&quot;:true};</script>
Step 5 Now simply replace true with false like below-
<script type='text/javascript'>var addthis_config = {&quot;data_track_addressbar&quot;:false};</script>
That's it. Now check your Blog post links and see that this #.VWqOmc-qqko tracking code is not appearing.

I hope this tutorial solve the issue about appearing unexpected letters after your Blog post's URL. 
How to Disable Address Bar Tracking Codes from AddThis widget?
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