ShareThis is one of my favorite social sharing tools. It gives you a share buttons widget you can place in your site in no time. That’s the one you see right now at the right (if you are in desktop) or a the bottom if you are in mobile.
There isn’t much to “slice and dice” in the Social Analytics dashboards, but it has the metric that matter the most: shares.
Social referrals metric puzzled me at first. Based on the ShareThis’ FAQ: “Any time a visitor arrives on your site by clicking a link that was posted on a social network, we count it as a Social Referral.”
In other words, it is traffic referrals. The metric that really matters is Shares.
The tool will count any button click, as well as when someone highlights/copies part of the content (see the copy action above.)