8 Ways to Use Social Share Buttons on Your Blog
Are you looking to maximize your social media exposure on your blog? Then be sure to watch this edition of Social Media Examiner TV with your host Mari Smith.
In this episode, Mari gives you some useful tips on how to increase your blog traffic with social media share buttons.
Social media share buttons are a great way to get your readers to share your content on their own social media profiles without leaving your website. Mari reviews the different social share buttons available today and gives her recommendations on how to use them on your blog or website.
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Here are the social share buttons Mari reviews on this video:
Share Buttons for Twitter
TweetMeme: This is a WordPress plugin which allows you to set how you want the tweets to be prepopulated for your readers.
Twitter Share Button: This is Twitter’s own button and another option to use to get your readers to tweet your content.
Mari gives you suggestions on where to use these and reminds you to add a call to action with your Twitter share buttons.
Share Buttons for Facebook
Facebook Like Button: Mari recommends where to place the Facebook Like button on your blog. She explains what you can edit and how this impacts how it’s posted on Facebook and why the Like button gives you coveted visibility on Facebook.
Facebook Share Button: Mari also reviews how this second social share button from Facebook is different from the Facebook Like button and provides social proof.
Share Button for LinkedIn
LinkedIn Share Button: Mari explains how the latest social share button works and what it can do for you.
Share Buttons for Multiple Social Media Sites
DiggDigg Plugin: This WordPress plugin provides a collection of social buttons to display on your site. There are two different versions: a static one and a floating version which appears on the side of your blog post and scrolls down as you read the full length of the post.
Sexy Bookmarks: This favorite tool adds a row of social bookmarks at the bottom of your posts. It’s very easy to use and lets you choose from over 85 different sites to use on your blog.
Wibiya Toolbar: The Wibiya toolbar is a free tool that’s displayed at the bottom of your browser window. It allows your readers to interact with your different social profiles without leaving your site. Mari reviews the various options here and shares how Wibiya gives you stats to find out who’s coming to your site and how long they stay.
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Michael Stelzner is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, and author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers. He's also the host of the Social Media Marketing podcast. Other posts by Michael Stelzner »