Social Sharing has turned into a fundamental part of online community building nowadays. One of the most amazing blunder a website administrator can make is overlooking the usefulness and importance of social media.
Social sharing can help drive a lot of traffic for a site and more marketing performance goals. The main reason why social media is so significant is that it pulls in a huge number of visitors a day. Like Google, it has the possibility to carry new clients to your business on an extremely standard foundation. And for the fact that having a social media profile/ account is always free, you receive a ton as an exchange for your efforts.
Social sharing options are essentially important for any website especially blogs. Most successful blogs you see today are successful because of their social awareness which have made their content available and sharable across various social platforms. So as a blogger who have installed and already using WordPress, you are at great advantages when it comes to making a blog social.
With the help of some plugins which i will recommend for you (if you don’t want to mess up with codes), you can easily accomplish the social sharing aspect of your blogs design.
Although, there are lots of social sharing plugins available for WordPress. but here i will list the best WordPress plugins for social sharing you should use;
Top 5 Best Social Sharing Plugins For WordPress
Floating social bar is a great social media plugin for WordPress that floats on the webpage of a website. And it allows you to increase the social media visibility of your blog without taking part in the loading time.The Floating Social Bar floats and lists social buttons horizontally on your post pages. The way it floats reminds your visitors to share your content and as a result increase of social media shares.
The Floating Social Bar offer share buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Flare is a very eye catching and yet simple WordPress social sharing plugin. It adds a vertical share button a blog and also list varieties of share buttons which you can decide if it should float by the side of your post or appear above or below your post. Flare also allows you to choose which service you want your visitors to share your posts on and also you can set the shape of your share buttons.
3. Digg Digg
Digg Digg is another popular WordPress social sharing plugin that has lots of new platforms like Pinterest and Buffer. Once you install Digg Digg on your website/blog, you will have the ability to choose if the sharing buttons should be by the left-hand side of your blog, top or bottom of the articles.
It adds a floating bar with share buttons to your blog and it also shows all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, Google +1, Pinterest and much more and you can easily manage the settings the way you like.
Some Digg Digg users have complained that this sharing bar slows down their blog. But i am not sure if that’s totally true.
4. Add This
This is a platform i use currently on this blog Although not the Plugin.
AddThis is a very popular social sharing platform on it own. And they have also made it easy for WordPress users to incorporate their service with WordPress by providing a plugin.
The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget gives your visitor the ability to share your contents easily on over 330 popular services like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn, and also allows address bar sharing in latest browsers.
One great advantage this has over others is that it also has automatic translation in over 70 languages which is a great tool for those have visitors from various countries. And the plugin is extremely customisable.
Just like the name Socialize. This is a social sharing plugin that provides a fantastic way for you to add social sharing buttons to your posts content or below the post in a ‘Call To Action’ box.
With this plugin, you can place sharing buttons in two places:
- Inside the content (aligned left or right)
- In a box below the content.
Also you can even add a small message with these buttons.
Features of Socialize
- 12 popular buttons including Pinterest and Buffer
- Automatically insert Facebook and open graph data into head of site
- Easily change button order on individual pages
- Custom post type support
- Lots of display and placement options
- Bitly integration
- Actions and filter for developers
Socialize is highly customizable.
Having a blog that is social is extremely important if you really want success for your blog. Apart from SEO (Search engine optimization), SMO (Social media optimization) also helps to increase your blogs online presence but doesn’t take the place of SEO. Majorly what SMO does is to improve your SEO strategy and helps customers connect with your blog online. So having a good social sharing plugin is the best way to make your visitors share your contents.
So here you have it Top 5 Social Sharing plugins for WordPress. You can check out some 5 Social Sharing Plugins That’ll Zoom Your WP Site Ranking.
So you know of an y social sharing plugin athat i might have missed? share them below
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