When I wrote my earlier post on best social media sharing WordPress plugin, I realized there are few more plugins which need to be on the list. Especially I couldn’t find many options for floating social sharing buttons and one of the most popular plugin till now is Digg-Digg. Here at ShoutMeLoud I use SumoMe plugin to show floating social sharing buttons both on desktop & mobile. SumoMe WordPress plugin is one of the easy to configure plugin for showing beautiful looking social sharing buttons on your blog posts. This service supports all major social network sites such as Twitter, Fb, LinkedIn, Pocket, Google plus and Buffer. These social sharing buttons help in getting more social share as it stays all the time in the visible area while someone is reading your content. This also supports adding social sharing buttons in your mobile view of the site. The placement can be controlled How to configure SumoMe WordPress plugin? To get started with … [Read more...] about How To Add Floating Social Share Buttons To WordPress Posts
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By adding social bookmarking buttons on our blog posts, we help readers to submit and bookmark our blog post. Here I’m going to talk about how you can add Stumbleupon share button on your blog. Stumble upon is one of the top social bookmarking and social sharing website. Some time back I have written a post on how you can submit any article on StumbleUpon. If you have not registered yourself on Stumble upon, you can create quick profile here. If you will notice most of the blogs which have social bookmarking icons, they have a stumble upon button to quickly allow users to stumble their article. Adding stumbleupon share button will help your reader know that article is submitted on Stumble and they can quickly stumble the article. For those who are looking for stumble upon share button for their blog, they can quickly grab it from Stumble upon buttons page. If you have an active blog adding these buttons will be very helpful for you to let other quickly … [Read more...] about How to Add Stumbleupon share button on your blog
Social bookmarking and sharing buttons are very useful for every blogger like you to get extra traffic to your blog post. This helps your readers to share quickly and bookmark the article. In the past couple of years, there has been a lot of change in the social media landscape, and now Social signals are an important part of search engine ranking. If this sounds something new to you, here are guides which you should read right away: I have already emphasised on putting up Social sharing buttons either in floating manner or at the end of every blog posts. For WordPress, we have plugins like Monarch or Jetpack, which quickly add these buttons. One mistake which I have seen many of you make is, by adding a big list of social bookmarking icons and this article points out things which you should and shouldn’t be doing with these buttons. Last night I was reviewing my client blog and one thing in particular caught my eyes, and that is the number of social bookmarking icons he was … [Read more...] about Social Bookmarking Icons: How much is enough?
One of the many things a blogger needs to do to reach a wider audience is to grow his social media following, whether it’s in Facebook, Twitter or Google +. The more people who follow you on these platforms, the more exposure you get for your blog. Growing your social media followers is not as easy as it seems. If you don’t have the budget, getting followers on Facebook, Twitter and any other platform will prove to be an ongoing process Some strategies work well, such as social sharing buttons on your blog. However, people may share your content to their social media profiles, but won’t necessarily follow or add you to their network. So what can motivate a person to follow you with a genuine interest in what you have to say? Give them something in return. They say nothing comes for free these days, but payment doesn’t need to be monetary. How does “Pay-with-a-like/tweet” work? A clever way of getting more Facebook, Twitter or Google + followers is … [Read more...] about How To Get More Social Media Share Using Social Pay Wall
It’s great when someone shares your blog post to their social media pages. This means your content was worth sharing, and it’s going to get more views because of that share. In the past posts, we’ve discussed the importance of choosing the right images for your blog posts. If you have missed it, here are articles which you should read right away to use perfect images for your blog posts: By now, you’ve probably made great images that your readers even want to share them. But how do they do that with just a few clicks? By using an image sharing tool for your blog post images. What is an Image Sharer? An image sharer works similarly with social media share buttons, but it works specifically for images. If you’ve ever read an article and shared it to Facebook or Twitter, then you should be familiar with the process. In this case, social media sharing buttons are displayed on the images. So if you want to share or bookmark any specific image, you hover your … [Read more...] about How To Add Social Media Sharing Buttons to Blog Images?
Update: I have updated this article with a new plugin which also supports iOS. Few days back, I shared best Social media sharing plugins for WordPress, and most of these plugins are optimised for web-version of your blog. You must be aware of the fact that mobile usage is increasing every day, and it’s important for you to optimise your mobile version of the site for sharing and conversions. When it comes to mobile Apps, Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging apps and you must be having it right now on your phone. Since Whatsapp is now available on web, it’s important for you to add it as a part of your blog marketing & promotion. Have you ever thought of adding Whatsapp sharing button on your blog? Imagine what kind of immense traffic it can bring to your site as it will make sharing so easier. Your readers read an article, and if they find it interesting they can quickly forward it to their friends/team view Whatsapp. Before I share the way to add Whatsapp … [Read more...] about How To Add WhatsApp Sharing Button on WordPress
Social media has become a pretty big thing. Because of this, it’s very important for bloggers to integrate social sharing buttons on their blogs. By integrating social bookmarking and sharing buttons, you will give your readers the ability to quickly share your blog posts on their favorite social networking sites. This will help you drive more traffic from social media sites which will in turn also help improve your search engine ranking. I have already discussed the advantages of social media sharing for SEO and how important it is for every blogger to add social media sharing buttons to their blog from day one. Also read: Essential subscription options for every blog How to add a Youtube subscribe button to your blog Do remember, “less is the new more“, so add only those social sharing buttons which are useful. At a minimum, I would recommend that you add Facebook like, Facebook share, Google Plus … [Read more...] about The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2017
Why? Well, social media sharing buttons help us drive more (free) traffic while also working as social proof. In the past, I have tried numerous social media sharing plugins & it was always a challenge to find one that worked well both on desktop & mobile. A few months back, I purchased a popular social media sharing plugin called Social Warfare. Before that, I always used the free (and sometimes freemium) plugins. This was the second time after Monarch that I paid for a premium plugin. Since this plugin was endorsed by many known bloggers from the WordPress community, it gave me enough confidence to put my money behind it. Well, after using this plugin for almost four months, here is my detailed review of the Social Warfare WordPress plugin. In this review post, I will share & highlight those features that have made me keep using this plugin here on ShoutMeLoud. Keep in mind that this is uncommon considering how much I love trying out new plugins. This is the first time … [Read more...] about Ultimate Social Media Plugin for WordPress
Placing the right number of & modern social sharing buttons can increase your social media sharing by great extent. From past one week, I have been testing not so new free tool call SumoMe to add social media sharing button here at ShoutMeLoud. My experience with the SumoMe was pretty solid & finally after testing. I’m sharing the complete guide to getting social media sharing button on your blog. The good thing is, even if you are a BlogSpot blogger or using any other platform than WordPress, you can still add these modern looking social media sharing button on your blog. I will share the stats, features & other stuff by the end. First, let’s quickly follow the steps mentioned & Let’s add social media sharing button on your blog. How to add Social media sharing buttons on your Website: Head over to Sumome SML landing page & add your blog URL to get started. On the next page, enter your name & email to complete the registration. On the next … [Read more...] about How To Add Modern Social Sharing Buttons in WordPress or BlogSpot
It is no secret that Social Media has become an important part of Search Engine Optimization. All search engines are taking social signals as one of the biggest factor in search engine ranking. As a marketer, you cannot ignore the social context in your overall SEO strategy. SEO is not dead. and also, Social Media is not going to replace SEO. SEO will always be around but social media will have a huge impact on search engine rankings in the coming years. In this post, I will talk about few popular social media sites and how they impact SEO. How different social networks influence SEO: 1) Google Plus: When Google launched Google + last year, the main idea was to make personalized search more social and around your social circle. For instance, consider your blogger friend on Google+ had written on “How to Make Money on Internet“. And if you search for the same topic, you are most likely to get above post in your search results. Or, if your Google Plus friends like a certain … [Read more...] about How Social Media Impacts SEO