Showing social share count is essential as it helps to add social proof to your web page. Of course, there are exceptional when you have relatively no share & you don’t want to show your share count as zero. I assume you are already following few if not all the tricks mentioned here to get more social media share for your content & you are no more into the Zero count zone. If you are using any social media sharing plugin or even the original twitter share button code, you must have been noticing that it doesn’t show share count. It’s sad that Twitter officially removed the social media counter for the Twitter button as it used to serve a great purpose of social proof for many of us. Anyhow, the thing is even though Twitter officially depreciated the social share counter for Twitter buttons, there is still a way to show the share count for the Twitter button on your website. This solution that I’m sharing to show share count works for WordPress, … [Read more...] about How to Show Twitter Share Count Even After Its officially Gone
Are you completely confused about finding effective ways to promote your blog on social media? Navigating this minefield of Facebook marketing, twitter promoting and G Plus sharing feels like an overwhelming, paralyzing task at times. You may be ready to quit on social, to just publish a post and hope that the Blogging Fairies magically promote the post to interested, targeted, eager readers, without any effort on your part. Stop sniffing that Fairy Dust. Blogging doesn’t work that way. If you’re willing to give freely on social sites you will receive generously. The pain, suffering and frustration of having little or no blog traffic will dissolve into the happiness, contentment and satisfaction of driving targeted, buying traffic through your social media websites. If this sounds exciting to you and you’re ready to leave social media confusion behind it’s time to learn how to use proven, effective tips for promoting your blog on sites like twitter, Facebook, … [Read more...] about 10 Smart Ways to Promote Your Blog on Social Media
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 media sharing is a vital part of driving more traffic to our blog. We do various stuff such as adding social sharing buttons, encouraging users to share the content at the end of article & many of us also use click to tweet to give tweetable quotes. Along with these, we also follow some of the tips mentioned here & here to make our content more shareable. Recently, I bumped into one plugin call Quoty & I realize this is something which can encourage a lot of social media sharing on all platform. Especially if you use one liner, quotes or have a ton of text in your blog, this plugin could be useful for you. This is one simple plug & play plugin & I would show you what it does & how it might be useful for your blog. How Quoty WordPress plugin helps in getting more social media share Quote as name suggest has to do more with the quotes. Once this plugin is activated, your readers can select any block of text on your blog post & share it on … [Read more...] about Quoty WordPress Plugin: Select Text & Share It on Social Media
Any sportsman will tell you that short but regular training is much more effective than one huge effort every two weeks. The same applies to social media – devoting half an hour to it every day will benefit you more than three hours once a week. We’ve come up with a fast, 30-minute social media workout that would help any marketer grow and engage their audience, and gain influence in their relevant niche. But don’t worry, we’ve prepared some gear for you—we’ve made sure you are fully equipped with the best (and preferably free) tools! WARMING UP – Study your audience and define social platforms you should have a presence on Define your audience before starting any social media activity, and ask yourself these very basic questions: What audience do I want to target? Where do they hang out? How can I reach them? Here are some tips that might help you to find answers: Study your audience Make sure your audience on social media matches the … [Read more...] about The 30-Minute Social Media Workout for Every Marketer
If you’re a digital content marketer or professional blogger these days, you’re supposed to wear many hats. The 3 most important ones are content, social media, and email marketing. The goal of today’s post is to leverage this knowledge of how each field works. We cover how to integrate great content into targeted emailing and then combine it with social media power usage. One of the biggest mistakes made nowadays by many marketers and bloggers is to approach each channel separately, in complete disconnect. These different sides of the same coin are often managed by individual professionals who don’t consult with one another, or even by separate agencies, in the case of big brands. We argue that in 2015, the question we need to ask ourselves as content creators is not: “which is better, social media or email marketing?” The real question is “how do we use social media and email marketing together, for the best results?” The 9 tips below … [Read more...] about 9 Social Media and Email Marketing Power-Ups for Better Conversions
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