How to Add a Share Button

By | December 18, 2015

To all the new Bloggers, it is always a task to make their blog a place of important  information that can be sharable to the world for their blog to become highlighted on the Digital Platform. 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.

If you run a blog or website of any kind, chances are you’re always trying to encourage more people to talk about and share your pages and posts through a variety of channels, including social media and e-mail. It increase the accuracy and reach in your digital marketing.

If your site is on the wordpress, it becomes all the more easy to add the share buttons. Here are the steps of Adding the social share buttons.

Step 1 – Go to your WordPress Dashboard, place your cursor on Plugins and click on Add new.

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Step 2 – Click on Add new button on the top of the (wordpress) WP admin Dashboard and search for addthis plugin in the search box on the extreme right corner.

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Step 3 – Click on the Install now on the first plugin named “Share Buttons by Addthis” and then activate it by clicking on activate and the social share buttons will be activated on your wordpress blog/website.

Step 4 – Now go to Settings and click on Share buttons by Addthis. You will see a page like this below. You will get a choice to place the buttons 1) Above Content 2) below content 3) sharing sidebar. You may choose all the options or you may choose any one or two option. That is your choice. If you see in my blog, I have chosen all the three options. This is how it will show on ur blog too. It allows the reader to share the content even while scrolling the content. The side bar is always in front of his/her eyes.


Benefits of Adding Social Sharing Buttons

1. It is Free Advertising

Many websites do  not have Social Sharing Buttons on theirs posts. Most of these website owners think that these buttons are useless. The truth is, it can help your website in many ways. Remember that it is free advertising. Although at first, it will seem useless. But once they start working for your website, it will soon be unstoppable  People will recognize your website once shares, likes and tweets start to increase. If you don’t believe this, just try it for yourself! You will be surprised by the power these buttons on your website.

2. More Traffic

Social Sharing Buttons will help your website get more traffic. It will help your website go up the ranks. But, don’t get too excited. Of course it is also important to make sure that your content is worth sharing . Whenever visitors or readers share your content, more and more people will see it. Your content’s strength is measured by how many times it was shared, liked, tweeted or posted on different social networking sites. If your content is frequently shared, that will help your website get better ranking. If you have these buttons on every post, it will be easier for them to promote your content and site.

3. A quality set of buttons

To make your Social Sharing Buttons function at its best, make sure you have a good set of social media networking site buttons. Although Facebook and Twitter are two of the most used social networking websites, not all people have accounts on these social networking sites. You should also consider all the other networking sites like LinkedIn, Pinterest, MySpace, Google+ and a lot more. This will allow you to reach a wider set of people once your content is shared on these other social networking sites.

4. Massive Exposure

When we talk about marketing, its main goal is to promote and expose your company or business to many people as possible. Having Social Sharing Buttons will benefit your site a lot. Keep in mind that there are millions of people who are actively using social networking sites everyday. So when a reader shares your content on his or her twitter or facebook, your content will be seen by a new set of people or network who might be potential buyers, customers or clients. All posts shared create a chain. Once a person shares your content,  a new set of people inside his or her network may find it interesting and share it to their friends. Then, when a new set of people again sees your content, they might again share it and then the chain goes on. Possibilities are limitless once you establish a good social sharing reputation. More and more people will be looking out for your website. Also take note on the posts that had a lot of likes, shares or tweets. You might want to write contents that are closely related to those topics as it proves to be interesting to many people based on the number of shares, likes and tweets it had. As long as you keep on posting interesting and creative content, your readers will likely create a habit of sharing your contents.  Quality of your content should be your priority in order to continuously get shares, likes and tweets.

Hope you share my content to help others to Add Share buttons :)

Your Digital Seller


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