Wanting to grow the traffic to your blog? The one easy way to do it is to encourage your readers to share what they’ve found. Make it super easy by installing a great social sharing plugin that will see your posts being shared on twitter, facebook, pinterest and more.
Not really into social media or need another reason to grow those shares? Social Media isn’t just a short term traffic booster, it also affects your SEO. The more social proof or sharing you have on your posts shows search engines that what you’re posting is great, quality content and so boosts your rank.
Wondering what plugins to install to get things happening? Here are some of our favourites!
A newcomer but one of our favourites! Social Warfare is more than just social share buttons. It has pinnable images, locked content (that encourages readers to share the post before accessing hidden content), click-to-tweet’s, twitter cards and more and for the cheap subscription price of $24/year.
Share Buttons by AddToAny is a free option for those looking to boost their shares. It allows you to easily add over one hundred different sharing links to your posts, it’s super customisable and responsive and it even connects with your Google Analytics profile to keep an eye on how your posts are performing.
SumoMe is a treasure trove of tools for your blog from growing your email newsletter list to learning where your visitors are clicking. It also has a great tool for encouraging shares on your posts. Well worth a look if you’re looking for an all-in-one solution!
With Easy Social Share Buttons you can do everything from encouraging shares to boosting your following. You can share your live follower count with your readers and even encourage readers to go or do something else once they have shared.
A definite giant in the social sharing world Monarch is a new plugin by Elegant Themes (so it’ll cost you $89/year but you do get access to all of their other plugins and themes!) It’s responsive, customisable and even has options for slide in sharing prompts and one-click statistics.
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