Social sharing buttons in blogs has been an integral and must part especially for SEO purpose. In one click your blog article can be shared instantaneously allover the World and Google will positioned it nicely too because of increasing popularity of that very article.
But, are you confused with how many and which Social sharing buttons you must have in your blog and which not? Let us discuss about the Social sharing buttons in details.
Social sharing buttons in blogs : why you need them
- Clicking by different users from different I.P. addresses, different profile in the Social sharing media; definitely has a direct advantage to getting direct traffic from these Social Networks.
- Just like pinging, it buzzes Google about the presence of the page which might ensure a higher search engine result page rank.
- Chance of getting a solid deep backlink from these Social sharing networks : sometimes without nofollow
- Usage of Social Sharing in different Social Networks is increasing very sharply. The below graph of patent pattern of absolute number of Social Sharing Networks is shown by Wikipedia:
Which Social sharing buttons you should use for your blog
If you check the number of Social Sharing Networks from this list published in Wikipedia, probably you will see hundreds by count.
However, using too many Social sharing buttons will obviously delay the page loading time, which will not be a good thing either. Generally, these Social sharing buttons are sufficient for a blog:
- Facebook Like
- Google Buzz
- Google +1
Which WordPress Social Sharing Plugins to use?
There are many good WordPress Plugins for adding Social Sharing Buttons in WordPress blog. We recommend using Socialize WordPress Social Sharing Plugin because of its superior support, regular updates, excellent use of CSS Sprite.
Socialize Social sharing Plugin is free, but practically John gives support like a premium plugin. Consider to donate John if you are satisfied with the plugin and “for a karmic boost”.
Jon Bishop says
Awesome post, you beat me to it.
I was also thinking it might be better to use buttons with high share counts to create a form of social proof that might encourage others to share as well.
Thanks for your comments about the Socialize plugin. I really believe in the plugin and love the value it provides to all of it’s users. I really appreciate the support and hope I can continue to provide value to the community.
Thank you very much John for your kind comment.
Those who knows just a bit of coding will understand what fantastic plugin you have developed and how much time you have devoted behind Socialize; thats too for free. Excellent usage of CSS sprites along with more nice work on the script part for this 2.0 version. I was watching your comments thread on your blog before writing : one user said “please add +1”, others supported it too ; you updated it on the next day!
Socialize Socialized The Customize Windows – this is what I can say. Definitely, the group psychology works after observing the high count proof.
You have many fantastic things to gift to the community in the future. Have you joined deviantArt? There are lot of WordPress Theme developers and groups as well. You can Showcase it to my group as well: http://customizewindows.deviantart.com.
Deepika Chhabra says
Good work. i was searching for this type of article.
I have a google site here and it was a pain in the *** to put them up there but they surely where worth it