4 Great Social Share Plugins

The only thing better than posting great content online is posting great content online that your audience shares for you. Do you know how to encourage social sharing? Here’s a key—Use a quality plugin.

When you’re looking for a way to encourage more social shares of your content, look no further than one of the plugins below. Each of these is a convenient tool for encouraging your audience to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.

1. Digg Digg

Acquired by BufferApp in 2011, Dig Digg is a social share bar with capabilities for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more. It comes with a variety of customization options: The bar may float on the side of your webpage or in a single row of buttons below or above content; it may appear vertically or horizontally; and you choose which buttons to include.

Where to download Digg Digg: http://bufferapp.com/diggdigg

Cost: FREE

 

2. Sharebar

Sharebar is a dynamic, customizable vertical box with links to popular social networking sites. For wide blogs, it offers a vertical bar with sharing icons to the left of content. For more narrow sites, the vertical bar disappears, and a horizontal sharebar appears under the post title.

Where to download Sharebar: http://wordpress.org/plugins/sharebar/

Cost: FREE

 

3. AddThis

With AddThis, you have an easy way to add share buttons to your WordPress, Blogspot, or other site. What’s more, you select the style of the buttons to add to your site.

Where to download AddThis: http://www.addthis.com/

Cost: FREE

 

4. Shareaholic

The Shareaholic plugin provides share buttons that are easy to install and come with the added benefit of free analytics. Customize the buttons to your tastes, and increase reader engagement by highlighting related content.

Where to download Shareaholic: https://shareaholic.com/

Cost: FREE

 

Your Thoughts

Do you already use these plugins on your site to encourage social sharing? If not, why not pick one to implement and see how it improves your traffic and shares?

 

Shanna Mallon is a writer for Online Media Signals, a PR firm specializing in relationship building, content creation, and content marketing. 

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