Share Buttons on Your Blog..

November 4th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Blogger Tips and Tricks 39 Comments

4th Nov

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I am often surprised when I visit a blog, love their post and go to click on a share icon and find none.

Why Have Share Buttons on Your Blog

At the bottom of every post you should have share buttons to allow others to uplift your posts.

  • Our reach as bloggers goes only as far as our following
  •  Allowing others to uplift you can bring attention to you and your blog.
  • I uplift folks every day to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+.
  • A share can cause a post to go viral.
  • When I asked how people found my blog during my last Blogversary I was surprised by the amount that said, through a tweet, or post shared by another blogger.

Adding Share Buttons on Your Blog is one of the easiest ways to get noticed!

How to Add on Blogger

Use Blogger Built in Method:

  • Go to Dashboard
  • Select Layout
  • Click on Main Post
  • Check Show Share Buttons
  • Hit Save

Install Share Buttons:
Certain share buttons will work on Blogger:

Just follow their step by step instructions.

WordPress.com

  • Jetpack

WordPress.Org

There are oodles of options but I will list a few popular ones.

Each plugin or option has positive and negatives. My least favorite and most popular is Sharaholic. I personally do not like this method because of all the pop-ups it causes whenever I share a post. First it wants me to follow Sharaholic on Twitter, then a box pops up thanking me for sharing. Jetpack is great if you are already utilizing other tools in Jetpack. Naked Social does require some knowledge of CSS, and stat updates happen only every few hours but it uses the least resources.

Do you share others post?

Do you have Share Buttons on Your Blog.?

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39 Responses to “Share Buttons on Your Blog..”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    I love having these, and its crazy how some posts will get hundreds of its just by one fellow blogger sharing. I like Shareaholic a lot!!!

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I love sharing posts, but if there aren’t share buttons, I rarely do. I feel like the blog owner should make it easy for other people to share their posts or why should I take all the time to share it. I still do it for posts that I really, really want to share. Great post.
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  3. Madiha

    Oh, wow. I never really thought of it that way…I’ve heard tons about Naked Social Share from Nose Graze, so I guess I’m going to implement that; thanks for the heads up, Kim!
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  4. Lola

    I don’t use social share buttons a lot while visiting other sites as when i do share I prefer to customize my own message, so I usually just copy and paste the link in whichever social media I want to share and then write the message there. But I do think it’s a good idea to have social share buttons, it’s an easy way to provide visitors with a way to share your posts. And having others share your posts canr eally help reach an new audience. I use Jetpack as I use some of their other options. Although it does use resources indeed. I might look inot naked share once, but I am not sure if I know enough CSS to customize it.. Great post!
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  5. Bea

    I’m always surprised at the blogs that don’t have share buttons. I like to share posts and the buttons make it easy. Without the buttons, I’m less likely to share a post and that’s a shame. Some posts just need to be shared.
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  6. Tanya

    Shareaholic drives me crazy. I don’t like that they add their twitter handle in the message. If I want anyone to know I shared the post, it will be the author! I do love seeing when people share, so I would love to be able to customize the message and add my handle so I’ll know when someone shares. I use the share buttons all the time just to help fellow bloggers get a post boost. Spread the love I say!
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  7. Olivia

    I have to agree with this! I am always sharing my own posts through my social media, and I really do appreciate when people retweet or reshare my posts! It really helps us because you’re right, we reach just as far as our following goes. I don’t share too often. If someone reshares my stuff or shoutout’s to me, I always return it. I reshare a lot on google plus and retweet, but that is it really.
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  8. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I just have the standard share buttons on my blog. I had sharaholic and it kept messing up and so I just quit it and went to what blogger provides. If I see a demand for others, then I’ll probably add it manually. Still, this is a great idea for those that really work them. Great post for those that really want to get some shares. 🙂
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  9. Trish

    Being honest, I kind of forget to share posts when I see them on a blog. I do often share them on twitter or Facebook though when one catches my eye. I am going to try to make more of an effort to do this as I know how much I love when someone shares one of mine.

    I didn’t know that about shareaholic, I just get the thanks for sharing box. But I will have a think about alternatives.
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  10. Nelle

    I use shareaholic currently, when I have time I’ll look into sharing with Naked Social. I’ve edited to only show via my twitter name and added a follow me popup, but I know that can be annoying

  11. Debbie Haupt

    Hey you rockin blogger! 🙂 I so agree about share buttons and I’m really surprised when I don’t see any and like many of my most important blogging tips this one also came from you. I swear if it weren’t for your kindness to other bloggers and your commitment to spreading the literary word there would be a lot of clueless bloggers out there. And I personally attribute my blogging success to my blogging friends, and you’re at the top of the list!
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