It is absolutely essential for any blogger to have a blog where your readers can share your content through out their social media networks easily. People are busy and will not want to take the time to manually share your content online. However the good news is, there are free great social media plugins that bloggers can use on most platforms. If you have a self hosted WordPress blog, you can use excellent social media sharing plugins to help increase your traffic, and new readers to your blog. I will share the top 5 social media sharing plugins that I would highly recommend that bloggers take advantage of.
This is a very simple social media plugin to set up and you have the option to choose which networks you want your readers to share your content on and you can decide if you want to have the share keys in only in your posts or pages.
This is an awesome social media sharing plugin because you have the option of placing sharing buttons anywhere, whether it is above your posts, below your posts or even floating off to the side.
This is another great social media sharing plugin. It does not feature floating sharing buttons on the side like DiggDigg does, however it offers you to choose the option of having a floating bar on top of post. This plugin offers a chart where you can see who your top sharers are and what is great about this is you can thank them for sharing or even offer them something nice to show gratitude that they share your content often. Shareaholic also has a feature where you can put your Google Analytics ID in settings where it can collect traffic information as well.
This is an excellent plugin to have on your blog because this plugin routinely tweets out an older post and this helps bring in new traffic.
This plugin will create a link that will get out a tweet that is already pre-written. One that you must have.
Obviously it would be redundant to have all five plugins uploaded. However it is a great idea to have either Really Simple Share Buttons Adder, Shareholic or DiggDigg as well as Evergreen Post Tweeter and Click to Tweet since those two plugins serve a slightly different purpose. There is never a reason to have a shortage of readers as long as you take advantage what is out there to help increase traffic to your blog.
About the Author
Miriam Slozberg is a Canadian author, SEO and social media manager and consultant with a really personal and updated outlook on what it means to operate a business based on spirituality in this day and age of world wide web economy, combining her skills and sensitivity with her knowledge of new social media and web marketing. She has written two spiritual based books as well as several ebooks on social media influence. There will be more of her writing to come in the future, go to http://www.miriamslozberg.com to connect.