How can you get the word out about your blog? While there are many ways you can promote it yourself, the best way is to get your readers to do it for you. But the fact is they will not do this unless you make it easy for them to do.
One way you can make it easier for readers to share and promote your content is through the use of social share buttons or plugins on your blog. These plugins make it easy for your readers to share what they like with their followers on social media, doing so by simply clicking a button. But with so many options out there, which plugins should you use? Below are three choices we think you should consider.
Perhaps the main feature separating Social Warfare from other plugins is the design of the buttons. Compared to your typical social share buttons, they are stunning. This plugin also gives you location options, unlike most other plugins, allowing you to place the buttons exactly where you want them or float them. It also comes with other features, such as allowing you to control your Pinterest descriptions.
This is a pretty standard plugin, without too many bells and whistles, making it a good option for those just getting into the use of social share buttons. One important feature it offers is the ability to hide the share amounts until they reach a certain number; most other plugins display them no matter what, which can look bad when the numbers are low. It also offers special placement options, but not so many that it becomes overwhelming.
Don’t let the name fool you—this plugin is feature packed. In fact, despite easy being in the name, it is probably best left to those with experience using both plugins in general and social share buttons specifically. If you want it, this plugin offers it, from special placements to customization options and more. And since it works with over 45 social platforms, you can really reach your readers.