All posts in the "Social Media" category

Review of Social Warfare: The Best Social Buttons PeriodPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

As a blogger, one of the earliest requirements you have to fill for your blog is to have social sharing buttons. Even if you aren’t trying to create and maintain a presence on a social network, other people are, and they’ll be more than happy to share your content with their friends if they…

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Why Share Counters Show Your Blog Post Has 0 SharesPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

Social sharing plugins are a staple of modern blogs. They help you grow by subtly insisting that your readers take action to promote you via a social share or two. You don’t have to make it in your face; just displaying the button with the share count is generally enough. People see that you have X…

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How to Install Responsive Social Buttons on Your BlogPublished by Drew Hendricks • Category: Social Media

One of the most basic things you can do to integrate your social media accounts and your website is install social sharing buttons. However, there are probably well over a hundred different plugins and methods for using social sharing buttons out there, and many of them are out of date. They look perf…

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Why Social Buttons Slow Down Your Website’s Load TimePublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

It’s a well known fact that Google uses page load times as an SEO factor. It’s also well known that a good way to increase your search ranking is to get a deeper social media presence, and to do that, you need social sharing buttons on your website.
The problem is, these two goals are at odds.…

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25+ Free Plugins to Help You Auto Share Your New Blog PostsPublished by Kenny Novak • Category: Social Media

One of the best things you can do when you publish a new blog post is publish a link to that post on the various social networks you use. It keeps up your social activity – though you do need non-promotional posts occasionally – and it spreads awareness of your new post. The trouble is, it can take a whi…

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How to Use Buffer to Increase Your Blog TrafficPublished by James Parsons • Category: Social Media

One thing that comes up from time to time – more so in the last year than in years prior – is Buffer. From context, you can gather that it is an app for some kind of social media purpose, but if you’ve never used it, it’s hard to grasp just what it is and what it does. This is made more complicated if you…

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How to Get Social Share Buttons On WordPress.com PostsPublished by James Parsons • Category: Social Media

WordPress, that omnipresent, highly customizable blogging platform, comes in four distinct flavors. At the top, the high end, with thousands of plugins available to change literally every possible feature and function of the software suite, is the self-hosted WordPress.org. You need your own…

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50 Free Directory Submission Sites with High PRPublished by James Parsons • Category: Social Media

Before we begin, I’ll admit that this is a little bit of a clickbait title. There are two reasons for this; one is because directory submission is one of those advanced techniques you should only use if you know what you’re doing, and even then, use it in moderation. The other reason is because PR, o…

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3 Free Blog Post Syndication Plugins Like OnlywirePublished by James Parsons • Category: Social Media

Onlywire is a pretty good social syndication program, allowing you to post a blog post and have it publish on as many as 50 different social media sites at the same time. I don’t recommend using it in such a scattershot way, but that’s what it’s there to do, and if that’s what you want to do then so…

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How to Get a Count of Your Total Social Media SharesPublished by James Parsons • Category: Social Media

When you post an article and it gets 3 shares on Facebook, 7 on Twitter and 2 on Google+, is that good or bad? How does it compare to your other posts? How does it add to your overall total?
Without an accurate count of social shares, you don’t know. You might know that on average your posts are shared 5 tim…

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