10 Best WordPress Sharing Plugins of 2012 To Get More Social Traffic

What does it take to get your posts shared on Social Networks? With over 250 million Tweets being posted every day and close to 4 billion items being posted on Facebook, there is definitely not a lack in volume of Social Media updates.

To make a larger junk of those being posted about your articles, one of the most important parts to focus on is the placing and options to share on your blogposts.

BrightEdge research recently published a piece a about exactly this. They looked into how sharing of your website can increase through prominently displaying sharing buttons.

What I found most spectacular was that sites with improved sharing options, can have 7 times more mentions on Social Media than sites who neglect it.

 

 

So I looked into some of the most powerful sharing plugins for WordPress out there and here are my top 10 finds for you:

1. Digg Digg – Your all in one Social Sharing bar

The first one is a very well known plugin called DiggDigg. After installing, you will have the option, to either put a beautiful floating sharing bar on the lefthand side of your posts or use a set of sharing buttons on the top or bottom of articles.

The plugin is one of the most updated ones in the directory and is constantly adding new features. It features some of the latest new sharing options such as Social Networking newcomer Pinterest and Buffer button.

 

 

2. Get Social – Easy to customize floating bar

Another great plugin that allows you to make it very easy for your readers to share your articles is Get Social. Whilst it doesnít allow for buttons before or after your content, it gives you a great floating bar on the lefthand side.

What I greatly enjoy about this plugin is how easy it is to add any other Social Sharing buttons, just by adding a code snippet to it. It is also looks great that you get the option to fade out the background and only have the buttons floating down.

 

 

3. ShareThis – Great sharing options and analytics

Of course, one of the most well known sharing plugin is the option from ShareThis. You have a great pool of options to choose for your display including a single icon, a series of icons or buttons, or a series of widgets with the number of shares or retweets displayed.

What also comes in very handy are the great reporting tools from ShareThis to help you understand better how your articles have been shared. If you are an analytics geek, this is definitely something to look into.

 

 

4. Socialize – Place sharing buttons wherever you want

Another great solution, if you are not quite after a floating bar is Socialize. The plugin is very versatile and allows you to place sharing buttons wherever it is most suitable for you in your articles.

The plugin also offers a great variety of the latest sharing options such as Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon and other services.

 

 

5. Twitter Follow Button and FB Subscribe Button – Read only the most relevant news

Although strictly speaking of course not a wordpress plugin, I believe the two button options from Twitter and Facebook are nowhere near used as much as they could be.

A lot of times, when people arenít comfortable to make the step to sharing your articles just yet, a follow or click on the subscribe button might just be most appropriate. By collecting more subscribers, the chances of getting them to share future articles of yours will evidently also increase.

 

 

6. Slick Social Share Buttons – Super minimal sharing bar

A great Social Sharing option, if you are interested in the minimal taking up of space on your blog is this one called ìSlick Social Sharing Buttonsî. It has a very slick floating effect and gives your articles a very stylish look.

What is also great is that you can add the option to only have the buttons drop down after the big ìshareî button has been clicked. It certainly makes a great impression to have this plugin floating on your left.

 

 

7. AddThis – Sharing buttons paired with publisher analytics

Another amazing solution for making your blog more shareable is the plugin from AddThis. Similar to ShareThis, but slightly less focused on design, it gives you a great solution have trackable buttons on your page.

A big plus for AddThis is that it also includes automatic translation in over 70 languages. So if you have a great number of different people from different countries visiting your site, this might be of help.

 

 

8. Sexy Bookmarks – Complimentary sharing button for your blog

Another all star, that has to be mentioned for this list is a plugin called SexyBookmarks. I would say this plugin is more a complimentary tool to a floating bar like Digg Digg at the bottom of your articles.

It allows you to place a set of Social Sharing buttons at the bottom of each post, that can be extended to lots and lots of different options. Developed by Shareaholic, you will also have access to some fantastic analytics features by installing the plugin.

 

 

9. Sharebar – Easy to install sharing bar

Another popular sharing bar to add to your site is a plugin called ShareBar. Whilst it hasnít been updated for a while, it is still a solid option to create an easy to use sharing bar for your readers.

What is also very useful is that as you minimize the browser window, the buttons automatically change to be displayed at the top of posts instead of as a floating bar. Whilst the button options arenít immense the design is fantastic.

 

 

10. Social Media Widget – Make yourself easy to follow

As the last plugin, I want to highlight Social Media Widget. It allows you to easily add any Social Media profile in your sidebar and allow users to connect with you, wherever you are most present.

Whilst I prefer the original Twitter and Facebook buttons, this plugin is a fantastic solution, if you are in need for other Social Media sites, you want your readers to be able to connect with you.

 

 

 

Those are my top 10 solution to making your blog more shareable for your readers. Have you tried any of them yet? Do you have any other solutions I have missed with this post?

Over to you now. Do you think some of these could be useful for you too?

 

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the original author:Leo Widrich on Mar 6, 2012

the original web address:http://webdesignledger.com/tools/10-best-wordpress-sharing-plugins-of-2012-to-get-more-social-traffic

 

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How to use one profile picuture across multiple website once

How to use one profile picuture across multiple  website once. I thought  my picture on all my social media networks would save a lot of time, Wouldn’t it be nice if I could update my photo in one place and have it updated everywhere? I think so, and the folks at Gravatar agree. They’ve created a central repository where you can upload photos of yourself.

Then any social network or other website that uses Gravatar doesn’t need to ask you to upload a photo. They can look at the email address you used to sign up and pull the image straight from Gravatar. So when you update your Gravatar photo, it automatically updates your photo on every site that uses Gravatar. Makes life a lot easier.We are blogger ,so we need to have a lot of SNS accuants to promote our blog,

How to become internet famous in 8 simple steps

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Step 1: Join EVERY social network and try to make as many friends as possible. The main sites you want to be on are MYSPACE, YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=angelajillg
or any other singer out there. Make yourself known.
Step 2: Any time someone comments on your page on any literature you write ALWAYS, reply back on their profile or public name page. DO NOT PRIVATE MESSAGE ANYONE (unless it is strictly confidential) people are nosy, if someone else is replying to that person, they are more than likely to check you out. Broadcast your IM Screen names, URLs, net addresses and links to every site you visit. Also make kind sincere comments on other pages, not just a copy and paste. If you write something personal a user is more likely to check you out.
Not just: “Hi! I posted a video come check out my page on every comment section” after a while people will just ignore you.
Step 3: Build a website that suits your personality and update your page on a regular basis. Otherwise people will just pass your site along if you can’t keep their interest. Check out this site: http://www.angelajill.com <—— personal, simple and easy to read. This site is updated on a regular basis.
Step 4: Tell all your friends to help endorse you. Trust me, if your friends are real and true to you they wouldn’t hesitate. After all, convince them that you will be taking them to cool places once you become famous.
Step 5: Buy marketing e-books or Learn about online marketing. Truth is: If you really want to become famous who are you trying to sell. YOURSELF OF COURSE!!!! Think of yourself as a product that everyone can’t live without.
Step 6: Always thank people if they leave a constructive comment and always reply back. Don’t waste your time responding to immature comments or unproductive feedback.
Step 7: Be careful of what you share with others. There are a lot of crazy people out there, it is important to be open if you are marketing yourself online but just be careful of how much you share. NEVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION! This also includes names of family members, school, favorite colors food, number of brothers and sisters etc. Keep blogs, and posts related to the topic at all times.
STEP 8:
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, BE YOURSELF, BE UNIQUE AND HAVE FUN!!

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where are the hot topics

Today ,Ada found out another webpage about hot tags which also means hot topics.I think it could be helpful if you do not know what topic to talk about.and it could give you an idea on how to name your blog and which principle of categorization you should apply to your blog.

Here is a screen shot and web address:

Remember that if your mouse stop on the tag,it will show you how many post about that tag,the former tags more pop than the latter .

Come here and check out:http://en.wordpress.com/tags/

I think it work on all blog,even if you are using blogger or blog.com or window live and other BSP.

 

 

 

Never write blog any more

Don’t write blogs, especially now with the high-speed development of the Internet, if you do not want to be a writer, just want to give people the useful information to improve your web site’s popularity, should work as an editor, collecting useful and interesting information, copy to your blog online and indicate the source. That will save you most of the time.

You can download some screen shot software,clip something you like from the webpage,and then make them up,add some note,some thought and so on,make that intersting.Offer Media clips service as I mentioned before.

If you really want to be a great online writer,write some ebook,sell in ebay or amazon,oepn a blog to promote your book.

Just a little thought about myself,what do you think?

20 Creative post ideas

Two of the most important parts of a blog are compelling content and frequent updates. Take a look at the following blog post ideas to spark your creative juices when you can’t think of what to write about. Just remember to try to apply each of these ideas appropriately to your blog topic.
1. Lists

People love lists, and just about any kind of list is bound to attract traffic. Top 10 lists, 5 things not to do, 3 reasons I love something, etc. Start with a number then take it from there.
2. How-to

People love to find easy-to-follow instructions to help them accomplish a task. Whether you want to teach your readers how to throw the perfect curve ball or how to avoid getting bitten by a mosquito, the choice is yours.
3. Reviews

You can write a review of just about anything on your blog. Take a look at the following suggestions:

Products
Websites
Books
Movies
Music
Restaurants
Hotels
The possibilities are nearly endless. Just think of something you’ve tried and write about your experience and thoughts.
4. Photos

Post a photo (or photos) related to your blog topic.
5. Link Roundup

Write a post that includes a list of links to other blog posts that published great posts or to websites you like.
6. Current Events

What’s going on in the world? Write a post about an interesting bit of news.
7. Tips

Write a post to share tips to help your readers accomplish something in an easier, faster or cheaper way.
8. Recommendations

Share recommendations for your favorite books, websites, movies or other “favorites” related to your blog topic.
9. Interviews

Interview a prominent figure or expert in your blog topic then publish a blog post about it.
10. Polls

Register for an account with a site like PollDaddy.com then publish a poll related to your blog topic in one of your blog posts.
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11. Contests

People love to win prizes, and blog contests are a great way to drive traffic to your blog as well as encourage visitors to leave comments. Blog contests can be used to write several posts such as an announcement post, a reminder post and a winner post.
12. Blog Carnivals

Join a blog carnival (or host one yourself) then write a post about the carnival topic.
13. Podcasts

Sometimes it’s easier to talk about something than it is to write about it. If that’s the case, try audio blogging and post a podcast.
14. Videos

Share a video from YouTube or one of your own, or host a video blog.
15. Quotes

Share a quote from a celebrity or prominent person in a field related to your blog topic. Be sure to cite your source !
16. Links to Interesting Content from Digg or StumbleUpon

Sometimes you can find some really interesting submissions on Digg , StumbleUpon and other social bookmarking sites . It’s fun to share links to some of the best submissions related to your blog topic or of interest to your readers in one of your own blog posts.
17. Your Turn

Turn the tables and post a question or comment then ask your readers what they think about that question or comment. Your turn posts are a great way to spark a conversation.
18. Guest Posts

Ask other bloggers or experts in a field related to your blog topic to write a guest post for your blog.
19. Point/Counterpoint

A point/counterpoint post is where you present two opposing sides to an argument or issue. This type of post can even be separated into two different posts where the first presents one side of the argument and the second presents the other side.
20. Answer Reader Questions or Comments

Look back through the comments left by your readers and find any questions or statements that can be used to spark a new post.

 

10 tips to use keywords

Getting a high rank on search engines through user keyword searches can be difficult, but with proper focus on writing your blog posts for search engine optimization (SEO), you can boost your rank for specific keyword searches and your blog’s traffic. Follow these tips to get the biggest results.
1. Check the Popularity of Keywords

In order to obtain traffic from keyword searches on the major search engines like Google and Yahoo!, you need to be writing about a topic that people want to read about and are actively looking for information about. One of the easiest ways to get a basic idea of what people are looking for online is to check the popularity of keyword searches on websites like Wordtracker , Google AdWords , Google Trends or the Yahoo! Buzz Index . Each of these sites provides a snapshot of keyword popularity at any given time.
2. Select Specific and Relevant Keywords

A good rule to go by is to select one keyword phrase per page then optimize that page to that keyword phrase. Keywords should be relevant to the overall content of your page. Furthermore, choose specific keywords that are more likely to give you a better search results ranking than a broad term would. For example, consider how many sites use the keyword phrase of “punk music.” The competition for ranking using that keyword is likely to be tough. If you choose a more specific keyword like “Green Day concert,” the competition is a lot easier.
3. Select a Keyword Phrase of 2 or 3 Words

Statistics show that nearly 60% of keyword searches include 2 or 3 keywords. With that in mind, try to optimize your pages for searches on keyword phrases of 2 or 3 words to drive the biggest results.
4. Use Your Keyword Phrase in Your Title

Once you select the keyword phrase you plan to optimize your page for, make sure you use that phrase in the title of your blog post (or page).
5. Use Your Keyword Phrase in Your Subtitle and Headlines

Breaking blog posts up using subtitles and section headlines not only makes them more visually appealing on a text heavy computer screen, but it also gives you additional opportunities to use your keyword phrase.
6. Use Your Keyword Phrase in the Body of Your Content

It’s important that you use your keyword phrase in the body of your blog post. A good goal to try to achieve is to use your keyword phrase at least twice in the first paragraph of your post and as many times as you can (without keyword stuffing – see #10 below) within the first 200 (alternatively, the first 1,000) words of your post.
7. Use Your Keyword Phrase in and Around Your Links

Search engines count links higher than plain text in their search algorithms, so try to create links that use your keyword phrase. Avoid using links that simply say, “click here” or “more information” as these links will do nothing to help you with your search engine optimization. Leverage the power of links in SEO by including your keyword phrase in them whenever possible. The text surrounding links is typically weighted more heavily by search engines than other text on your page as well. If you can’t include your keyword phrase in your link text, try to include it around your link text.
8. Use Your Keyword Phrase in Images

Many bloggers see a large amount of traffic sent to their blogs from image searches on search engines. Make the images you use in your blog work for you in terms of SEO. Make sure your image filenames and captions include your keyword phrase.
9. Avoid Block Quotes

There are differing opinions on this issue with one group of people saying that Google and other search engines ignore the text included in the HTML block quote tag when crawling a web page. Therefore, the text within the block quote tag won’t be included in terms of SEO. Until a more definitive answer can be determined to this issue, it’s a good idea to keep it in mind and use the block quote tag cautiously.
10. Don’t Keyword Stuff

Search engines penalize sites that stuff pages full of keywords simply to increase their rankings through keyword searches. Some sites are even banned from inclusion in search engine results because of keyword stuffing. Keyword stuffing is considered a form of spamming, and search engines have zero tolerance for it. Keep this in mind as you optimize your blog posts for search engines using your specific keyword phrase.