How To Get Your Content Shared More Than Ever Before

via Mavis    10 Comments    Blogging
Your readers would like to share your content, but they just can't be bothered to find the share buttons to do so. If you make it easy for them, then they will definitely do it.
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Devesh

Another great post mavis. You've made some important points.

I think most important is not setting the buttons properly.

Get Social and smart sharing are the best plugins to add social floating buttons.

Thanks for sharing this great post here.
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OliverTausend

Hi Mavis,

thanks for sharing your insights. The worst way of displaying social media buttons is displaying none ! Installing those was one of the first things I did when creating my blog. I certainly have to reconsider my strategy because I use the DiggDigg plugin at the top and SexyBookmarks at the bottom.

However, how often do we get the question how people can generate more traffic on their blogs. You visit their blog and see not one social media button. It seems that they have never been on another blog before ?!

I also agree with you that asking for sharing is important – the call to action.

Take care

Oliver
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Mavis

Hi Oliver,

I agree. I don’t understand why some bloggers fail to display sharing buttons with social media so huge.

That’s right, ask and you shall receive :)

Thanks for coming by and for adding value to this discussion.

All the best,

Mavis
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Susanna

Those are great tips Mavis.

Asking is the one I need to work more on. Thank you!

Susanna
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Mavis

Hi Susanna,

ASK you shall receive ;) Let me know how it goes for you…

Thanks for stopping by and for you kind words.

All the best,

Mavis
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Liz

Hi Mavis,

I’ve made those mistakes myself. I uploaded the smart sharing plugin and I love it. I’m just trying to decide which side to put it on.

Right now I’ve got it on the left side of my blog like you, but Devesh tells me it’s better to put it on the right.

I’ll just have to experiment with that a little.

Thanks for another great post, Liz :-)
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Mavis

Hi Liz,

I’m glad to hear that you are loving smart sharing, it’s awesome.

I think it looks fine on the left, since you have widgets etc. on the right.

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your experience, Liz.

All the best,

Mavis
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HeatherCStephens

Hi Mavis,

Brilliant again. Great post and one that's very needed. I didn't realize how much my sharing buttons were being ignored having them at the top of my posts, until I put them on the bottom. It blew me away how many more shares I received.

I just added the sliding side bar share buttons to my blog and I'm loving them. Way cool.

Thanks for the great information!

Heather
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Mavis

Thank you so much, Heather. Your experience goes to show that the location of the share button does influence how your content gets shared and the actual number of votes you get.

I’m glad that you’re now using the floating bar, so cool! :)

I appreciate your comment, Heather.

All the best,

Mavis

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