It is common knowledge now that social media is a great place for marketing. It is common for people when they see content being shared by their friends, family, or colleagues through social share buttons and think that it’s something worth checking out since it is being by people. Clicking a button to share content is now convenient, compared to having to copy the URL, logging in to the social media account, pasting the URL on the status box, and then clicking on the share button, you can remember? Those days!
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Only a little more than half of the most popular websites in the whole world actually use social buttons to promote their content. This is according to Entrepreneur.com, which also stated another surprising fact: Websites that have a Twitter social share button get seven times more links from Twitter users than those that don’t have the sharing button.
Table of contents
- Where are the best place to put social media buttons on your website?
- Popular Placement Options For Social Media Buttons
- Guidelines on where to place a share button
- How many social media should you have on your site?
- The disadvantage of having social media
Where are the best place to put social media buttons on your website?
It’s not enough that your buttons simply look good, or that they are just present somewhere on your pages. They need to be placed where they’re going to catch your reader’s attention and make it easy to share your awesome content with their followers. With the wrong placement, readers can easily mistake social buttons for ads or other navigation. This may reduce share button usability. Making sharing button as easy (and obvious) as possible is very important
Popular Placement Options For Social Media Buttons
At the Top of posts
The right side of posts
The left side of posts
In-line of posts
Bottom of post
Where there is no social buttons at all
Guidelines on where to place a share button
Pick a prominent position
Place the button near the content being shared
How many social media should you have on your site?
Doug Antkowiak makes a great point about social media buttons on the Search Engine Journal blog. He says that too many social buttons may have a bad impact on the website by reducing its speed. Too Many Options Can Lead To Decision Paralysis, too many choices may confuse your readers into not sharing anything at all. We should limit the number of social media buttons that we place to as few as possible to make our website speed fast.
So Which Social Share Buttons Should You Include?
After the investigation of the most popular websites in the world, it was found that Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp were easily the most-used social media buttons on the web. It is concluded that the utility of each of those networks fluctuated quite a bit depending on the type of visitors to each site. I suggest four social media is enough and the best to have on a blog or website and the most used social media I can suggest are: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Whatsapp
The disadvantage of having social media
The major concern for a website or blog should be given to the load speed because it has a direct effect on user experience and the website’s search engine rankings. According to a study by Akamai and Forrester Research, nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to neglect a site that is loaded in more than 3 seconds. Site speed is so important.