How to Make Your Site Social
Make no mistake: sites that don't have social media buttons are often pushed aside. Your readers will look for Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, and other follow buttons. Not adding these buttons to your site is a bad idea. But what if you don't know code? What if you have no idea how to add some really cool social buttons to your site? If this sounds like you, here are some of the best social tools available.
Add This: social sharing tools don't come any simpler than Add This. Add This is a great tool that lets your readers share any post on any network – quickly. Add This also includes buttons that look decent, so you don't have to sacrifice site quality.
Click to Tweet: the name of this social tool says it all, really. Click to Tweet is the best way to promote content via Twitter. When you add this tool to your page, you can add snippets of your content to a Twitter feed. Before you know it, tweets all about your site will be circulating.
Disqus: this is one of the most popular sharing tools available. Disqus is a third-party system that allows simple commenting and simply integrates with various CMSs. Yes, Blogger and WordPress are included in that lineup. The great thing about Disqus is that it's also mobile friendly, so you can rest assured that your mobile readers can share and share alike.
Send to Kindle: technically, Kindle isn't a social tool. However, you may want to consider Send to Kindle if you have a lot of readers visiting your site from Kindles. You can determine this information by tracking users. Send to Kindle lets readers quickly save any post to a Kindle for later reference. Efficient, quick, and accurate, your Kindle readers will appreciate this tool.
SurveyMonkey How to Make Your Site Social:
Want to add a survey or two to your site? While I will warn you against too many surveys, it can be fun to add a quick survey to a few blog posts. SurveyMonkey is a great way to get readers to interact with blog posts too. Simply add this plugin to your site, create a survey, and wait as readers weigh in. You can also download survey reports with this service (both a free and paid SurveyMonkey subscription exist).
It's relatively simple to add social sharing tools to your site. Really, there's no excuse not to – unless you don't want people to share your content. But, that doesn't make a lot of sense, right? Check out some of these tools, and let your readers share your amazing posts.