[tweetmeme source=”socialchadder”] WAIT, don’t publish your Blog post yet! You’re missing your social sharing buttons! You can’t publish your post without these. Why? There important, that’s why. Social sharing buttons allow your readers to share your blog post with their friends, their followers, and the rest of the world. You don’t want to miss out on this free publicity now do you? Hope not. Make a note of these 5 social sharing buttons and make sure that you add them to your blog before you publish your next post.
First and foremost, the new Twitter Tweet Button! Yes, the Tweet Button is here, how exciting! If you haven’t heard, where have you been? Twitter just released their very own Tweet Button. Same concept as the TweetMeme Button, which allows users to directly Tweet your post to Twitter. This is the best way to share your blog post with the social twitter community. Let the Re-Tweets begin, hopefully. Add the Tweet Button to your blog so to that your blog readers can instantly share your posts on Twitter with their followers straight from your website. Tweet, Tweet, Tweet.
Ah, the Like Button, everyone’s favorite! Give thanks to Facebook for creating this little likeable button. Facebook is the biggest social site out their with over 500 million users and growing, so adding a Like Button to your Blog is a wise move. The Like Button allows your readers to Like your post which shares your article with their Facebook friends. Depending on your readers Facebook following, that could equate to alot of impressions. Slap the Facebook Like Button on your blog post so that everyone can Like your post.
Can you Digg it? Now entering the Digg button ladies and gentlemen. Digg is the place where people share content from here, there, and everywhere on the web. If you want your blog post to exist outside of Twitter, Facebook, and your website then you should add a Digg Button to your blog. It works just like the other social sharing buttons. Your user clicks the Digg Button on your blog post, your post gets sent to Digg where the user then submits your post, and ta-da your post has been dugg. If your post is as amazing as you believe it to be and the millions of Digg users like your content, you could earn yourself a spot on the front page my friend.
Don’t forget about Google Buzz. The Buzz can create some Buzz for your brand as well. Google Buzz is used through your Google Profile. If you don’t have a Google Profile, then you need to read my post Get Yourself a Google Profile because you should have one. Google Buzz allows your readers to share your post on their Google Profile to their Google Buzz wall. Google Buzz is essentially Google’s social profile site. Currently Google Buzz may not be as popular in the social scene as Facebook and Twitter, but it’s important to take note and take part with Google Buzz because this could be in the future top three.
Share once more with me, won’t you? AddThis is one of the best sharing buttons on the web to add to your blog to share your posts. AddThis allows users to share posts and content through the largest selection of social sites. Click on the share AddThis Button and every social site imaginable appears allowing your users to share your post to where ever they wish. How convenient! If you had to choose just one of the following social blog buttons to add to your site, sure you’d think Twitter and Facebook first, but I’d have to choose the AddThis Button instead. It’s less limiting and allows users more sharing services including Facebook and Twitter.
Share one, share all. Social sharing buttons can improve the social awareness of your blog posts. These buttons are not just important tools for distributing your posts, they are also marketing analytic tools that can be used to analyze your social network reach and value. Spend some time learning about these buttons for yourself. It’s in your best interest to add them to your blog posts for the marketing of your business and your blog.
– Social Chadder