[tweetmeme source=”socialchadder”]Back in August I posted a Blog Post entitled, 5 Social Sharing Buttons to Improve your Social Reach, which I featured the likes of the Tweet Button, Like Button, Digg Button, Google Buzz, and Addthis. The purpose of the post was to inform about Social Sharing Buttons which you should include in your Blog posts in order to share your post and improve our Social Reach. In revisiting that post I’ve come up with 5 more Social Sharing Buttons that you should know about and include in your posts.
The LinkedIn Share Button was introduced late in 2010 and is the first of 5 that you should consider. With over 85 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is the largest professional Social Network. If you’re a business professional and you’re not on it, get on it. Connections and Networking with other professionals in today’s business world is everything. A referral from someone you know and/or are connected with goes along way. The LinkedIn Share Button enables you to share your content with everyone in your Professional Network on LinkedIn. One click of the LinkedIn Share Button and you can share your Blog post with your connected audience of Professionals. Keep your Network informed and add the LinkedIn Share Button to your Blog.
StumbleUpon is a Social Sharing site that lets you discover and share great websites. With over 10 million users, the StumbleUpon audience is growing larger as we speak. The site had been running under the radar but received some well deserved recognition in 2010 from the likes of TechCrunch, Mashable, and ReadWriteWeb. The StumbleUpon Easy Badge is a Smart Share Button that lets you submit specific content to engage users of similar interests. Submit your content to StumbleUpon and your post will be shared with those Stumblers that have personal interests and preferences that match your content. The more interesting your info, the more likely it will spread amongst the StumbleUpon audience. Definitely slap the StumbleUpon Easy Badge on your next Blog post.
Reddit, the Social News website where users like you and I create and curate the content, has a Reddit Share Button. The Reddit Share Button is a smart way to get your content submitted, shared, and talked about on Reddit. Once your post is submitted, users vote “up” or “down” on whether they like it or not. The more liked your content, the better chance your link will be successful and gain prominence by reaching the front page. Reddit traffic continues to grow and increase as users continue to support the site. In May 2010, Reddit was named in Lead411’s “2010 Hottest San Francisco Companies” list. Start sharing it up with the Reddit Share Button and get recognized.
In the original post back in August, I mentioned the Like Button, but let’s not forget about the Facebook Share Button. The Like Button is the core and most important part of Facebook, but the Share Button has its place and is also very important. The Like Button is great tool to add to your Site, but the Facebook Share Button is the more appropriate tool to use for sharing content, especially Blog posts. Implementing the Facebook Share Button on your Blog post gives your readers the opportunity to share your content with their Facebook friends and Social Network. With well over 500 million users on Facebook, logging on more than 4 times daily, having your content shared on Facebook equals eyes, views, and traffic to your post. Don’t forget the Facebook Share Button on your next post friend.
Formspring is a question and answer based social site that was launched November of 2009. Since then Formspring has grown to over 20 million accounts with 3.5 million unique visitors daily. With such a large and growing audience, the Formspring Respond Button is one that you should consider adding to your posts. How does it work? Post a question about your post behind the Respond Button to your visitors, your visitors respond to your question, and share their response to the Formspring community as well as other Social Networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Shared syndication of your content through other Social Networks = More traffic back to your site. Setup the Formspring Respond Button, start sparking responses, and sharing your stuff.
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– Social Chadder