There are hundreds of ways to add social media buttons to your blog or website.
Since I just went through a blog redesign, I wanted to share with you my process for choosing the best social media buttons to add to your blog or website.
When you make it easy for readers to share your content on their social media channels, this can help out your site a lot.
As a result, this can lead to higher engagement, more interactions, and more pageviews on your website.
A word about plugins
A lot of people who build their own blog think that adding plugins to quickly solve a problem is the right thing to do.
While you can quickly build your blog, you need to be sure you really need to use a plugin instead of having someone code the feature into your site.
When you add a lot of plugins to your site, not only can this significantly slow down the load times, but you can affect your SEO ranking as well.
When you add social media buttons to your site, be sure you don’t overwhelm your readers.
Before adding any social media buttons, be sure you look at your social interactions in Google Analytics. This way you can determine which social networks you should include.
Let’s take a look at five types of social media buttons you can add to your blog or website to help make it easier for readers to share your content.