Tuesday 7 June 2016

3 Ways To Increase Social Shares On Your Blog

Are your blog posts getting the social media shares that you deserve? Do you want to increase social shares on your blog? The more social shares you get, the higher will be the user engagement on your blog posts. But it is not easy to get huge social media shares on all of your blog posts, but don’t worry! In this article, I am going to help you out with some killer tips to get more social shares on your blog :

1. Add social media commenting :

Nowadays, bloggers are noticing that whenever they post the link to their latest article on their Facebook profiles, fans leave lots of comments on it rather than on the blog post. If the similar thing is happening to you, it is high time you start taking advantage of it. You should replace your original blog commenting system with Facebook commenting as it will integrate the comments from both the blog as well as your Facebook profile. For Twitter, you can do the similar thing with the Twitter mentions as comments plugin. It will work as social proof and encourage users to share your content.

2. Add social sharing buttons :

Now this one seems obvious. Adding Wordpress social sharing buttons will allow users to pass your valuable content within their followers as well as friends. Sharing buttons are the most effective ways to maximize social sharing. Position, size and the selection of social networks play important role here. Floating sharing bar is the one most recommended here. The only thing you need to make sure is that the bar must be easy to scroll and should not be jumpy. Another important factor is size. Make sure the buttons are big enough to be easily found. Last but not the least, choose only those networks where most of your audience hangs out. Don’t confuse users by providing endless choice.

3. Optimize for mobile :

If you analyze your traffic, you must find out that at least 25% of the traffic coming to your blog is via mobile devices which makes it must for you to optimize your website for mobile sharing so that the mobile users can share your content within their social networks on the go. The easier it is to share, the more people will share it.

Do you have any other tips in mind? I would love to know in the comments below.
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