One of the best ways for marketing is using social media. Using social media to market is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to reach customers. Allowing your visitors to more easily share your content means more visits, engagement, and link sharing from others in your network.
There are several ways to include social share buttons. The solution will really depend on how your website is built and what platform it is built on. Let’s go through some of the different ways.
In essence, all you are really doing to include these buttons is just including some HTML code that will display a button and do something when clicked.
One way is to go to each social media website individually and copy their HTML code snippets for their social buttons, but that is very inconvenient because not only is it time consuming, each social media button can have a different style or size and you don’t want that kind of mess on your page.
No worries there are many different ways to do it!
If you are using WordPress the easiest way is to install a social media plugin. If you don’t know what a plugin is, read about it in this blog post on what a WordPress plugin is.
For more detailed instructions click here
Both the following plugins are listed in the WordPress Plugins directory, so you can use the above method to search for and install them.
If you are using Wix, it is also very easy to add a social share button
Visit here for more instructions.
Now if you are running your own website, you can simply copy a code and put it into your HTML. There are many good and easy to use third party websites that you can get the code from. This way is better than going to each individual social media platform, copying and then pasting the code back to your web site. As mentioned above, doing so will cause inconsistent looking buttons. Furthermore, these third-party services that aggregate the code means that you just have to go to one place for all your social button needs.
In the end, you should consider sharing on social media a fun thing. Do not think of it as a task! Also, an extra tip is to choose a time when people are active on social media before posting.