One of the things that are extremely big at the moment are social networking websites. Things like Facebook and Twitter have millions of users that are submitting content every single day and as a website/business owner, you really can’t afford to be missing out on this. The great thing about these sites is that they are easy to incorporate into your own website using share add-ons. Most of the big social networking websites have these around but here are some of the ones you really should ensure that you have, as a bare minimum.
- Facebook Like/Share: The Facebook ‘Like’ button is perhaps the most widely used and most well known social add-on out there. By adding a Facebook ‘Like’ button to your website or blog, you will be able to allow your visitors to quickly let their friends on Facebook know that they have enjoyed your content. As well as this, Facebook has now incorporated the Share function into the ‘Like’ button which will allow visitors to share your content with their friends if they wish.
- Tweet: Having a tweet button on your websites content is absolutely paramount as people love to tweet things around the web. This is extremely quick to implement as it is just a case of grabbing some pre-made code. Once this button is implemented, visitors will quickly be able to share your content on Twitter which if your content is good enough, should ensure that it goes viral.
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a social network that is used by business professionals and LinkedIn has its own share add-on. This is another simple case of adding some code to your website and due to the large business user base of the website; this is something that you should definitely incorporate into your website. LinkedIn is great if you have a website that will interest business owners in some way.
There are many other share add-ons out there including things like Google Plus One, Digg and much more. It is a case of deciding which ones you need for your site.