Digg is committed to sharing the most interesting — and most talked about — stories on the internet. Using virtual thumbs-ups from Digg users — called, what else? diggs — Facebook shares and tweets for a story, Digg determines how to populate its home page. Digg also operates as an RSS reader, so you can add the feeds you want to read into your Digg account, keeping all of your reading organized in one place. For bloggers, Digg can generate traffic, so make sure your social media buttons let your readers “digg” your work.
ShareThis provides social sharing buttons for your blog — but what’s within the buttons has potential to increase your blog’s traffic and engagement as well. The codes for the ShareThis social media sharing widgets are free — and installing the code on your blog is simple, even if you aren’t someone who works well with the word “code.” Once installed, ShareThis tracks your sharing and shows you how your blog is performing in comparison to other blogs in the network. Learn about the SQI — social quality index — and how it can help your blog traffic.
Scrolling Share Bar is the evolution of social media sharing. With over 30 animation effects, you can customize the Scrolling Share Bar to look however you want — including the sequence of showing buttons. You can customize and play around with the order of your share buttons on the bar to see what works for you and your readers. The plugin allows you to track social media interaction through Google Analytics, which helps you figure out where to focus your social media plan for growth and interaction.
Flare adds a simple but eye-catching social sharing bar to your site. The WordPress plugin makes it easy for your site’s visitors to share your content — and to follow you. Grow your social media following with Flare’s Follow Me widget for various social networks, and configure share icons for popular social media platforms. You decide which posts include Flare — and where the share and follow icons appear.
AppSumo provides templates for building your own app — and getting into into the app store in record time. App development can be a major pain — coding, working with someone for coding, designing, figuring out how you want your app to look and operate — but AppSumo takes the pain out of app development. Use one of the five available templates the way it is, or mix and match with elements from all five to create an app that is uniquely, perfectly yours — all for a much lower price than you can imagine.