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.
Sharebar is a super simple WordPress plugin that makes it easier for people to share your site’s content. Sharebar adds a vertical bar on the left side of each of your posts — though the bar will shift to a horizontal bar under the post title if you resize your columns to a specific width. The Sharebar can be customized to include a variety of social media platforms, and the vertical bar uses large icons to catch your visitors’ eyes.
WP Socializers has everything you need to be more social online. Add share buttons from a variety of social media platforms to your blog posts. Use widgets to add Facebook and Google + buttons to your site’s sidebar, so your readers can like your social media profiles without leaving your page. WP Socializers has a floating sharebar that includes mobile optimization. With faster loading times, the plugin benefits your online presence without slowing down your site.
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.