Social media, as well as bookmarking sites, have been identified to be among the best places to generate traffic to a site. They directly or indirect increase a site page views if properly utilized. Social networks such as Twitter, Google Plus, and Facebook contribute greatly to website appearance on the search engines sites like Google. Apart from being one of the referrers of visitors to a website, it also greatly affects site SEO.
A Study has shown that Google bots also use some activities on the social media sites (Twitter & Google plus) when crawling a site to determine how to rank that site on their search engine. Visitors who share your posts and pages are also responsible for increasing traffic to your site.
WordPress social share plugins are countless on the WordPress Directory. Each day, new plugins are developed and coming to add to the already existing ones in the market. But the question is how will you know which one is best for your site and why should you use plugin one, instead of two? This is why we have taken our time to compile these lists of plugins that we have personally tested and confirmed that, they are worth using on any WordPress site/blog. Without much wasting time, let’s look at the various plugins we have on our list.
Social Warfare plugin
Hands down for social warfare plugin! The plugin is so far the leader and most widely used by most of the pro bloggers. The plugin helps you add beautiful, lightning-fast social share buttons to your website or blog. With Social Warfare you can customize your content how you want to get more out of every single share that takes place on your website. The plugin also helps to decide exactly which image, title, and description appear when your content is shared on sites like Google+ and Facebook. If you wish to get more traffic from Twitter and Pinterest, then this is your go to plugin because, with this plugin, you can easily integrate a custom click to tweet button inside your post. When someone clicks on the Twitter button, the exact tweet you wrote will be displayed in the Twitter share box, and Social Warfare will automatically add the link to your content.
Shareaholic is an award winning Share Buttons plugin. This is the ultimate Social Media Widget for your website. This plugin makes it a snap for any website be it big or small to engage and grow their traffic, market their content, gain insights, and monetize their audience, all from one powerful but easy-to-use dashboard.
The plugin has an interesting configuration page. You can customize your sharing buttons individually for above and below your content on posts, pages, your home page, and categories. This sharing plugin is what we are currently using on this site.
MashShare is a professional and highly customizable plugin for social media sharing and optimizing of valuable content. The plugin has the ability of increasing your website speed by reducing load time because it does not depend on any external scripts. All code is loaded directly from your website. MashShare ensures your privacy as well as your visitors. With this plugin, you can easily see the number of share at a glance. If you need services like WhatsApp, Pinterest, LinkedIn, you can get them on the plugin Add-On Marketplace.
Monarch by Elegant plugin
Monarch lets you create a customized shortcode that will display your social follow links anywhere on your WordPress website. Invite your visitors to follow you at the end of a post, or anywhere else for that matter. Based on your content and the experience you want to create for your users, you can customize the user interaction that triggers like Fly-Ins and Pop-Ups to your content. These triggers can be used in combination to capture the attention of different types of visitors in different types of situations.
The plugin also has a feature which allows you to display how many times a page has been shared on each network by displaying those share counts within any Monarch sharing button.
Simple Share Buttons
Simple Share Buttons is one of the best mobile responsive social sharing plugins you can ever think off. With different button sets, all of which scale perfectly for mobile devices. Choose custom color buttons and icons; a self-explanatory administration screen will have you showing your Share Buttons on your posts and pages in no time.
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