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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Website Content More Social!

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ways to make your website content more socialIn this day and age social media has become a major part of our lives. According to brandwatch.com there are 2.3 billion active social media users, and internet users have an average of 5.54 social media accounts. That’s a lot people you could potentially reach with your blog and business using different social media platforms. So, if you haven’t already, now is the time to make your website content more social and help your business grow online.

Some of the top social media accounts include:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest 
  • Google +
  • Youtube
  • …to name a few

 

Why is this important for your website and your business?


Social media is a great way to market your content and/or services, and build useful relationships.  We live in a world that is driven by social media, therefore you definitely don’t want to avoid the opportunities that social media can bring to your business. Below are some of the reasons why social media is so important:

For Traffic:

You can share your blog on your social media accounts to increase the traffic coming into your site. One of my top traffic sources is Pinterest, and being more active on that account has had a positive impact.

As a Marketing Tool:

Using social media can be a good way to create instant updates with your followers, and create buzz around your brand.

Networking:

You can interact with like minded individuals and network with other people in your field/niche. You can share ideas and/or maybe even work together.

To Help You Build An Online Presence:

Having a successful blog takes time to build authority, but having active social media accounts with many followers can increase your credibility and lets people see you are someone who knows what they’re talking about.

To Increase Your Learning:

You can learn a lot with the information you come across via social media. Being active on social media means you’re likely to stay up-to-date about things happening within your niche.

So now that you’ve understood why social media is important, it’s time to know how to actually make your site more social. If you’re not sure how to do this, don’t worry as I’m about to share with you 6 easy ways to make your website content more social and easier for your readers to share your content.

 

1) Create Quality Content


First and foremost, you need to create quality content if you ever what it to get shared. Give your readers an article that’s worth sharing. Don’t forget to also make it relevant and readable.

Also, it’s important to keep your site content updated regularly and provide your readers with helpful information. That’s what I always aim to do with every post I create.

 

2) Use Social Sharing Plugins 


Using social plugins makes sharing your content much easier for your readers. I’ve seen many websites online that don’t make use of social plugins, and it puts me off sharing because there’s no easy method to do so.

Most people visiting your site won’t have the time to copy your website link and manually input into their social media, therefore you need an easily accessible plugin to make your content more shareable.

 

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I personally like to use the Simple Share Buttons Adder plugin, but there are many to choose from such as:

I usually like to place the social sharing buttons at the bottom of my post, and you’ll see the same buttons below this post.

 

3) Use ‘Click to Tweet’ Plugin


This TweetThis plugin allows you to create text that you would like your readers to share on twitter. This plugin is free to download and can easily be installed onto your website. It’s a really good plugin to have because it very easily encourages sharing within you content. Below is an example:

 

 

You can also use the Click to tweet   plugin for the same purpose. Whichever plugin you choose will depend on personal choice.

 

4) Invite Readers To Connect With You


One thing I highly encourage is letting your readers connect with you via social media. The best way to do this is to link your social media accounts to your theme and have them appear on your site. If someone really likes your blog/website then they’ll be more likely to follow you on social media as well.

As you can see from the screenshots below, I have links to my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube channels around my site as I like to make it easy for people to be able to follow and interact with me on social media.

 

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5) Social Media Widgets


You can add widgets to your site that will further allow users to connect with you on social media, and show users your latest social media posts. It’s also a really good way to show your readers what to expect when they join you on your social media platforms. Some examples include adding a Pinterest board to showcase your latest pins, or a twitter widget to display your latest tweets.

 

6) Encourage Your Readers To Share and Comment


To get more shares and comments you can kindly ask your readers to do so. Encourage your readers to engage and interact with you further and always try to respond when you can. I usually just leave a little message asking readers to comment by sharing their experiences of a product/program, or any questions they might have.
On that note, I hope you found my article on 6 ways to make your website content more social useful. If so, please feel free to share, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment in the section below.

Have you implemented any of these methods onto your blog/website? Do you have a favourite tip? Is there an important tip that I left out? Feel free to share your experiences and comments below.

 

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Stephanie
 

Blogger, Online Marketer and full-time music lover. Thank you for reading my posts! I share my experiences of making money online as well as providing useful tips and advice to those who are interested in starting an online business. I enjoy writing reviews and giving an insight into what has worked for me and what hasn't. If you like what I write here be sure to share my posts with others!

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james - May 17, 2017

This is a really great informative article. I have always needed to add an about page and social icons on my home page.

I have struggled to get a lot of engagement through twitter, so maybe I’ll try that tweet plug-in

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    Stephanie - May 17, 2017

    Thanks for commenting James. I hope the tweet plugin helps you out with Twitter. All the best!

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Nadalie - May 17, 2017

Hey Stephanie,

GREAT POST, with awesome tips of course!

Socializing on your blog is so key to not only traffic but making other blogger friends.

I currently use Shareaholic, but honestly, I kind of hate that it adds the share button to every single image. Frustrates me when people pin random images from my blog and not the pin ya know? Hoping to try out Social Warfare soon and see if I like that better.

Thanks for sharing,

Nadalie

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Shalonda - May 16, 2017

OMG! I learned something new today and I am very excited I ran across your blog. I am going to try the sharable plug or shareaholic Thank you for sharing!

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    Stephanie - May 17, 2017

    Hi Shalonda, thanks for commenting. Glad to hear my blog post taught you something new! All the best!

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Krissy - May 16, 2017

Very informative…..I already implement a few will definately add the others to my site

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    Stephanie - May 17, 2017

    Thank you Krissy, that’s great to hear. All the best!

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Jauwan Stinson - May 8, 2017

Great advice! I will be bookmarking this!

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Garen - December 11, 2016

Hey Stephanie,

I have to agree that I have a ton of experience with social media, but I really don’t utilize it the way I should be.

I think a lot of people just think they can sign up for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. But, they just post links to their website or blog. Therefore, all they are doing is just posting their content.

This is the novice way to do it, though. You have to be proactive on these social media networks, though. I do have one “go to” social sharing plugin I use. For, me I really like Monarch by Elegant Themes. It’s very simple and straight forward.

However, one improvement I will be making on a couple of my sites is using Yoast SEO plugin. I do already use it for SEO. I do prefer it over All-In-One SEO Pack. But, with Yoast, there is a great feature which creates an image for when people share your content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

Having a good image as your “share image” can really get lots of new eyeballs on your piece of content.

I was wondering if you have any tips for getting social media engagement around your website?

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    Stephanie - January 4, 2017

    Hi Garen, thanks for commenting. I agree, only promoting your content isn’t the best way to utilise your social media accounts. You need to be able to provide value as well as engage with your followers and interact with them. It’s also really important to share content that is not just your own, but also content that you feel your followers will also enjoy and appreciate.

    I’ve never come across Monarch plugin but might have a look at it to see what its like.

    I definitely agree about using Yoast SEO. I used to use All in One SEO pack plugin, but moved over to Yoast and would definitely recommend it.

    In response to your question, I think some good ways to get social media engagement would be to understand your audience and know what kind of content they’ll want to see and would be likely to share. Creating list posts is probably one of the best ways to do that. Also, make sure you’re using relevant hashtags and keywords.

    You could take a look at this article by Coschedule, which goes into more depth about this area.

    I hope that answers your question. All the best!

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Leslie - November 8, 2016

These are great ideas! I am constantly trying to find ways to get my posts shared.

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    Stephanie - November 10, 2016

    Hi Leslie. Thanks for your comment. That’s good to hear you’re taking the step to find ways to get your content shared, I hope some of my suggestions help you out. All the best!

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Luna - November 6, 2016

Hi, Steph! You have done an excellent job with this post. I have learned a lot from it. How do you get traffic from Pinterest? Every time I try to share from my website to Pinterest I get a message saying it could lead to spam. After reading this post I have decided to be more active on Social Media. Thanks for the insight.

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Linda - November 5, 2016

Hi Stephanie,
What a great article on ways to make website content more social! Social media platforms can be a huge source of traffic. I’ve received a lot of traffic, particularly through my Pinterest board. I’ve tried a couple different social media plugins and ultimately settled on Sumome. I also use the Pinterest Pinit Button plugin because it makes it so easy to pin any image. Recently, I’ve become a huge fan of Click to Tweet and have been going back and adding tweet boxes to my earlier posts. Thanks for sharing this very comprehensive and useful information.

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    Stephanie - November 10, 2016

    Hi Linda. That’s great, glad to hear your using different tools and plugins to make your content more social. I get a lot of traffic from Pinterest too and I like having the plugin that makes it easy for my images to be repinned. Thanks for commenting.

    All the best!

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Sharon - November 2, 2016

Thanks for that post Stephanie, it’s spot on! I agree that creating quality content should be the first consideration when aiming to create social-friendly content – this alone will help both with the shareability of your content as well as help with engaging with an audience on your business’ own social media channels.

If beginners were feeling overwhelmed, which would you say is the best social media channel to start with?

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    Stephanie - November 5, 2016

    Hi Sharon! Exactly, without quality content no one’s going to want to share your stuff anyway, no matter how many buttons you have on your site.

    I think for beginners who are just starting out, I would recommend that you start with the social channel that you’re most familiar with. So if you’re a regular Facebook user then start with that method before tackling others. I was very familiar with Twitter so a lot of my social marketing started with Twitter. Over time I have learnt about different social channels and I’m beginning to grow them, but the best place to start is with what you know best.

    If you’re completely new to social media, then I would possibly encourage you to learn about the main social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube etc, and based on what you learn decide which channel you think would suit you best. Also, think about your niche. Try to figure out where your niche usually spend their time. If it’s Facebook, then focus on Facebook. If your niche is photography based, or depends on amazing images, you may find you get better results and engagement via Instagram. So deciding on a social media channel will also depend on your niche/audience.

    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.

    All the best!

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Gaylene Nepia - November 2, 2016

Hi Steph,

Thanks for the great information. It’s annoying when I want to share an article and there’s no social sharing plugins and as you’ve said people tend to get put off. One of the things I do a lot is to try out the different plugins to find the right one that works for me, the problem is there’s so many options out there, that I find myself changing them far too often. However, for bloggers, online marketers and the like, social sharing buttons are a must. Thanks for sharing this information.

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    Stephanie - November 5, 2016

    Hi Gaylene, thanks for stopping by. I totally agree, I like being able to share an article with ease too.

    I know what you mean about choosing from different plugins. I was the same. I tried lots of different ones before I decided on my current plugin. There’s still many that I haven’t come across yet I’m sure, but so far I feel the simple social sharing plugin I use is working well for me.

    I’d encourage you to test out a few different plugins and just see what you feel more comfortable with.

    Hope that helps!

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Ben - November 1, 2016

Hey, this is really great stuff. I personally use Add This, and I like it very much. I also use click to tweet. There are actually many click to tweet plugins, and I have found that some are better than others. I personally post on Google Plus groups, and I get some traffic from there as well. Do you think that’s a good idea?

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    Stephanie - November 5, 2016

    Hi Ben! Thanks for commenting. I’m glad to hear you’re getting traffic from Google Plus groups. I feel it is a good idea if it’s giving you a good amount of traffic.

    As long as you’re not spamming then posting to Google Plus groups are a good way to get some additional traffic. You could also try getting involved in facebook groups, and share your links there, without being spammy of course.

    All the best!

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kevin deaney - November 1, 2016

Hey Stephanie
What a great insightful post. I totally agree that to have a successful website we need to be social to. It is something I am working on everyday. Thanks for the links which I will be checking out right after I finish this post.
Great Job
Kevin

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    Stephanie - November 5, 2016

    Hi Kevin! Being social is such an important part of having a business, especially now that social media has become a big part of daily life. I hope you find the links useful in helping you make your blog/website more social.
    Thanks for commenting and all the best!

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Nnamdi - November 1, 2016

Hello, Stephanie, this is very insightful. 6 easy ways to make your website content more social has outlined every angle that needs to be highlighted. You just nailed it, Steph, who doesn’t know the importance of social media to a website would know now with that statistic you put up there. That is an amazing number of people using the social media today and one has to make a media presence with his/her website in order to get a scoop of that.

Thank you for this.

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