Social media has become a pretty big thing.
Because of this, it’s very important for bloggers to integrate social sharing buttons on their blogs. By integrating social bookmarking and sharing buttons, you will give your readers the ability to quickly share your blog posts on their favorite social networking sites.
This will help you drive more traffic from social media sites which will in turn also help improve your search engine ranking.
I have already discussed the advantages of social media sharing for SEO and how important it is for every blogger to add social media sharing buttons to their blog from day one.
Do remember, “less is the new more“, so add only those social sharing buttons which are useful.
At a minimum, I would recommend that you add Facebook like, Facebook share, Google Plus like, Twitter share, and Pinterest “pin” buttons to your blog.
Depending on your blog’s demographics, you can also consider using additional buttons such as LinkedIn, Reddit, Digg, etc., but this should be done carefully so that you don’t overload your blog with unnecessary social share buttons.
There are many WordPress social media plugins out there, but here are the best plugins for you to start using today.