What is the most effective form of advertising? Print? You don’t get instant reach. Television? It may not work out within your budget. Radio? It may not cover mass audience. Where can you find all this in a one place? Social Media! Social networking websites are not only for staying connected with friends and family, but also an effective medium for marketing products, services and most importantly your blogs. You get instant reach and popularity free-of-cast. What better way to popularize your work? However, you need to have social media sharing options on your blogs as well. All you need to market your work on social networks is an account and plug-ins. Here are a few plug-INS you can consider using for more effective social media marketing:
At the end of every post or blog, you can give social sharing buttons to share you work across various social networking websites for your readers. It is one of the easiest and one-step ways to promote your blogs across social networking websites. You can add all the popular social networking websites like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other social networking sites you are a part of. You can keep tabs on the social metrics on your social statistics page. You can have these buttons either at the end of the page or in floating bar or a sliding panel. Spread your work across various social networking websites with these buttons.
2. WP Socializer:
If you want a more professional looking template, Social Discussions is a great option. You can share your blogposts in more than thirty social networking websites. You get a ‘self publish’ feature with which you can share your articles in more than twenty five social networking websites. You can share your posts across various social networking websites under different categories. You can display social buttons in count of activity and it offers a consistent User Interface.
4. Social Toolbar:
You can add the social networking buttons in the form of toolbar on the footer. You can change the colors, fonts, share buttons, rearrange the icons and allow your readers to like your blog on Facebook or tweet on your posts in Twitter. You have options to display the social networking buttons on all pages or just on the homepage or a few selected pages. If you wish to customize your social media sharing options, this is the option to go for.
5. Social Crowd:
If you want to show off your blog popularity on social networking websites, social crowd is the right plug-in. The plug-in pulls your latest popularity updates across the social networking websites and shows it on your blog. The updates or counts come raw so you can customize them to the look of your website. The plug-in requires the support of PHP Curl Module to function.
These are some of the plug-ins you can use to popularize your work across social networking websites effectively and readers can share your work as well.