Those floating buttons, or any social media sharing buttons provided on a page where an article is hosted (or posted) are the best way to:
- Boost the articles online visibility, increase traffic and ad revenue.
- Ensure you're sharing a working link (sharing a broken link is no good!)
Many sites use Ad Revenue, like Google Adsense as one stream of income. Just having someone land on the page adds to the sites income, all be it in very small increments. But, with enough traffic, those little bits can add up.
Getting people to the page is the work. Using the social sharing buttons located on the page are the tools for sharing. But how many of those tools are you using?
Here on Wizzley, there are the "big guy" icons listed seperately from the crowd of sites grouped together in the Add This box. So how do you decide which ones to use?
Personally I use the big guys, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Pinterest for most articles. I only share to LinkedIn when I deem the content something I want to share with my professional network. But what about all those icons in the Add This box?
For some time I've been using Stumble Upon, Digg and Tumblr and I get quite a bit of traffic from those sites. But should I be sharing to more? There are what looks to be over 100 other places I could share to.
I know I could spend a few hours a day for probably a few weeks going through each of the icons listed in the Add This box. But I'd rather ask you: What sites are you using to share content?