In this post, I am going to tell you where should you place social sharing icons on your Website Or Blog?
Where Should You Place Social Sharing Icons On Website Or Blog?
As you know I share whatever I know and the idea to write on this topic came to mind when I got an email from Neil Patel having the subject line Should You Place Social Sharing Icons On Your Website?
Then I read the email and I found it of great value.
So I thought this is something that I must share on my blog.
Even I thought a person who is just starting out or is a beginner and he sets up a website or blog to write then he must know where he should place social sharing icons on the website or blog.
Yes, in listening it sounds simple but believe me this is something that you must pay attention. Right!
So let’s start!
As you know Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest are some of the most popular social platforms.
And you may be agree with me that out of above said 6 social media platforms, on one or two above said social platforms you may spend most of the time of your life just to check your post status who likes or comments on your post.
Or even in some cases we go to these platforms to check the status of girl friend or boy friend status.
Further you can also say that you go to social media platforms just to upload your videos or photos of your trips.
Furthermore, there may be a time where you went to a website or blog.
And you read the contents on this website or blog.
Then you found it valuable or entertaining or educational contents and then what you did?
You shared it on one of above said social media platforms.
Isn’t the case? Isn’t it true?
I got your answer!
Ok! Whatever the case!
But here questions come what if when you have a website or blog for business purposes and then you think where should you place social sharing icons on your website to get more social media traffic?
Or what is the best placement for social media icons on website?
Or where to place social media icons on website?
Even you may be asking to yourself what is the best practices for social sharing buttons?
Little bit confused about this?
Ok! Don’t worry, below in the post I am going to answer of these questions.
So, just chill.
But before giving answer to this question, I would say only one thing that if you’re not using social media platforms for your business then you’re missing a huge opportunity to grow your online business.
Even if I would say, you’re missing a lot of business that you can get from using social media platforms.
But you can get the benefit of these social media platforms only when you use these social media platforms in correct way.
And one of the strategies to use social media platforms for your business can be using the social sharing icons or buttons on your website or blog at the right place. Ok!
So let’s know where to place social sharing icons on the website!
1. Home Page & Contact Page
For pages like your home page and contact page on your website, you shouldn’t have social sharing icons.
Because normally contents on your home page and contact page on website are not something to share.
As you might have seen in most cases that on the home page of the website there is only information about the business related to particular niche or market.
Actually what happens, whosoever visits on the website then he or she doesn’t find something of valuable or entertaining in nature except the information about business, product and services.
A Contact Page of your website is just a simple form to contact with you or business owner.
As you know, people are more likely to share the stuff which is educational, humor, or anything entertaining in nature.
So, home page and contact page on your website are not the place where you should place your social sharing icons unless you have something of great value, entertaining and educational contents. Right!
Now you might be thinking if Home page and contact page are the place where I shouldn’t place my social sharing icons?
Then where I should place my social sharing icons on my website?
Let I tell you where you should place social sharing icons on your website.
2. Educational, Humor And Entertaining Page
What I mean by Educational, Humor or Entertaining Page?
My mean is that if you have pages on your website that have something Educational, Humour or Entertaining contents then you should consider placing social sharing icons on them.
Or if you have a blog where you write blog post about your products, services or something Educational, Humour or Entertaining in nature then you should also consider placing social sharing icons here.
Important to note here is that when you place social sharing icons on the blog post then make sure you put them right above the content of the post. See below the screenshot.
Further you should also place social sharing icons below the content of the post. You can see the screenshots below.
Even in some cases, you can place social sharing icons that scroll with your visitors because it will cause more shares. Below you can see the example of this.
Note: – If you want to use social sharing icons then you can use Sumo or Add This.
Now when you pick which social websites to promote, make sure you pick the ones that are most relevant to your website, website contents, business, product, services etc.
For example, if you have a B2B business or you have a business that provides services or jobs then LinkedIn would be a good fit.
If you have business where you have mostly Tutorial Video contents then Youtube, Vimeo would be a good social sharing icons on your website or blog.
Further, if you have a website related to fashion, lifestyle, cooking/ recipes etc., then Pinterest as well as Instagram would be perfect social sharing icons on your website or blog. Got it!
Finally without any doubt you can use Facebook and Twitter for any of your online business.
Further one more thing I want to add that when you place these above said social media sharing icons on your website or blog then it gives more credibility to the mind of visitors to your website or blog.
Ok, now you know exactly where you should place your social sharing icons on your website or blog.
Let me know how did you find this post on where you should place your social sharing icons on your website.
If you have any questions or queries then let me know in the comment below.
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