Today Search Engines has became the most powerful and biggest source for traffic to sites, while social media services are the second biggest source of traffic that can’t be neglected, some of the major sources among social media sites includes Facebook, Twitter and Google’s new Google + (plus) with some big names in social bookmarking sites like Digg, Stumble Upon and to be mentioned early LinkedIn.
1. Social Toolbar
Social toolbar is one good social plugin available free over the web, this plugin embeds a toolbar at the bottom of your site among your tweets are displayed above the toolbar and on the right of bar are counter buttons with facebook likes and re-tweets. On left you r social profiles are displayed that gives this plugin the power of both sharing and following plugin.
You can customize the settings of this plugin seeing your site color scheme; modify the background, border and icon sets. See the settings pane below.
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2. Social Media Counters
Social media plugin allow user to add sharing buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon and AddThis. Giving the reader ease to like by simply pushing the button that directly ads + 1 to the article or posts.
A setting page consists of three independent sections among one is for the top of content of post, same goes for bottom and the third is for excerpts. Each of the section can be configured independently by admin.
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High rated and highly configurable according to user needs is the wordpress plugin shareaholic that adds “Sexy Bookmarks” to your blog posts, pages, landing page of site / Blog, category archives and RSS feed. Hides the half of social icons and reveals the full icon upon user mouse hover over it. Shareaholic is the only plugin giving a total of 86 social media buttons that best suits you or your readers.
Several color scheme and SEO options are also available like making the comments section no follow to save yourself from Google penalty and spammers.
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Sociable is an awesome plugin with best features, it adds social media sharing buttons to your blog posts, pages and feeds. Giving the support of over dozen popular social media networks that are updated on regular bases, choose among icons or buttons that show the number of times article has been liked or shared.
Customizing the sharing area is easy, just you need to check off the websites you want to include under or above the posts. You have the flexibility to change the order of icons by simply dragging and dropping the boxes. You can use the icon set in different dimensions and three available color styles and four color variations. Icons set can be used in 16×16, 32×32, 48×48 or 64×64 pixels. Custom icons can be used if it’s required by you.
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ShareThis is the most widely used plugin the bloggers community an estimate shows over 1 million sites are loaded with ShareThis and satisfied. Giving the same functionalists like other plugins of sharing and like with Google + too.
You will be amazed to know that this single plugin gives you seven types of available displays including large, horizontal, vertical icons and various classic and new age button styles. You can set the order of icons in the settings of plugin.
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