From since I started making websites, I always used social share buttons. Because social media is important for good SEO. The more people who share your content. The more Google and other search engines will think that your content has some value. That your content is important. That people like to read what you write.
Fast social share buttons are not so hard to make. You just need to connect to the share url from the different social media websites.
But during my search on the web I found almost no plugins for free that could help me with my problem. The only solutions I could get, was to pay $50 to $100 for a fast social share plugin that doesn’t slow down my website.
So I figured to make a fast social share plugin myself.
When we search for plugins and type in “SEO Friendly Social Share Buttons” we can install and activate the software.
When we activated the plugin we can go to our Dashboard => Settings => SEO Friendly Social Share Buttons
There we can enable the buttons on our posts, pages or both.
In the settings menu we can now enable the buttons on our website. We have to decide whether we want them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google Plus and Buzzer. There is also a Whatsapp option. The fast social sharing buttons for Whatsapp will only appear when people are using a mobile device.
Text To Display is a phrase that needs to motivate people to share your content. You can leave it blank and only the fast social share buttons will appear. But you can add a phrase something like “Share This Great Content!” or “Don’t forget to tell this to your friends!”. Those phrases can motivate people to share your content. And therefore increase the number of shares. And eventually improve your position in the search results from Google and other search engines like Bing, Yahoo …
Further below we can choose whether we want the fast social media buttons to appear on the top of the article, or at the bottom of the post. By default they are being showed at the bottom of the article. When you chose the option to display the fast social buttons at the top. Than the default installation will be changed.
We can also chose to make them appear on top and bottom. That will make the fast social sharing buttons surely visible for the public. And will increase the changes of getting your content shared.
And finally the last option is to chose to add the fast social sharing buttons on a page. I’m leaving the rest blank because I prefer to have them at the bottom of a post. And not on a page.
We Save Changes and the fast social media buttons will appear on all the posts of our website.
The result will give you this…
You can download this free plugin from the wordpress website.
Any questions or suggestions can be asked in the comment section below.
If you want fast social share buttons without the risk of slowing down your website. Than this is the plugin you need.