Better Blog Action #1: Wibiya

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The action step I took this weekend to improve my blog was to get rid of some of the share button clutter and give readers more options by installing the Wibiya toolbar.

It’s the pink toolbar sitting down there at the bottom of your screen on any page of my website.  See it?  From that toolbar you can share, search, and interact with me anytime.

You can customize it with the apps you want and make it’s colors match your own website.

Here’s a quick video overview of why I installed it and how it works:

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  1. That’s interesting. It will take some getting used to. I will be interested to see your evaluation of it after using it a month or so. (love the “buy me a cup of coffee!”)

    1. I love it so far, it’s just fun. :) I’ll be watching the stats to see how it affects sharing/interaction.

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  3. It can be hard to find a balance when it comes to adding social media and sharing buttons these days. So many choices, and I want to take advantage of them all! :-)

    The Wibiya toolbar can be a great choice, it integrates nicely on your blog. I particularly like the share toolbar on the left that stands alone. Is that a separate plugin?

  4. Hi Michelle,
    I was going to put this on my blog after seeing Mari Smith and social Media examiner using it – do you think this is better than apture?
    What is the plugin you are using to put the buttons on the left and right?, Thanks

    1. Hi Suzie,

      They do similar things but the reason I switched to Wibiya is that it offers more options and the ability to restrict content to my own. When someone searches on the Wibiya bar it keeps them on my site for answers. It also let me add recent posts, youtube, and other options Apture doesn’t yet have. So far I like it.

      And, Bob the Teacher is a smart guy who knows what he’s doing. If I see him using something I’ll at least give it a fair test myself because chances are it’s really good. :)

      Links on the left in the box are with this plugin: I replaced the built in Twitter option with TweetMeme and added my RSS email link myself (it gives you a place to put in custom code to add).

  5. […] Better Blog Action #1: Wibiya: The cool pink toolbar you see at the bottom of this page.  I could resist posting about it. […]

  6. Thanks for sharing this video. I’ve had a client who has been looking for something to de-clutter and share and she is thrilled to try this out!
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