One Simple Way to Get More Readers Sharing Your Blog Posts

Stop wishing that more people would share your posts on social media and take action to help make it happen!

Here’s a quick tip you can implement in just a couple of minutes time that will help you get more of your readers to share your blog posts on social media websites and send more traffic your way…

Your Turn!

What are your favorite plugins or services for adding sharing buttons to your website?

Do you find yourself more likely to share when you see those little buttons visually reminding you to share, and making it easy?

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  1. Keep it simple! YES! Love it when a blog has made it easy for me to share their stuff! Whooo woo!
    Denys Kelley recently posted… Does Facebook work for Business?My Profile

  2. Love this! I had never thought of the sidebar share option, downloading and installing now!
    Melissa Miller Young recently posted… What Have You Done For Yourself Lately?My Profile

    1. Cool. Enjoy the new plugin, Melissa.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Two Simple Ways to Stop Spam on Your BlogMy Profile

  3. It’s all about making it easy for your visitors to do “stuff.” From sharing to commenting and anything else you want them to do. I had the side bar and I disabled it because it wasn’t visible. I even hired a developer to edit the code to make it visible and he couldn’t do anything with it. I observed that your sidebar doesn’t follow the visitor (thank you very much) and it moves towards the right when you put the mouse on it. Your sidebar makes it easy for your visitors to share without being annoying. Did you edit the code?
    Adalia John recently posted… What You Eat Affects Your Self ConfidenceMy Profile

    1. Hey Adalia, nope I didn’t edit the code but I did have to try a few to find one I liked. Digg Digg, Sharebar, Get Social are three options to look at.

      I haven’t seen it moving right so it might be a browser specific thing. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… The Key to Building Trust With Your ReadersMy Profile

  4. Great stuff Michelle. I love your great ideas on getting comments. That’s been one of the biggest challenges about blogging for me.

    Love the helpful tips.
    Alex Navas recently posted… Is Your Website Bad For Business?My Profile

    1. Thanks, Alex. Glad they were helpful. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… 3 Surefire Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog PostsMy Profile

  5. I’d like to know the FOR SURE name of that sidebar plugin, pretty please?
    Alyssa recently posted… What You Need to Create a WebsiteMy Profile

    1. LOL It’s Get Social. I was running Sharebar and it works really well, too, as does Digg Digg. I’ve just been playing with the different floating plugins.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Two Simple Ways to Stop Spam on Your BlogMy Profile

  6. That is great. The KISS method works! Every time!
    Amy Putkonen recently posted… The Study of Stillness: Part 6My Profile

    1. Sometimes simplicity really IS the key to success. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… How Often Should You Post New Content to Your Blog?My Profile

  7. My good friend Laura Hill just recommended your site on FB – probably used one of your handy sharing buttons to do so ;)

    I haven’t found my readers sharing much because, I believe, they aren’t using a lot of these tools (twitter, stumble, etc.) in general. For example I also use CommentLuv premium and almost none of my commenters are bloggers. But I’m totally going to steal your “pin this” button idea because lots of my Mom readers are avid Pinterest users and I had never considered explicitly telling them to pin stuff. Thanks for the tip!
    Alexis recently posted… Her Story, Your Story, A Study in Sleep Training Part IMy Profile

    1. Hey Alexis, glad you stopped by! :)

      That’s definitely worth noticing — you’ve got to know where your ideal readers are hanging out online and where your existing readers are on social networks. That’s one reason I’ve got choices for sharing here limited to just a few networks.

      This is the Pinterest plugin I’ve been using:
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Two Simple Ways to Stop Spam on Your BlogMy Profile

  8. Thank you for all the helpful hints, Michelle. I can’ t use all of them yet because I don’t have a website, but I”m featured on many author websites, since I’ve written 4 children;s books.

    1. Time to get your website online, Deanie! A simple WordPress website would be a great way to feature your books and link to the places that have featured you. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… One Simple Way to Get More Readers Sharing Your Blog PostsMy Profile

  9. Thanks, Michelle.

    Simple — great advice!

    • Make it worth sharing!
    • Make sharing easy!
    • Ask for the SHARE!

    One more comment: With “DiggDigg” floating on the left, it’s wise to create a left margin, so the plugin won’t obscure some of your text. Right?
    Robbie Schlosser recently posted… Party Planning? Remember the Music.My Profile

  10. Thank you for this! I wondered how to implement sharing buttons, bars, etc., and now I can go get some for my blog!


  11. Hi Michelle, Great video! I agree, sharing is caring and the easier you can make sharing, the better for you and for your readers.

    I have just started using Share Juice as my sharing plugin and really like the functionality of it. You can do both a sharing sidebar and buttons on the bottom and top from one plugin.

    Off to share this post!
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  12. Dear Michelle,

    I was really impressed with your tip about how to get more people to share our blogs. I’m going to see if I can find buttons that aren’t too technical to add to my blogs. Thanks so much, Debra Seiling
    Debra Seiling recently posted… Looking for Jesus in All the Wrong Places Christians…My Profile

  13. Keeping things simple is the key to getting things done. If we over complicate or make things too difficult we can confuse readers so much that they do nothing. I added “Add this” to my blog- what I love about it is that it shows the number of shares and it emails analytics weekly.

  14. Thanks for the tips. I’ve incorporated a couple of them, but wanted to re-watch the video to see if I need to do something additional. Debbie Seiling
    Debra Seiling recently posted… We are Often Skeptical and Ungrateful…My Profile

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