Social Media

October 4th in Free Plug-ins, Social Media by .

Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular social networks around. Millions of people are active on the site and contributing to it every day. Twitter can potentially drive a ton of traffic to your website. You need a real strategy to succeed. The good news is integrating Twitter into WordPress is easy as there are many quality Twitter plugins and scripts available for WordPress.

Here are 50 rad Twitter plugins that make your WordPress site Twitter friendly:

  1. Nextend Twitter Connect: adds Twitter login functionality to WordPress.
  2. Slick Social Share Buttons: adds social media buttons to your website. Multiple types are available.
  3. Tweetable: displays your latest tweets in your sidebar and tweets your new posts.
  4. PunchTab: adds gamification to your website, allowing you to reward visitors for tweets and other actions.
  5. Twitter Feed Pro: adds feed, favorite feed, search or hashtag to your website. [click to continue…]

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September 18th in Social Media by .

Many businesses are leveraging social media for lead generation. Most folks expect to find credible businesses on sites such as Twitter and Facebook anyway. One of the best ways to get more shares and likes is by offering your customers a discount for spreading the word about your business. These 5 social coupon plugins for WooCommerce let you do just that:

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ShareYourCart: a  social coupon plugin for WooCommerce that helps you get more Facebook shares and Twitter tweets. Just choose how much discount you would like to offer for likes and tweets and keep an eye on your results. [click to continue…]

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July 23rd in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

The rise of Pinterest has again demonstrated that people love visual content. As long as you have killer visual content on your website, you can get a lot of action on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. You need to take time to optimize your website for those social networking sites though. Adding social sharing buttons to each post helps. You should also consider adding those buttons to each image. Here are 3 ways to do just that:

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Pinterest Pin It Button For Images: adds a Pin It button to every single image on your website. That means your visitors will have an easier time pinning images to their Pinterest boards. [click to continue…]

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July 15th in Social Media by .

Google+ is a fast rising social network. Many bloggers and experts chose to ignore G+ when it was introduced. But almost everyone now understands the importance of this social network, especially if you intend to get ranked high on Google. Google+ is not driving a ton of traffic to our site at the moment but it is not something we can ignore either. Integrating Google+ with WordPress is a no-brainer if you would like to get more +1 votes and shares. Here are 15 ways to do just that:

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Add Google+ Share buttons to your site
: a pretty simple idea many webmasters are already trying. Not all your visitors may be active on G+. You are still going to get more shares when you have Google+ Share and +1 buttons on your website. [click to continue…]

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July 9th in Social Media by .

It is no secret that Facebook is capable of driving a ton of traffic to sites. You need to have a well-thought-out Facebook strategy to make that happen. Just adding a bunch of buttons and scripts to your site does count as a strategy. At the same time, you can’t expect to maximize your Facebook campaigns if your site is not as Facebook-friendly as possible. Here are 15 Facebook integration tactics you can pull off easily:

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Add Facebook comments: want to get your Facebook visitors more engaged with your content? Implementing Facebook comments is not a bad idea. The good news is Facebook makes it very easy to add this to your site. [click to continue…]

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July 5th in Social Media by .

I am not a big fan of auto-blogging or even automating all my social posts. People do want to see real interactions on your blog and social profiles or you will lose their attention. The idea of being able automate the process of pinning images on Pinterest is intriguing though. We have tested a couple of plugins that promise this. While they are not perfect, the idea has potential:

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Lazy Pinner: as the name suggests, this plugin sends your posts automatically to Pinterest. It requires mycrypt to work. [click to continue…]

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June 20th in Social Media by .

Adding Facebook Comments to your website could make it more engaging for your visitors. Millions of folks are active on Facebook already. They are more likely to feel like commenting on your stories when you have Facebook Comments enabled. Moderating your comments and finding out about the new ones you are receiving should not be a hassle. I prefer getting notified by e-mail when someone comments on my posts. These 2 WordPress plugins add that capability to your website:

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Facebook Comments Notifier: sends you an e-mail when comments are posted on your website. It also includes a link back to the page where you got each comment. [click to continue…]

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