Social media optimization simply involves any process by which your contents can be easily shared on the social media websites. So many webmaster ignore this method in driving traffic to their website. Search engine optimization is not all there is to driving traffic to a site; the social media has grown massively over the past few years and has totally changed the way we share information, so why not take advantage of the social media to get as much people as we can to see our contents?
The social media optimization of your website depends on how easily your contents can be shared, people want to share the best contents they find on the internet for their friends and family to read and when you do not make your contents easily sharable, then you could be missing out on the huge traffic from the social media.
My advice to so any webmasters complaining of low traffic is to take advantage of the social media in driving traffic to their sites. If you don’t succeed with search engines via search engine optimization SEO then try social media via social media optimization. Social media traffic can greatly improve your site if properly done, and before you finish reading this article you would have learnt a couple of method to improve your site’s traffic through social media optimization.
To increase awareness of your site’s contents using a number of social media plugins to generate viral publicity. Content sharing is very necessary to a better SMO. I want to introduce you to a number of ways that will allow your visitors share your content on the various social media websites easily.
WordPress Plugins for improved Social media optimization:
Floating Social Bar: Floating Social Bar is a WordPress plugin that adds a floating share bar to your site. This plugin is a must have if you must ensure a proper social media optimization of your website. This plugin allows your readers to share your contents with their social media networks; this plugin offers a great way to grow user engagement and build a following of loyal readers.
OnePress Social Locker: Social locker by OnePress is a awesome plugin to make your readers engage with the site using social media. With OnePress social locker you can lock part of your content and only open it up to the reader when they click on one of the social sharing buttons which includes Facebook, Twitter & Google+.
But be warned not to include this plugin on every page so as not to risk driving your readers away. Only add it to pages you know has very high value to the readers.
Social Media Feather: Social media feather is yet another awesome plugin that can help you improve your site’s social media optimization and gain a wider visibility for your contents.
SharePress: SharePress is a WordPress plugin that automatically shares your posts to Facebook and Twitter with support for Google+ and LinkedIn set to be released soon. You can also use this plugin to schedule reposts of your contents for later times.
Social Toolbar: Social Toolbar will display your latest tweet, list your social networking profiles, and allow users to “Like” your page on Facebook or tweet about it on Twitter! This plugin is also heavily changeable. You can specify all the colors and fonts, and rearrange your list of social network icons to your desire. Display it on the whole site or just the home page or just the blog or even just an individual page.
Adding these plugins to your site will greatly improve the way your contents are shared ad this will greatly improve your site. Social media optimization is really something every blogger should take seriously.
I hope you find the article interesting enough to share it with your friends. If you know of other plugins that can improve a site’s social media optimization, let me hear them from you via the comments.
Ryan Biddulph says
Helpful social breakdown buddy.
I like the social media floating bar. Quick and easy to activate and no need to tinker with it too much. Just choose your networks of choice and post away.
One note; social sharing increases if you socially share your fellow blogger’s posts. Some bloggers install bars but wonder why they get no social shares. This is easy to see; the crowd rarely promotes other people. Selfish bloggers can have the most shareable content but if you only talk about yourself and promote yourself you will be living on an island.
Excellent stuffy Nwosu; great plug ins here. Thanks for the share!
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
I totally agree with you Ryan, just like a rippling effect, your posts can reach a wider audience if you contribute to sharing other bloggers posts.
Niraj Bhusal says
Really the plugins are great to boost up social presence. Social Media Feather and Floating Social Bar are great plugins for wordpress blogs but somehow i prefer Digg plugin also and i think you missed it here. However Social Locker is too great to even even more likes shares and traffic.
Thanks for sharing this post
Enric Dig says
Thanx for giving the list of so much useful plugins of wordpress.
“Floating Social Bar” certainly a great wordpress plugin and I have seen many bloggers use it including you. ;) What I like most about this plugin is that you don’t have to find social buttons to share as they keep following you.
Hi Nwosu floating social share bar which works better for me and some of my friends are using it too between i have not crossed about OnePress Social Locker which will be more useful for our post to get more exposure i guess whats your thought on it
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
Exactly….thanks for leaving a comment.
Tom Jamieson says
Great list here – I am using the Floating Social Bar at this time. I love how easy it is to use and that it is very lightweight, so it doesn’t bog down my site. Thanks for sharing this list and have a great day!
Oluwadamilare Bakare says
Great post, this plugins will really help to increase the numbers of facebook like and twitter followers!!! great i will surely need this as am planning something
Useful post to improve the social presence for a blog/website.
I am using Shareaholic plugin and I wish to have floating side bar for my blog, will add it.
Thanks for sharing the good plugins for us :)
thanks for this, i have been searching for that plugin, and here it is, the content locker, thanks a lot for this metrevor, i really appreciate and love it.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
Glad you loved it.
Sarmista Aun says
Thanks Nwosu Mavtrevor for sharing the plugins. OnePress Social Locker seems to be really interesting but it is true that it will leave an adverse effect if applied on each and every page of your blog.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
i don’t advise you to use it on every page of your site.
Aqib Shahzad says
Once again informative guide,
I always try to use float sharing bar on all of my blog due to the reason that it increase the social counts of my articles that will help my articles to rank better in search engine.
The main benefit of using this plugin is that it doesn’t increases the loading time of your website.
I only use social content locker plugin on my blogs whenever i publish some kind of long and informative guide for my blog readers.
Sherman Smith says
Great post! All I have to say is that if you’re not taking advantage of Social Media, then what are you doing. Social media is a big driving force when it comes to traffic. This is why it’s wise to have some type of connection on your website or blog with social media sites so that people can share your contents. I haven’t heard of the plugins you mentioned, but that fact that they make it possible for visitors to share your content will create a tremendous effect on generating traffic to your site. Social Media is definitely something no one should sleep on! Thanks for sharing!