I’m not talking about sharing buttons here. I’m talking about the kind people use to find you and connect with you.
As a person who does social media for clients, I often spend more time than I’d like trying to find people’s social media usernames so I can @ tag them. If I can’t easily find them on a website, I have to search each social media network to try to find the accounts I’m looking for. Add to that the variances in account names across networks, and it can become quite a hunt!
You may not have sympathy for me with this task, but what about your potential traffic, readers, and clients? Will they stick around as long? Is it worth losing even one?
- Do you want to make it easy for your target market to find you?
- Do you want more likes, followers, circles, +1’s, etc.?
- Do you want your readers to engage with you or share your content?
- Do you want clients to @ tag you, recommending your services?
There are plenty more reasons, but these are a few of the most pertinent to growing your blog.
If there is a reason you can’t or don’t prefer to add social media icons to the top of your site, add them to the sidebar near the top or somewhere really VISIBLE. It’s NOT a treasure hunt, make it EASY for your readers!
I use the Social Media Widget plugin, which is easy to install, set-up, place, and use.
Here’s a video I found that will walk you through the simple process.
If you need assistance placing your social media icons visibly, contact me! (For a special price add this code AddSM2Top to the Subject line of the contact form.)
Talk to you soon!
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