July 17, 2011

Which Social Networking Buttons Should You Use On Blogs?


social-networking-buttonsWeb Traffic a word heard everywhere and to achieve it, web owners will try every possible method to push themselves to a better level. In order to achieve web traffic the simplest and most effective solution is the use of Major Social networking websites. With the rapid advancement and development of Internet, more and more bloggers and webmasters are getting addicted to social tools and services for the purpose of inorganic traffic flow. Social networks are expanding widely and every year we hear of another name. By far there are over 350 big and small social connecting sites. Just a month ago we heard of Google+ and God knows how many more will evolve in future.

The question here is that which social buttons should you use in order to increase the number of your unique visitors and thereby daily page views. It really destroys readers interest when he sees too many buttons on your site, eating their internet speed with their heavy load time. Providing efficient and easy navigation to user should be our goal. If you add each and every social media buttons like Digg, reddit, delicious, Twitter, technorati, Facebook like button, Facebook send button, Google +1  button, linkedin, stumbleupon and so on then obviously you are increasing your web blog load time discouraging both visitors and search engines. Readers enjoy fast load time and search engine robots enjoy crawling data at a faster rate. According to Google new webmaster guidelines, all websites with slow load time are penalized by Google and will be ranked low in SERP (Search Engine Result Page). So lets select the best traffic value buttons for your blogs.

Give Priority To Big Social Networks

By big I mean social networking websites with extremely high traffic and audience value. Use social buttons which have the greatest number of online registered users for example Facebook. It has around 750 Million active registered users. The probability that your visitor is a Facebook user is near to 90% so make sure you Keep Facebook at the top of your priority list. Second comes Twitter with 175 Million users.  Third comes the new social Giant though new but soon it will expand like fire and this new giant is of course Google+. Fourth comes LinkedIn with over 100 Million active users.

 

Social Networks That Counts Second

Now lets look at the traffic value of some other social networking sites that comes in our second priority list.

These names include Stumbleupon with 7 Million users, Digg with approximately 1 Million registers users and reddit.

Now here goes the order of priority from best to least best:

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Google+
  4. Linkedin
  5. StumbleUpon
  6. Reddit
  7. Digg

You must Keep the first 4 buttons as the main social sharing buttons on your blogs and keep others on Addthis Share button which contains over 350 social networking sites. This way you keep the load time performance of your blog high and will receive a handsome traffic in return.

What buttons do we use?

You can see Twitter, Facebook Like, Stumbleupon and Google+ buttons as our main focused buttons on MBT Blog and that is contradictory to the priority list I shared above. I have skipped Linkedin because it is mostly used by business professionals and my site does not address them therefore I have used stumbleupon instead. So you should decide yourself which buttons are more important for your blog's growth and success.

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  1. Thanks for this post :)
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  2. I use StumbleUpon more ,Because It generate more traffic to my Blog.
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  3. wow, I just simply used AddThis button and don't care much about those social networks.

    seems I need to give it more attention.

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