If you’re a WordPress blogger and you’re looking to use social media to reach more readers, there are plenty plugins to enhance your blog’s optimization for social media. Here are 10 of the best.
Share This – Choose which sites you want to target and let your readers vote for you with this plugin. Share This even allws you to change the colors to match your website. Unlike most plugins, it also provide tracking reports.
Sociable – One of the more popular WordPress plugins for social media, Sociable will place buttons to several social bookmarking sites on each of your posts for users to easily submit and vote for you. With sociable you can also choose which buttons you want to include.
Antisocial – Antisocial is simply a different version of Sociable that adds nofollow tags to the links pointing towards the social media sites. The nofollow tags keep the link juice on your pages, which is better for SEO purposes.
Gregarious – Promote your blog posts on Digg, Reddit, Del.icio.us and more with Gregarious. There are several different options that you can customize to suit your needs.
Notable – Similar to Sociable, Notable will place buttons on your blog posts to different social media sites.
Add to Any Bookmark Button – This plugin creates a simple bookmark button that allows users to bookmark the page with any bookmark manager they choose.
I Love Social Bookmarking – Looking for a slightly different alternative to some of the others on this list? I Love Social Bookmarking allows users to vote for your blog posts by using a drop down menu to select a social media site at which to vote, which keeps less icons on your blog.
Digg This – Digg has the potential to send more traffic in a short period of time than any other social media site. You can make it easy for your readers to digg your posts by placing the button directly on your pages with this plugin.
SphinnIt Button – Sphinn is a social media site that targets internet marketing and search-related topics, and with this plugin your readers can easily Sphinn your posts.
WP Super Cache – Now that you’ll be getting floods of traffic thanks in part to these plugins, you’ll need to help your server handle the traffic. WP Super Cache reduces the load on your server by delivering pages without accessing the database, essentially serving them up as if they were static pages.
What’s Your Opinion?
Which plugins do you use to optimize your blog for social media?