Nearly every blogger has a drive to get more social and blog engagement. However, sometimes it seems hard to get more social shares. In this article, you’ll learn how to get more social shares for your blog, and hopefully more traffic and engagement too.
1. Have working social share buttons on your website.
A huge mistake that a many bloggers have, are that they forget to have a means for people to easily share your content onto social network sites. The second is having social share buttons that actually work. Once you’ve installed some social share buttons to your posts, make sure to test your social share buttons to find out if they work.
2. Make your social share buttons noticeable, and add a call to action near them.
Some social share buttons are easy to pass over. If they’re small and unnoticeable, they won’t entice your readers to share your articles. You may need to add bigger wording to ask people to share your article, or even include a catchy arrow that points to your social share buttons.
Additionally, make sure your content is worthy enough to be shared. You can have all the bells and whistles for your social share buttons, but if you don’t write quality content, then no one will want to share your posts.
3. Join a Social Share Tribe or community.
Tribes are just another term for communities. Triberr, Awesome Bloggers on Facebook, JustRetweet, BlogEngage, and ViralContentBuzz are all places that you can utilize to help promote your content, and gain more social shares. Each one of these places have people who are wanting the same thing as you, more blog and social engagement. Many of these require you to exchange actions like tweets, likes, comments, or shares.
4. When promoting your content, carefully research for relevant hashtags that are popular, and then add it when sharing your post to social networks.
Hashtags can be powerful – if they are used right. Buzzsumo and WhattheTrend are just a few cool tools that can tell you if specific hashtags have a good and steady volume of traffic, are trending, or if the hashtag is on a decline in trend/
5. Reach out to influential bloggers in your niche that have roundups, and ask them to consider using your article in a future roundup.
Reaching out to influential bloggers can be scary, but they really are looking for content that their readers will love. If you see that they are putting together a list of articles together, also known as a roundup, try contacting them, and making them aware that you may have content that they would be interested in including.
These are just a few tips on how to get more social shares, but there are a lot more ways. If you’ve been blogging for a while, what tips do you have, that will help other bloggers in getting more social shares?