If you’re connected to internet in one way or another and no matter what purpose you use internet for- business or personal-, You’d be, for sure, using some social media networks and there’s no denying that the presence of social media is overwhelming and its importance at the same time overpowering and indispensable. The vast array of social media websites has made it possible for you to connect to virtually almost all the people out there and share with them your thoughts, your ideas or whatever you want to share. Almost all the major social media platforms allow content-sharing and that’s where they really come into play in making your website popular. This content-sharing gets your content to everybody who is in touch with you on internet – whether it;s someone who has liked your Facebook page or a person who follows your twitter account or someone from your Google+ circle.
Now it goes without saying that to get people to share your content essentially requires the installation of the social media sharing buttons on your website. By just one click on this button, a visitor can share the content of your website to his Facebook page, Twitter or any other social media website, all at once. Further, the website should bear the links to your social media profiles, which would help people follow you on different social media networking platforms.
So How To Reach More and More People And Share Your Content With Them:
Sharing-Buttons at the end of the post are more than likely to get people to share your post. Let’s see how: A visitor finds your post helpful and informative. If after reading the post, he spots a sharing button, he’ll be very happy to share such a useful content.
When a visitor browses your website and there he finds something to his taste and starts reading it. A popup asking the visitor to share the content at that time, will undeniably increase the chances of your content being shared manifolds.
Use a slide-in widget
It’s another almost never-failing way to pocket loads of ‘shares’. It’s also very user-friendly.
When the visitor has finished with the post and scrolls down the page to the bottom, a widget appears by a corner of the page and asks the reader to share the page or the post or whatever he has liked.
Now in the present article we’ll show you and help you understand how all the above ways to get people to share your website can very easily be followed with the help of Monarch plugin.
First off, here I’d like to tell you that Monarch plugin comes with Elegant Themes membership and if you’re availing the said themes’ membership, you’d be happy to hear that you can download it for free.
The distinct advantages that Monarch has over the others
There’s no two ways about it that a lot of WordPress plugins are for free but there’s something about Monarch plugin that makes it stand out from the rest. Unlike many social media plugins, Monarch comes with a clean code that doesn’t slow down your overall web page performance. You can use it on your WordPress without worrying about SEO related issues.
The second most appealing feature about it is that there’s a vast variety of modes, which you can use to display social sharing and following widgets over different locations of a web page. For instance, you can not only place social widgets above/below your post and in a sidebar widget, but also you can put up a fixed widget on the left or right side of the device display. Additionally, It allows you to set a popup or fly-in social widget to show up in case of certain trigger conditions such as after certain time of page load, after someone submitting a comment, after visitor completing a purchase at your site, after certain percentage of page scroll.
Monarch is an exhaustive social sharing solution and undoubtedly its features testify its being so. You may know that some developers sell addon button separately for image and video sharing button, on the other hand, Monarch plugin provides you with both of these features without costing additionally for them. Yes, with Monarch, you have an option to get a button automatically displayed on your videos and images of your WordPress pages/posts, which would essentially make it easy for a visitor to share them on the social media websites.
Monarch provides sufficient options to customize buttons and widget appearance. You can change button colors, background color and more.
With Monarch statistics area, you can track how good a widget is doing. In addition to knowing total number of shares for lifetime and last 7 days, you can also filter total number of shares for different area widgets (fly-in, sidebar, inline and popup). This way you may use the best location to display sharing widget to get the most of the shares.
How to use Monarch
- Login to your Elegant Themes account
- Locate the Monarch plugin in download list
- Download plugin zip file
- Follow this tutorial how to install the plugin
- Go to Monarch option panel > Choose locations where you want to display sharing widget
- Go to Networks section > Add from 25+ networks to sharing widget (we recommend you choose utmost 7 or 8 sharing buttons including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin)
- You can also generate a shortcode for follow buttons. Just select networks to add them in shortcode and then add generated shortcode to any post, page or widget
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