Now, we’ve already added social bookmarking links to your posts in Step 4, but today we’re gong to add in another plugin, GetSocial which will utilize a few other social media sharing methods.
The GetSocial plugin does the job of 3 plugins I used to use -
- adds the TweetMeMe retweet button (which encourages people to retweet your blog post)
- adds the Facebook share button (which makes it easy for people to share your post to their Facebook wall)
- adds a Google Buzz button (so users of Google Buzz can easily “buzz” your post)
- plus it adds a StumbleUpon button (to encourage visitors to stumble your post)
And it does it all in one simple, floating GetSocial box.
To install the GetSocial plugin, just visit your Plugins menu, do a search for “GetSocial”, and click Install. From there, just go to Settings –> GetSocial to add your Twitter username. If you find that you don’t like where the button is located on your site, you can also control positioning from this screen as well.
Now that your site is set up for maximum Search Engine-findability and Social Media-sharability, it’s up to you to create great content that your visitors and the search engines will love! If content creation is something you really struggle with, feel free to check out my Social Media Content Creation Kit.