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You seem to be asking two separate questions, "Do people really use social network sharing buttons" and whether social network sharing buttons "are an absolute must if I want to get some good traffic". It may surprise you that there may not be a positive correlation between these two questions. There is an interesting case study on the Visual Website ...


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As @Jeremy Halliwell noted, if I implement share buttons I usually do so without using the JS widgets that most services provide. I do this out of concern for load times and user experience. Seeing widgets that use separate images (rather than sprites) for the icons, not to mention that load multiple CSS and JS files drives me crazy. Even if they load ...


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Answer: Because everyone else does it and social networks are obviously awesome. :) Alt Answer: Because it supposedly promotes sharing of your content Alt Alt Answer: There is no 'should' with regards to social sharing buttons. There's only 'should' with regards to making your website better—whatever better means to you on that site. More traffic? better ...


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If you use social media buttons on your site, it gives your users, flexibility to share their interest in your site with a click. Unless your site has content that can not be forgotten, no one will bother finding your page specially, on the social media sites they use. Therefore, it will also give you more interaction opportunities with your visitors. As ...


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No, you don't need social sharing buttons as people are fed up with all that social websites anyway. Only a very little amount of people actually uses them and they sort of destroy your individul design. I would suggest not to use them, but offer a comment section instead. People will have much more courage to comment your post when they don't have to do it ...


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Social buttons allow and encourage users to share your content. Without it, it would be too much trouble to share your content and most people won't bother. The more your content is shared, the more users it reaches and the more opportunity you have to capture new users. Social buttons along with SEO are the single best things you can do fir traffic short of ...


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It seems like you're not the only person to wonder this; it's the current CSS Tricks poll. The results, as of posting: I can go either way. (32%, 1,799 Votes) I don't ever use sharing buttons. I share my own way. (60%, 3,399 Votes) I typically only share pages that have sharing buttons. (8%, 458 Votes) These are technical users who like ...


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The best answer would be the one I'd give as USER. I do use social share buttons, as long as they have nice Post Templates and wouldn't fill my timeline with their advertising. This is an example of a share I'd use. [Content Title] - [Link] - [Some reference to the author] Let's not talk only about myself. There's people whose timeline is mostly ...


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Users use it a quite a lot, most usually have a number underneath it to say how many times it had been shared. You could benefit quite a bit especially as your site will be about images, social users love to share images and it goes viral quickly. One obvious caveat is that you'll need visitors in the first place. take mashable.com as an example their ...


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it requires extraneous Javascript to be introduced Wrong - With services such as Addthis, you will have to just copy paste some code. As Jeremy said, most can be added without JS. I'm wondering if they are an absolute must It is not an absolute must. In fact, there are no absolute musts in web development. If you do your SEO right, you may ...


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We have a webshop in jewelry, we get about 600/900 visits per week, I guess about 5 Pinterest shares ( pretty pictures ;) ). This isn't a lot, but it's more then zero. Just spend time one this once and make it work and you'll have a slow'n'steady source of exposure. From a SEO point of view, getting links back from socialmedia gives points, so if you ...


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As you are using iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security), it may be the case that your .htaccess contains: RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Link [NC,OR] This seems to block the LinkedIn bot from visiting your page (to get the metadata). See the discussions: WP Better Security LinkedIn Problem Better WP Security Blocks Open Graph Data And the ...


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vDog, can I call you v for short? I feel like I could be giving advice to my nephew. Anything you say publicly can effect your business and life. It is no different now than 20 years ago except that much of what you put out can hang around a very long time. There are three things you do not discuss, Politics, Religion, your own Personal Life. Period. Yes. ...


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I thought Google's documentation gave pretty good insight as to what the social interactions in Google Analytics does. In short, you can implement social interactions to measure the sharing of content on your website to social networks such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and suchlike. You can then use the data reported in Acquisition, Social as ...



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