Is your blogger gaining in popularity? Have your happy readers help you back!
Do you have comments thanking you for your help? Great time to let commenters know that they can bookmark the page with their favorite bookmarking services. Digg, Twitter, StumbleUpon are some of my favorites.
I have been using Onlywire bookmarking button on some of my blogs. This button is a bit overwhelmingly complicated so I decided to standardize on AddThis.com for my blogs. AddThis claim to be the one of the most popular bookmarking and sharing service on the net. I'm sure you must have seen their button in many places.
You will see the AddThis button on the bottom of this post. To see if this is something you want to add to your blog, try it out right now!
Locate the Bookmark button on the bottom of this post, hover over it, and select your favorite bookmarking service. Click! It is not as simple as bookmarking with your browser, is it!
However, it works and it will increase the visibility of your blog, both through referrals and through higher search engine rankings.
AddThis has made it very simple to include their bottom in various publishing media. Login or register at AddThis.com. For blogger, you will have two options.
First, include AddThis button as an element in your sidebar. That one is straightforward and highly automatized as you will see.
I recommend the second option. Here, add AddThis button on the bottom of each of your blog posts. To do so, you must add the button script as directed. To find the place they refer you to in your blogger template, go to Customize/Layout/Edit Html. You must select "Expand Widgets Templates". Use Ctrl-F or find to locate the <
div class='post-footer'>tag as directed by AddThis. Insert the code.
From now on just gently remind your happy commenters to bookmark the page they found useful.
What do you say? What bookmarking service do you use on your blog? Have you seen increase in traffic since you have implemented it? Have you seen referrals from social bookmarking sites? Let me know, please comment below!