How to make your content more shareable

As an Online and Social Media guy I am constantly reading blogs and looking for great content to curate and share.  And there is some great content out there from some awesome people (6 to check out in 2016). However, there is one issue I have with a lot of great blog posts.  Their content is hard to share!  Yeah, seriously!

What am I talking about? Check out this short video to find out.

 

If you want your great content to be shared all over, you have to make is shareable. By that I mean you can’t hide your “share” button with a simple “share” button that looks like regular Times New Roman font.  It has to stand out!

If you have great content yet don’t make it overly obvious how I can share it, I’m going to lose interest real quick and not share it.

However, if you put shareable images at the top, bottom or to the right or left of you blog post and they are nice and colorful images, I’m going to share it.  Why?!?  Because you make it easy for me to do that.

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An example of a Share Button that is noticeable.

Here are a few shareable plug-ins you can you use:

If you want to increase the likelihood that people will share your content, you have to make it easy for them.  The harder it is to find a share button, the less likely someone will go through the effort to share your content. So, help us, help you and find some great shareable buttons that stand out so we can share your great content.

What do you think? What share buttons do you have?  Share your thoughts and examples below or on social media using #ymsidekick.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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