UPDATE: Due to many, many issues with Social Warfare since they updated to 3.0, and the subsequent hack and vulnerability issue in March 2019, we are no longer using the Social Warfare plugin. We have switched to Social Pug! Here is a link to my newsletter published on 3/22/19 regarding the issues and switch!!
The Social Warfare Plugin came about because the creators of the plugin couldn’t find any social sharing plugins that did what they wanted them to do; so they created their own. The plugin was created to provide lightning fast, highly responsive social share buttons for WordPress users. BUT, in addition to providing an easy way for your readers to share your content while providing social proof at the same time, it also offers a few perks that are definitely worth taking a look at.
First up is the built-in click-to-tweet option. Readers love to tweet, and the rule of thumb is; the easier you make it for them, the more Twitter action you’ll receive from your content. Click-to-Tweet is a great tool for embedding a tweetable option right smack dab in the middle of your content, as a way to encourage social sharing.[clickToTweet tweet=”Using Click-to-Tweet on your website makes it easy for your readers to share your content!” quote=”Using Click-to-Tweet on your website makes it easy for your readers to share your content!”]
Another unique perk with Social Warfare is their Pinterest image feature. Those who pin to Pinterest know taller images, images that take up more space in the feed, are more likely to get noticed and repinned. The problem with the standard Pin It button option is that it doesn’t always grab the image from our blogs or website that will result in the best Pin. AND, if you do choose the right image, the description often has to be manually edited before the pin goes live. With the Social Warfare plugin, the option to upload a Pinterest-specific image right from inside your WordPress editor is available. Then users can set the description themselves so when someone clicks your Pin button they are automatically given the right image and the right description. Social Warfare isn’t free; but for most users, it’s very affordable and well worth the investment. The cost to use the plugin on 1 website is a mere $29 per year. You can also purchase a multi-license to use on 5 websites, priced at $135. Each license comes with full customer support (awesome support I might add) and update features.
Are you using social sharing buttons on your website? If not, you are missing out on some great ways to get more visibility for your content.
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In business since 1991, Terry Green is the founder/CEO/President of BizEase Support Solutions, an American-based, online marketing support company comprised of a team of talented professionals from around North America. BizEase excels at providing speakers and business coaches worldwide with seamless online marketing solutions, from setting up shopping carts and editing video, to writing blog posts and managing Social Media and PR campaigns. BizEase clients (who span five continents) take great joy in allowing the BizEase team to take care of the details so they can get back to doing what they do best! Click here to get our weekly tips ezine delivered to your inbox every other Friday, with tips on plugins, apps, and tools to make you more productive today!