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Like Buttons - Social Media Like Buttons

Updated on November 29, 2016

Using the Facebook "Like" button and other social sharing buttons!

What is the value of a like?

Many bloggers and website owners are finding the value of the simple facebook "Like" button and other social sharing features. With over 800 million users facebook is hard to ignore when it comes to your marketing efforts. But who knew that something so simple as a little "Like" button could have a huge impact on your website traffic.

All of the "Must Have" Social Sharing Buttons you need for your website or blog!

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The Facebook Like Button

Everything you need to know about the Facebook Like button.

Of all the social sharing buttons the Facebook "like" button is by far the most well recognized and probably the most effective.

The Like button lets visitors to your website or blog share content with friends on Facebook. When someone visits your site and clicks on the "Like" button on your site, a blurb appears on the users personal Facebook wall (their News Feed) - and with a link back to your website.

There are two kinds of Like button implementations

1. XFBML and

2. Iframe.

The XFBML (also available in HTML5-compliant markup) version is more versatile, but requires use of the JavaScript SDK. The XFBML dynamically re-sizes its height according to whether there are profile pictures to display, gives you the ability (through the Javascript library) to listen for like events so that you know in real time when a user clicks the Like button, and it always gives the user the ability to add an optional comment to the like. If users do add a comment, the story published back to Facebook is given more prominence.

To get code for the like button Click Here!

Twitter Social Buttons - Tweet!

Using twitter buttons on your page allows your users to easily "tweet" small snippets of content (in 144 characters or less) about your website. Basically its a button on your site that lets people advertise for you! You can get the buttons here!

LinkedIn Like Button

Linkedin is like the facebook of professionals. Adding a Linkedin LIKE button will enable users to share your website with LinkedIn's professional audience, and drive traffic back to your site

Check it out here!

SQUIDOO LIKE BUTTON - Cant forget the Squidoo buttons!

Google Plus One Button

Adding the Plus One button

Let visitors recommend your content on Google Search and share it on Google+

Click Here to get the Plus One code!

Stumble Upon

Get Your Content Discovered with StumbleUpon Badges

Adding a StumbleUpon button (what they call a badge) to your website makes it very easy for your visitors to submit your content to StumbleUpon. Simply copy and paste a few lines of code onto your site (just like with the other social buttons), and you'll get more traffic and exposure - for free - simply because our growing community of over 10 million StumbleUpon users likes your content and wants to share it with others. Our badges also show a real-time count of how many times your page has been viewed by StumbleUpon users. So show off your big numbers!

Pintrest Button - Follow/Pin-It Button For Websites

Pinterest Like Button
Pinterest Like Button

Pintrest is one of the fastest growing new social media websites that lets you pin images that you like -- if you have image related content on your website this is an absolute must have!

Pintrest Button

Google "Plus One" Button

Googles "Plus One" is a definite must for any serious webmaster.

Here is where you find the button code --> Google Plus One

The "Add This" Buttons

With 14 Million Domains currently using AddThis and over 90 Billion Views Per Month its easy to see that "Add This" is a popular way to go when it comes to adding social buttons to your website.

Learn more about "Add This"

Social Media Icons

Do a quick search in Google for "Free Social Media Icons" to find loads of great social media icons to choose from. Using icons that match the look and feel of your website is important. If your buttons like attractive and are consistent with the design of your website you are more likely to attract more clicks!

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What Social Media Buttons Have You Found Work Best? - Tell us what you think - and why =)

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      6 years ago

      Wow! I never realized there were so many different ¨like¨ buttons! Thanks for the info!


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