Don’t Overlook These

by | Feb 21, 2014 | VO SociaMedia

clickThey’re so ubiquitous, so unobtrusive, so taken-for-granted, that we forget how powerful they are.

They are present on almost every online content article you read.  I have them at the top of this blog everyday.  Sometimes they’re at the bottom.  Sometimes they float alongside the text.  If they’re not IN the article, you can add handy links at the top of your browser that do the same thing.

When you click on them, you vote, you share, you agree, and your build your own online presence in a flash.

They are the social media sharing icon buttons.

socialshareThe staple Facebook and Twitter buttons are always there.  Sometimes an email icon, or LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and more (Reddit, Stumble-Upon, Delicious, etc.).

If your favorite is NOT there, you can likely add a “bookmarklet” to the top of your browser bookmark bar that lets you immediately share the article you like to your favorite online platform.

Another great option is to install  ShareThis, or AddThis, or any of about a hundred Chrome extensions, FireFox add-ons, or Internent Explorer plug-ins that do the same thing.

One you’ve set up your account on these sharing sites, every “add” or “share” gets chalked-up to your links, and the more you make, the more you build your online presence.

You’re also adding online legitimacy to your favorite authors.  In that sense this IS an ad-hoc online voting system.  My SEO certainly goes up with each tweet or link of my content to another network or platform.

C’mon admit it!  You almost forgot they were there!

So click away, send the goodness all over!  The internet can handle it, and you’re spreading the wealth of information to others who maybe didn’t see the great content you discovered.






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