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Preferred Services & Personalization

One of the most important ways that AddThis increases overall sharing is personalization: Replacing our default list of services with the places where a given person (including you!) has already shared. You may notice that the services you see in our menus or rows of toolbox icons look familiar; we’ll replace up to 11 default services with the most recently used destinations.

Here is the code used to generate it:

<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style">
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
</div>

Don’t want personalization?

If you prefer to over-ride personalization in your toolbox in order to show specific services, you can do so by specifying the buttons you want to show by name:

<div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style">
  <a class="addthis_button_facebook"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_twitter"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_email"></a>
  <a class="addthis_button_linkedin"></a>
</div>

We encourage you, however, to take advantage of automatic menu and toolbox personalization. You’ll see an increase in overall sharing of about 20%, particularly from your site’s international visitors, who use many of our other hundreds of sharing services!

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