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GUIDE: AddThis Share Buttons

Updated on July 30, 2019.

Get more shares and likes with AddThis Share Buttons! These easy-to-implement social sharing tools will help you distribute content and increase site traffic—giving your business a boost across multiple social networks.

Want to see them in action? Check out some examples of how our Share Buttons could look on your website in various styles.

How Share Buttons Work to Grow Your Website

1 Easily share great content from your site.

At their most basic level, Share Buttons enable your website visitors to share what they like on your site via social media. The easier it is to share, the more likely users will do so.

2 Increase your social media footprint.

As a business owner with competing priorities, it’s hard to devote much time to expanding your social media reach. With Share Buttons, you can let your audience help you. The more conversations happening about your brand across social media sites, the more likes, followers, and shares you’ll receive. This gives your content authority and helps new visitors view your brand more positively.

3 Drive new and returning website traffic.

If a user shares a link to your content on social media, through email, or via a messaging app, it’ll be seen by their friends and/or followers. Those users are more likely to click on a link recommended by someone they know and trust. If the content resonates with them, they’ll be more likely to share with their friends and family. That’s how great content goes viral.

4 Grow brand awareness and brand loyalists.

Social media is a great channel for increasing brand awareness. Individuals, who may have never heard of you before, can easily be exposed to your brand through their networks. And if they like what they see, they’re more likely to try out your products or services and become brand loyalists.

5 Gain insight into what works with analytics.

The AddThis Analytics Dashboard gives you details on how your content is performing across social networks. Based on that information, you can focus your efforts on what’s working with your audience.

6 Reinforce your online clout through social proof.

As people share their favorite content and experiences online, they have an influence on others’ decisions, whether they know it or not.

With AddThis Share Buttons, you can opt to display share counts to show which pieces of content are most popular. The higher the share count, the higher the perceived value—which in turn, makes users even more likely to share it too.

What AddThis Share Buttons Offer

1 Placement Flexibility

Place your share buttons where it makes the most sense. Whether you want your share buttons to display horizontally across the top or vertically along each side, that’s completely up to you.

2 Customization

AddThis share button customization enables you to match the look and feel of your website with custom colors, button shapes, and more.

3 Integrations with 200+ Social Sharing Services

AddThis Share Buttons integrate with both popular and niche networks related to your industry. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Kakao, WhatsApp, QZone, and more. You can choose which buttons to display, or even personalize them for each user based on his or her social media history using Smart Sorting.

4 Mobile-Friendly Responsive Design

The Sidebar Share Buttons tool-type comes with the option to turn on or off mobile configuration. You can choose colors, placement, services and even specify the responsive width. Our Inline and Expanding Share Buttons automatically adjust for all mobile devices.

5 Intuitive Design

AddThis Share Buttons offer a unique yet recognizable sharing experience for your website visitors. With beautiful, easily identifiable buttons for each social network, visitors will immediately understand how to use them.

Start growing your audience—and your business—today with AddThis Share Buttons. It’s easy to install, easy to use, and easy to measure success.

Last modified:  July 30th, 2019