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New AddThis Pro Widget: Content Recommendations, Where You Want Them

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We’re excited to announce that one of our most requested features is now available in AddThis Pro: inline content recommendation widget.

With your AddThis Pro account, you can insert a recommended content widget inside the layout of your site––anywhere you want––like so.

Since we released Smart Layers last summer, we heard from many of you asking for a widget, like the Content Footer, that you could place at the top of your homepage or in your right rail so your visitors would see recommended pages sooner.

And because it’s in Pro, your visitors get personalized content recommendations based on their interests. So, for example, you have a visitor that’s heavily interested in sports, they’ll see more of your sports-related content versus a food-fan who’d see more of your food content. Why does it work this way? To drive more traffic and engagement on your site.

Try out the new inline tools!

Just sign into your Pro tool gallery and select Horizontal Content Inline or Vertical Content Inline (or both!). Then grab the code snippet, and insert it into your site layout where you want to see it. For example, you can place the inline content recommendation tool at the end of your blog post so your visitors will have more options to keep reading.

As a Pro, you don’t need additional code changes to configure this tool once you place the code on your site. You can manage all your customizations from the dashboard, and you’ll instantly see them on your site.

So forget going through API documentation to figure out how to change the number of items to display or waiting for a developer to make the changes for you. You can do it yourself with a few simple clicks, and then go back to the rest of your day!

We’re standing by if you have any questions. Send us an email (help@addthis.com) or comment below.

  • Aha. Awesome. Looking forward to these features.

  • We’re excited too!

  • uxmatthew

    Very nice!

  • whistlerdan

    When are the share buttons and welcome bar going to be added to AddThis Pro? That’s when I’ll sign up and pay the money! At the moment it seems kind of disjointed with some tools here, some tools there…… don’t get me wrong, I’m really glad to see this recommendation stuff as well. Looks awesome, but I just want simplicity, and that is managing EVERYTHING from the dashboard.

    I’m liking the share buttons you guys have at the bottom of your blog posts here…. I guess that is a feature that’s coming soon?

  • Charlie Reverte

    You’re on to us :) Coming soon!

  • Awesome! How can I remove the AddThis branding from the widget? I´m a Pro user.

  • Unfortunately, we can’t in order to abide with the best practices from the IAB.

  • Great feedback! And yes… coming soon!!

  • Cool! Definitely signing up when you guys get some post/page share buttons all integrated.

  • Nuno Zimas

    Is there a way to make this feature contextual, so that it shows only links relevant to the current article? Otherwise i don’t quite understand how it can be differentiated from “what’s next”. Case in point, it does not make that much sense to load the same list of manually added recommendations across the whole site.

  • Sol

    We do try to make the recommendations contextual and personalized to your visitor’s interest. However, this requires that we have enough of your content indexed and correctly classified. Also, we try to show unique content across all the widgets (What’s Next vs. Content Footer vs. Inline). And we are still working on improving our classification and recommendations algorithms to improve click-through rates. If you still have specific questions, let me know.

  • Sol

    We do try to make the recommendations contextual and personalized to your visitor’s interest. However, this requires that we have enough of your content indexed and correctly classified. Also, we try to show unique content across all the widgets (What’s Next vs. Content Footer vs. Inline). And we are still working on improving our classification and recommendations algorithms to improve click-through rates. If you still have specific questions, let me know.

  • Nuno Zimas

    Neato :) Where in the Pro Dashboard can i submit a site for indexation?

  • Sol

    All you need to do is put our Javascript code on the pages and as people visit the pages and/or share the page, we’ll index and classify the pages and use them in recommendations.

  • Please send us an email at help [at] addthis [dot] com with the link to your site and our support team can take a closer look and assist. Thanks!