From Outbrain to Taboola and now AddThis––the great thing about content-based recommendation tools is that you have lots of great options and don’t have to limit your site to just one. Although they all recommend content, they each work differently, and have unique capabilities and algorithms for you to consider.
Post updated: May 8, 2018
It’s the little stuff that makes a big difference! Here are a few simple things that you can do (now) to increase sharing on your site.
Have you asked your customers what they want from you? The answers might just surprise you, or in my case, completely change my outlook. After the launch of Smart Layers, the team here spent a lot of time brainstorming ideas on what to build next. We had all kinds of ideas, including one about starting a mobile-run pizza food truck.
You’re ready to make your site social this year, and you just created your AddThis account. (YAY!) But now you’re trying to figure out where to put those share buttons and which buttons to add. There’s so much to choose from, and you don’t have time to figure it all out. We want to help. Here are 8 tips that’ll help you get the most out of your AddThis tools.
Two years ago, Google started encrypting searches for signed-in users, and many speculated at the time that Google would eventually encrypt 100% of searches even for those not signed-in. That prediction came true as Google announced it would encrypt all keyword searches for all users starting this week.
Note: As of March 2018, the Smart Layers WordPress Plugin is no longer available for download. If you already have it installed, it will continue to work per usual. To check out and install our supported WordPress plugins, click here.
Yesterday AddThis CEO Ramsey McGrory introduced Smart Layers, an easier way to get more traffic and followers with one piece of code. In this post I’ll go into a little more detail about how to get Smart Layers, what to need to do if you already use AddThis tools (hint: nothing!) and some simple ways to customize Smart Layers for your site or blog.
Last week, the AddThis team dropped what they were doing, and signed up to work on different projects in our latest 24-hour hackathon!
Over 30 projects were submitted, and lots of cool things came about as a result. Here are some highlights of how the day went.
Here’s the Virginia team gathered to kick off the hackathon in AddThis style!
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We’ve received some questions lately from folks whose AddThis buttons seem to have disappeared. Naturally, this would be really disconcerting, so here are a few things that you can look into to calm your nerves!
Yesterday morning the space shuttle Discovery made it’s final landing at Dulles Airport in Virginia, just down the road from the AddThis offices. The area welcomed Discovery with great enthusiasm, posting live photos of the shuttle on the back of a 747 all over Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
We took a look at our data and it was clear that a lot of activity was happening. Check out this map:
It is clear by the high intensity of interest in the Virginia and surrounding DC area that the in-person images of the shuttle arriving at its final destination evoked a lot of excitement!
Credit: Tom Oettinger