In recent years Social Media becomes more and more business friendly. Today it plays a very big role in the so-called content marketing and it is considered as one of the biggest source of website traffic.
If you are one of those disbelievers, that think of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as suitable only for sharing Pop-songs and fun, then we definitely need to change your mind. Being social can be a great addition to your marketing strategy, especially in the 21st century, when business is all about sharing. In this article we will show you how to become a part of the large family of Social Networks. But first – What are the main advantages of Social Networks?
- Millions of people use Social media for sharing information, having fun and making business. All these people, no matter of their age, gender or nationality are connected to each other and are always tend to share their own interests. This can give you very essential information on how to improve your marketing strategy and give people what they need.
- Sharing information via your business account will not cost you anything. Plus, you can be sure that the content you have posted will be seen by everyone, interested in your products and services.
- Social media gives you the great opportunity to attract plenty of new visitors to your website. This is a great way to develop your business; build strong business relationships and improve your marketing strategy.
So here is a short list of WordPress plugins that will link your website to your Social Media account adding Social media icons.
Sharebar is our first suggestion. It is a great WordPress plugin that adds a really fancy vertical box to your business blog. Once you install it, on the left side of the webpage you will have a fully customizable bar of links and icons to the most famous social networking sites. It gives you the opportunity to rearrange the buttons on your own. All you need to do is move their position on the exact location you want to place them. Perhaps its only disadvantage is the fact that it hasn’t been updated for 2 years.
Here is another amazing plugin that will be very useful for you and your business. It gives you the opportunity to choose among a huge variety of media services, such as Google+ ; Twitter and Facebook. You can use your own image and even write some unique text. You are able to edit, remove or add services to the settings.
We decided to leave this one for a dessert, since it is our favourite. Many business users have more than just one profile account in the social networks. Unlike our previous suggestion, this particular plugin has plenty of updated versions. You can add your Google+ profile, allows you to change the ‘Follow Me’ button with a ‘Follow Us’ one. It is very easy to install and can be a really great addition to your blog or website.