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Should You Place Social Sharing Icons On Your Website?

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are some of the most popular sites on the web.

So should you place social sharing icons on your site to get more social media traffic?

Well, it’s a complicated answer because it isn’t an easy answer.

For pages like your home page and contact page, you shouldn’t have social sharing icons.

If you aren’t willing to share something others probably aren’t either.

On the flip side, you are much more likely to share educational content, humor, or anything entertaining. For pages like this, you should consider placing social sharing icons. And when you place them make sure you pick ones that scroll with your visitors because it will cause more shares.

If you want to use social sharing icons you can use Sumo or Add This.

Now when you pick which social sites to promote, make sure you pick the ones that are most relevant to your site. For example, if you have a B2C site LinkedIn wouldn’t be a good fit. But Facebook and Twitter maybe.

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