Recently one of my blogging buddies asked me this question.
Question is so small..
My answer is.. this post!
I’m making a post exclusively on this topic because I wanted to let my readers know that less is more while sharing content.
Why you should not use all the sharing buttons in your sidebar?
I think you will better understand what I’m saying by looking at the image (see the right side image once).
I will explain bit more about it now..
Lets answer this question first.
Why do we use social sharing buttons in our blogs?
To get more exposure, social proof etc right?
I’m pretty sure that we don’t need all of them to get more exposure! Because they don’t work at all.
Moreover, if you use bunch of social sharing buttons (which are useless), you are making your blog’s loading time even slower!
Once we will analyze what’s wrong with the blog which is using too many sharing options.. And lets discuss what can that blogger do to get more exposure from his blog.
If you observe the image, you can easily say that, he is not at all getting exposure from
- StumbleUpon and
Why his readers are not sharing his content?
This is the single most important thing that everyone should understand.
You should give as less options as possible if you want to make your readers to take action while reading your blog.
What to do to get more social networking exposure?
Provide less options.
The less options you provide, your readers are more likely to share your content!
Don’t you believe me?
Okay, here’s another blogger who is giving less options to his readers to share his content (but he is getting maximum exposure).
What did you observe?
More shares, more tweets and more +1′s right?
That’s the power of “less is more” strategy.
Because the above image you are seeing is my recent posts image! You have to trust me, because I’ve shown you the live proof (here’s the link to that post) and also I discussed why you should not provide too many options to your readers to get unnoticed.
Over to you
Only few people will follow this strategy… who are smart enough to understand the logic behind this.
I hope you understand the logic