Monday, 25 June 2012

Add Share Buttons for Your Blogger Posts with AddThis

In blogging, people used to come visit your blog if they really worth what they are reading and some people might land on your blog after finding out your interesting blog posts via recommendations, web search or from wherever your content has been shared. Did you feel eventhough you have interesting posts, they have no readers as you expected? Some techies may recommend to try best SEO methodologies to bring out more users. Yeah there is greater chance to see your posts on web search. But people searching for what they need and what they feel interesting. And once they obsessed with interesting content, they would really like to share them with people who has similar interests. That will end up with gaining more traffic or readers to your content. So would you like to set up a way to share your posts in a giffy?

Sharing could result more audience for your content. In Blogger, you can offer few sharing capabilities for your readers on your post footer. But few means few sharing or not at all. The social web is consist of several hundred of social networks and there people finding for interesting content. People tend not to share and don't waste their time if there is no quick way to share your posts. Do you? AddThis is a content sharing platform which enables users to share your content quite easily across many international social networks. AddThis allows you to use personalize services and tools with real-time tracking. So you can measure all sharing happen on your blog and find what matter most to your readers. Also it reveals how many new site visits come back from shared content. As it is offering you a reliable service, reader may never find any difficulties in sharing your content. And yeah, it's easy to implement.

Before You Go:

You need to have an AddThis account before you proceed with below steps. Sign up for a new AddThis account if you haven't got one yet.


1. Navigate to Blogger Dashboard.

2. Click on your Blog Title.

3. Jump to Template tab.

4. Click Edit HTML button underneath your blog preview.

5. Click Proceed button to continue.

6. Tick on, Expand Widget Templates option.

7. Now find </head> in your template.

8. Add following AddThis script right before the </head> tag.

<script type='text/javascript'>
var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true, "data_track_addressbar":false};

var addthis_share =
   twitter: "{{title}} {{url}} via @[Your Twitter Username]"
<script src='[Your Profile ID]' type='text/javascript'/>


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