Today social media is one of the sources of traffic and popularity. Because social media has lots of users making it a platform with every type of user. This large variety of potential has to be explored and used by a website owner.
One of the ways it is used by websites is by sharing content on it. Website share content like images, blog posts, self hosted videos on social media so as to get traction from social media and become popular.
Social sharing plugin is one of the tools a website uses so as to make ready their content so be shared on social media. They serves as ality for a visitor to share a content directly from webpage to its social media profile. This saves visitor’s efforts and time as well.
In order to be a perfect social sharing plugin, there are certain things one should look into
Responsive nature: The plugin should be responsive so that it won’t break upon opening website on any device, say it be ipad, iphone or mac. It should be able to adapt according to screen size it is subjected to.
It has been seen that many plugins offer responsiveness but fail to show responsive nature upon certain devices, like an tablets and phablets.
Maximum supported social networks: Maximum is not the greed but is the requirement. No one knows who will share on which platform. May be they prefer sending it to their email or friend’s email. Visitor’s intention is unknown. Make sure plugin supports maximum of social networks.
Compatibility: integrations matters the most. If a sharing plugin is not offering integration to any cms or technology, it is better to ditch it. Who knows when you had to switch to other technology. It should be compatible with all the major cms and technology so that in future you think of switching to another technology, sharing plugin should not be a problem.
These are the qualities of a perfect social sharing plugin.