Today i look through the biggest and most popular blogs on the web to see that which social media share buttons and API’s they are using as there main sharing option. Obviously there are social media services on the web (like add this) which are offering almost all the social media, sharing and bookmarking websites to share your post but blogs use some main and selected sharing buttons on the page which are there most favorite or the most popular sharing service on the web like Facebook share button and Tweet Mini Green color retweet button. Blogs these days give you all or other sharing options with some exclusive sharing option, most visible and most easy to share on the post pages.
There are 100’s of websites now on where you can share you favorite URL’s, posts and pages but you can’t embed all the websites;s sharing buttons and icons on a one single page. You have to choose which is the best and the most liked by the people or which service is the most popular and important from these hundreds of websites these days, so you can choose 3 or 4 most exclusive and popular service or share button on your blog or post pages.
If you take a look on the worlds biggest blogs of every nature or they are covering and publishing any kind of content like mashable, tech crunch, readwriteweb, boy genious, life hacker, gizmodo, smashing magazine, abduzeedo, what they are offering and which sharing option they are using as the most exclusive and special. Well there are some of the most popular and almost the same on these blogs.
1. Retweet Button
The TweetMeme retweet button is for website and blog publishers who want to encourage their audience to tweet their content on Twitter. The button shows a live count of the number of times your webpage or blog post has been tweeted.
2. Facebook Share Button
The Share Button is the easiest way to allow your content to be shared on Facebook.
3. Facebook Like Button
The Like button lets a user share your content with friends on Facebook. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a story appears in the user’s friends’ News Feed with a link back to your website.
When your Web page represents a real-world entity, things like movies, sports teams, celebrities, and restaurants, use the Open Graph protocol to specify information about the entity. If you include Open Graph tags on your Web page, your page becomes equivalent to a Facebook page. This means when a user clicks a Like button on your page, a connection is made between your page and the user. Your page will appear in the “Likes and Interests” section of the user’s profile, and you have the ability to publish updates to the user. Your page will show up in same places that Facebook pages show up around the site (e.g. search), and you can target ads to people who like your content.
4. The Digg Button
The Digg button, also known as the “Digg This” button, is for website and blog publishers that want to encourage their audience to submit content to Digg or Digg their content. Join thousands of sites that have already added the Digg button and have seen their content exposed to the Digg community!
While we support both a Smart Digg button and a static Digg button, we recommend using the Smart Digg button, as it displays a real-time Digg count and is more customizable.
5. Delicious Bookmark Button
With a “Bookmark this on Delicious” link, you can provide your site visitors an easy way to save it to Delicious.
6. StumbleUpon Button
Add a StumbleUpon badge to your site so your visitors can easily submit your content to StumbleUpon and you can start enjoying additional traffic from StumbleUpon users who want to see content like yours!
Our new badges reflect a real-time count of how many times your page has been viewed by members of StumbleUpon’s community of over 10 million users. Show off your big numbers! Users clicking these badges will be prompted to submit a page to StumbleUpon’s index (if not already in our index) so other users can enjoy your content or to view the ratings and reviews of your page from other StumbleUpon users. Your site will not be framed when users click any of these badges.
StumbleUpon Button Installation Guide