You normally add a blog call to action when you publish a new post. Or if you don't, you should. Your blog call to action is to inform your readers of their next step.
You may wonder if you need a blog call to action on all your posts. Well the answer is that you do. It may seem silly asking your readers to do something, but your blog call to action can work wonders.
When a visitor comes to your website and likes what they see they’re naturally going to want to share it right? Well, sometimes.
If it’s easy to share, if you remind them to share, and encourage them or give them an incentive to share, then you’re going to get a lot more shares.
But, if you don’t have easy share buttons, and you don’t ask, more than likely they won’t be as keen to share it.
You want more people linking to and sharing your content because it’s good for SEO. And of course you want to improve SEO.
Each share constitutes a link back to your site. Links back (depending on where they come from) signal to search engines that your site is important in some way.
To make technology work well you need to remember the blog call to action.
Calls to action are often shown in varying formats. It might be words, images or even buttons. Whatever the form it takes, the blog call to action is designed to encourage your visitors to take a certain action.
Tell your visitors to like, share, comment. Make sure you tell your readers what you want them to do when they read your content. This means you need to know what action you want your readers to take, for every blog post.
It doesn’t take much effort to add a comment to the end of your blog posts about sharing the wealth with their friends and instruct them how to do it. Read more about how to engage an audience.
And yes, there is a plugin for that, let’s look at a few.
This free plugin is great for encouraging social sharing with over 100 social share and bookmarking sites included. You can show icons for the social networks you want your audience to use.
This social share, social login, and comments plugin offers social share buttons from 100 networks, follow icons, and shows share counts for some of the most popular networks which will help you improve your social proof.
This cool plugin offers 16 different designs for your social media share icons. You can give more than one action to a social media share icon. The icons can float, or stay sticky, and you can even add counts, get people to subscribe to your blog by email, and so much more.
This plugin lets you set up social sharing, pop-ups, slide-ins, and even email opt-ins making this a very useful social sharing plugin to use. As you know you want to find plugins that do more so that you can install fewer plugins. This is worth a try.
You don't need to over complicate things and there are some simple CTAs you might consider using.
Full disclosure, I don't use a plugin as I have share buttons through my theme (Thrive Themes). However, if I didn't I would definitely be looking at a plugin.
Each time someone shares your posts, comments on your blog, forwards your social media posts and so forth it makes a big difference in your search engine ranking.
That’s why it’s so important to make it easy for your visitors to share by providing the right icons, and directions so that they can do it easily. It’s not pushy to ask for the share, the like, or the follow at all. In fact, even people who like what they see often will not share without being asked to or told to.
So! Care to Share?
These are the things you should do around your blog call to action.
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