Hey this is Bob. Dave has been working away feverishly on our next theme, Venture. It’s mind blowing. Or at least amazing. And the best part about it is that I now have a new site for my venture capital firm. It was the prototype we used for the big theme Dave put out last week now the last byte in it’s proper place. Dave will talk all about this amazing theme but I wanted to point out one thing we did when we set up my site, of the many, that I love.

It’s all about answering the question of how to raise the visibility of your content with Facebook, Twitter and Google. So one way is to do a much better job of letting users share your information. The big three are fighting WW3 over social graph information. They’re using it in their results. If you’re not getting your proper love your not going to get all the traffic you deserve either.

So here it is!

Facebook Twitter Google+ media badge for social media marketing

And no, it’s not great because it has my picture on it. It’s great because the social media badge is really clean and also because it nicely scrolls down with the article. So the moment a reader thinks that a piece of content completely blows their mind and they have to share it, its right there. Big, beautiful and easy to use. And it works.

So where did the inspiration from this come from? My buddy Neil Patel and his Quicksprout site. Check out this post. I remember when I first saw this I thought “Wow, that’s the way to do this” which isn’t surprising given that Neil is omniscient. And so I naturally completely pestered Dave day and night to include in on my site. Even with my riveting content I get some social media love.

So what’s the recipe? Dave used Sharebar 1.2 for ours. It’s a terrific WordPress plugin and is easy to configure according to Dave. Plus since Dave also included the Google+ button I’m a step ahead of Neil. Of course I haven’t told him that yet.

August 2, 2011
Written by: Bob Senoff
  • David

    Which browser are you using in the screenshot? On Safari 5.1 the right hand border of the Facebook icons are missing – am sure the functionality works, just makes it look a bit off – well, to people like me who are obviously sensitive to missing pixels ;) !!

    • http://maxfoundry.com Max Foundry

      I think Bob used Chrome for the screenshot, but Safari 5.1 looks exactly the same. At least it does on a PC, not sure about a Mac. Gotta love browsers ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/Bronson_dep Bronson Harrington

    Great & clean implementation. me gusta!

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