Have you ever wished that more people would read  an amazing blog post you wrote? Or maybe you took a hilarious picture of your cat that the world needs to see? Well, worry no more because with the help of Webs’ social buttons your cat could have his own fan-made auto-tuned remix in no time.

Just What are Social Buttons?

Social buttons are links that you can place on your website (usually after some content) that let your visitors share that content with their friends with the click of a button. Here at Webs, we are introducing two new social buttons, Twitter and Google, as well as a revamped Facebook button. Using these social buttons can help increase website traffic and increase your SEO ranking.

The Facebook “Like” Button

As you all know, the “Like” button on Facebook is a way for people to show their appreciation for a friend’s status update or picture. Now, though, you can have this button placed anywhere on the web so that Facebookers can share content to Facebook from anywhere! When a site visitor presses this button, a message will be displayed on their Facebook profile as well as on their friends’ walls, giving your link tons of visibility.

We’ve updated our Facebook “Like” button with even more features than before. Now you have the option of having the button “like” a specific URL rather than the web address  of the page the button is currently sitting on. This is great for adding a button next to a link you want to spread. Simply type in the URL of the link you want people to like and you are done (note: if this field is left blank, the web address that the button appears on will be what is “liked”).

You now also have the option to place a “Send” button next to the “Like” button which allows visitors to send the link to a specific person. Our new widget comes with three different layouts: the small button and box layouts work great after page content, whereas the standard layout looks awesome in a sidebar.

*Please note that Facebook Connect must be activated to use this widget.

Twitter “Tweet” Button

The “Tweet” social button is an easy way for your followers to tweet about your site or content on your site. Simply place the “Tweet” button on your page; when visitors click the button they will be connected to Twitter and will see a premade message that they can tweet to their followers in seconds.

The “Tweet” button is packed with features as well: you can change the layout, edit the premade text for the tweet, and even recommend up to two people for the visitor to follow. The “Tweet” button has the same feature as the Facebook “Like” button where the URL that is to be tweeted can be different from the URL on which the button is placed. If you leave the URL field blank, the widget will automatically use the URL of the page it is embedded in.

For those of you who want your site to be connected to Twitter, but don’t yet have any site content to share, we also have a “Follow” social button that lets visitors follow you with a simple click.

Google “+1” Button

The Google “+1” button is our newest social button. By clicking on this button, site visitors can relay to their Google contacts that the content they are +1-ing , is really interesting. Then, the next time any of their contacts are searching using Google, they will be able to see that your content was +1’d, making your content more appealing! This is a great way to drum up more interest in your site. Adding a +1 button is really simple and just requires you to select the button’s size and style, and to decide what URL (be it your homepage, blog app or a specific blog post) you want +1’d. Once again, if you leave the URL field blank, the widget will automatically use the URL of the page it is on.

So what now?

The next time you are adding content to your page, whether it be a new item to your online store, a new blog post, or a new podcast, consider adding social buttons to the page (you can add just one–or all three!). Just remember that social buttons alone cannot catapult your site into the spotlight. It all starts with quality content. If your content is great, and if you make sharing your content easy, your visitors will be singing your praises on Facebook, Twitter, and Google before you know it.

25 Responses

  1. Reply
    virtualnetworks
    Jun 17, 2011 - 01:34 PM

    i love this idier its great am going put it in ma faqs for ma members :) :) :) :) :) smiles agin webs http://www.wowvirtualnetworks.com/ keep up the good work

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    ethupbolt
    Jun 17, 2011 - 02:05 PM

    thanks to webs.com for crazy features to make a website. Blogspot cant match with that

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    English
    Jun 17, 2011 - 02:05 PM

    Great, love the tweet button. You should mention that the buttons are found in the ‘add-ons’ under ‘tools’.

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      the Webs Team
      Jun 17, 2011 - 03:30 PM

      @English: Thank you for the suggestion. You are 100% correct. Users can find these widgets in the “add-ons” section and also in the widgets section when editing their sidebars.

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    fernando
    Jun 17, 2011 - 04:34 PM

    that makes no scene you cant put a +1 button on a blog the HTML does not support it. sure you can put it on a regular page or the sidebar but not on a blog post. well you’re the makers of webs so i guess you know better.

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    Dr Clandestine
    Jun 17, 2011 - 06:13 PM

    I’ll consider adding the buttons to my site [under construction at present]. I really need to drive traffic to my site . . . sharing the word! Thanks Webs.

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    Ramakrishna
    Jun 17, 2011 - 10:40 PM
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    Hameedullah Ekhlas
    Jun 18, 2011 - 02:39 AM

    Thanks Webs for this work. I was really waiting for this. There are a lot of things, we are expecting webs for more improvements.

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    Myuwant
    Jun 18, 2011 - 10:24 AM

    Cool i just added codes for flaoting share today on my site http://myuwant.webs.com

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    kat
    Jun 18, 2011 - 11:31 AM

    I like the share button on webs, it is very easy to use, and members/customers seem to like using this one. The facebook one is okay but you have to sigh in first before you can click the like button, and the sam goes for the twitters one.

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    Thabo
    Jun 18, 2011 - 02:17 PM

    Usually my p.o.v is that i wanna cr8 a new version of musiczone,bt these website gives me tough time 2 understand when i try to build it.

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    Buxster
    Jun 18, 2011 - 06:34 PM

    thanks for the info!

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    Kiara
    Jun 18, 2011 - 09:41 PM

    I love making my own webs.com! Thank you for letting me make one for me and my friends can share ideas. Thank you! I like to put the twitter sign on my but i dont know how!!

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    ravi
    Jun 19, 2011 - 03:38 AM

    thank you for your tips/suggestions

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    tanveer hussain babar
    Jun 19, 2011 - 01:06 PM

    With Regards.
    That’s Great Opportunity for us , i am especially thankful to Webs.com and the whole team , hope in future You also keep it up.

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    Phoenix
    Jun 21, 2011 - 08:49 AM

    Great new possibilities, great old webs !
    Happy B’day webs :)

  16. Reply
    Georges
    Jul 03, 2011 - 10:19 PM

    http://www.22222.webs.com. Thank you to webs.com.

  17. Reply
    Anonymous
    Jul 13, 2011 - 04:03 PM

    Webs are alot better then yola, I shuld have found webs b4 yola…

  18. Reply
    Nandini
    Aug 02, 2011 - 11:25 PM

    I want that tweet & google #1 button code. . Pls

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      the Webs Team
      Aug 03, 2011 - 10:24 AM

      @Nandini: If you have a Webs site you can find it in the Add-ons section when editing your website.

  19. Reply
    G118 Team
    Oct 08, 2011 - 10:08 PM

    I have been using webs for more than 7 years now, enjoying hundreds of useful tips given from time to time. Webs is best among all free free sites!

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    julie
    Oct 11, 2011 - 05:14 PM

    Thank you I like working on My own website. and this would help a lot. Thank you web.com for the social Buttons. this is another website I was wondering if we could added on to also R.B.Guns, Ammo, and Accessories Thank you.

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    salman
    Oct 16, 2011 - 05:39 AM

    nice and good work on this month….

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    Jonjo
    Apr 23, 2012 - 01:16 PM

    I’m in the proccess of creating my prototype site before I upgrade to a paid package on webs, but I have a question. On my website I intend on having various images/pieces of media and I’m trying to place a like+share button under each individual image/media so once clicked it shares the image/media clicked along with the url of the website on the social network in question rather than just sharing my site? Is this possible, could you give me any advice on where I’m going wrong?
    Thanks.

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    Dave
    Aug 08, 2012 - 03:41 PM

    I would be nice if there was a way to add the social share button to the individual blog posts as most blogging sites allow. This is one huge thing that sets your blogging platform way behind the rest. I notice Webs doesn’t even uses their own blogging platform for their own blog. Well I guess you get what you pay for, but it would be nice if Webs would address this. I tried to add the Wibiya bar to the site, which is fine, but there are no share buttons on the posts. Can’t add buttons that require a head tag to be edited, because Webs doesn’t allow this. Can add the “Meebo” share, but it’s kind of a bloated system and you have to put up with their ads.

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