Tuesday Blog Tips: How To Increase Blog Interaction with Add This!


So this is the second post in a series of Tuesday Blog Tips and today I wanted to talk about the different ways you can increase the amount of interaction on your blog.
For the past week I've been using a website I discovered, called Add This, and I thought I'd share 5 awesome things that I've been loving about it that can help you to increase interaction on your blog!

1. Share Buttons
One of the features they offer is share buttons that you can implement anywhere on your blog. You can choose from a large list of social networks that people can share your content to, and then Add This will create the codes for you and you can put them literally anywhere you want!

My suggestion is putting the code in your post signature so that it shows up underneath every post.

How the code looks in the signature box

How it looks underneath posts!

2. Follow Buttons
Another thing the website allows you to do is add follow buttons to your website. This is another great tool for people who don't want to do it manually, it works in the same way as the share button, you just choose the networks you want to be followed on, enter your username and they'll make the codes ready for you to copy and paste directly!
 

3. Recommended Content
This is something that I think is really cool, you can add recommended content or 'what's next', to your website to keep readers on your site once they've read the latest post!

4. Mobile Buttons
You can create and customise follow and share buttons to go on the bottom of the mobile version of your website. They sit at the bottom of the site and when you click on them, they scroll to show a list of websites to share your content, and a list of social networks of your choice that people can follow you on!


This is how the buttons look on the mobile site, you can customise to however you like on the website.



When you click the little triangle in the corner, the buttons minimise so you can still see the whole site.



This is how it looks when you click on either share or follow, you can choose all the sites you want to display!

5. Analytics
As soon as you've set up any of these sharing options, the website will give you analytics so that you can see how many people have actually shared your content, how many people have followed you from the links on your blog, and also, something I think is really cool, how many people have clicked on your links that other people have shared!
And you also get graphs.


These are just a few of my favourite things you can do with Add This but there are lots more on the site so hopefully this post gives you some ideas of how you can increase the amount of interaction on your blog! 

Although it sounds like it, this is not a sponsored post, I have genuinely been using this website out of my own doing since I discovered it and I wanted to share it because I think it's extremely useful!

Check out Add This: www.addthis.com

Do you have any recommendations on how to increase blog interaction? Or if you have any blog tips or advice you'd like to know, leave it in the comments and stay tuned for more tips next Tuesday!

Previous Tuesday Blog Tips:
18.11.14 - Improve Your Blog With Google+ 

Thanks for reading! 
♡ Katya