Some time back I talked about Must have Subscription options for the blog, and I specifically mentioned your subscription box should be placed in a way, which will give maximum CTR. Now, the problem is people like to see what kind of updates you put in and then follow you. Also, giving an option to one click Subscription is must, as less click means better user experience for readers.
One of the major problems with showing Social profile along with stream is loading time. When you try to integrate many social networks like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many others, it cost you the loading time. Which in turn not only bad for your readers, but also affect your search engine ranking, as Google consider page loading as one of the ranking factors. Recently, while browsing, I came across this WordPress plugin that fits our requirement perfectly, and will help in boosting our Social media followers count to a great extent.
WordPress Social Slider plugin
Here I’m talking about one of the premium WordPress plugin that I came across on CodyCanyon, which let you add a Social slider box on the left or R.H.S of your blog, and when a user hover on any of Social media icons, he can see your social media profile stream and with one click he can follow you on Social media profile. The reason, I liked this premium plugin because this plugin not only takes care of loading time, but also supports mobile compatibility. This plugin is powered by jQuery, so less loading time and it will work with almost all the WordPress themes.
Here are some of the notable feature of this WordPress Social slider plugin:
- Easy configuration
- Mobile device support
- Color schemes
- Optimized for faster loading
- Support: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, Vimeo, LinkedIn
It’s not like those default sidebar subscription options that we see on most of the blogs, but it sticks to the left and right side of your blog, and you can use your valuable sidebar space for more content or advertisements. This plugin supports al major browser including IE7+.
This premium plugin cost $15 and it worth each and every penny you spent, because if you see the working of this plugin on official page, you will realize this plugin can help in boosting your Social media followers count to a great extent. There is also a free version of same plugin available on WordPress plugin repo, but it’s limited to Facebook only.
Here is a video that shows, how to configure WordPress Social slider plugin by Arscode:
I have used static buttons on ShoutMeLoud some time back, and it worked great to get more followers. But, this plugin takes many steps ahead by integrating many popular social networking sites (Including Pinterest) and it shows the stream and one click follow/subscription button, which makes it more useful and usable. This plugin also offers a different style for Social media buttons, which will help you to maintain the consistency of your blog design.
Here are two more premium plugins, which I suggest you to check out and implement on your blog:
Do try this plugin and let us know, how it worked out for you. Do you think, coming up with unique subscription box and placement ideas, will help you to get more followers.