10 Social Media WordPress Plugins & Services To Grow Your Social Media Shares & Followers
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10 Social Media WordPress Plugins & Services To Grow Your Social Media Shares & Followers


In this video me to be looking at 10 different
plug-ins and tools for social media and your website hi my name is Adam from WPCrafter.com
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will notify you when I’ve uploaded a new video summary to take a look at social media plug-ins
and tools and these kinda fall into two different categories and I’m in a just a blaster these
different plug-ins and tools right here in this video but you have your tool for having
the social media sharing buttons on your website so and ends can a formatting what happens
when someone shares it says one kind of tool and then the other kind of tool is taking
your content and distributing it on different social media networks, to be looking at both
in this video so let’s get started if you head over to WordPress.org and type in social
media there are a good jillion different plug-ins available for all kinds of different topics
so might be a little hard to navigate that so many do my best in this video to navigated
ON let me preface one thing by saying I’m not to be positive on these tools because
there’s a lot of junk out there in them to be talking about some of the popular but kind
of junkie stuff as well so you’re gonna get a real honest transparent look at these various
tools so first we’ll talk about ways of getting the plot of the buttons on your website and
then will look at the tools for distributing and syndicating your content so first I wanted
to talk about master share this is a free plug-in that gives you the social sharing
icons at the top of your page when the user scrolls down and it’s gonna look very much
alike Mashable does if you ever go to Mashable’s website is can show you the amount of shares
and views and have those sharing buttons when someone scrolls down the page I think we have
some screenshots down here below of the different options so here is essentially what it’s going
to look like this is actually very neat if you go to Mashable’s website and you like
this feature on their website it’s going to be very good and this is another feature right
here that gives you the options of what will be prefilled out when someone clicks on the
Twitter button or the Facebook button and I believe it might also let you choose the
image that gets linked up when someone goes to share it there’s a whole bunch of different
options so this is deftly one to test and to check out that’s life take a look at this
in the site I think is the most popular plug-in for adding buttons to your website it’s the
social media share buttons and social icons at the long name they also have professional
version there’s lots of options here for different button styles and that’s very nice they also
have a paid upgrade version that is right here and there trying didn’t do like a little
too much Internet marketing with hits so here it is this explanation of what you get when
you buy it and there’s this bullet list of items and it’s worth $125 and it is just a
bunch of fake numbers there but it’s only 25 bucks to purchase the full version and
it’s can give you some more options for the buttons and there’s some actually really neat
options that it gives you but here’s a nice list of everything you get with the paid version
of the plug-in things that it’s going to head going to go ahead and add next is some paid
options and here is a monarchy from elegant themes now if you already have an elegant
themes membership this is definitely something to look at because you’ve actually already
purchased it so if you’re a Divi user this is definitely one of the plug-ins that is
in your membership but you can really style and create some really pretty looking custom
looking mouth social sharing buttons with this that supports a whole bunch of different
networks it’s actually pretty nice income to the link here and check out a live preview
of all of these different options and have links to everything down below of course so
this is Monarch now I wouldn’t suggest going in getting a Divi and elegant themes membership
just for this plug-in I probably wouldn’t do that next is the next phase 1 is social
warfare in this actually happens to be the plug in that I use on my site in its gotta
be kind of the most popular social media sharing plug-in that is available right now there’s
a ton of things that it does now the free version is actually lame it’s in the WordPress
for depository I don’t even know why they have the free version you’re not don’t want
the free version you’re definitely gonna want to pay for the upgraded him and assure you
that in a moment 30 active on over 30,000 websites you see right here they have 10 the
one star reviews and this is all people that had that same sentiment as me as why do they
have a free version that really is limited and doesn’t do anything and I don’t even know
how serious they are about the free version they don’t even have any images of the free
version right here so it’s really probably just a way of distributing the plug-in but
you really gonna want the paid version of it and here’s where you get all the information
on it it’s what I like about it is number one I really like the modern look of placement
of the buttons in the a different option I get with the buttons I really like how when
someone scrolling I can kind of habit and sticking to the bottom are sticky to the top
I can like that a lot it is a higher performing plug-in so what happens if you have the feature
enabled on any of these plug-ins were it’s going out to get the share accounts that is
going to put a bit of stress on your web hosting account and your website and make it a little
slower so what this does is it kinda cashes those statistics so it’s not going and checking
them out every time this also has the option when you’re in the the back end of a post
or page it gives you all those options of customizing the text for the different social
networks I like that a lot in but you also get that for free and Yoast this is it really
that expensive I think like 30 bucks some and actually talk about should you buy these
things here in a moment whether it is it’s 30 bucks a for one website I use this on my
website now here let me just read a bit of reality to this whole social media thing if
I had a limited budget of what I was gonna pay for or by for my website this probably
wouldn’t be that list I probably would be like oh this is going to be $30 well spent
now if you have a lot of traffic on your website you want more control over these the sharing
aspects of your website then by all means go ahead and get the best in class that’s
that’s kind of where I met but if if I did have a huge budget for my website I’m not
going to feel this urge like I’ve got to have one of these paid plug-ins now most themes
or you’re going to have some form of social sharing icons built into it and then with
Yoast if you’re using Yoast of WordPress SEL it’s a free plug-in that’s going to give you
the options of customizing the text that goes out when someone shares your your poster page
on Facebook or twitter it’s going to have that in there so you don’t need a plug in
for that also when it comes to the whole argument of this is going to help you get more leads
get more social shares I don’t really believe that it all actually I haven’t really seen
any kind of concrete evidence that if I have a prettier button someone’s going to go ahead
and click on the share button I think of someone like you and they like your content in US
and the click on the share button or share your content they’re just going to do it so
I don’t necessarily think that these things are really going to really drive the traffic
to your website I would go ahead and suggest if you have something that’s built into your
website theme or your page builder go ahead and use that because that’s probably half
that you really need but then when the time comes that you want more fine-grained control
then go ahead and dump a little bit of money into it then I would suggest coming here and
buying this plug-in but I wouldn’t buy this off the bad just because other people are
using it so there is my two cents about should you buy any of these things if Yorty have
something that’s meeting your needs just go ahead and stick with that now were going to
talk about the different couple plug-ins and a couple services that will distribute your
content to your social media profiles and first working to take a look at probably the
most popular one is called next Scripps auto poster and I have used this in the past and
I don’t use it now I’ll explain why in a moment this is actively used on a plan of the websites
and that’s probably because it’s free they also have a paid version that has some additional
features now this is one where you might want to count the cost before you add this to your
website I notice for me when I used it a couple problems number one problem was that it slowed
down my website made my database grow a little larger number two which is the biggest problem
it just went haywire so what this does is it looks at your content you can create a
posting schedule and it will kind of randomly auto post some of your content to social networks
which at the time was what I was after and one day it just went completely haywire on
me and it was posting something new like every minute to my social networks now thank goodness
I noticed that just like an hour and 1/2 into it but that’s definitely not what you want
to have happen on your social I mean that’s the number one way of getting people to unfollow
you is to be given them a whole bunch of information and filling up their feed it’s just an annoying
thing so I literally had to disable deactivate and delete the plug-in and then I had to go
to each of my social profiles there and delete all this auto posted content and that was
actually my last attempt at having some kind of automated solution where would automatically
take the content that I’ve already created in distribute that in even try to share some
of the older stuff so here’s next scripts now that problem is in the current version
and they said that in version 4 of this there on version 3 version 4 comes out that’s can
you be gone but see when you come to their website and you click on blog when you scroll
down your Tennessee they’ve been talking about their version 4 of the plug-in for nano three
years here it is here it is right here here’s and I’m not even going further back I’m just
going on the first page of the blog post it says right here December 5, 2014 version for
auto reposting and it says right here it’s coming out soon so I don’t know what their
definition of the word soon is but I think 2 1/2 years is a little longer then as soon
so I really wouldn’t trust this plug-in based upon my own personal experiences and plus
you know they’ve been promising this new version for 2 1/2 years probably longer probably three
years and it still hasn’t come out I don’t think it’s actually ever going to come out
but they do have a paid version of this and willing to down below next is blog to social
this is another one that I’ve tried worried tries to do the same thing were looks at your
prior content and it will auto reposted based upon a schedule and I had a pretty bad experience
with this one as well there is also a lot of bad reviews for this one and I could partially
BBQ be because this is another one of those free plug-ins that you is kind of worthless
unless you actually pay for the paid version so here is their website and there is a paid
version I think it’s like maybe 70 bucks a year or something like that yet here it is
70 bucks a year for a website and honestly this is like one of the gripes I have with
you know people that write reviews you go here and you look at this top bar and you
have some of these the familiar looking websites right there that say it’s recommended by and
I guarantee if anyone recommended this it wasn’t because they use it for any length
of time because if they had they probably would’ve realized this is not something that
WordPress should be doing this is not something that should be set up and controlled inside
of WordPress this is probably something best left to a service this auto reposting so that’s
when the gripes I have about a people that review stuff there so afraid to say anything
negative about a product or take a position that something might be good or bad will they
say everything’s good anyways next is that were to take a look at some of the software
is a services and here’s one that actually happens to I’m testing out right now and there
have is been AppSumo deal on probably for another three or four days from posting this
video and is called amplifier and what this allows you to do is it allows you to to put
in your different profiles and there’s a whole bunch of different social media networks that
are supported including Instagram and Pinterest Twitter of course Facebook Facebook groups
Facebook pages and LinkedIn and the list goes on and on in a couple of other ones and this
allows you to do a lot of cool things it’s going to go ahead and analyze some of your
past social media activity and it’s going to try to determine the best times for you
to actually post different social media updates on the different networks and it’s going to
create the schedule for you and all you have to do is click a button putting your social
media post tweet whatever it is can automatically push that out based upon the schedule it’s
got some really deep analytics that I really like so for me I go when there it says how
much my audience grew in the last month or something like that and how your tweets and
posts and all that kind of suffer performing I think that’s actually very cool as well
normally this is five bucks per social network you attached to it however AppSumo has a deal
right now for $49 and they have another package that’s $99 I’ve gone ahead and already purchased
the $99 package it’s more related to to an agency and what’s really night now nice about
that is you can create projects and a project will have certain social media accounts linked
to that it can also link into your Google analytics account for the website so can give
you some really good analytics package and then what you can do is you can say have a
the intention of it is if you’re an agency right in your doing social media for business
is so you can actually give them up a login to come in and approve things at different
posts and stuff like that it’s actually really neat what it does I’m not given injustice
in this explanation but it allows you to have the pro package of five $99 lifetime account
and it’s can allow you to have five different projects 50 different social accounts linked
into those five projects so another way of thinking about that for me my WP crafters
one project this other [email protected] is another project so I can have multiple
projects there and have it all be separate there’s a mobile app for it which I like a
lot now there are some weaknesses in it number one it doesn’t have this content repository
so I can put a bucket of peace is a content that I wanted to auto recycle however they
have said that they’re going to be adding that which hopefully they do because that’s
one thing things I want is the ability to auto recycle some of the content that I put
out but what I like is I can just whip out my iPhone I can open up the app and I can
put some kind of a message in there and have it just be shot out to all my social networks
I really like that feature in this a lot there also adding an import feature so what I can
do is take all of my posts and I can import it and then I can tweak out the text that
goes along with it and then have those auto report posted every so often to bring some
attention to some of my older content that is still relevant and another nice thing it
does is it has something called RSS feed so if I go to my website I created a new blog
post as soon as I click on publish it will get pushed out to herein then it will automatically
syndicated so this is amplifier is simply something to check out to definitely when
it’s in AppSumo deal and it’s a one time fee it’s definitely worth taking in a look at
they do have a 60 day return policy to AppSumo’s well I have a link to the specific deal down
below but this is what I am actually testing out right now the next thing is this other
service called social pilot and this is going to have a monthly fee but this already has
those buckets where you can auto recycle content and auto posted so just take a quick look
at the cost here a lot of people recommend this a growth hacker package right here to
be about 20 bucks per month next let’s take a look at the one that is probably the most
well known and most widely used from some people that have a really strong social media
presence and that is meet Ed [email protected] and this does a lot of things the right way
and a lot of what this does is I am hoping gets built into and is Artie been committed
to be built into amplifier this right here is going to have a monthly cost of $50 per
month but one of the limitations here is it only supports these three social networks
Facebook twitter and linked in’s you might want more social networks than that that’s
one of the benefits of amplifier they definitely support more services and if I was to pay
for service outside of amplifier I amplifiers number one on my list I think the one platform
that is the most comprehensive that gets it all right in every regard is smarter cubes
this thing is a beast it’s beautiful the interface is beautiful it has every feature you could
probably want in a social media platform and this is definitely the one to get in its very
affordable as well so let’s get down to the pricing right here and they have three different
packages right here so I think for most people the business package here is going to be the
want to get I’m showing you the monthly prices here is the price if you pay per year essentially
is 15% off let’s just look at the monthly pricing right here seven agency business in
a solo I think really this business plan is the one that you would probably want it has
the ability to queue up to a thousand post it’s going to have that recycling of content
you get this beautiful calendar grid where you can see what’s going out when this is
really the one to go want to get if you’re fine with the monthly fee the 40 bucks per
month or whatever it’s going to end up being now I went with amplifier because I’m not
really excited I want to improve my social media presence but I’m not really excited
about spending $500 a year to do it and you still have to do the work is so got a load
of create the content load the content up that’s why I chose to go with amplifier so
there’s so many different social media tools out there there so many platforms plug-ins
and all that I had went through 10 of them right here so I like some I didn’t like and
I give you reasons why I want to hear what you’re using what your experience is with
it down in the comment section below if there’s something I said something favorable about
and you had a bad experience let me know if there’s something I said was bad and you’re
using it and it’s been good let me know that as well hey thank you for watching this video
will have all the links in the description box below thanks for watching

39 thoughts on “10 Social Media WordPress Plugins & Services To Grow Your Social Media Shares & Followers

  1. Here are some of the links to the tools:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/mashsharer/
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/
    https://www.wpcrafter.com/elegant-themes
    https://www.wpcrafter.com/social-warfare
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g/
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/blog2social/
    https://www.wpcrafter.com/appsumo
    https://www.wpcrafter.com/social-pilot
    https://meetedgar.com/
    https://www.wpcrafter.com/smarter-queue

  2. does this work flawlessy with sites built with beaver builder? for some reason beaver builder always give me troubles after migrations, like modules getting bunched up together in blocks, or stuff desappearing here and there

  3. Thank you, very useful info (as always). What's your opinion on using Sumo (social sharing and list builder) and Buffer (posting on different media in a schedule)?

  4. I use Mashshare! I love it.. As far automation I will think about IFTTT! Amplifier is like Buffer? Because buffer is really cool!

  5. can you compare sociocaster …Sociocaster also curates viral content from other sources for us to share it in our social media properties

  6. Hi Adam, thanks as always for your honest advice! 😊 Will you be doing a tutorial on Amplifr? Thanks

  7. I have a disability awareness site, but traffic is bad. I am on FB, Tier, and LinkedIn. I don't have the time to do marketing. What can I use schedule things automatically?

  8. How does HootSuite compare to NextScripts or Blog2Social? (I couldn't find Amplifr or SmartQueue on my wordpress plugin selections). My primary goal is to distribute my own content from my website to social media, with a bitly link back to my website. On many social media channels, including Instagram and Google, etc…

  9. Paid Buffer. $10/month. Does it for me. Waiting for the day when they can create relevant social posts and post them for you without getting penalized.

  10. Jetpack makes life easy for me, just that these days it gives me a 500 error, By the way, thanks for the great info

  11. Thank you for this honest assessment. I am struggling because I had feather social sharing and it took a while to notice it, but eventually found it had scorecard research embedded which dragged my website speed down horrendously and interfered with images! So annoying and I agree these things should not be a recommended tool by anyone without notifying potential users of the issue of getting a dang nuisance come along with the lovely little widget.

  12. Hi Adam I need help I want to know how you created boxes on your site with button on your reviews page
    https://www.wpcrafter.com/reviews/wordpress-themes/

  13. thanks for all your great tutorials. I was a real beginner and now giving advise to collegues on their site !!

  14. hi , i'm a CPA marketer.

    i have built a website that pays visitors in return for clicks and surveys finished .Now i'm looking for plugin that can help me track there clicks in order to reward them accordingly .

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  16. Hey Adam, once again, great video. Do you plan to do update to this? How have you found Amplifier a year on? Ive recently been looking at Buffer and Social Web Suite. Not sure how they compare. Cheers 😁👍

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