Blogger UnWrapped: Adding "Add This" Button!

This Blogger UnWrapped Tutorial applies to anyone who has a website or blog and wants to make it easy for readers to share your information.

You might have noticed I have a little Share button on the bottom of my posts... and on top of my blog. These are a great way for people to share, bookmark or even print your blog or their favorite posts. And they are so simple to install.







Go to Add This and follow the three simple steps I have circled in red above.



Then you can decide where you want to put your new button. I put one as a gadget on top of my blog using Step 1 in red above so people can easily bookmark or share my CoffeeShop Blog main site. I also installed the code in Step 2 so the share button would be under each post. Now if my readers find a post that they would love to bookmark or share via Twitter, Facebook,etc. it is a simple click!

Step 3 shows over 200 ways readers can bookmark or share information on your blog. Quite impressive!



This is the geeky part. I love graphs and data (my science background...). If you register with AddThis (its free) you can go to Analytics to see how many people bookmarked/shared your site or your posts, and where they did it. You can also see where they live!

I think this is a nifty little device everyone should put up on their blog or website. It should increase your traffic AND make your readers really happy. :-)

15 Comments:

Jamie February 16, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

thanks so much Rita- you are awesome! I've been looking for a way to do this since I started my blog. every week you post something new I've been trying to find :)

pala9801 February 16, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

Thanks!! I just followed the steps, and can't wait to see how my analytics report looks.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio February 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

Hey - this neophyte did it thanks to your great instructions! Thank you.

Jen February 16, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

Thanks Rita - you rock!

Kelly Ingram February 16, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

Thanks for sharing this Rita. I always wondered how it was done, but probably would never have looked into it so am very grateful for your post. Take care.

Michelle February 16, 2010 at 6:32 PM  

I just discovered your blog and I have to say....WOW! I am learning how to use photoshop. I can tell I will be spending several hours cruising your blog for tutorials. Thanks!

I put your link on the side bar of my photo a day blog.

Julie Marie Portraits February 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

HI Rita - Thanks so much for this. F or some reason, I'm not seeing div class='post=footer'
Is there something else that it might go under?

Thanks,
Julie

Julie Marie Portraits February 16, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

Sorry - forgot to expand widget! Thx so much for sharing this! You are just awesome!

Lori February 16, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

Hey whatever happened to the Pioneer Woman's Actions for pse!!?! I keep checking and nothing. :(

CraftCrave February 17, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [17 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Christina hearts February 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

Thanks Rita...that was easy!

Amy February 18, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Thanks so much! That was so easY :)

Happy-E March 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Rita, you are so amazing! I have just done it! :)
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Messmer Photography April 5, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

Thank you Rita, I've spent a few hours trying to figure this out today. After reading your post, it took me just a couple minutes to get it up and working. Thanks so much!

bizee1 September 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

Love...Love...LOVE..!! your blog! Jammed packed with so much info [and other stuff too] ;)

Thank you so much for all the great and easy tutorials you posted..made life on blogger so much easier!

And, yes, Im sharing with with all my friends on Facebook and Twitter!

Have a great day!