Episode 230 Why You DO Not Need Share Buttons On Your Website


Show Highlights

Rob Cairns talks about why websites do not need share buttons.

Show Highlights:

  1. Old standards.
  2. How trends have changed.
  3. How users share information.

Show Notes

Hey everybody, Rob here again in today’s podcast, I wanted to talk a little bit about some changes I’ve been making to the blog at stunning digital marketing and why?

So let’s kind of degrees a little bit a number of years ago we all used to have comments enabled on our books.

And frankly, many of us.

Turn the comments off.

Recently including myself and one of the reasons we did that was spam, and the other reason was a shift.

And that shift with comments was.

People are commenting on blog posts on social media, on Twitter, on Facebook, in Facebook, streams and groups.

On LinkedIn and so on.

And frankly, there wasn’t a lot of commenting going on on the blogs themselves.

That kind of changed the way we thought.

And recently I’ve noticed a trend.

And that trend, frankly, is.

That people aren’t sharing from websites and blogs directly.

Where people are sharing is they’re installing often a Chrome extension on their browser, typically Chrome or brave or one of those chromium based or edge.

Or a Firefox extension?

Or an add on as it’s called and you’re sharing from that.

I know on my smartphone.

I’ve got an app installed that lets me share the Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn directly from my phone.

I don’t even click the share button at the bottom of the post.

And this kind of changed my thinking.

Just a little bit.

So if you go to the stunning digitalmarketing.com/blog and look at any of the podcasts or blog posts, there’s no longer share buttons at the bottom of the. I’m not saying I don’t want you to share my blog post, I love you too.

But what I’m saying is this is real estate and plugins that aren’t being used.

Unfortunately, in our industry, trends change and sometimes really good and sometimes for the better.

And as web designers and developers, we need to recognize those changes.

And I think the death shares happening from a websites directly is one of those big changes and a trend.

We’re going to continue to see more and more and more about.

So that’s some thoughts for you on why I don’t have share buttons enabled on my blog anymore, and that’s something you might want to consider as well.

Rob, Cairns.

Stunning digital marketing.

Have a great day.

Bye bye for now.

 


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