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The Top 9 Social Sharing Buttons Reviewed

Ready to add some social sharing buttons to your site or blog?
Here’s a collection of the top 9 buttons and why you should or shouldn’t be using them:

Digg


 

 

Although not as popular as it use to be, Digg still has a loyal user base and is one of the original social bookmarking sites.

Install Recommendation: Optional
Alexa Traffic Rank: 99
Integrate the Digg Button

Facebook Like/Send


 

 

Half of everyone living in the United States uses Facebook and the Like button has become a staple for most websites. Both the new send button and combo like/send button are growing in popularity.

Install Recommendation: High
Alexa Traffic Rank: 2
Get a Combined Like and Send Button

Google +1


 

+1 is still relatively new, but is already becoming widely adopted. A Google profile is required to use the button.

Install Recommendation: High
Alexa Traffic Rank (Google Search): 1
How to Install Google +1

Google Buzz


 

 

Google Buzz was released in 2010 as a supposed Twitter competitor, but the adoption thus far has been less than impressive.

Install Recommendation: Low
Alexa Traffic Rank: N/A
Google Buzz Buttons

LinkedIn Share


 

 

Over 100 million working professionals use LinkedIn.

Install Recommendation: Moderate
Alexa Traffic Rank: 11
Get a LinkedIn Share button

Reddit


 

 

Reddit is a popular and growing news and content distribution community.

Install Recommendation: Optional
Alexa Traffic Rank: 135
Put a Reddit Button on Your Site

StumbleUpon


 

StumbleUpon is one of the fastest growing social bookmarking sites.

Install Recommendation: Moderate
Alexa Traffic Rank: 60
Get a StumleUpon Badge

Tumblr

 

The new Tumblr button is great in theory, but still needs some work. Tumblr as a platform has experienced rapid growth in the past year.

Install Recommdation: Low
Alexa Traffic Rank: 24
Get the Tumble Button

Twitter Tweet and Follow

The Tweet button has become a highly recognizable fixture across the web. This year Twitter added the Follow button to the mix. The TweetMeme Retweet button is also a widely used option.

Install Recommendation: High
Alexa Traffic Rank: 8
Add the Follow Button
Add the Tweet Button

TweetMeme Button

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