Best 7 Horizontal Sharebars To Boost Visitor Engagement AT Your Blog !
Pop ups, splash images, marquees are very obsolete ways to grab attention of your loyal visitors and make them to socialize your article around the world from their social networks. The are very bad for website’s reputation too as your visitors gets annoyed and try to avoid all these type of clutter for a comfortable reading.
As we all know, Social Media & Virality of our content to social media matters a lot, they increase our website’s SEO, sends a lot of quality traffic, increase visitor’s engagements and make they our loyal readers. So, it is necessary to put your social sharing buttons, subscription box etc to your blog articles so that visitors can share your content with their social networks and can get your updates easily.
But, if you don’t put these social sharing buttons, subscription boxes, fanpage links, promotions in quite descent way then they are not gonna be help you. They will just increase disturbance around your article, making your visitors annoyed.
There are a lots of social sharebars, icons, plugins available that can be used to put sharing buttons, subscription boxes above/below articles, on the left/right side, float when visitors scrolls your pages but the best way is to use Floating Social Bars.
They looks like a part of your website as your website’s toolbar. As they floats at the top/bottom of your screen so, visitor will find it comfortable to share your content easily at any position, while reading your content. It helps a lot in increasing your social visibility, users engagement and even promoting your article/product/service by highlighting it.
You can check popular websites like Mashable, HongKiat, WPBegginer etc which are using the same technique. So here, I am telling you Best 7 Unobtrusive Horizontal Social Sharebars to Boost Visitors Engagement. These are available for many blogging platform including WordPress, Blogger, Drupal, Joomla!, tumblr. and many other blogging platform.
Header Horizontal Website Toolbars
Here, I will tell you some toolbar that will stick to visitor’s screen top, featuring publishers to promote their social networks, add subscription boxes, Announcements, featured articles etc.
Foobar is a unobtrusive notification bar for WordPress sites. It allows you to do all sort of things that you wants to do. You can create unlimited number of bars, customize it, insert custom HTML, finetune its look and feel via WordPress Admin, and more.
Viperbar, A very powerful website’s toolbar that sticks to your website’s top, facilitating you to do A/B Split Testing, putting newsletter campaign services like Aweber, Mailchimp and Feedburner, track real-time analytics, do custom bar styling to match with your website.
It is a very powerful WordPress Plugin which is available for FREE.
Hellobar is the most popular bar header notification toolbar available for your website. The website’s toolbar is available in both Free and Paid versions. The free version lets you to do 25 successful click-throughs/month while the paid version lets you to do 100 click-throughs to 2500 click-throughs.
You can track real-time analytics, do A/B Split Testing, Add Announcements, Twitter Buttons, Subscription Forms etc.
4. Quick Notice Bar
Quick Notice Bar is a wordpress plugin that displays horizontal bar at wordpress header. It allows you to include almost anything, like site notices and announcements, social network buttons, tweets, titles of the latest posts, just to name a few.
Quick notice Bar is customizable, and it even supports Google link ads. So you can increase your Google Adsense CTR and Revenue drastically. Quick Notice Bar also has a small arrow button on the right that allows visitors to toggle the bar hide/shown.
Footer Horizontal Social Sharebars
Here, I am telling you some very popular and comfortable Footer Horizontal Social Sharebars. These remain stick at the bottom of your screen and floats along the length of your webpage.
3. Meebo Toolbar
Meebo Toolbar is a well known notification toolbar with its lots of users. It is especially known for its chat rooms and instant messenger options. One of its biggest advantage is the ability to allow users to share images and links to various social networks simply by dragging and dropping them.
Meebo is also very popular among publishers due to its Ad Revenue sharing program in which publishers generates revenue using CPM-Based Ads on Meebo toolbar.
2. Skysa App Bar
Skysa App Bar is yet another very powerful social media Footer sharebar. This footer bar is having a lot of tools and features. There is a search bar, for my site, a chat room option, Flickr photographs, links to important pages or sites, a link to my Twitter account, a comments option, announcements and a share option.
Skysa does come with a total of 15 different applications, including video chat, links to a YouTube stream, RSS feeds and so on. The installation s quite simple, you just need to grab the HTML code from your Skysa account, implement it on your website and the Skysa App Bar will start functioning instantly.
Works very fine with Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox.
1. Wibiya Toolbar
Wibiya Toolbar is the best horizontal social sharing bar till date. However, they are putting there logo at the Wibiya Bar but is it actually worth that. Currently, I am using the same Wibiya Bar for Digital Guide..! so you can check the bar’s functionality.
You just need to sign up for free there, grab the plugin for your website. Wibiya Bar lets you to put social sharing buttons of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest along with the feature to email webpage.
You can put your Facebook Fanpage, Subscription Box, Google+ Page and Official Account at the same wibiya bar.
You can also put Google Translate, Search Box, Latest Articles and even announcement on the bar in very stylish way. It also provides you shortlinks of your article using wibi.us. All the things are available of FREE.
BONUS For You
Floating Social Sharing Bar – If you wants to add just social sharing buttons that will start floating only after their article’s title and float along the length of post, then Floating Social Sharing Bar is the best to give a try.
The bar is available for WordPress & Blogger Blogs. It shows a horizontal sharing bar with selected social counter. It is fixed upon page scroll through out the Post. You can have the same WPBeggineer‘s Social Sharing Buttons with there unique style too. 😀
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