Have you wondered where to put social media icons on your website? The most ideal location to put these social media icons is at the top right corner of your website. For example, that’s how we have placed social media buttons currently here on Zeeron Solutions.
Our social icon buttons and links are at the top right corner of the website just below our phone number and contact email. Hard to miss when its put in a prominent place like this.
However it’s also a good idea to have social media icons in the side-bar or at the bottom footer area of your website. Many of us have got used to this placement now. So we also expect to find social icons at the bottom of a web page.
But also look at how how Designer for Websites in Australia has used to encourage social media shares on their website.
We are also thinking of adding a horizontal bar with social media buttons like this somewhere in the middle of our long home page.
Adding Social Media Icons Inside Web Pages And Blog Posts
Above we spoke generally about adding buttons to your social media profiles and accounts in the website. What about social sharing buttons? Here is an illustration we made and sent earlier today to one of our web design clients. He didn’t have social media icons on his website. So we suggested to him, where we can place social media icons on his travel website.
Through our experience and observation we found these 3 places ideal for placing social media sharing buttons on inner web pages. They are highly visible and quite hard for your visitors to miss, specially next to the title of a page or blog post. Seeing them will remind and encourage your website visitors to share what they are reading.
Having social sharing buttons at the end of a long article or page will remind them to share what they found useful with their friends and contacts on social networks.
However be cautions. Don’t put too many buttons below the post title. But its okay to have a few more icons below a article or blog post like the location 3 in above illustration.
What Social Media Icons To Have on Website?
In this case consider your visitors. Have only the icons of the most popular social media networks of your visitors.
For most websites today having Facebook, Twitter is essential. Having other icons depends on the industry. For example, if you have lot of images in your site have Pinterest. If professionals are going to be reading your website a lot then having LinkedIn sharing button will be a good idea.
Having Google Plus icon is also good because some SEO experts think Google Search Engine puts a lot of importance on the number of Google pluses and Google plus shares when considering ranking your website and pages.
So what about you? Where have you put social media icons on your websites? We’d love to hear your opinion on what placements works and what doesn’t in the comments below. Please also share any ideas for social media icon placement not mentioned here.