10 Social Media WordPress Plugins & Services To Grow Your Social Media Shares & Followers

by Adam @ WPCrafter   |   Last Updated: December 27, 2017
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In this video me to be looking at 10 different
plug-ins and tools for social media and your

website hi my name is Adam from WPCrafter.com
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summary to take a look at social media plug-ins
and tools and these kinda fall into two different

categories and I’m in a just a blaster these
different plug-ins and tools right here in

this video but you have your tool for having
the social media sharing buttons on your website

so and ends can a formatting what happens
when someone shares it says one kind of tool

and then the other kind of tool is taking
your content and distributing it on different

social media networks, to be looking at both
in this video so let’s get started if you

head over to WordPress.org and type in social
media there are a good jillion different plug-ins

available for all kinds of different topics
so might be a little hard to navigate that

so many do my best in this video to navigated
ON let me preface one thing by saying I’m

not to be positive on these tools because
there’s a lot of junk out there in them to

be talking about some of the popular but kind
of junkie stuff as well so you’re gonna get

a real honest transparent look at these various
tools so first we’ll talk about ways of getting

the plot of the buttons on your website and
then will look at the tools for distributing

and syndicating your content so first I wanted
to talk about master share this is a free

plug-in that gives you the social sharing
icons at the top of your page when the user

scrolls down and it’s gonna look very much
alike Mashable does if you ever go to Mashable’s

website is can show you the amount of shares
and views and have those sharing buttons when

someone scrolls down the page I think we have
some screenshots down here below of the different

options so here is essentially what it’s going
to look like this is actually very neat if

you go to Mashable’s website and you like
this feature on their website it’s going to

be very good and this is another feature right
here that gives you the options of what will

be prefilled out when someone clicks on the
Twitter button or the Facebook button and

I believe it might also let you choose the
image that gets linked up when someone goes

to share it there’s a whole bunch of different
options so this is deftly one to test and

to check out that’s life take a look at this
in the site I think is the most popular plug-in

for adding buttons to your website it’s the
social media share buttons and social icons

at the long name they also have professional
version there’s lots of options here for different

button styles and that’s very nice they also
have a paid upgrade version that is right

here and there trying didn’t do like a little
too much Internet marketing with hits so here

it is this explanation of what you get when
you buy it and there’s this bullet list of

items and it’s worth $125 and it is just a
bunch of fake numbers there but it’s only

25 bucks to purchase the full version and
it’s can give you some more options for the

buttons and there’s some actually really neat
options that it gives you but here’s a nice

list of everything you get with the paid version
of the plug-in things that it’s going to head

going to go ahead and add next is some paid
options and here is a monarchy from elegant

themes now if you already have an elegant
themes membership this is definitely something

to look at because you’ve actually already
purchased it so if you’re a Divi user this

is definitely one of the plug-ins that is
in your membership but you can really style

and create some really pretty looking custom
looking mouth social sharing buttons with

this that supports a whole bunch of different
networks it’s actually pretty nice income

to the link here and check out a live preview
of all of these different options and have

links to everything down below of course so
this is Monarch now I wouldn’t suggest going

in getting a Divi and elegant themes membership
just for this plug-in I probably wouldn’t

do that next is the next phase 1 is social
warfare in this actually happens to be the

plug in that I use on my site in its gotta
be kind of the most popular social media sharing

plug-in that is available right now there’s
a ton of things that it does now the free

version is actually lame it’s in the WordPress
for depository I don’t even know why they

have the free version you’re not don’t want
the free version you’re definitely gonna want

to pay for the upgraded him and assure you
that in a moment 30 active on over 30,000

websites you see right here they have 10 the
one star reviews and this is all people that

had that same sentiment as me as why do they
have a free version that really is limited

and doesn’t do anything and I don’t even know
how serious they are about the free version

they don’t even have any images of the free
version right here so it’s really probably

just a way of distributing the plug-in but
you really gonna want the paid version of

it and here’s where you get all the information
on it it’s what I like about it is number

one I really like the modern look of placement
of the buttons in the a different option I

get with the buttons I really like how when
someone scrolling I can kind of habit and

sticking to the bottom are sticky to the top
I can like that a lot it is a higher performing

plug-in so what happens if you have the feature
enabled on any of these plug-ins were it’s

going out to get the share accounts that is
going to put a bit of stress on your web hosting

account and your website and make it a little
slower so what this does is it kinda cashes

those statistics so it’s not going and checking
them out every time this also has the option

when you’re in the the back end of a post
or page it gives you all those options of

customizing the text for the different social
networks I like that a lot in but you also

get that for free and Yoast this is it really
that expensive I think like 30 bucks some

and actually talk about should you buy these
things here in a moment whether it is it’s

30 bucks a for one website I use this on my
website now here let me just read a bit of

reality to this whole social media thing if
I had a limited budget of what I was gonna

pay for or by for my website this probably
wouldn’t be that list I probably would be

like oh this is going to be $30 well spent
now if you have a lot of traffic on your website

you want more control over these the sharing
aspects of your website then by all means

go ahead and get the best in class that’s
that’s kind of where I met but if if I did

have a huge budget for my website I’m not
going to feel this urge like I’ve got to have

one of these paid plug-ins now most themes
or you’re going to have some form of social

sharing icons built into it and then with
Yoast if you’re using Yoast of WordPress SEL

it’s a free plug-in that’s going to give you
the options of customizing the text that goes

out when someone shares your your poster page
on Facebook or twitter it’s going to have

that in there so you don’t need a plug in
for that also when it comes to the whole argument

of this is going to help you get more leads
get more social shares I don’t really believe

that it all actually I haven’t really seen
any kind of concrete evidence that if I have

a prettier button someone’s going to go ahead
and click on the share button I think of someone

like you and they like your content in US
and the click on the share button or share

your content they’re just going to do it so
I don’t necessarily think that these things

are really going to really drive the traffic
to your website I would go ahead and suggest

if you have something that’s built into your
website theme or your page builder go ahead

and use that because that’s probably half
that you really need but then when the time

comes that you want more fine-grained control
then go ahead and dump a little bit of money

into it then I would suggest coming here and
buying this plug-in but I wouldn’t buy this

off the bad just because other people are
using it so there is my two cents about should

you buy any of these things if Yorty have
something that’s meeting your needs just go

ahead and stick with that now were going to
talk about the different couple plug-ins and

a couple services that will distribute your
content to your social media profiles and

first working to take a look at probably the
most popular one is called next Scripps auto

poster and I have used this in the past and
I don’t use it now I’ll explain why in a moment

this is actively used on a plan of the websites
and that’s probably because it’s free they

also have a paid version that has some additional
features now this is one where you might want

to count the cost before you add this to your
website I notice for me when I used it a couple

problems number one problem was that it slowed
down my website made my database grow a little

larger number two which is the biggest problem
it just went haywire so what this does is

it looks at your content you can create a
posting schedule and it will kind of randomly

auto post some of your content to social networks
which at the time was what I was after and

one day it just went completely haywire on
me and it was posting something new like every

minute to my social networks now thank goodness
I noticed that just like an hour and 1/2 into

it but that’s definitely not what you want
to have happen on your social I mean that’s

the number one way of getting people to unfollow
you is to be given them a whole bunch of information

and filling up their feed it’s just an annoying
thing so I literally had to disable deactivate

and delete the plug-in and then I had to go
to each of my social profiles there and delete

all this auto posted content and that was
actually my last attempt at having some kind

of automated solution where would automatically
take the content that I’ve already created

in distribute that in even try to share some
of the older stuff so here’s next scripts

now that problem is in the current version
and they said that in version 4 of this there

on version 3 version 4 comes out that’s can
you be gone but see when you come to their

website and you click on blog when you scroll
down your Tennessee they’ve been talking about

their version 4 of the plug-in for nano three
years here it is here it is right here here’s

and I’m not even going further back I’m just
going on the first page of the blog post it

says right here December 5, 2014 version for
auto reposting and it says right here it’s

coming out soon so I don’t know what their
definition of the word soon is but I think

2 1/2 years is a little longer then as soon
so I really wouldn’t trust this plug-in based

upon my own personal experiences and plus
you know they’ve been promising this new version

for 2 1/2 years probably longer probably three
years and it still hasn’t come out I don’t

think it’s actually ever going to come out
but they do have a paid version of this and

willing to down below next is blog to social
this is another one that I’ve tried worried

tries to do the same thing were looks at your
prior content and it will auto reposted based

upon a schedule and I had a pretty bad experience
with this one as well there is also a lot

of bad reviews for this one and I could partially
BBQ be because this is another one of those

free plug-ins that you is kind of worthless
unless you actually pay for the paid version

so here is their website and there is a paid
version I think it’s like maybe 70 bucks a

year or something like that yet here it is
70 bucks a year for a website and honestly

this is like one of the gripes I have with
you know people that write reviews you go

here and you look at this top bar and you
have some of these the familiar looking websites

right there that say it’s recommended by and
I guarantee if anyone recommended this it

wasn’t because they use it for any length
of time because if they had they probably

would’ve realized this is not something that
WordPress should be doing this is not something

that should be set up and controlled inside
of WordPress this is probably something best

left to a service this auto reposting so that’s
when the gripes I have about a people that

review stuff there so afraid to say anything
negative about a product or take a position

that something might be good or bad will they
say everything’s good anyways next is that

were to take a look at some of the software
is a services and here’s one that actually

happens to I’m testing out right now and there
have is been AppSumo deal on probably for

another three or four days from posting this
video and is called amplifier and what this

allows you to do is it allows you to to put
in your different profiles and there’s a whole

bunch of different social media networks that
are supported including Instagram and Pinterest

Twitter of course Facebook Facebook groups
Facebook pages and LinkedIn and the list goes

on and on in a couple of other ones and this
allows you to do a lot of cool things it’s

going to go ahead and analyze some of your
past social media activity and it’s going

to try to determine the best times for you
to actually post different social media updates

on the different networks and it’s going to
create the schedule for you and all you have

to do is click a button putting your social
media post tweet whatever it is can automatically

push that out based upon the schedule it’s
got some really deep analytics that I really

like so for me I go when there it says how
much my audience grew in the last month or

something like that and how your tweets and
posts and all that kind of suffer performing

I think that’s actually very cool as well
normally this is five bucks per social network

you attached to it however AppSumo has a deal
right now for $49 and they have another package

that’s $99 I’ve gone ahead and already purchased
the $99 package it’s more related to to an

agency and what’s really night now nice about
that is you can create projects and a project

will have certain social media accounts linked
to that it can also link into your Google

analytics account for the website so can give
you some really good analytics package and

then what you can do is you can say have a
the intention of it is if you’re an agency

right in your doing social media for business
is so you can actually give them up a login

to come in and approve things at different
posts and stuff like that it’s actually really

neat what it does I’m not given injustice
in this explanation but it allows you to have

the pro package of five $99 lifetime account
and it’s can allow you to have five different

projects 50 different social accounts linked
into those five projects so another way of

thinking about that for me my WP crafters
one project this other [email protected]

is another project so I can have multiple
projects there and have it all be separate

there’s a mobile app for it which I like a
lot now there are some weaknesses in it number

one it doesn’t have this content repository
so I can put a bucket of peace is a content

that I wanted to auto recycle however they
have said that they’re going to be adding

that which hopefully they do because that’s
one thing things I want is the ability to

auto recycle some of the content that I put
out but what I like is I can just whip out

my iPhone I can open up the app and I can
put some kind of a message in there and have

it just be shot out to all my social networks
I really like that feature in this a lot there

also adding an import feature so what I can
do is take all of my posts and I can import

it and then I can tweak out the text that
goes along with it and then have those auto

report posted every so often to bring some
attention to some of my older content that

is still relevant and another nice thing it
does is it has something called RSS feed so

if I go to my website I created a new blog
post as soon as I click on publish it will

get pushed out to herein then it will automatically
syndicated so this is amplifier is simply

something to check out to definitely when
it’s in AppSumo deal and it’s a one time fee

it’s definitely worth taking in a look at
they do have a 60 day return policy to AppSumo’s

well I have a link to the specific deal down
below but this is what I am actually testing

out right now the next thing is this other
service called social pilot and this is going

to have a monthly fee but this already has
those buckets where you can auto recycle content

and auto posted so just take a quick look
at the cost here a lot of people recommend

this a growth hacker package right here to
be about 20 bucks per month next let’s take

a look at the one that is probably the most
well known and most widely used from some

people that have a really strong social media
presence and that is meet Ed [email protected]

and this does a lot of things the right way
and a lot of what this does is I am hoping

gets built into and is Artie been committed
to be built into amplifier this right here

is going to have a monthly cost of $50 per
month but one of the limitations here is it

only supports these three social networks
Facebook twitter and linked in’s you might

want more social networks than that that’s
one of the benefits of amplifier they definitely

support more services and if I was to pay
for service outside of amplifier I amplifiers

number one on my list I think the one platform
that is the most comprehensive that gets it

all right in every regard is smarter cubes
this thing is a beast it’s beautiful the interface

is beautiful it has every feature you could
probably want in a social media platform and

this is definitely the one to get in its very
affordable as well so let’s get down to the

pricing right here and they have three different
packages right here so I think for most people

the business package here is going to be the
want to get I’m showing you the monthly prices

here is the price if you pay per year essentially
is 15% off let’s just look at the monthly

pricing right here seven agency business in
a solo I think really this business plan is

the one that you would probably want it has
the ability to queue up to a thousand post

it’s going to have that recycling of content
you get this beautiful calendar grid where

you can see what’s going out when this is
really the one to go want to get if you’re

fine with the monthly fee the 40 bucks per
month or whatever it’s going to end up being

now I went with amplifier because I’m not
really excited I want to improve my social

media presence but I’m not really excited
about spending $500 a year to do it and you

still have to do the work is so got a load
of create the content load the content up

that’s why I chose to go with amplifier so
there’s so many different social media tools

out there there so many platforms plug-ins
and all that I had went through 10 of them

right here so I like some I didn’t like and
I give you reasons why I want to hear what

you’re using what your experience is with
it down in the comment section below if there’s

something I said something favorable about
and you had a bad experience let me know if

there’s something I said was bad and you’re
using it and it’s been good let me know that

as well hey thank you for watching this video
will have all the links in the description

box below thanks for watching

Adam @ WPCrafter

Adam @ WPCrafter

My passion is making the best quality video tutorial online, for non-techies. When I am not behind the camera, I am usually helping out one of my YouTube subscribers.

4 thoughts on “10 Social Media WordPress Plugins & Services To Grow Your Social Media Shares & Followers”

  1. A

    I think these social media plugins are amazing, I was also searching best one social plugin for my WordPress blog just to improve my inorganic traffic.

  2. B

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the video 🙂 ! Great you have taken a look at Blog2Social. In my eyes this plugin is the best choice for social media automation, it combines great usability, settings and support. Meanwhile it has also reached the most 5 star ratings on WP.org- the customer can’t be wrong, right ?

    Happy sharing
    Bastian

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