How to Increase Social Shares On Your Blog Posts

How to Increase Social Shares On Your Blog Posts [for WordPress]Are you struggling to get more social shares on your blog online? – don’t worry …. today you are going to learn how to increase social shares on your blog posts by implementing a simple strategy (if you have a WordPress blog).

I’m going to teach you one simple trick to help your blog posts get more social shares online. + Plus I’m also going to teach you how to grow an email list at the same time. 😉

This one tip can be implemented on a WordPress Blog using Plugins or on any other blogging platform using jQuery Codes.

The simple trick is to give your visitors an incentive to share your page on their social networks.

Give your visitors a reason to share your blog’s content!

You can’t just expect people to come by your blog and share your content. And, of course, the quality of your content does matter, to help it get more social shares, but what matters a lot more is giving the visitor an incentive to share the page online.

You should offer your visitors something for free as a ‘Thank You’ – for sharing your content in their social networks. I’m going to show you how to do this, today.

There is a cool and powerful plugin you can use called ‘Social Locker’ by onepress.

This is a simple but very powerful tool you can use to increase social shares on your blog posts!

See an example below…..

How to Increase Social Shares On Your Blog Posts with the Social Locker Plugin

Learn more about the Social Locker for WordPress here <<

Learn more about the Social Locker for jQuery here <<
There is a Free & Paid Version!

Get the Free WordPress Plugin Version here <<

As you can see, the social locker plugin allows you to lock any content you want. Then, your visitors will have to share your blog post on at least one social network in order to unlock the content.

It is a very simple idea and concept, and it has a lot of potential to help your blog post get a lot more social shares, and that would also mean a lot of free traffic.

So, do you see how powerful this can be? ..

If you use this tool correctly and on a blog with a good daily traffic flow, you could easily double the social shares number on your blog posts and pages.

Here is an example:

Do you see how you can use this as an incentive to increase the social shares on your blog post/content? …. 

Take advantage of this tool!

Use this tool on your blog posts and pages!

Let me give you one more powerful tip! 😉

You can be hitting two birds with one stone here…..

Check it out; start using the social locker tool to help you increase the social shares on your blog posts and pages – and also help you grow your email list! ….

Once people share the blog post to unlock the ‘download link’ – they would have to enter their email address in order to get access to the download URL! ..

Clever Uh!! 😉

Let me know what you think in the comment below!

This is a powerful and simple strategy to help you increase the traffic to your blog and also help you grow an email list. If you agree with me, then let me know in a comment below! …

I highly recommend you to try something similar on your blog. Play around with this and get creative with your marketing strategies.

Let me walk you through the process of setting this up real quick.

How to Increase Social Shares On Your Blog Posts & Grow an Email List at the Same Time

1 – Install the Social Locker Plugin

Go to Plugins > Add New

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPressThen …

Search for the Plugin ‘Social Locker’ > Find it & Install it

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress

Active it!

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress

2 – Set Up the Social Locker Plugin

Go to the Social Locker Plugin Settings > + New Locker

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress

Then set up everything the way you want it. Get creative here. The settings and options are self-explanatory.

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress

Publish your new Social Locker and get your shortcode!

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress

3 – Create Incentive & Capture Form

I’m going to use Aweber for this example.

Create a new list and a new capture form. Here is an example of what I did for mine.

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPressAfter you are done creating your capture form and setting it up > it is time to get the Code.

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress5 – Set it all up!

Now it’s time to place this social locker below your blog posts.

You can do it manually or you can download a plugin. I’m going to show you how to do it with a plugin today.

Go to Plugins > Add New > Search for ‘bottom of every post’ > Find it & Install it

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPressOnce this plugin is installed, you are going to need two things – 1) Your new Social Locker ‘Shortcode’ and 2) Your new Capture Form Code

Here is where you need to go – Plugins > Editor > Bottom of every post > bottom-of-every-post/bottom_of_every_post.txt

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress

How to Install Social Locker Plugin for WordPress


And this is how you can have a social locker below all of your blog posts!

This is how to increase social shares on your blog posts by using one simple strategy!

The next thing you would need to work on, would be the traffic flow to the blog. Use multiple internet marketing strategies to build up the daily traffic flow. Go to the Traffic101 section to learn more!

If you implement everything you are learning here today, and on this blog, very well, then you can get very good results online. You just have to take massive action and be very consistent with the entire process.

What do you think?? ..

… do you got any more tips? … please leave your comments below! ..

I hope these blogging tips can help you build a very successful blog online! …

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Thanks for passing by and reading this!

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I wish you the best of the best!

Love&Harmony! …

Sincerely,

-Freddy Gandarilla
“Freedom Blogger”
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24 Comments

  1. Katja Korsch
    Katja Korsch October 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Awesome, Freddy!! Can’t wait to put this to good use on my blog! 😉

    You rock.

    Cheers,
    Katja

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera October 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Hey Katja!

      I’m glad you are learning and implementing! .. keep up the great work!

      This is a great way to increase social share on blog posts! 😉

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment!

      I wish you the best of the best!

      Cheers! 😀

  2. Sunday October 30, 2014 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,
    To be candid, I have always admired blogs that employ the social locker on their pages.

    I often wondered the name though my time and schedule have made it impossible to really checkout how this plugin works.

    Yes, this plugin is cool in that it can be used to kill two birds at the same time – increasing social shares and increasing subscriber list. What more can a content marketer demand?

    To really make the use of plugin effective, it would be vital that the content marketer ensure that the content and what is offered are of real value.

    By the way, my best takeaway here has to to do with the fact that the process of setting up the social locker in WordPress has been carefully detailed!

    I left this comment in kingged.com as well

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera October 31, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Hey Sunday!

      I totally agree with you! ….

      The quality of your content has to be very good – you need to make people love your blog posts!

      If they like the information, then they are more likely to share it in the social networks.

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a great comment Sunday!

      I wish you the best!

      Cheers! 😀

  3. Dennis October 30, 2014 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy!

    Personally, I don’t really like SL but from the point of view of a website owner, it’s really effective. I don’t doubt it’s powers at all 🙂

    Great steps and tips. Keep it up man

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera October 31, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

      Hey Dennis!

      Well if you know how to take good advantage of it – it can be a powerful tool to boost up your blog’s traffic! 😉

      Thanks for passing by and leaving an awesome comment man!

      I wish you the best of the best!

      Cheers! 😀

  4. Rabin Mistri November 5, 2014 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,
    This is a cool way to increase social share of a blog post. I am a blogger user, is there any widgets to add this locker on my blog.

    Thanks

  5. Sherman Smith November 5, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Hey Freddy,

    This is a great idea to increase social shares for your blog post. I actually first heard of this on Enstine Muki’s blog a few months ago and it’s definitely a great way to kill two birds with one stone. You get more social shares and at the same time you can increase your email list.

    For this to work, you have to make sure of two things. You do more contextual marketing and you want to make sure you’re marketing people within your niche! Once you have these two, then your blog is golden!

    Thanks for sharing Freddy! I hope you’re having a great week!

    I found your post on Kingged.com under the category Social Media
    http://kingged.com/how-to-increase-social-shares-on-your-blog-posts/

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera November 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

      Hey Sherman!

      I’m glad this is some very helpful information! 🙂

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a great comment my friend!

      I wish you the best of the best!

      Cheers! 😀

    • Anshul Mathur May 27, 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Wooooa….Great way to boost social signals of blog post. According to me social signals of a blog plays vital role in its rankings. I try to get many social shares on my latest blog post to get it ranked high in search engines. Your post is amazing and can help many bloggers out there to increase social signals on their blog. I have posted an infographic about it too. Check it out – How To Promote Your Blog Post To Get 1,000 Shares

      Regards. 🙂

      • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
        Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera May 27, 2015 at 4:32 pm - Reply

        Hi Anshul!

        Yeah this is a great way to boost up the social shares on your blog posts!

        You just need to get very creative with the tools you find online. 😉

        You got an awesome infographic there my friend!

        Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment!

        Have a great week!

        I’ll see you around!

        Cheers! 😀

  6. Sanjay Pal November 5, 2014 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Hello Freddy

    What a brilliant and important topic you have taken as your article !!!
    I hope that bloggers see this. The post’s language was simple, the research was detailed and reasonable and the narration was compelling.
    The best point which I liked was when you mentioned that give people reasons to share your article.
    This is what most of us overlook. They think that just by random sharing others’ work will fetch them their share. This is what I will say ,”barking up the wrong tree”.

    We should have fresh and compelling ideas which other people feel the need to share in social network.And I must say that social locker is indeed an ingenious way for getting likes and shares.

    Thank you Freddy for this post. You have done a great job. Have a nice day ahead.

    Regards,
    Sanjay……

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera November 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Hey Sanjay!!

      You always have to give people a good incentive to why they should Share your content online. One of the main incentives would be the quality of your content – you should try creating the best content possible – that alone will help you get more social shares.

      Then you can also use the social locker plugin – with another type of incentive to share your content.

      Thanks for passing by and leaving an awesome comment man!

      I wish you the best of the best!

      Cheers! 😀

  7. Naveen March 15, 2015 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Hi Freddy,
    Its my first visit over here and I feel great that kingged landed me on this awesome page. As I mention in your kingged post that social share provide a great and solid signal to boost your SERP ranking.
    So this locker will surely help a lot to boost your share and ranking as well.
    Thanks for sharing such a great plugin. But I want to know is it available for blogger platform to or not.
    Have a great sunday 🙂
    Naveen

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera March 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Naveen!!

      Welcome to my internet marketing blog! 🙂

      This is an awesome plugin that can help you get more social shares very easily. You just have to work on more traffic and more epic content to make a lot of people share your stuff.

      I’m not very familiar with Blogs using the blogger platform, I wouldn’t be able to tell you.

      I am sure you can find some good information on Google.

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment!

      Keep up the great work!

      I wish you the best!

      Cheers! 😀

  8. Gordon Dewar June 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    How exactly did you create this form?
    Create Incentive & Capture Form

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera June 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Gordon!

      Are you talking about the optin form? .. that is done with an email marketing tool like aweber.

      If you are talking about the social locker form, that is done with the social locker plugin.

      This is a great tool to help you get more social shares!

      Thank you for passing by and leaving a comment!

      Have a great week! 😀

  9. Omar Saady July 18, 2015 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Hi Freedom blogger

    I will give a try and set up these plug-in. It`s really fantastic way to bring an endless amount of fans and followers as well as get targeted visitors to my website.
    For sure social media sites provide a way for you to reach a continually growing stream of prospects for your business ESPECIALLY IF YOU USE AWESOME TOOLS SUCH AS YOUR AMAZING SUGGESTED PLUG-IN.

    Thanks
    Omar

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera July 20, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

      Hey Omar!!

      Awesome!

      Try them out, and test things out! .. learn what works best for your audience!

      You need to do some testing to see what converts the best with the type of traffic to your blog. 😉

      This is a great tool to help you increase social share for your blog, for sure!

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment man!

      Have a great week! 😀

  10. corrisa August 14, 2015 at 4:10 am - Reply

    I’ve heard of content locker plugins before, but never got around to using them. I better get on the ball here because I’m losing far more by not using it on my site.

    Great step-by-step instructions Freddy!

    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera August 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Corrisa!

      Well, this is a great tool to help you benefit more from your traffic!

      You just have to take the time to test different things, and learn what strategies (with the plugin) works best for your blog and its audience.

      I’m glad you found this step by step post valuable. That is the mission! 😉

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment!

      Have a great week! 😀

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    • Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera
      Freddy Gandarilla Cabrera November 5, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Allan!!

      I’m glad to hear that man!!

      Keep up the great work!

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

      have a great week! 😀

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