If you have useful, interesting content, the chances your content to get shared by your visitors are also bigger. In order to ease your visitors to share your content, you can add a social media sharing feature to your website. In WordPress, there are a bunch of social media sharing plugins you can install. Some of the popular premium WordPress themes like Jupiter X, Newspaper X, and Monstroid2 have a default social media sharing feature, but they commonly have no analytics feature.
Analytics is a crucial enough feature if you mainly use social media to promote your website. It allows you to track the social media performance of your website. Monarch, for instance. This social media sharing plugin allows you to track how many shares you gained today, in 7 days, in a month, and in a year. Some plugins even support integration with Google Analytics to get more detailed sharing stats.
Here are 7 of the best social media sharing plugins for WordPress that come with an analytics feature.
Monarch is one of the best social media sharing plugins in terms of marketing. Not only it allows you to add a social media sharing feature to your website, but you can also track the performance of your social media. It comes with an analytics feature that allows you to track the number of shares you gained today, in a week, in a month, and in a year. The analytics feature also allows lets you know the highest performing posts (most-shared posts).
Monarch itself is developed by Elegant Themes, the developer of Divi theme, Extra theme, and Divi Builder page builder. Even so, you can install Monarch on any WordPress theme. Monarch allows you to place the social media buttons on the single post, sidebar, and on the media. You can also display the social media buttons in a popup or fly-in.
AddThis is has been around for years, since the beginning of the social media era. You can use AddThis to add social media buttons to your website, no matter the platform you use. If you use WordPress, you can easily use AddThis by installing its plugin. You can add use AddThis for free. AddThis is available on the official plugin directory of WordPress. AddThis also comes with a default analytics feature that allows you to track the total shares you gained. The analytic reports are not as detailed as Monarch, though. Plus, you can only access the analytics feature via the AddThis website and you need to create an account to access it.
If you are objected to creating an AddThis account, you can integrate your AddThis with Google Analytics to get the analytics feature. Regarding the social media buttons’ location, you can place them on the sidebar, the bottom of your content or above the content.
ShareThis is also a long enough player in this social media sharing plugin segment. You can use it for free. This plugin is also available on the official plugin directory of WordPress. The analytics feature of ShareThis allows you to track social shares by social media platform and you can also check which content has more social share. However, it’s a bit hassle to enable the analytics feature of ShareThis compared to Monarch and AddThis. You need to verify your domain by placing code to your website, pretty similar to installing Google Analytics manually. Also, you need to create a ShareThis account before being able to use it.
AddToAny is another social media sharing plugin for WordPress that you can use for free. This plugin is available on the official plugin directory of WordPress. By the time the article is written, AddToAny has about 500,000 active installations. AddToAny has no built-in analytics feature. Instead, it offers an integration with Google Analytics to allow you to track the performance of your social media sharing. AddToAny is a nice option if you are looking for a free social media sharing plugin that doesn’t require an account. There are several styling options offered by AddToAny, including the option to add floating social media buttons.
5. Social Snap
Social Snap is one of the feature-rich social media sharing plugins for WordPress. For basic use, you can use Social Snap for free without creating an account. You can place the social media buttons whether on the sidebar (floating) or inside the content (bottom or top). There are also some button styles you can choose from. You can also add extra features such as the on-media social media button and a click-to-tweet button. The free version of Social Snap supports three major social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You need to upgrade to the premium version to add more social media platforms.
The premium version also allows you to access the analytics feature, which allows you to track the total shares by social media platform, the top-performing content, and other stats. Before upgrading to premium, you can try the free version which is available on the plugin directory of WordPress.
6. Easy Social Share Buttons
Easy Social Share Buttons is a paid social media sharing plugin. You can get it on CodeCanyon for $20. Easy Social Share Buttons is a perfect option if you are looking for a feature-rich social media sharing plugin that doesn’t require an account to use or subscription fee. The analytics feature allows you to track the performance of your social media sharing. Plus, you can also perform an A/B test to try and boost your shares. Easy Social Share Buttons supports 50+ social media platforms, 28+ different positions, and several animation effects.
MashShare is a great social media sharing plugin if you are a fan of the large social media buttons. The social media buttons will fit the width of the content area of your website. MashShare is a free plugin. The developer offers add-ons to extend its basic use. MashShare itself has no built-in analytics feature, but it supports Google Analytics integration. You need to install an add-on to integrate MashShare with Google Analytics. MashShare allows you to display the share count publicly to ignite visitors to share your content. MashShare is also available on the official plugin directory of WordPress.