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Jan 25th, 2013, 04:52 AM
Social buttons: use or not
Could you, please, give an advice: I've been using social like buttons on my websites, but recently came across this (LikeBtn), which says that social buttons slow down my websites.
What do you think? Should I get rid of social like buttons?
Last edited by dzine; Jan 25th, 2013 at 09:08 AM.
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Jan 28th, 2013, 02:08 AM
I'm not quite sure about this. But I guess this blog post could help you decide Social buttons slowing down site load times? | SiteKickr Blog
On a personal note, I would still use social media buttons for easy-sharing of content
Feb 4th, 2013, 02:52 AM
I think it's important for people visiting your website to have the ability to share, a thing which of course makes your website more popular.. I don't think it slows down the website enough to give up social buttons..
Feb 4th, 2013, 07:21 AM
Social buttons are rather powerful tool for the site promotion and if they slow your site, then not so much and in general it is better to use them 'cause Google "likes" sites socialization.
Feb 6th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Hi ... I think adding social buttons is a smart step. It not only helps you to improve your social profile's but also makes your site as a reputed one. It shows that you have various other online presence and makes people to belive more in your site.
Feb 22nd, 2013, 12:01 AM
Well i agree with most of you, the social share buttons are really helpful and i have been adding them on almost of of my websites.
As far as the page load time is concerned it wont be affected that much by the same. But yes, you can look for some other factors
and many such factors..
Jun 19th, 2013, 08:47 AM
it's up to you. How many social buttons do you have? You don't have to have all of them, especially if you don't have activity on all of them. You can use socialize, where you can select which social media buttons do you want to be on, or use share this, where is just a orange button and when you click it appear all the social buttons. But I don't reccomand to you to remove them.
Nov 7th, 2013, 11:16 AM
I would most certainly keep the social sharing buttons on your site. A few ideas that might help you improve page loading times is:
1. Distribute content no through your site but through sites specifically made for the task. This will not help you create more backlinks around the web but it will allow you to leverage social sharing buttons connected to your content without impacting anything on your own web pages.
2. Another idea is to look into different types of social sharing widgets / plugins. You may be just using a sub-optimal sharing button feature and speeding things up might just be as easy as applying new code / strategy to your current sites content.
Whatever approach you take keeping social share buttons is almost a must in today's high paced social world and even if they slow your pages down a bit as others have mentioned they are probably still worth it.
Nov 8th, 2013, 10:01 AM
I agree with what was said on #2. So many times I have designed a WP setting and just used the wrong social media plugin. It can really slow things down. I would try to troubleshoot it and get something that will speed it up. Mess around with some site speed tools to see if you can make improvements in other spots, too. Or maybe you just need a faster server.
Nov 11th, 2013, 07:30 AM
Yes by including social media sharing buttons in our website it slowdown our website performance.
to overcome this problem
Last edited by dzine; Nov 11th, 2013 at 09:47 AM.
Nov 14th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Nov 14th, 2013, 01:19 PM
It doesn't slow down the process if done right, try to keep as much local as you possibly can. Only annoying thing is that you can minify external scripts.
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