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  1. Eddie Gear says:

    Fabrizio, I prefer not to have too many social icons as it makes my site slower and also make the site look crapy. In my opinion if a reader wanted to share the post they would share the post even if I dont have a button.
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    • Fabrizio says:

      Hey Eddie I can relate to that mate, that’s a good point you make about sharing, I guess sharing buttons make the process a lot easier, if I came to a site with no social sharing buttons and I loved the content, I don’t think I could be bothered to copy and paste the link to share it on Facebook for example. I’m just a lazy gimp really lol.

  2. Usman says:

    I think having 6-7 options is better choice.

    Which may include, Facebook, twitter, Google+, Digg etc, having many more definitely will confused. And as you said, site loading time is very important, so it is better to have less and important sharing options.
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    • Fabrizio says:

      Hey Usman thanks for dropping by dude, the main ones are important yes. More however does hamper site performance but as Aditya mentioned this can also greatly depend on your hosting provider too.

  3. Samantha Wright says:

    Hey Fabzy great post and you’ve selected an interesting topic here. I know what you mean about blog’s with excessive sharing options, I’ve seen many myself and boy do they look untidy I agree with you there.

    I think about 6 buttons would be ideas, for me those would be Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, Stumble, Pinterest and Digg most definitely. What do you think?

    • Fabrizio says:

      Thanks Sammy, yeah of course those are the ones I use for most of my blogs. Someone mentioned to me that having 3 or 4 sharing buttons can encourage users to use them all as apposed to just one or two of them. What’s your thoughts on that one?

  4. Aditi says:

    I don’t think having social sharing options is not bad. Even I think the more number of social sharing options you have, it is always better for your site because social sites helps you to interact more with your visitors. This is infact good for your site. Thanks for the share!!

  5. Chris says:

    Hi Fabrizio.
    On my blog I try to give my readers only 3 options in one place, and it works very good for me. So IMHO less is better ;)
    Thanks for sharing,
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    • Fabrizio says:

      Thanks Chris, yes I definitely agree with that and you’re proving a good point that less is better. Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Aditya says:

    Hey Fab,
    I guess there is no problem in having social media buttons on one site.The reason behind this is one can have choice which social networking site to opt for as it may be possible that one has account on just one or two sites.
    And regarding the loading of a page it depends on the hosting service one is having i guess.
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    • Fabrizio says:

      Hey Aditya, thanks mate, so you also believe that having as many social buttons as possible is a good thing? Yes I somewhat agree with hosting can be the cause of loading the social buttons slowly, something I’ve been experiencing at the moment lol.

  7. Sam says:

    Everyone has their own thoughts but if you will give final touch through right ways then it would help lot for you.

  8. Arunincy says:

    Social sharing sites plays a vital role in sharing our ideas among more people and helps to build relationships,But while considering your points its better to have minimum amount of social sharing sites would be good!.

  9. Becca says:

    Visitors can also become confused by which social sites to follow you on, if they see too many options in one place.

  10. I agree with this post. Most people don’t share on most platforms, I tend to just play it safe and stick Twitter, FB, Stumble and Google +

    Covers most of the common ground.

  11. Lorie says:

    I think using too many social networks at once can be too time consuming. Also, it’s better to master using 1 social network than to be mediocre at 5 of them.

  12. Anne Peterson says:

    I usually concentrate on only three social medias which include facebook, twitter and linkedIn. I don’t think it is how many you are on that matters but how effective they are for you.

  13. Naina says:

    Fabrizio, i think that it will only have a negative impact if it affects the loading speed of a blog/site.Unless having them is a great idea and it will only help the readers to get in touch with you everywhere.

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