I love it it when great products just keep getting better. Today the Buffer team announced they acquired Digg Digg, the groovy floating sharing plug in.
What can you do with Digg Digg by Buffer?
- Add a beautiful floating bar to your blog posts, just like Sarah’s Faves has
- Display sharing buttons easily before or after your articles
- Add the newest buttons such as Pinterest and Buffer buttons to your site
Did you know great design and easily accessible share buttons make a huge difference?
Get 7 times more Social Traffic through better sharing buttons. According to BrightEdge research more visible sharing buttons will increase the number of shares your posts get versus those without. So I guess if you don’t want people to share your great content, don’t use Digg Digg.
You can check out all of the other bells and whistles in Buffer’s latest blog post.
If you already use Digg Digg, then you’ll be stoked to find out you can now integrate Pinterest. Here’s a quick tutorial –
1.) Install Digg Digg and enable the Pin It Button
As the first step to allow your readers to also pick images, just install the wordpress sharing plugin Digg Digg. You can see it in action on the lefthand side here.
Now, head to your “floating bar settings” area and find the Pinterest button. Click enable and set the weighting so it comes up where you want it to show:
2.) Allow your readers to pick pictures
Now, of course, since Pinterest is all about pictures and great visualisations, there is no point in having the button if you readers can’t also post a picture with it.
It is very easy to get a picture to come up for your readers though. All you have to do is upload a picture and set it as “featured image” inside your WordPress dashboard. Once your picture is uploaded, right next to “insert into post” there should be a “use as featured image”.