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WP Plugin: Updated Social Bookmarks

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WP Plugin: Updated Social Bookmarks Updated version of this social bookmarking plugin sports an admin interface and allows an external stylesheet to control the display of the icons. I personally am really overwhelmed by the sheer number of icons that show up on many blog posts and am interested to know how many people actually use those icons to bookmarks topics and/or pages. I would really like to know how many of my readers have actually clicked on the two icons (on this blog) to bookmark a certain post and how much more or less useful they would have found the social bar to be if there were more icons on the list.

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  1. John Hollandsworth (1 comments.) says:

    Mark,
    I’ve wondered the same thing about the bookmarks on my blog. Wouldn’t it be great if the plugin could could be coded to self-monitor, and keep a running tally of how many outclicks for each of the bookmark icons?

  2. brockman (1 comments.) says:

    I too find the number of icons for things like this overwhelming. I’ve never used the icons on your posts, but I like the idea of being able to bookmark. I may actually add it to my site but certainly not use all the icons. Waaay too much.

    My site has all those subscription icons, etc. and I even find that overwhelming. It is part of the template I am using and I just haven’t bothered to change anything about it yet.

  3. keith (10 comments.) says:

    i agree, when i see 2 dozen + icons at the bottom of a post, i just laugh. i have to mouse-over most of them just to find out what site they are even for, much less use them to bookmark a post!

  4. keith (10 comments.) says:

    i agree, when i see 2 dozen+ icons at the bottom of a post, i just laugh. i have to mouse-over most of them just to see what site they are for, much less use them to bookmark a post!

  5. badMike (6 comments.) says:

    CrazyEgg.com lets you see what your users are clicking on whatever page you program with them. Sure, you can only monitor one page at a time, but it may be a useful test to see if anyone is clicking on those social bookmarking links.

  6. aleeya (1 comments.) says:

    I would love to see a way to monitor status. That way, I can decide what Icons I want to show based on if.. “if” any are used. In the past, I know I had people use the Tecnoroti and digg icons when they came to my page.. but even though I have others available, I have no way of knowing if they are even being used, if they are unsightly to most, wasted space, or if someone ever uses them. . Personally, if I knew which were used, I would strip the rest and keep those. Just my 2 cents.

  7. Noel Cower (2 comments.) says:

    Generally speaking, I never click on icons like that. My use of del.icio.us is limited, at best, to what I bookmark in Flock (same end result, it’s just faster). As for Digg, I can see it has its use, but I don’t wish to participate because at times it feels like a contest of sorts.

    Just my two pence.

  8. Mark (118 comments.) says:

    This is a test

  9. Vienna Jo says:

    I recommend the Socializer plugin for WordPress instead of this bar thing.

    (This is the page you get when you click on the “Socialize This!” Text. It gives you a bunch of different social bookmark sites to click on, to bookmark a page/post =)



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