Do you want to get more Facebook likes, Google +1s, Tweets?
Silly question, who doesn’t? Everyone wants to get more social shares as well as more traffic.
But it’s not something like that you’ve just published a post and people will start sharing your post. Yes, sometimes it happens when you create a viral one. Let’s be honest, we cannot produce viral post all the time.
What if I tell you that you can get a lot of social shares without creating a viral post, but by hiding some content.
Yes, you can. The idea is that, the most valuable content of your blog post will be locked behind a set of social buttons. You readers will have to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to access the hidden content. You can do it easily by using a WordPress plugin.
These plugins are known as Social Content Locker WordPress Plugins. In this post, I am going to share a list of best Social Content Locker WordPress Plugins.
While using these plugins, you have to make sure that you aren’t hurting your readers and subscribers by doing something dumb. You will have to make a win-win situation. Here are some ideas for hiding content.
- Free download link of an ebook, a software or a free theme.
- Download link of your long post in pdf format.
- Special discount link.
- And whatever you want. (But be creative)
7 Best Social Content Locker WordPress Plugin
Here are 7 best Social Content Locker Plugins for WordPress.
Social Locker is the most popular Social Content locker WordPress plugin which comes with a set of social button and a locker in one bottle. It allows you to lock a part of the content of your blog posts. Visitors will have to click on one of the social buttons (Tweet, Facebook Like, Google +1 etc) to see the locked/hidden content. This plugin helps you to improve the social performance of your blog and generates huge traffic from social networks.
If you don’t want to force your readers too much to click on social buttons, then Social Content Locker plugin is for you. You can use ‘Close button’ option to bypass social requirement. This plugin will not annoy the users who have already unlocked the content by remembering cookie.
Social Content Locker locks any type of content (Images, Videos, Flash, HTML, etc) until the user shares it. There is no way to view the content until one social button is clicked. This plugin supports 4 popular social media sites and 6 social buttons. It supports Facebook Like and Share, Google Plus, Twitter Tweet and Follow, LinkedIn Share buttons.
OnePress Social Locker is the best free WordPress content locker plugin. It allows you to lock a part of content on a page/post until a user clicks on a social button (Facebook Like, Tweet Button, Google +1). You can set any URL that will be used for social buttons.
It is SEO friendly and your content will be available to the search engine bots. You can lock any type of content with this plugin.
WP Like Locker plugin will help you to increase your Facebook fans with almost no work. All you need to do is install the plugin and put Like Locker box on your post that will require the user to like the post to view the content.
Like Locker box is very simple and eye catchy.
Google +1 is highly correlated with search engine rankings. If you want to boost your search engine rankings, then you need to increase your Google +1 count. The best way to do it is, locked some content until the user clicks on +1 button.
You can do it easily by using a WordPress plugin named Google +1 Content Locker. It allows you to wrap up WordPress post and page content in a “content locker”. The user will have to share your content with Google +1 before they can see it.
Social Video Locker plugin locks any Youtube or Vimeo video behind some social buttons. Users will have to complete the social actions to watch the video. It supports 4 differents social networks and 5 buttons.
The amazing thing about the plugin is, you can make your videos playable after certain amount of time or you can include animated close button to bypass social actions. These two options are very useful if you don’t want to force your readers too much to share your contents.
Tweetly is a tweet to unlock WordPress plugin. It requires your user to tweet the current page or post to see the locked content. This plugin will make your post viral on Twitter.
It offers a stylish CSS3 animated box that catches the eye instantly. It’s fast and uses no resources.
So those are some awesome social content locker WordPress plugins. I hope you will be able to choose one among them for your blog. As social signals have become a crucial factor for higher search engine rankings, these plugins will help you to get more social shares as well as more traffic.
Once again, make sure that you are using these plugins wisely. Do let us know if you are using any social content locker WordPress plugin. And please help me by sharing this post on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.