Our Experience with ShareThis

ShareThis is a social sharing tool very commonly used in content marketing strategies. Featuring it on your website follows a similar embed process to other content marketing tools. ShareThis features social platform buttons (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest) for users to easily share your content on their social media accounts.

The Benefits:

  • Simple Integration: For website administrators on Drupal or Wordpress, ShareThis provides a module for easy installation on your website. The availability of a module makes it easier to customize your ShareThis widget to match the rest of your website’s layout.

  • Localization: You can customize your ShareThis widget to appear in one of the thirteen languages supported by ShareThis.

  • Customizable Appearance: You can customize your ShareThis widget to fit in with your website’s layout, controlling the appearance of your ShareThis menu.

Typical buttons:
share

A themed-out version:
sharethis


 

When Do We Recommend ShareThis

ShareThis is a valuable tool for websites that want to enable their users to easily share their content. The embed process is easy, though typically done by a front-end developer at the theme level so it can automatically be applied to all posts consistently. ShareThis simplifies displaying social media buttons on your website, reducing the time it would take to create a custom module or widget.