Pinterest Added to WordPress Social Plugin

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Please note: Support for this plugin is no longer available.

After tallying over 34,000 downloads of their original WordPress plugin, Ecreative Internet Marketing has developed an upgraded version. The plugin is now available for free download.\

3 April 2012—Following last year’s successful launch of their “Trackable Social Share Icons,” the Ecreative Internet Marketing team have released an updated, new-and-improved version of the popular WordPress blog plugin. The plugin is available for both businesses and individuals, and can be downloaded for free at WordPress.org.

In addition to the original Trackable Social Share Icons’ linking badges for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other popular social media networks, the updated version includes a linking icon for up-and-coming social site Pinterest. Several other functionality and usability improvements are included, as well.

Social media is one of the fastest, easiest, and most effective ways to share information. Social media has proven to be an ideal method by which companies and businesses can provide their customers and potential clients with information on their products, services, news, and events. As social media continues to grown, many companies are working to harness its full marketing potential. Ecreative Internet Marketing’s Social Media Share Icons help make this task an easier one.

Ecreative Internet Marketing created their social media sharing plugin to outperform other, similar WordPress plugins in a number of ways. In addition to adding “share icons” at the bottom of a company’s or individual’s blog posts and/or content pages, this unique plugin also creates a direct link to the user’s Google Analytics account. This is meant to make tracking of clicks, content “shares,” and other useful information easy. Ecreative Internet Marketing stresses that this tracking information is never available to any third party—themselves included—and is only accessible to those with access to Google Analytics for the site in question.

The Ecreative Internet Marketing WordPress plugin features icons that are highly customizable to the user’s needs. Multiple icon styles are available, and their size can be scaled to the user’s preference. Icons for most major social networks are included, and these icons can be added or removed with just a click. Users can even determine the order in which the social media icons are displayed.

Ecreative Internet Marketing, along with its sister company, Ecreativeworks, provides complete website design and development services. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ecreative Internet Marketing works with businesses of all stripes—from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies—to drive online success through search engine optimization, internet marketing programs, and more. Visit them online at http://www.ecreativeim.com, and visit Ecreativeworks at http://www.ecreativeworks.com.

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  • Is there a set of icons that will work on a another background other than white, my background color is B5C0CD and I a would appreciate a set that works without showing a white background square…?!

    Comment by Hody

  • I’m not sure off the top of my head which icon sets might look good against a black background — most of them should be .pngs, however, so there won’t be a white border.

    You can also set up your own custom icon set to use as well.

    Comment by Brian

  • Hello, I am doing a new pagelayout and have tried all your buttons there, and none would not have a white border. Check newlayout.tribe-online.de
    I thought of gettings bottons myself, but its very hard to find matching ones and ones that have pinterest as well.
    Maybe you could sort me out here Brian, I believe I am not the only one with another color than white on his layout and your plugin is the best one I have tried overall

    Comment by Hody

  • Unfortunately you do not have the plugin live on your site, so I can’t see exactly what you’re talking about; however, the plugin does not put a white border around the images. If you’re seeing that it’s likely that your css is putting a border around all images by default, and the plugin images are inheriting that global style. Check the img border in your css and you can almost certainly remove it from there.

    Comment by Brian

  • Its online now and I used other custom buttons – you were right – the borders and the background was set up wrong in my CSS – thanky ou so much for that.

    Allow me a another question. Is it possible to trigger the buttons somehow else than before or after the posts. I would like to show them in the byline – where are the share this buttons at the moments. Is there some line of html/php code or something I could put in the byline

    Thank you

    Comment by Hody

  • Can you pls let me have one line of code, that I can input directly into a template to trigger the buttons

    Comment by Hody

  • Sure — just past this into the appropriate place in the template:

    < ?php echo _trackableshare_embed(); ?>

    Comment by Brian

  • Hello Brian,

    I disabled the plugin to show anywhere by default and instead added the code

    To my bylines, but still there is nothing showing up?

    What am I doing wrong? What do I have to set within the plugin menu in wordpress
    or can the plugin itself even be turned off when using the php code?

    Comment by Hody

  • There are two functions you can use:

    _trackableshare_embed() uses the settings in the admin (for icons, size, etc)

    _trackableshare_embed(array(‘echo’=>0)) lets you set your own parameters.

    These can be inserted into the template code of your theme, in any appropriate place (generally within the content div — but where they can go depends on how your theme is set up.

    Comment by Brian

  • very useful for users pinterest. no need for a browser addon again .. nice share

    Comment by envygreen

  • I’ve used pinterest to optimize my site and the result was amazing my site was jumped from #234 to #9 in few weeks time.

    The trick is we must got our website pinned and repinned by many people this is the hardest part. Most of pinterest users won’t doing repin when they aren’t like what we pinned.

    I do simple thing to outsource it on fiverr and got my site pinned by 75 people, I don’t know how can he did it just search by typing pinterest on fiverr and you will find it on the TOP. Many other seller offer pinterest service on fiverr but in my experience they can’t make my website increase in SEO. I don’t know why.

    As I know currently pinterest is best for SEO for these reason:
    1. Once our website pinned it has 3 backlinks counts
    2. Google interest in social media signal so it will not tagged as links farm
    3. Currently pinterest links are dofollow even the image
    4. Even not support anchor text (except the url link), it’s still perfect for placing our keywords in description. Google will READ it!!
    5. You need to ping the links of your pins to the to get your website increase in SEO
    6. Obama The President and Mark Zuckerberg now pinning on Pinterest lol.

    Comment by veganolo

  • It’s worth noting that Pinterest now nofollows all links. Pinterest is great for generating traffic and can have a second-order ranking effect, but like all social media doesn’t provide a very substantial first-order ranking benefit.

    Very likely the jump in rankings you saw was from other things (like, perhaps, some of the people who found your site through Pinterest then linked to you from their own sites, etc)

    Comment by Brian

  • Love the plugin. As was stated in another article of yours, your clients became frustrated with other social media plugins not working because of themes etc. The same is true for me.

    I tried so many plugins. I was pulling my hair out. I came here originally looking for the code I found above to put the buttons in my template but had to write about how much I love this plugin.

    I hope this plugin stays updated regularly because I will be using this for all my WordPress sites. Keep up the great work!!

    Comment by Kevin

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