1. Choose your type of buttons
    Select relevant website tool(s) to grow your website traffic
  2. Customize the design
    Select social networks and tailor the buttons to match your brand
  3. Add the code to your site
    Insert your unique ShareThis code to the header section of your website
  4. Copy and paste the placement code
    Add placement code wherever you want the tool to appear

Frequently Asked Questions

Got any questions about our products and services? Look no further!

Frequently Asked Questions

Got any questions about our products and services? Look no further!

What is a Facebook share button?

There are two basic understandings of a Facebook share button: 1) A button that lives on your website, making it easy for visitors to share to Facebook and share your content with just one click; and 2) A Facebook feature that allows Facebook users to share another Facebook user’s existing post.

With ShareThis, enabling a Facebook share button on your website is as easy as choosing your style, then plugging the custom share button code into your site.

Why are some Facebook posts not shareable?

If we’re talking about sharing a post, photo, article, or other media from within Facebook itself – as in, you see a friend’s post and want to share it, but can’t – then the answer comes down to your friend’s privacy settings.

Bottom line: If your friend has their privacy set to “Friends” only, then only their friends (not friends-of-friends) can see those posts; you can’t share because, by sharing, you would extend that post to your friends – in other words, beyond the limits of what the original poster’s privacy settings allow.

How do I enable the share option on Facebook?

Within the boundaries of Facebook, the only thing required to enable sharing is a tweak of your privacy settings: Make your posts public (or, at the very least, shareable to friends-of-friends), and your posts will be shareable within Facebook. That said, if someone else has shared your website, a blog post, or other media from your site, there’s nothing you can do to enable further sharing; sharing is always tied to the privacy settings of the original poster.

How do you share a website on Facebook?

When you want to share a website, blog post, or other URL on Facebook, the easiest way is via a Facebook share button, which allows you to share to Facebook in just one click. On a site that has enabled the Facebook share button, you’ll see the Facebook logo box (usually blue) floating below or to the left of the page; just click that button, and you can immediately share via your logged-in Facebook profile.

If a website has not enabled Facebook sharing, then it’s a bit more complicated:

1.     Copy the URL of the page you’d like to share;

2.     Navigate to Facebook in a separate tab;

3.     Paste the URL into the Facebook status box;

4.     Wait for the URL preview (photo + summary) to show; then

5.     Delete the URL (the preview will remain); and

6.     Write your comments in the status box.

How do I add a Facebook share button to my website?

Enabling the Facebook share button is one of the easiest things you can do to increase website shares. Once enabled, visitors to your website or blog will be able to share your website with just one click. With the ShareThis Facebook share button, you may select either inline share buttons – placed at a specific location (ex. below an article headline) – or sticky share buttons, which are fixed to the side of the screen. Either way, they are readily visible and easy for visitors to use.

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