Social Sharing: Getting Your Ning Network Dugg so People Can StumbleUpon ItNing’s Tips and Tricks Updates
If you’ve been reading along, you know we’re pretty excited about the ways we’ve integrated with Twitter and Facebook. Both services provide tremendous audiences for sharing and syndicating content from your Ning Network, but we also know they aren’t the only game in town, at least when it comes to social sharing.
For a while now, there’s been an issue with how Ning Networks framebust, making it difficult to use various services for sharing content across the Internet. While it isn’t possible to remove the framebust entirely, we put in a fix this week so that content opened within a frame will framebust to the correct page, not to the main page of your Ning Network as it previously did. This fix will make sharing content through these services — and driving traffic back to specific pages on your Ning Network — much more effective.
With this fix in mind, we asked a couple of Network Creators to share some of their favorite social sharing services they recommend you get started using.
Jen, from the Ning Directory and PetBrags, likes using StumbleUpon:
StumbleUpon is a free service from where internet surfers can find (stumble-upon) new sites according to their interests. For Ning Network Creators, it’s a great way to submit interesting content or stories from your Ning site, for others to stumble it. What I really like about StumbleUpon, this service gives anyone the opportunity to share content. Also keep in mind, even if your story isn’t noticed the first time around, it’s likely to get indexed by Google. This will bring you traffic in the future.
Alice, from My Modern Met, shares content with Digg and Reddit:
Though Digg has more visitors [than Reddit], both sites are equally good in helping a website gain traffic. Due to their size and popularity, a website can gain a good amount of exposure if their content lands on one of these sites. You can also expect a lot of links back to your site if it’s found on Digg or Reddit. These sites usually trigger other bookmarking sites and blogs to see you as more of a source or content provider
For both StumbleUpon and Digg, you can share content directly from your Ning Network. Click on the “share” icon on any piece of content, and choose the service you’d like to send content to.
What services do you like using to share and syndicate content?