Google’s Blogger has released new share buttons for users, which can be placed under posts to encourage the sharing of content. The buttons let users share via email and popular social networks.
"Blogger also has a Share link in the navbar, but for improved convenience you can now have share buttons below the post (we also gave them nice rollover icons)," says Blogger software engineeer Jiho Han. "For Twitter, we’ve also integrated the goo.gl URL shortener to give you the maximum space in the Tweet to add your own remarks."
"You can start having the new share buttons show up under your posts by editing the Blog Posts widget and enabling Show Share Buttons in Design | Page Elements," adds Han.
Buttons like these are nothing new, but having them readily available on Blogger could go a long way in helping bloggers using the service to boost their traffic. People are more likely to share content when it’s as easy as clicking a button. That’s why Facebook’s social plugins are so popular.