Not enough people on my site use the Share options. This is pretty annoying, so to try and encourage members to promote their own contnent using the social share options I've started sending a weekly broadcast (on a Monday - my Weekly Digest is on a Friday) showcasing the most read (i.e top of the leaderboard) blog post. It looks like this and I have included the code below
Beautiful! I love the bottom row.
Wow, you are just awesome with the templates!
I'm trying to think of a way to tweak this and use it on my network. The leaderboard algorithm is so whack that you can't depend on it to truly list the "most read" item. Maybe I'll title mine "Something Worth Reading & Sharing".
true! but in truth it's not reall about what is actually the most read, that doesn't matter. it's more about saying to people that if they share they might feature in an email :-)
Nice template Sweet Potato.
My readers are an eclectic bunch. I don't think the single most read post would work with them.
I do a "Readers' Choice - Top 25" monthly post. I should start broadcasting it.
The posts are ranked by Unique Pageviews from Google Analytics.
I use the addthis script. I've added it top left, lots of people share the site now :D
I really do like addthis.com and they have get analytics
Killer tip...thanks a lot. I have been looking for a template for my newsletter.