You should give people a reason why they need to click on social buttons on your website. Even if people really like your content, website or fanpage, they don’t click the buttons because they don’t worry about you, your benefits or your traffic.
People need something extra to spark their interests and drive them to action.
Ask people to “pay” with a Like/Tweet/+1 to get access to your content, to get a discount, to download, to read an ending of your article, to watch a video or to view a funny picture. And social buttons will start to work as it should be!
Social Locker is a WP plugin that locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page. It helps to improve social performance of your website, get more likes/shares, build quality followers and attract more traffic from social networks.
This way, you can use articles, videos, audio, images, download links, coupon codes or anything else you can think of as an incentive for people to give you likes or shares.
1. Drive Social Traffic: Social Locker will add systematically viral traffic to your website, your opt-in funnel or your sales-page. When users share or tweet your page to get access to the content you locked, their friends see it and some of them will visit your website. That will repeat again and again.
2. Build Quality Fans & Followers: Every blogger and internet entrepreneur knows how difficult it is to get fans and followers, especially for new websites with a low budget.
Get every visitor from your site to follow you. Keep in contact with your audience and build loyalty. Just lock some valued content and tell visitors that the locked content is available only for your fans and followers.
3. Improve SEO Ranking: Google’s search algorithm takes over 200 factors into consideration when determining which results to show for a search query and in what order. Social media is one of the most important factors in their algorithm and has a significant influence on how a site ranks in a search.
Results in the organic search results’ top positions have a high number of likes, shares, +1’s and tweets. So, the better your social media performance, the better your SEO results.
Take Advantage Of All Popular Social Networks
The plugin provides 8 social buttons for all major social networks in the same interface: Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Youtube (Pinterest, Instagram coming soon). You can use them together or separately for customized results. Each button has individual settings.
For example: You can set up the locker to use three social buttons (Like, Tweet, +1) in order to get tweets for your promo page, likes for your Facebook page, +1s for a home page of your website.
Sign-In Buttons: Convert Visitors To Leads, Get More Clients
Collect emails of visitors, grow your subscription lists, automatically register users on your website and do even more with the new powerful Sign-In Buttons.
These buttons are available in the Social Locker together with the classic Like and Share buttons since the v.4.
Instead of liking/sharing they ask the user to sign in through social networks to access your locked content.
Collect emails and names of visitors who unlocked the content on your website (including the link to their social profiles).
And export collected emails in the CSV format to your favorite mailing service (MailChimp, Aweber, GetResponse, MyMail and any others).
Perform several actions per one click and automatically create accounts for signed in users on your website.
For example, the user concurrently tweets, follows you, gives you one’s email address and creates an account on your website to unlock the content, only by a few clicks.
Blur, Make Transparent or Totally Hide Your Content
Create interest to your content via overlay effects. The plugin allows you to choose how the locked content has to be displayed: completely hidden or partly visible (transparent or blurred).