Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tip #17: AddtoAny bookmark and subscribe buttons are practical and professinal looking

There are many bookmarking and RSS subscription buttons and services out there. I have tried quite a few, but the one that has won me over is Add to Any because their buttons are practical, effective, and they look professional and integrate well with the content, without being too loud or distracting the readers from your content.

The buttons expand when you mouseover, and show some of the most popular bookmarkign and RSS subscription services. You can also search for any other services that were not included in the initial list. They also have a text-based version of the buttons. I will be using them in this blog, and also showcasing them as an example right below.


Social Bookmarking buttons
This is the button for social bookmarking services, such as digg, del.icio.us, reddit, stumbleupon, facebook, Google, My Yahoo, etc, etc. Bookmark

The same functionality is available in a text link instead of a graphic button: Add to any service



RSS Feed Subscription buttons
Similar buttons are available for your RSS subscriptions, offering a variety of services such as Google Reader, Bloglines, NewsGator, NetVibes, Windows Live, My Yahoo, Pageflakes, and a lot more: Subscribe


This is also avaiable in text format: Add to any service

4 comments:

Edo said...

Just a question: why you still use many feedflare instead of the one from AddtoAny ?

P.S.I try to use it but it has a little bug I submit to the addtoany team

1001 blog tips said...

Thanks for the comment!

Part of this experiment is to test and try different services and products in this blog, so I'm mixing and matching :)

Pat said...

You wrote this almost exactly one year ago, and I just now stumbled upon it!

I'd just like to give you a heads up that you can further integrate AddToAny with Blogger, having the Share/Save button appear after each post, and targeted to help people share each post:

http://www.addtoany.com/buttons/for/blogger

It's a little high on dealing with code, but it's the best way to implement on Blogger at this point.

Feel free to get in touch anytime! http://www.addtoany.com/contact/

1001 blog tips said...

Thanks for the update! Time does certainly fly!

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