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How to Get 1k Social Shares: 14 Actionable Strategies for Your Next Blog Post

Updated: Apr 28

Read this guide and learn actionable ways to get 1,000 social shares on your next blog post(s). And at the end of this article, I have a special PDF e-book specifically for YOU!

Hello, Simon Zaku here and thank you for checking out my blog today.

In this week's article, I'll reveal the strategies I use to get loads of social shares and thousands of traffic on my blog posts.

This free article shows you ways to get 1,000 social media shares and generate so much traffic to your startup blog posts.

Let's begin...

Maximizing Your Social Media Reach: How to Get 1,000 Shares On Your Next Blog Post!

Here's my step-by-step process for generating massive social media shares from my blog readers here!

Traffic Hack #1. I Published An Expert Roundup Post (my first blog article on this blog).

If you follow my blog, you'll know I'm a big fan of publishing expert round-up guides, especially as a new content creator.

In fact, with just a single expert roundup post, I was able to kick start my new blog (this very blog) to 1000s of page views in my first 2 months. My first expert roundup generated over 1000 social shares during the first week of publishing.

I was in complete shock!

Blog round-up posts have proven to be effective in generating tons of traffic and social media shares and web traffic too.

Here are the three main steps to publishing your first expert roundup post.

  1. Coming up with your idea.

  2. Finding popular bloggers to participate.

  3. Marketing the published post.

To be able to publish a mind-blowing roundup, you need to think outside the box and come up with a topic idea no one has touched.

When I say a topic that's not been touched, I mean there's barely any roundup post about it.

This would even get influencers more interested to participate. In my free course, “Expert RoundUp” I walk you through practical steps I take to generate unique topic ideas for my roundups every single time.

The strategies show you how anyone could come up with potential round-up ideas in about 5 minutes even if you're a complete beginner [yes, trust me].

I go deep into this in my "Expert Round-Up Post" FREE Course.

This FREE course walks you through the very first step [coming up with the roundup topic] to getting 1000s of shares. I put this together in just 3 lessons for easy understanding [wouldn't want to overwhelm you].

2. Mention or Quote Industry Influencers Within Your Articles (and let them know when it's LIVE).

When starting with your start-up blog, you can simply link to certain niche influencers within your blog posts.

This is a strategy I used and still use to date.

Link to their content, find their contact details, and hit them up to check it out.

There's a 90% possibility they'll share your post. It's one of the best ways I've gotten influencers to tweet my posts.

If you don't want to link to influencers [not a good idea], you could also quote their words within your blog posts.

I like to do this when I am not able to find any suitable post from an influencer to link to.

Every expert loves to be quoted because it shows respect and fan-ship.

You show that you've read their piece and respect what they wrote/said. Most experts will be happy to share it with you if you reach out.

3. Publish Detailed Blog Posts - Not Necessarily Too Lengthy.

If you blog consistently, you'd know it takes time to put out long-form content every time.

This is probably so because that's what works today.

Side Note: You can hire me (and my team) at Simonwritesagency, a blogging and content marketing agency to write and handle your writing, blogging and SEO tasks professionally. You can send an email to simonwritesagency at gmail dot com.

Detailed content keeps your readers happy and engaged. Avoid fluffy content if you want to get 1000s of traffic or 100s of social shares.

4. Publish Listicles (very powerful in generating traffic and SERPs).

Listicles are articles [or content] written in the form of lists. For instance, “12 ways to make money” OR “101 tools to get more traffic”.

Personally, I find listicles or list articles easier to create than generic ultimate guides because you have a list of things to cover. Before I write a list of articles, I put down the list of all the items I would discuss in the post before I begin writing.

This way, I have a list to follow and I tend to find that a little easy. Also, list articles tend to perform better.

5. Use Clear & Responsive Social Share Buttons.

To be able to get 1000s of social shares, you need to make it easy for readers to hit the share button. The tweet, share, and pin buttons have to be exceptionally clear and responsive.

Some social sharing tools do not offer this and some bloggers suffer from it.

Have you read any post and been like “Wow, I need to tweet this!” but don't see any share button?

Yes, I've faced that several times. I always tell bloggers to include share buttons whenever I don't see one. Here are the best social share buttons I've tried on this blog.

Top Social Share Buttons for Website Owners (WordPress, Wix, Bluehost...)?

Here are some of the most efficient social media share buttons and plugins for website owners, startups, and blogs.

What are the top social media share buttons for website owners?


Social Warfare is the best social share plugin I’ve used. It’s the one I still use on this blog today.

The slick design, share counts and responsiveness is what I particularly love about social warfare.

One thing that'd make this plugin 100% is Twitter share counts; at the moment, you need to use a third-party tool or service to display or regain your tweet counts.

Asides from that, social warfare is one of the best in the market and I 100% recommend it!


I used Mashshare earlier when I started this blog. What I loved about Mashshare is how responsive it is.

When it comes to responsive designs, in my opinion, it beats social warfare.

If you’re looking for a social share plugin that’s extremely simple then I’ll advise you to go for mashshare.


Also responsive and it used to be my favorite share tool [yes, beating social warfare] until it suddenly stopped displaying on mobile devices [still don't know why].

If the problem was to be solved, I think I'll go back to SUMO because, with a bit of code, my Twitter share counts would be back which is a boost to my blog's social proof.

PS: All of the tools above have completely, forever free versions but you could upgrade to get more features for a better user experience.

6. Use the Buffer Share Button (if your hosting company accepts).

Buffer is a social media management tool that allows the scheduling of social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Buffer also has a feature where readers could schedule your blog posts directly from your blog with just a click.

This means users can schedule your posts to multiple social accounts with a few clicks.

Here's how it works:

Your reader jumps on your blog post, reads, and decides to tweet but then notices the ”buffer” button and he's like “Oh, easy, I'll just buffer this!”.

The reader clicks on the buffer button and is taken to his or her buffer dashboard with the link and title of the post.

There, the reader can schedule it multiple times on any social media platform.

Here's the thing:

At the moment, I only know of one social share tool which displays a buffer button which is SUMO SHARE. It's another feature I also miss out on Social Warfare.

7. Use Sticky Share Buttons.

Have you read any pieces and wanted to share but had to scroll up or down to get the share button?

Yes, a lot of times.

Using sticky share buttons will save your readers seconds of scrolling up or down. I use sticky buttons on both desktop and mobile versions of this blog.

If you're reading web articles on mobile, you may notice a beautiful, responsive button stuck at the button of the page as you scroll.

For desktop viewers, the sticky social share buttons are usually on the left or right side of the page.

8. Create SUPER-FRIENDLY Pinterest Images.

I started this blog without a Pinterest account.

Even though I wished I started leveraging Pinterest from day 1, I don't regret it because the posts that I published without a Pinterest account [or Pinterest image] still outperform the others.

But with Pinterest, you get a spike in social shares.

Pinterest is a thing now and you wouldn't want to miss out.

In fact, since starting Pinterest and creating Pinterest images for my blog posts, I've seen a huge spike in social shares.

Also, Pinterest has become one of my most shared social buttons on my most recent blog posts.

9. Embed Click-to-Tweets (very effective)

Click-to-tweet [CTT] is a content marketing feature that's used to create customized Twitter share links.

This feature allows you to share certain quotes from your blog posts on Twitter.

Readers can share this quote on Twitter by clicking on it.

I use the free WordPress plugin, Better Click to Tweet, to embed CTTs in my posts. On the other hand, you could create CTTs online on

Sign in using your Twitter account and authorisation.

From there, you'd be redirected to your account dashboard where you can generate click-to-tweet links quickly.

10. Highlight-to-Share Buttons.

Highlight-to-share is pretty much similar to Click-to-tweets but slightly different. Highlight-to-share supports more features.

Click-to-tweet supports just one social platform, Twitter, but Highlight-to-share supports more: Facebook, Twitter…

Whenever a reader highlights any part of your content, the share buttons pop out, prompting the reader to share.

I love how HubSpot uses this feature to boost its social media shares.

11. Avoid Clumsy Content.

Have you clicked on a blog post you were eager to read because the title completely drew you in just to land on the page and see something like this?

I bet YES!

Spread out your content to keep your readers engaged as they read. The more engaged your readers are, the more shares you'll get.

Try to keep your paragraphs between 2-3 sentences and ensure lots of empty spaces within your content.

12. Use Bucket-Brigades

According to Wikipedia,

"A bucket brigade or human chain is a method for transporting items where items are passed from one (relatively stationary) person to the next."

In copywriting, Bucket Brigades are an old-school copywriting tactic that was originally designed to keep people reading sales letters.

Bucket brigades are words or phrases you use in your content to keep the readers interested.

Examples of bucket brigades are:

“Here's the thing:”

“Guess what?”

“Read on!”

“Confused? I'll explain”

This keeps your content fresh and far from boring, making your readers engaged and excited to read more and more.

13. Share to Your Email List.

Your email list should be your number #1 priority as a blogger. Most new bloggers forget this; I did too when I was just starting.

Your email subscribers are usually your biggest fans. What I do whenever I publish a new post on the blog is send an email with a long excerpt from the blog post with a link to continue reading at the end.

I also urge my subscribers to share the post after reading it.

Here's the thing:

To be able to drive traffic and shares from your email, you need to grow it first.

Without an email list with 100s or 1000s of subscribers, you would not be able to drive traffic and shares.

Smart bloggers know that to grow their email list effectively, you need a conversion-focused list-building tool. Now, there are several list-building tools you can use to create great opt-in forms on your blog but I always use and recommend Thrive Leads.

With Thrive Leads, you can create effective sign-up forms like Popups, Embed forms, Screen Filler, Ribbon, Slide-In, and more.

In fact with Thrive Leads, I was able to more than triple my sign-up conversion rate on this blog in less than 2 weeks.

Here are the different types of forms I can create using Thrive Leads: In-Content forms, Lightbox, Post Footer, Ribbon, Screen Filler, Scroll Mat, Slide-Ins, and Widget Forms

14. Link Out to Other Bloggers.

Links, links, links!

People will almost always share your content when you link out to them. In fact, after writing every piece of content for my blog, I carefully go through it to see if there are any words or phrases to add a link to.

I then go through Google or Pinterest to find bloggers with content that matches what I want to link to.

For example, if a blog content I'm about to publish has a keyword phrase, “drive traffic to your new blog”, I'll find a blog post on how to drive traffic to a new blog and link to it.

Please note that these must not be articles by influencers. Look for average bloggers that put out great content and link out to them. They'll be more than glad to share your post everywhere.

I prefer to use Pinterest to find relevant content to link to because I easily find average bloggers who put out great content.

Finally, Do YOU Want to Reach 10X More People from Search Engines in 2023?

Would you love to see your blog become an authority in your market all while you focus on more important aspects of your business?

Would you love to grow an online community around your startup, agency, brand blog, or website where people come to learn every single day?

Well, you could get this done ALL WHILE FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU LOVE MOST when you hire me to write or manage your brand content (with our great team)!

If you love this and want to work with me to write articles or handle your startup blogs, then we discuss better on call or via email!

Thanks once more for checking my blog! I appreciate :)


Simon Zaku.

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