We have been experimenting with Wibiya Toolbar for the last 2 weeks and now review and share with you the social benefits we gained from it use. Wibiya Toolbar is getting popular on several blogs, so we decided to use it too. Just look at the bottom of this page.
Wibiya Toolbar Statistics
Here are what the last 2 weeks statistics look like
You will see that it seems like there has been an incredible boost in social sharing of our articles. But lets look closer in the drop down detailed statistics of the Smart Share app. This is a useful feature and helps you understand how your visitors actually interacted with the toolbar.
If you notice, though it shows 3864 shares, a detail look reveals a lower, yet significant increase in sharing activity on our site. A large reason for this I believe is because it causes some cool sharing options to appear on your post images. When visitors hover over your images, a cool “Click here to share” image superimposes and is notably attention grabbing and click worthy. You can try them live on this page right now.
I think the Smart Share app also works best especially because it causes this huge pop up box to appear which darkens out the rest of the page making the user concentrate only on the sharing actions.
However, not all apps work great. If you look at the performance of the Facebook fan page app, Out of 210 clicks, only 3 people actually posted something.
So basically you can experiment with different useful apps, various striking toolbar colors and formats and see what works for your site. There are some really cool apps like Real time users, Live notifcations, itranslate, etc. Social interaction definitely increases, and you can adjust the settings so that the toolbar loads last after your entire page is loaded.
My only concern is that multiple apps will cause an significant increase in page load times, so choose wisely what works for you. Though I dislike toolbars and pop ups in general, I love the Wibiya toolbar and its definitely worth a try.