2 Weeks with Wibiya Toolbar [Review]

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

wibiya toolbar results

Wibiya offers you have a wide variety of popular apps to choose from, and they are an easy 1-click install or 1-click  remove from your toolbar. Once the single line javascript code is live, the data starts to go live. You can see above which popular applications we used in our Wibiya Toolbar for social sharing, to increase pageviews and reduce bounce rate.

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.

wibiya  toolbar sharign data

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.

wibiya  toolbar image share

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.

wibiya pop up share screen

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.

wibiya  toolbar facebook share

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.

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venkat
venkat

Wibiya toolbar does helpful in increasing pageviews I used it previously on blogspot now not using concerned about website load speed,.

Technolic
Technolic

I never heard of this toolbar but now after reading wll gonna give a try to it

Cheryl
Cheryl

We tried it for about 10 days but now have 0 showing up in google analytics for that period. Did anyone else have that problem?

Elliot
Elliot

Virtual Web just launched their solution for “Insite” web toolbar
I have been testing it for a while now, and its light years better then wibiya

Its free and have 100000 of applications you can add to it
insite.govirtualweb.com

PNoy
PNoy

therefore, what can you say about wibiya?
how come you don’t use it on your site?

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

It increases our page loading times.

Job Philippines
Job Philippines

@PNoy
As he said, he dislikes toolbar so maybe that is the reason why Wibiya was not on his blog. Anyway, just curious, can I use Wibiya with Adsense? is it against Adsense TOS?

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

You can use Wibiya with Google Adsense.

Larry
Larry

does wibiya not work on iPad?