It seems like you can’t visit a website or blog these days without seeing a line of social media share buttons — Twitter, Facebook, Google+. But according to numbers from Bright Edge, only 53.6% of websites use social share buttons. That’s up slightly up from last month, but still leaves a lot of the landscape untouched by social share.
While a lack of sharing buttons may make for a cleaner web page, it’s not doing the marketer any favors. The Bright Edge report shows that sites with a Twitter share button had seven times more link mentions than sites without.
Of the sites that have implemented share buttons, Facebook is still the most popular widget with 50.3% adoption rate. Twitter follows closely with 42.5%. Google+ sits at only 8% but like the other two sites, the rate is on the rise. Only LinkedIn remains flat at 4%.