Increase Social Shares On Your Blog Posts With A Simple Plugin


Increasing social network shares on your blog posts will help you get some free traffic. The more people are sharing your blog posts on the social networks, the better, right!87b927826b98932526bd9e04d27c1331705a494bed65213a08d715bd9847d5c0_large

And, if your content is epic, really valuable, and people really love it, it might end up going viral online. That’s when a lot of free traffic spikes up on your blog.

If you want people to share your blog posts, make sure they love it first!

This is why you must always work hard on the quality of your content.

I’m going to share with you one simple plugin for WordPress Blogs that you can use to help you increase Social Shares.

But, before anything, if you really want to get a lot of free traffic from social networks, you will have to work a lot on creating very valuable, unique, interesting, epic content, first!! πŸ™‚ … content that people will want to share naturally, because it is soo damn valuable and good!!

Epic Content + A Lot of Social Share = Viral Traffic

There is one plugin I have been using for a while now, to help me get more social shares on my blog posts. This plugin is called ‘OnePress Social Locker’.

This is a very simple tool for your WordPress Blog – and if you learn how to use it right, it can help you a lot more than you think.

You can learn more about this plugin here.

Here is how I use it on my blog.

I have a lot of ebooks a visitor can dowload, IF they share the blog post on a social network.

What the OnePress Social Locker Plugin allows you to do, is Lock any content you want behind a social locker. It is a very simple concept, but yet very powerful.

Just take a look at how I’m using this plugin on one of my blogs:


As you can see, if you want to have access to these ebooks for free, you will have to Unlock it first!

This is a great way to encourage your visitors to share your blog posts and pages. You just got to get creative with this simple strategy, and learn how to make it work to your advantage.

You can lock any type of content here. Just test things out – and learn what your audience would like the most. Free dowloads seem to work pretty well for me so far.

It is a matter of finding out what would your blog’s audience like to download or get access to, and give it to them, if they help you out with a social share.

Of course, you will still need to push a lot of traffic to your blog first, in order for this simple plugin to help you get a lot of extra free traffic from the social networks. If you want a lot of social network traffic, then a lot of people need to be sharing your content in the social networks. As simple as that!

And this is where EPIC Content comes in handy! πŸ™‚

If your content is very good, very valuable, and very unique, with a lot of social shares, it can go viral online for a while. You will be very happy when this happens, so why not work hard on creating the best content you can ever create? ..

You got to be able to consistently create epic, valuable, unique content – and market the heck out of that content. You will need to drive a lot of traffic to your content through multiple internet marketing strategies, before you see this social locker plugin do its work.

I know I know .. it is a lot of work … and who can blame you for thinking like that. But, the truth is, it is all worth it at the end. If you put together everything the right way, the end results are life-changing!

Learn how to use a plugin like the OnePress Social Locker to help your content get a boost in the social networks!

If you have implement it this simple strategy to boost social shares on your blog posts, please share your experiences below. Leave your thoughts and opinions in a comment below. Thanks! πŸ™‚

I hope you have found this information valuable and helpful!

Thanks for passing by and reading this. Don’t forget to share the knowledge!


  1. Oh My
    Nice Information brother.
    I think this is one of the best social media plugin for any wordpress bloggie.
    I know content locker witch monetize content of a blog or a website and this social locker seems to be the same but difference is that, this will ask for shares to the audience to read more and on worthy and compelling content will get shares. This is really useful for content markers.
    This will maximize the social share counts which is one if the most important ranking signals in 200 ranking signals by Brian.
    Thanks for this plugin bro
    Have a nice and beautiful day
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    • Hey Allan!!

      Yes it is!!

      This is one of the most powerful plugins to help you increase traffic on your blog, ever! πŸ™‚

      Especially when you have a lot of traffic coming in – it just helps you boost it up!

      Your blog takes a snowball effect with this … you work hard on driving traffic, and then a portion will share it in social networks, which will result in more traffic – and more traffic equals more shares, and more shares equals more traffic!

      It just never ends!!

      But, it all starts with a massive amount of traffic to see this happening! … and with very awesome content as well!

      Thanks for passing by and leaving a comment man!

      Have a great week! πŸ˜€
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  2. Hi Freedom blogger

    I will give a try and set up these plug-in. It`s really fantastic way to bring an endless amount of fans and followers as well as get targeted visitors to my website.
    For sure social media sites provide a way for you to reach a continually growing stream of prospects for your business.


    • Hey Omar!!

      Use this plugin and play with it man! …. take the time to get very creative with it and remember that it works best when you have a lot traffic coming in!

      I recommend you to track things, and keep on testing different messages, and different offers – to learn what works best for your blog.

      Once you find out what works best, it’s game time!

      Start working on driving as much traffic as possible to your blog!

      You will see what happens if you just laser focus on this for at least 3 months! πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

      Have a fantastic week! πŸ˜€
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    • Hey Jonathan!

      It depends how you look at it man!

      I still get leads every day from my blog, either way. This feature is just helping my blog increase social shares!

      To solve your hesitation, all you have to do is just DRIVE MORE TRAFFIC!!

      Thats it!…

      And if you want to get even more leads with this, what you can do is put an optin form after they have shared the post. I usually don’t even do that … but you could!

      At the end of the day, if you truly want to succeed in the blogging world, is all about TRULY caring about people and helping them as much as possible. I do not care if they get access to some of my free ebooks very easily – because is about them anyways!

      People are the ones who make your blog successful!

      I get a social share, they get some valuable ebooks for free, then they like what I share and subscribe to my blog’s newsletters! πŸ˜‰

      Plus, there are links back to my blog in those ebooks.

      Either way, I benefit from all of this!

      You see ….. it depends on how you look at it! haha …

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment man!

      Have a great week! πŸ˜€
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  3. Social Locker is indeed an awesome WordPress plugin, Freddy. Aside from social shares, the premium version of Social Locker can replace shares to follows – people will have to follow you on FB, Twitter, and G+ to read your content. I encourage people to purchase the paid version to increase more followers to their social media sites.
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  4. Hey Freedom,

    This is not the first time I am reading your post, your posts are always great. This write-up is one of those useful posts from you. I think this Plugin will really help in getting many socials shares. provided we must have some pdfs or e-books to share with our viewers. Since I don’t have one now so, for now it’s not useful to me but, I will definitely use it someday on my blog.

    Great information! Thanks πŸ™‚
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    • Hi Sonam!!

      Thanks for the kind words! πŸ™‚

      Yes, this is a great feature to use at your blog, to increase social shares!

      You just have to take the time to test things out and learn how to use this plugin to your advantage.

      If you don’t have any ebooks of your own right now, you can actually get some PLR ebooks and give those out as a gift!

      You can also use this plugin to lock some good resources for your readers. If they want to see what you recommend, tell them to help your blog by sharing it in their social networks in order to see the links.

      You have to get creative with the strategies here. There are many strategies you can come up with, using this awesome social locker plugin.

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

      Have a great week! πŸ˜€
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  5. Very cool tip!

    Love the idea of having ebooks, reports, etc – and people have to promote it, to Get it!

    Best of all, its FREE!

    As it said at the WordPress plugin download site:

    “Drive traffic, build quality followers and improve your website ranking

    Social Locker is the most popular content-locking plugin for WordPress in the world”

    Now to get it installed and put it to work

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  6. Hi Fred,

    Great tool indeed for bloggers. If you have very interesting content on your blog, and people are eager to read then they will surely use social media to unlock it.

    Traffic will definitely rise exponentially. However, i don’t think this could work for a business or a brand? It has to be a bit free, and they have to keep an open communication line with their clients at all times. Any kind of restriction can backfire.

    But, may be there is someone out there who is crazy enough to use it along with their brand name. Would be nice to find out the results!


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  7. Hi Freddy,

    Yes, I know that plugin. Well, I just know it though. πŸ˜†

    I agree with you that in order to be able to use this plugin well, then your article should be epic and can add value to your readers. If we simply write a regular article, this plugin will not work well I guess. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Freddy.
    Have a great beginning of this week!

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  8. Hi Nanda!!

    You got that right my friend! … you have to make sure you have high quality content and also a lot of good traffic coming in, in order to benefit from this social locker feature the most!

    You want the reader to engage and stay on your blog post, long enough so they can see this feature and get curious about it.

    It is all about testing what will work best for your audience, an give them the best!

    Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment man!

    Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€
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  9. nice tips! definitely will give this plugin a try!

    I am going to write a post about gaining traffic using plugins. I am sure this great tool is going to help a lot.

    I have come across a plugin to encourage social share if you want to download the freebie. I guess it gives the same purpose.

  10. A plug-in that encourages people to share your awesome content.
    Sounds awesome! And a no brainier to me to use it.

    My only question as a newbie, is what will this do to your relationship that you trying to build with your audience, which I have no answer at this point….hmmm!

    I’ll definitely keep it in mind.

    Thanks for sharing, EltonCarr

  11. Hi Elton!

    This is a great plugin to help your blog get more social shares, for sure!!

    Using this tool on your blog, is not going to affect your relationship with your audience at all.

    Just think about it…. how can such tool hurt your relationship with your audience?? .. that should be the better question, if you are wondering here! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

    HAve a great weekend! πŸ˜€
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  12. Freedom Blogger,

    You definitely caught my attention. I’m the shiny objects queen and if there is new technology or some I haven’t heard of before, I’m all over that. Love this new age of techno gadgets.

    So I joined your blog and uploaded the WordPress version of Social Locker while I test it out. Since the paid version is very reasonable and has quite a few more features, I’m sure I’ll be investing in that soon, so will try to find your link to give you the credit.

    Thank you for sharing this invaluable information with the masses.

  13. I guess where this may work not out for some people is when one overlooks the point you emphasized on ” post what people love”. Most people will click on one of those share buttons if they’re sure of finding the information on your blog, your blog has a reputation of providing valuable information and most especially if that post is unique and the solution you’re providing is rare to find on the net.

    Since my blog is a tech blog, mostly about phone reviews, do you think this widget will be effective in increasing my traffic and not the bounce rate, since the review I’m giving can be found on several other blogs
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  14. Hi Johnny,

    Thank you for presenting us with your article. I’ve never used this type of plugin, although I’ve seen them used. It seems like a powerful, yet simple method to make your article go viral. At the present time, I don’t share content that is locked. I usually just move on. I can see how people will be eager to share your articles if the content is good. It seems like good content is the key to everything we do in blogging. I’m going to have to check this out in the future.
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