Getting Started with Shareaholic

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Brand new to Shareaholic? Looking to get started?
You've come to the right place!

What is Shareaholic?

Shareaholic, in short, is a 'content amplification service,' with a number of different apps that can be configured and customized to suit your needs. These apps can help you:

  • Make it quick and easy for users to share your content across social media platforms
  • Increase your social media presence
  • Keep users engaged and on your site for longer
  • Generate revenue from traffic to your site
  • ...and more!

Using our apps also gives you access to our Analytics data, which can be used to better understand your audience. To learn more about the specific apps, you can scroll down to the Share Buttons, Related Content, or Monetization sections below.

As all of our apps are designed to be used on websites, you must have a website in order to use Shareaholic.

How do I get started?

To start using Shareaholic on your site, you'll need to first sign up for a Shareaholic account. Once you've signed up, you will be prompted to add your site to your Shareaholic account, and install our software on your page. Our 'add a site' wizard will automatically attempt to detect which platform is being used on your page and direct you to the appropriate installation instructions.

If you're a WordPress or Drupal user, we have plugins available which will install and configure Shareaholic on your page for you!

WordPress Plugin | Drupal Plugin

You will still need to create a Shareaholic.com account, and link your site to your Shareaholic account in order to access all settings and verify your site.

Once you've installed Shareaholic, you can start configuring and customizing our apps to your liking! You can also now verify your site, which is a necessary step if you're looking to earn revenue from our monetization apps. Verification is a separate step from installation, and verifies that Shareaholic is present on your site, as well as letting us know that you are the site's owner.

For detailed instructions on adding a site, as well as verification, check out this article from our documentation. A list of all installation guides can be found here.

Share Buttons

We have two types of share buttons: Floated Share Buttons and In-line Share Buttons.

Floated Share Buttons (Desktop) Floated Share Buttons (Mobile)

By default, the Floated Share Buttons will appear on the left-hand side of every page for desktop views, and across the bottom for mobile visitors.

In-Line Share Buttons

The In-Line Share Buttons can be placed wherever you like - at the top or bottom of a post, on every page of your site, or any combination you can think of!

You can change the color, size, appearance, and location of both sets of buttons, as well as choosing which social media services to include. Here are some helpful articles that cover the basics of customizing the look and feel of your Share Buttons:

Related Content

The Related Content app is a great looking way to encourage your readers to discover more of your content.

Related Content Example

It can be configured to display only content from your own site, or add in Promoted Content to start earning advertising revenue! It can be placed anywhere you like on your site, and you can choose the style of the thumbnails, as well as how many links you'd like to display at any time.

You can read more about the Related Content app and options for customization in our Help Center documentation.

Website Monetization

Earning revenue from traffic to your site is easy with Shareaholic!

Once you've verified your site, you'll need to fill out your payment information, and then configure the website monetization apps to fit your needs.

We have a number of different advertising options, so you can pick and choose which ones work best for you. Advertising can also be disabled at any time if you so choose. Click on the tabs below to learn more about any of our advertising units!

Promoted Content

At the end of each webpage (or customized placement of your choosing) the Related / Promoted Content App is displayed and suggests additional posts that our algorithm feels that your reader would also be interested in. Each time your readers click through to sponsored articles, you are compensated. Learn More

 

Promoted Content Example

Anchor Overlay Ads

The anchor overlay ad format is an ad unit that sits at the bottom of the screen on both mobile and desktop views. As a user scrolls down the page, the ad remains "anchored" to the bottom of the screen. Since the ad sticks on the page and is always in users’ view, this ad format usually monetizes far better than standard ads, as much as +400%.
Learn more

Outstream Video Ads

Advertisers love video because it is a great way to tell their story in front of an engaged audience. With the new Outstream Video Ad format, publishers can now monetize video ads between paragraphs of text, like blog posts or editorial content for example. This is a game changer.
Learn more.

Affiliatize Links

This App is an additional way for site owners to monetize links to e-commerce sites like Zappos and eBay. Affiliate Links are native to your visitor's experience and compensates you (the site owner) anytime your reader makes a purchase after clicking on a link from your site.

The intention here is to help you monetize outbound links which probably would not have been monetized otherwise ie. it's “found money” or extra income. Learn more.

Banner Ads

Seamlessly compatible across devices, available in multiple formats to fit your site design, and beyond easy to enable, Banner Ads powered by Shareaholic saves you install time and hassle, and causes no interruption to your site’s theme or function. On top of this, you automatically get to leverage Shareaholic’s advertiser relationships with trusted global partners and experienced Ad Operations team, which is how we can deliver a high paying and time efficient option for site monetization directly to you. Learn More

Banner Ad Example

Post-Share Window Ads

Similar to the Banner Ads, these Post-Share Window Ads appear in the Post-Share window that pops up after someone shares your site through our buttons. Unlike the low quality "banner ads" that you see across the web, these ads are designed to tailor the offer to what you are interested in. This means that when visitors share your content they will see relevant, highly targeted ads, that will generate revenue for you. Learn More.

Post Share Ad Example

Here are a few articles from our Help Center which cover some of the FAQs about our Monetization apps:

Troubleshooting

Something not working right? Have a question? Check out our Troubleshooting & FAQ section for help with common issues!

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