Frequently Asked Questions
Why use this service?The SharePost service helps you generate buzz for your website by allowing your readers to use the most popular social bookmarking tools and other services to spread the word about your content. Unlike other similar services, SharePost is configurable for different languages, including the selection of international social bookmarking services.
Another great benefit of using this service is the ability to obtain high quality web analytics. You can get real-time reports on your traffic and get statistics on your readers and the social bookmarking services they use from your website.
Why do I need an account to use the widget?By signing up for a free account, you can obtain high quality web analytics on your website's visitors, which is a service that's automatically provided with the SharePost widget.
Will this service always be free?Yes, the SharePost account that you sign up for today, will always be free. We may offer upgrades, which could require payment, but you will not be required to purchase these.
Do I have to know how to program or write HTML to use your widget on my website or blog?For publishers that want to embed the widget in their pages that are not blogs, knowing some HTML would help in placing the widget. For publishers that use Blogger, TypePad, or Wordpress, we have an easier way to add the widget on the button customization page.
Where should I embed the widget on my web pages?It doesn't matter where you embed the widget, as long as it's within the <body>...</body> tag, but we suggest that it's in a highly visible location to promote sharing and bookmarking your website. Often, publishers will have one button at the top of their content and one at the bottom to provide readers that just finished reading a page with quick access to share and bookmark the page.
Is there a limit to the number of SharePost widgets that I can embed in a web page?We have placed no limits on the number of widgets that you can embed in your page and, in fact, we recommend placing one button at the top of your page and one near the bottom after your content to promote more sharing and bookmarking.