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WhatsApp Share Button ~ How to drive web traffic from WhatsApp!

If you don’t have WhatsApp Share Button on your blog, you are certainly leaving out an important source of free traffic. By the time you read through this post, you are going to rush for it.

WhatsApp is a very popular mobile texting app, loved and used by many across age groups allover the globe. Its ease to transmit text, video, images and video (While maintaining quality) has made it the first choice for many users.

As bloggers, making it easy for your mobile readers to quickly text your article to someone or in a whatsApp group is a key point in your struggle for traffic and exposure. 

Is it important?

Mobile devices in recent times have become a huge source of web traffic. That’s why Google underlines website responsiveness as a ranking factor.

Looking at my Google Analytics stats, I have every reason to pay attention to WhatsApp share button:

whatsapp share button

More than 46% of my readers are on mobile. As you read through this post, you will find out how many of these visitors actually read my blog as a result of the WhatsApp share button.

If you care about increasing your mobile traffic, you will have to follow these simple steps. There is surely going to be an increase in your web traffic with few more readers clicking in from their WhatsApp app.

How to add WhatsApp Share Button to your blog posts and drive more traffic from the mobile app

Now, you have no need for any coding knowledge. This is a turn-key solution and you should have it running in a couple of minutes.

First, if you have a social sharing plugin that doesn’t include the WhatsApp share button, you should be ready to get rid of it or call its developers and ask for an upgrade.

Ok. Here is how reading my blog on mobile looks like:

whatsapp sharing button

Note that you can only see the whatsApp share button while on mobile device.

So how do you get it there?

First, you will need to get the most recommended WordPress Sharing plugin installed…

Download Social Warfare here

Now, the main reason here is to be able to have the WhatsApp share button on your blog posts. But this plugin is a lot more.

It’s flexible, light-wight with tons of beautiful options to blend with any color scheme. More about this below.

So how to you get the WhatsApp share button on your blog posts?

Go get a copy of this plugin here. Install and activate it.

While on the WarFare plugin dashboard, drag the WhatsApp button to your tool bar:

whatsapp social share button

Be sure to save your changes and that will be all.

More about Social WarFare Sharing Plugin

I mentioned above that there is more to this plugin than simply adding WhatsApp share button to your articles

a) Recover your lost social counts

If you moved your blog from HTTP to HTTPS (or you changed your permalink structure), you are going to without doubt lose your social share counts. That’s a terrible slap on your social proof. However, with Social WarFare plugin, you will be able to recover your button counts with simply one or two clicks. I have written more about this on this blog. Check it out here

b) Track tool bar performance

We have social sharing buttons on our blog but how effective are they? This plugin comes with smart UTM integration. This is a powerful free Google Analytics feature that automatically creates campaigns and track clicks on them.

To activate this tracking feature, go to the Advanced tab and enable “Button Click Tracking”  and “UTM Link Tracking”social warfare tracking

The UTM campaign “SocialWarfare” will be created within the campaign section of your Google Analytics. Note that you can give your campaign any name.

Here is what you get…

whatsapp social buttons

Now I know within the selected period, the social tools on my blog has brought in 500 clicks. Now, there are different social media platforms. Which of them is doing best?

Let’s click the campaign “SocialWarfare”

whatsapp social buttons details

So here we can see details and this will help in my campaigns. Of course, WhatsApp is on the list. This is traffic through the WhatsApp share button. So effectively, the mobile chat tool is helping in driving more traffic to my blog.

That’s it…

With Social WarFare, you ain’t just going to get WhatsApp share button and more traffic to your blog. You will be able to track clicks on the tool bar, recover lost button counts, and much more.

Drop your comment let me know what you think about this plugin and the WhatsApp share button. If you like the post, use the toolbar to share it on social media. If you are reading on WhatsApp, kindly send the article to friends and groups.

Download Social Warfare here

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 21 comments
Ahmed - June 8, 2017

help article on online earning thanks for sharing

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Sachin - May 20, 2017

This is a great feature. But it’s a paid Plugin. Still, will try to buy it.

Thanks for sharing!

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Kohram - May 9, 2017

Wow that’s really nice. It’s very better to get traffic on WhatsApp. Thanks for sharing

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Saurabh Tiwari - May 8, 2017

Yea, this is really great information Enstine Muki. It will help a lot of people to drive traffic.

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Deepanker - April 30, 2017

I don’t have WhatsApp share option, but I can see traffic coming from WhatsApp web. I hope to grow that with WhatsApp share button.

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Doni - April 27, 2017

Whatsapp really is changing the way we communicate, so it’s important to have up-to-date and above all quality information.

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Rohit - April 23, 2017

Hey Enstine,

After configuring the Google AMP in my WordPress site, I can see a huge jump in my site’s mobile traffic from search engines. If those are properly configured with social shares buttons like whatsapp then obviously we can drive much more traffic. My theme’s is having the inbuilt whatsapp share button so I don’t need to configure it separately but it doesn’t show in AMP version pages and mobile pages too so I need to check these.

Thanks for the great article. You reminded me to use one of the great tool available to drive traffic. For my niche whatsapp will be much more helpful to get additional audiences.

Have a great day!

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Olivier Ntanama - April 22, 2017

Really WhatsApp is my best source of Traffic on smartphone. It comes before Facebook and Twitter for my case. I’ve been using it for over 4 months. Very good article Enstine as always
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Aysha Haque - April 21, 2017

Hi Enstine!

Great post on how to drive traffic from whatsapp! Most of my blog traffic’s are from mobile devices! But, i have no social share button on my site, i am going to add now! Who knows i am missing lot’s traffic 🙁

Anyway, thanks for sharing!
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Saeed Ashif Ahmed - April 14, 2017

Hi Enstine Muki
Nice idea for getting traffic from WhatsApp. This is the first post I got about how to gain traffic from Whatsapp. Thanks for sharing this awesome article.
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William Lembi - April 12, 2017

Hii Enstine,
I am a newbie and looking for a plugin that have whatsapp share button, you solve my problem.
Now i am going to use social walfare plugin.
Thanks for very informative article.

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Duncan Pattinson - April 11, 2017

Thanks for this info on receiving traffic from whats app. Adding the share button makes sense to the blog, news item. I will give it a try
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Riya Khurana - April 10, 2017

Wow was really helpful for me because i used to get lot of Mobile visitors than desktop visitors. I am sure after adding a Whatsapp Share button is going to be really helpful to increase my blog traffic. Thanks sir

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Lakhyajyoti - April 4, 2017

I heard first time about Social WarFare Sharing Plugin. This is a must have plugin to drive traffic from instant messaging app Whatsapp. Thanks for the awesome share. Surely I’ll will add it to my blog.

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Philip - April 4, 2017

Hi Enstine,
Glad to note this info.
Yes, whatsApp is a powerful option for bloggers to share their posts.
I use this since few years, I do it manually, the option in my share button of Whatsapp is not working
I will try this out.
Thanks for telling about this plugin.
Good day
Phil

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Adeel Sami - April 3, 2017

Hey, Enstine!

Wow! A good share of the information, brother!

I mostly use SuMoMe and I thin it has WhatsApp icon too. I will check and follow the tips that you shared down here. 🙂

Great work I must say!

~ Adeel
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    Enstine Muki - April 3, 2017

    Hi Adeel,
    I know of that app but have not really used it. Please check and let’s know how it goes.

    do have a wonderful week ahead bro and thanks for being part of this party

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Jayant Gosain - March 31, 2017

Traffic from Whatsapp sounds really interesting. I think I should try this. It is easier for people to share content on Whatsapp.
Thanks for sharing this. I am definitely going to try this.
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Santanu - March 31, 2017

Whatsapp is the best way to drive huge traffic and I came to know about the same here first time. Thanks for sharing this useful information, need to try the same.
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Robin Khokhar - March 30, 2017

Hi Enstine,
I have been using the WhatsApp to drive more traffic and now found this fantastic post of yours. I hope that it will be a great help for the others.
Keep doing.
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    Enstine Muki - March 30, 2017

    Hey bro,
    Thanks for the testimonial. I’m sure others are going to like this post and follow the steps to see even better results.

    Hope you are set for the weekend

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