Most bloggers and webmasters have already added top social networking buttons to their websites. Sites such as Twitter and Facebook can bring you a lot of traffic if you provide your visitors with content worth spreading around. If you are writing about the web, technology, and other professional topics, there is no reason you shouldn’t add a LinkedIn Button to your website. Till recently, the best way you could do this was by taking advantage of plugins such as Digg Digg or Sharebar. Now you can grab the code that you need to add LinkedIn buttons to your website right from the source.
As you can see in the above screenshot, Sharebar does allow you to enter your own button codes to enhance its functionality. So the approach that I will share with you a bit later can work for Sharebar too (for other social sites too). Don’t want to use Sharebar? Just log on to LinkedIn’s publisher tools section to grab the appropriate code for your LinkedIn button.
If you want a specific URL for your visitors to share (good for landing pages), you have that option available on LinkedIn. The compact buttons are useful if you have no extra space to spare on your site. LinkedIn won’t bring millions of people to each and every blog post of yours. But it can make a difference.