ShareThis’ ShareNow Allows Publishers, Bloggers To Easily Share Content To Facebook

Publishers and bloggers looking to take advantage of Facebook’s timeline and other social networks now have a new weapon in their arsenal from ShareThis, ShareNow, which launched in beta Thursday.

ShareNow offers publishers and bloggers an easy-to-use solution for automatic sharing to social channels without having to use a custom social reader, and its features include:

  • The ability to share content or delete shared content without ever leaving the publisher’s site.
  • Users on Facebook and other social networks can click through to the content without having to install social readers.
  • The ShareNow widget appears next to the content, alerting users that it has been shared.
  • An on-off switch allows users to enable or disable automatic sharing, and to reshare or delete shares, without navigating away from the page.

ShareThis said 31 percent of referral traffic within its publisher network comes from sharing, and CEO Kurt Abrahamson added:

We’ve always been all about giving people the flexibility to share the content that moves them, whenever and however they want. And we want to make things as simple as possible for publishers to offer their readers that flexibility. Until now, there was no way for publishers to enable effortless sharing on their sites without custom development on the social network itself.

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