How to find broken social media widgets

In the digital marketing ecosystem, content and social media are the two most significant channels to scale reach.

As majority of the online publishers, bloggers and companies recognize the importance of social media widgets (Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and co.) to make their content more attractive, one critical problem surges while embedding third party content. If the creator deletes the post, image or video, the widgets will show an error message.

Why should you care about working social media widgets

Broken social media widgets result in content looking unsexy and you could be loosing 2.3% of your users! Did you know that 23% of news articles include social media widgets and that 10% of those widgets have either been modified or removed by its creator?

While users bounce, this all leads to less media worth and ultimately to less media sales.

So, taking advantage of social media widgets can engage your users, increase your retention rate, increase your average session duration time and make your website much more functional.

But how do you know which webpages have broken social widgets at scale? No, you don’t have to review all your content manually one by one!

Find broken social media widgets at scale

This is where we at Fixwidgets come into play. Fixwidgets saves publisher, hundreds of hours searching for broken social media widgets manually.

No CMS access or third party software needed. All you need to do is, add any of your current sitemaps (the XML files that you use to index your content into search engines), choose the social networks and we notify you. It takes 5 minutes to get the tool running.

We support Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Vimeo, Pinterest, Linkedin, Yelp, Giphy, Imgur, Reddit and Soundcloud.

Fixwidgets is made by publishers, to publishers. We understand your challenge by experience.

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Signup today and the first 100 webpages are on us. The free trial is automatically redeemed as soon you add your first sitemap. Give it a try!

If you have any question, please contact us.

Hugo Candeias

Hugo Candeias

Hugo is the founder of Fixwidgets and he also owns an online magazine. After experiencing the same problem, he decided to develop Fixwidgets and help other publishers.

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