Spread the word when posting news, by embedding social share icons in your post.

Posted by INtense! on Aug 18th, 2010

These days on the social web, getting people to "digg" "retweet" and "facebook like" your posts is becoming increasingly important. It helps spread information among friends via word of mouth, which is the best kind of promotion you can receive. To help you utilize the power of the social web, we have just made it super easy to embed social buttons into your news posts. For example we recently launched IndieDB the most super awesome indie games site in the world so to help promote that launch we could have embedded all of the following social buttons (test em out, they work).

To add these buttons, we simply included the following code in our post (please note that to make these icons show in a neat manner, we recommend you wrap floated divs around them):


Or to make it even easier, just include this code which will pick and show the most popular social icons in a line floated to the left:


Let us know if we are missing any important social share buttons, otherwise give these icons a shot when you have big news you want people to spread socially. Just remember not to overuse this feature, reserve it for the big ticket news items.

Finally, for those who like simpler static social icons, we have made a bunch which you are free to use here, or on your homepage and blogs (these are for Desura, IndieDB and ModDB - use them to link to your game/mod profile from your game/mod homepage).

Desura Indie DB Mod DB

Here are other icons you can use:

Google RSS Fan us on Facebook Watch us on Youtube Join us on Steam Follow us on Twitter Chat on IRC Chat on Ventrilo
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MitchellS Aug 18 2010 says:

Quite useful, thanks ;)

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AcidBarrel Aug 18 2010 says:

Sweet deal, thanks Scott.

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Silverfisk Aug 18 2010 says:

Worth noting is that Iiro J├Ąppinen made the original version of those social icons (FB, YT, Steam, Twitt, ModDB). Iirojappinen.com

Awesome stuff dudes, I hope people start using this! :)

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INtense! Aug 18 2010 replied:

Great point, he did a fantastic job too - they are widely used now.

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cW#Ravenblood Aug 18 2010 says:

Really cool man!

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~DJ~ Aug 18 2010 says:

Awesome. :$

hax, I used them befureee

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ausbushman Aug 18 2010 says:

Code? Yeah I'm probably not going to bother doing that.

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Crawlinson Mar 26 2012 replied:

Not even a single line of code? You can manage one.. surely? lol

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Nilghai Aug 18 2010 says:

thanks alot!

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Meedoc Aug 18 2010 says:

That's a really great news =)

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Ghost_face Aug 18 2010 says:

Very useful, thx a bunch :)

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Death_SpecteR-9 Aug 18 2010 says:

Cool, TY

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0SmooK0 Aug 18 2010 says:

Just what I needed for our team project..THX

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AcidBarrel Aug 18 2010 says:

Funny, as soon as I tweeted using this and @Moddb I was instantly followed by like 7 bots.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Aug 18 2010 replied:

That's twitter for you, i wonder how many followers everyone has if you removed the bots from the equation?

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AcidBarrel Aug 19 2010 replied:

I wish we had the equation for that, or it's better left unknown (probably in the negatives in terms of followers).

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jstubbles Aug 19 2010 says:

Thanks! I've been linking to ones I created in my Dropbox account. This should free up some bandwidth.

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Noktis Aug 19 2010 says:

Nice ;]

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altercuca Aug 19 2010 says:

awesome stuff m8, thank u!

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lancerfour Aug 19 2010 says:

good stuff

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Crawlinson Mar 26 2012 says:

I've always been a big fan of the Desura logo. It's very clean and professional, especially when in black and blue.

Does anyone know where I can find a high-res logo for ModDB? When I say high I mean suitable for 120+ px, preferably semi-transparent png if I'm being picky.

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Crawlinson Mar 26 2012 replied:

EDIT: I'm not looking for the usual ModBD text logo, rather the spanner one but in a larger resolution please.

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