Bring Your WordPress Blog Closer to Your Readers with Meebo Bar

Couple weeks before, I have shared with all of you about how can you have Mashable’s ‘drag and share’ feature in your WordPress blog. In case you have missed the post, below link can be handy for you.

Mashable Style ‘Drag and Share’ WordPress Plugin

For your information, the developer behind Mashable’s ‘drag and share’ feature is Meebo.

What is Meebo?

In case you have no clue at all what Meebo actually is, basically Meebo lets users gather their friends on a single buddy list where they can talk and share content in real-time across different IM platforms, communities, and traditional social networks.

Previously, Meebo’s main focus is providing online chatting platform for major chatting services such as Yahoo Messenger, Gmail and MSN. For you information, there are about 100 million people sharing over 6 billion messages and 75 million links every month through Meebo which have made Meebo as Web’s fastest growing social media companies.

Meebo Bar – Latest Awesome Tool from Meebo

This tool has been put into testing in Mashable in since early September this year which since then it is not opened for public use yet. However, this tool has just recently opened for public use.

In my first impression, Meebo Bar’s ‘drag and share’ feature performs and looks better as compared to the Mashable’s ‘drag and share’ WordPress plugin developed by Andrian Apan.

By installing this tool into our WordPress blog, your readers can easily share your blog post by dragging any pictures in the blog post.

mashable plugin - meebo bar

Unfortunately, Meebo Bar only allows you to drag blog post’s picture and share it to limited sites which are Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! Updates and Email. There is no option which allows you to other social media sites such as Digg, Del.ic.ous or Reddit.

What Else Meebo Bar Offers?

Besides the “Drag and Share” feature, Meebo Bar also offers two other features. It will definitely make your WordPress blog as a great place for your readers to gain new knowledge and interact with you and other readers with the same interests.

Meebo Bar - Mashable 'Drag and Share' tool chat

Along the ‘Drag and Share’ feature, Meebo Bar also comes with footer bar which will always appear in your WordPress blog regardless your readers scroll up or down your WordPress blog’s page.

With this bar, it complements the weakness the ‘drag and share’ feature. You can add the button of StumbleUpon, Digg, Flickr and YouTube which your readers can make full use of them. You can also add your Facebook Fan Page in the footer bar which makes the interactions between you and your fans easier.

Meebo Bar also integrate its chatting service into the footer bar. With the chatting service in the footer bar, you and your readers can chat with friends and the best thing is you can use the ‘drag and share’ feature with it. Users just need to drag blog post’s image into the pop up chat box if you want to share blog post with their readers.

What do you think?

When the first time I heard about Meebo bar is open to public, I straight away installed it into Huzzer Magazine as I find it great.

How about you? Are you feel the same thing or have the opposite view? It would be great to know your opinions from your own point of view.

I am eager to know your feedback.

Cheers!

P/s it would be great if you can add me as your Meebo’s friends so that we can be closer and interact in better ways. Plus, what do you think with Huzzer Magazine’s new footer bar?

10 Responses to Bring Your WordPress Blog Closer to Your Readers with Meebo Bar

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  3. ariff says:

    One thing about bars like this is that not all people would want to use it.

    So instead of risking my blog would load slower, I’d rather not install it.

  4. Mike says:

    I think the social media button on your other post would suffice. They are also easier to do. In my opinion

  5. Kushal Chap says:

    This is awesome. A lot of big sites also seem to be using this.

  6. Mike says:

    I have noticed that as well. Maybe I need to reconsider and try this out.

  7. Kushal Chap says:

    Good post. keep it coming 🙂

  8. Mike says:

    The fact that it only supports Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo! Updates is not really that bad since facebook and twitter seem to be the most popular social sites.

  9. ariff says:

    Having the major social media sites is enough already. Listing all of it could be redundant.

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