Social Media Icons in Your Blog Signature

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This is a supplementary blog post to help you create an effective Blog Signature. You can see the main post and video here "How to Create an Effective Blog Signature."

Now that you've gotten that far in creating your blog signature post, let's have a look at adding social media icons into it. 

It can be somewhat tricky to find social media icons for download where you aren't required to give attribution or purchase the rights. There are sites though that make the icons available "free for commercial use without attribution."

Iconfinder.com is one such site, and this link will take you directly to a page where you can download icons that have no attribution requirement. 

Iconmonstr.com is another site, and this link will go to a search results of social icons.

I have already downloaded a couple of sets to help expedite a means for you to get these into your signature quickly. All you would need to do is select one of the two rows below and then copy and paste! (square or circle, your choice... I set the color to gray when I downloaded. If you want a different color option, you'd have to go to one of the sites linked above and download the icons from there.)

After you have placed the icons into your blog signature, the next question you will ask yourself is: "Do I actually post on all these sites?" If the answer is NO to any of them, then DELETE the icon. Just because you have an account on one of the sites will not make it a good consequence when somebody clicks through and goes to your blank site. That's just frustrating! Don't do it. Remember, you are trying to make a new connection with somebody. You only want to link to your best landing pages.

After you have the icons in your signature, the next thing you'll need to do is to click on each icon and then use the "insert link" button to set the URL to your corresponding social media page. 

And with that, you should be set for social media icons.
PS - You don't have to do social icons. You can use simple link text as well where you type out the name of the social site and then link to it. Now you have a choice!

Now, have you been thinking about making that needed update... that REFRESH of your blog signature? I know many have from the comments on the last signature how-to post. Well, how about some ActiveRain bonus points if you do the update? Now, that I have got your attention, stay tuned for the March challenge because that's what we'll be focusing on. Meanwhile, BEFORE you replace your old signature with a new one, make sure you take a SCREENSHOT and save the file of what the "Before" signature looked like. We'll be using that in the challenge. You can see this post and short video about how to do screenshots if you need a refresher.

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Comments (25)

Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Thank you.  This is helpful information.

Feb 21, 2022 05:18 AM
Craig Daniels

glad you found it useful, thanks Gwen

Feb 21, 2022 04:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

These are especially valuable tips, Craig.  Thanks for continuing with your tutorials.

Feb 21, 2022 05:42 AM
Craig Daniels

little by little building some better blog elements :)

Feb 21, 2022 04:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Craig, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 21, 2022 05:42 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is such a great tutorial and I think I used a previous tutorial of yours to add the icons to my signature.

Feb 21, 2022 05:51 AM
Craig Daniels

thanks Brian, getting all the tips updated and ready for the march challenge

Feb 21, 2022 04:56 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Craig, I was due for something like this with the icons. Looking forward to the March challenge. 

Feb 21, 2022 06:24 AM
Craig Daniels

looking forward to your March post, thanks Steffy

Feb 21, 2022 04:57 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

It really is frustrating when people list a bunch of social media icons and they don't post on those sites. 

Thanks for a fantastic tutorial on setting up the icons!

Feb 21, 2022 07:10 AM
Craig Daniels

thanks Faye, hopefully everyone picks up on that point

Feb 21, 2022 04:57 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Craig Daniels  Oh dear me this is a lot to learn my head is spinning 

Feb 21, 2022 09:32 AM
Craig Daniels

come back after cup of coffee#2?? ;) 

Feb 21, 2022 04:57 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

There is so much to learn and to keep on learning to stay informed.

Feb 21, 2022 10:33 AM
Craig Daniels

One step at a time and we make forward progress!

Feb 21, 2022 05:04 PM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Thank you for helping me with that - I guess I can't join the challenge!

Feb 21, 2022 10:38 AM
Craig Daniels

It was a team effort, I think we should have you do a March post Margaret. Thanks for being my example!

Feb 21, 2022 05:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Craig I have not added icons to my signature, but it is something I should consider doing.

Feb 21, 2022 12:29 PM
Craig Daniels

How's your social posting George. If you are active out there on social, would be great to get some icons!

Feb 21, 2022 05:05 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thanks for the tutorial and sounds like a fun challenge for March. It's time to freshen up the signature.

Feb 21, 2022 03:42 PM
Craig Daniels

I look forward to your March update Buzz

Feb 21, 2022 05:06 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hey Craig that is an awesome idea for the March challenge!  I love it!  As you know I'd like to have fun re-doing mine...fun is the operate word right now!

Feb 21, 2022 03:46 PM
Craig Daniels

Thanks Anna. Lots of people would like the update, the points may push many more into actually investing the well spent time.

Feb 21, 2022 05:06 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Social media icons really can’t help but be very helpful even by accident. Or maybe put it in a linktree address

Feb 21, 2022 10:41 PM
Craig Daniels

fortuitous connections are nice but we do what we can to help people get to know us better

Feb 22, 2022 05:13 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Thank you for the tip on adding icons.

Feb 23, 2022 05:57 AM
Craig Daniels

glad you liked, thanks!

Feb 25, 2022 12:50 PM
M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Thanks for making our job just a little bit easier, Craig Daniels ! Bookmarked!

Feb 23, 2022 08:08 AM
Craig Daniels

great to hear, thanks!

Feb 25, 2022 12:50 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Fantastic information. Thank you for this. I have bookmarked it as well.

Feb 24, 2022 08:30 AM
Craig Daniels

thank you Paula

Feb 25, 2022 12:51 PM
Danny Frank
JLA Realty - Houston, TX
The Pearland Real Estate Expert

Thank you for always willing to share... I have made many changes due to your info! 

Feb 25, 2022 11:26 AM
Craig Daniels

Thanks for the comment Danny, I headed over to take a look at your updates, well done! :)

Feb 25, 2022 12:51 PM
Wayne L. Brown
Franklin Advantage Inc. - Alpine, CA

Always love your posts.

Such great content in your posts.

Thanks you.

Feb 26, 2022 04:40 PM
Craig Daniels

appreciate that comment Wayne, thank you

Feb 28, 2022 08:47 AM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA
NATCHITOCHES, LA HOMES FOR SALE

Craig,

Great information.  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 28, 2022 12:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Craig, when I refreshed my blog signature, I removed the icon, and instead did what you recommended, and link to the social sites.   I need to go back and add YouTube.

Mar 22, 2022 06:21 AM