Three Reasons Every Website Needs a "Share URL" Box

How can a simple text box increase shares? Three reasons:

  1. The visitor may not want to share your page with your pre-determined list of social share buttons.
  2. The Share URL looks nicer than the URL in the browser URL bar, especially if pre-shortened.
  3. Ask and ye shall receive. You'd be surprised how far a nudge can go.

"You'd be surprised how far a nudge can go."

Flickr example Flickr's share URL box

YouTube example YouTube's share URL box

Indiegogo example Indiegogo's share URL box