Have you been looking for a Contact Button for your blog, so that your email address can’t be harvested by spammers? Do you want to share your IM, VOIP, and social profiles with your visitors without cluttering up your Sidebar?
Online PR News – 26-November-2009 – – This Contact Button widget enables bloggers to both conceal their email address and share their social media profiles in one discreet but noticeable button. The Button’s dropdown menu opens graceful on mouse-over to display an email icon and the blogger’s social media profiles - if they want to share any.
“Bloggers no longer have to write their email as johnsmith (at) smith.com to stop any spammers from manually or automatically harvesting it” and adding it to a spam list. Instead, the Contact Button can fit professionally onto the blog Sidebar or be automatically placed at the end of each post.
When a visitor to the blog then clicks the 'Email Me' icon to send a message, the email form displays on the blogger’s own page, which keeps the visitor on the user’s site. All button messages then go to the blogger’s regular email account.
There is a small range of Button styles to choose from and the 'Contact Me' button text is fully customizable to suit the users needs (eg 'Email Me). The design of the Contact Button is simple but conspicuous - enabling it to integrate professionally into nearly any page. Its unobtrusive nature allows the blogger to use it on multiple pages – wherever it might be most useful to their visitors.
Working demonstration buttons can be found on Blogger, Typepad, Tumblr and WordPress accessed from the Contact Button page.
Sharing Social Profiles & Reducing Sidebar Clutter
Bloggers can also share all their social media profiles with their visitors, without cluttering up their Sidebar with lots of links, using the Contact Button.
Their social profiles are listed on the dropdown and open in a new window when clicked, so that any visitor doesn’t unintentionally exit their blog. IM and VOIP links can also be listed, so that their visitors can choose how best to contact them.
The Contact Button is one of the most extensive profile sharing buttons available and a uncomplicated way of bringing together a blogger’s online identity in one neat place. With over 160 social networks and social media sites supported, bloggers can find just about any social network available, including:- Blogger Classmates Digg Facebook Flickr LinkedIn LiveJournal MySpace StumbleUpon Tumblr Twitter Typepad Yahoo YouTube Wikipedia and Wordpress.
Button Installation is made straightforward by a range of easy to follow Visual Guides.
Auto Updating Contact Button Information
Once the blogger has registered their details, the Contact Button information can be auto updated by them in real time by simply amending their email address or adding or deleting profiles - so the button code never has to be reloaded.
Registration on WikiWorldBook also enables bloggers to opt in and out of its Global Address Book. The free Address Book listing allows them to create a free page detailing their personal and work contact details (see example profile for John Smith). This address book listing can be shown on their dropdown as the 'Contact Info' link. The address book also enables people to be found and contacted within three clicks of a Google search of their name – without them having to reveal their email address.