I'm Pat from http://www.addtoany.com/ - as John pointed out, our Share/Save widget is all-inclusive. Among the other notable features is the "Smart" drop-down menu: it places the services each visitor uses first in the menu.
I noticed that the examples of sites using share buttons given in the comments here have the button mostly on the news pages but no one has one on a home page. I have a market analyst here that wants to put this button on every single page including our home page.
Is putting it on the home page tacky? What are the reasons that other people aren't doing it?
We placed a AddThis button on the homepage of smu.edu. We created what we're calling a social media footer that provides links to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the like. We just added it about two weeks ago so we're still watching to see what type of responses it gets.
We've experimented with addthis, but the thing I would caution everybody about is to measure the value of social bookmarking overall on your sites. Not just how many people are choosing to bookmark, but to which service and how much traffic that's driving back.
We did a six month trial across our whole site and looked at the stats. Aside from the fact that <100 bookmarks overall per month were generated (from 1000's of unique visitors), the majority were bookmarking to their own computers, rendering them 'un' social. The end result is we were seeing no appreciable traffic back.
Everything you add to your interface 'can' have the effect of diluting your site ....
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