LinkedIn has today unveiled its new share button to allow publishers an easy way to spread their content via the LinkedIn network. Earlier this year in April LinkedIn launched several new sharing options, to make it easier for users to attach links to status updates, with the ability to re-share links as well as edit and delete posts.
But is there enough space for yet another share button and are the LinkedIn user base avid sharers to make the button work for publishers, when up against already existing buttons from Facebook, Digg, Twitter, StumbleUpon.
LinkedIn has also created a Publishers site as part of the button roll-out and when you click a LinkedIn Share button on a publisher site you’ll be asked to login with your LinkedIn account, and then you’ll be able to share a URL in your status update box.
Similar to other share buttons the LinkedIn button will also indicate how many people have shared the article. Adding the new LinkedIn button is a simple process simply visit the Publishers page select the options you require and copy the code to your website.