Stop your social share buttons from tracking your visitors and slowing your page speeds

Steven Krohn
Krohn Media
Published in
3 min readJun 24, 2021

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Social Share Buttons

Most social media plugins are not good for your website’s performance or visitors’ security. There’s an easy way to implement a clean, secure solution.

Being a firm that improves search engine optimization, we understand websites need to publish their articles and content on social media platforms. Social share buttons are the most common tool used to facilitate content distribution.

It’s an important function for content creation, but there’s a big problem with how most sites implement social shares: they’re unsecure and make page loads slower.

Being a firm that improves performance and security, this is a common problem we fix. Some are worse than others, but the majority of share plugins track your visitors and hurt page speeds.

Performance

Most plugins load JavaScript onto the web page. JavaScript should always be used as sparingly as possible because there’s a performance cost to using it, as the code needs to be requested and loaded across the network, and also needs to execute in the web browser.

If using JavaScript were the only way to present social share buttons, then we’d have no choice but to use it. There is, however, another implementation that…

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Steven Krohn
Krohn Media

Brand Ambassador at Phoenix Initiative, Chief Advisor at RYI Unity