Latest update: 21 Aug 2017. Version: 4.5.5. Platform: for WordPress.
Do you continue to place social buttons on every page of your website, but visitors don’t like/share your content as often as you would desire?
You should give people a reason why they need to click on social buttons on your website. Even if people really like your content, website or fanpage, they don’t click the buttons because they don’t worry about you, your benefits or your traffic.
People need something extra to spark their interests and drive them to action.
Ask people to “pay” with a Like/Tweet/+1 to get access to your content, to get a discount, to download, to read an ending of your article, to watch a video or to view a funny picture. And social buttons will start to work as it should be!
Social Locker is a WP plugin that locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page. It helps to improve social performance of your website, get more likes/shares, build quality followers and attract more traffic from social networks.
All you need to do is select the part of your content you want to lock, click a button and you’re done.
This way, you can use articles, videos, audio, images, download links, coupon codes or anything else you can think of as an incentive for people to give you likes or shares.
1. Drive Social Traffic: Social Locker will add systematically viral traffic to your website, your opt-in funnel or your sales-page. When users share or tweet your page to get access to the content you locked, their friends see it and some of them will visit your website. That will repeat again and again.
2. Build Quality Fans & Followers: Every blogger and internet entrepreneur knows how difficult it is to get fans and followers, especially for new websites with a low budget.
Get every visitor from your site to follow you. Keep in contact with your audience and build loyalty. Just lock some valued content and tell visitors that the locked content is available only for your fans and followers.
3. Improve SEO Ranking: Google’s search algorithm takes over 200 factors into consideration when determining which results to show for a search query and in what order. Social media is one of the most important factors in their algorithm and has a significant influence on how a site ranks in a search.
Results in the organic search results’ top positions have a high number of likes, shares, +1’s and tweets. So, the better your social media performance, the better your SEO results.
The plugin provides 8 social buttons for all major social networks in the same interface: Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Youtube (Pinterest, Instagram coming soon). You can use them together or separately for customized results. Each button has individual settings.
For example: You can set up the locker to use three social buttons (Like, Tweet, +1) in order to get tweets for your promo page, likes for your Facebook page, +1s for a home page of your website.
Collect emails of visitors, grow your subscription lists, automatically register users on your website and do even more with the new powerful Sign-In Buttons.
These buttons are available in the Social Locker together with the classic Like and Share buttons since the v.4.
Instead of liking/sharing they ask the user to sign in through social networks to access your locked content.
Collect emails and names of visitors who unlocked the content on your website (including the link to their social profiles).
And export collected emails in the CSV format to your favorite mailing service (MailChimp, Aweber, GetResponse, MyMail and any others).
Perform several actions per one click and automatically create accounts for signed in users on your website.
For example, the user concurrently tweets, follows you, gives you one’s email address and creates an account on your website to unlock the content, only by a few clicks.
Create interest to your content via overlay effects. The plugin allows you to choose how the locked content has to be displayed: completely hidden or partly visible (transparent or blurred).
When we test this feature on some of our customer’s sites, we were blown away how this feature attracts attention of the huge number of visitors. If people see and understand what they will get after unlocking, the plugin works more effectively.
The Social Locker plugin comes with built-in, advanced analytics tools in order to track how users interact with the lockers. Easily identify which lockers on which pages are out-performing others, how to optimize your lockers and what you could do differently to improve your results.
Google Analytics (new!): the Social Locker plugin supports integration with the Google Analytics. You can view the Social Locker data directly in your Google Analytics account and compare it with other metrics.
The plugin comes with a set of impressive, polished styles which create interest and attract attention. They are nicely animated and don’t look obtrusive.
What’s more, we constantly receive feedback from our clients that the Social Locker placed on a page actually decreases the bounce rate of that page.
What this means: With Social Locker, people stay on your page longer. Social Locker attracts attention of visitors and they spend more time learning the content you locked.
Of course, each website has its own unique audience. We know that a good business is an agile business. The Social Locker provides 8 additional options that allow you to configure the lockers flexibly to meet your needs.
SEO friendly. Your locked content is still visible for search bots for better SEO by default. Of course you can turn off this feature.
4 Types of Locks. Lock any content manually via shortcodes or setup batch lock via one of 3 powerful modes (“Skip & Lock”, “More Tag”, “CSS Selector”).
Optimized For Mobile. We have adapted the plugin for mobile devices. Mobile users can obtain access to your locked content as well as desktop users.
Smart Targeting. Set your lockers to display on specific high traffic pages on your website. Show the locker only for non-registered visitors or PC users.
Professional Themes. Need to get started fast? Simply pick one of 5 themes and customize, it’s simple and easy!
Delayed Content. Load your locked content via ajax (dynamically) only when the user has liked or shared your page. Perfect for loading promo codes.
Fast Loading. The plugin is well optimized and doesn’t add extra loads on your website. Confirmed with tests from the P3 plugin and New Relic.
Developer Friendly. Use the plugin events (Unlock, Lock, Ready) and hooks for customization and creating your own extensions.
Among the users of the plugin are well-known bloggers and entrepreneurs. Discover what people say:
I bought your plugin a few months ago for my blog and really happy, my online community has grown fantastically (more than 5.000 followers on twitter and 4.000 fans on Facebook. – Vivi Nunez, blogger, marketer, the founder of vilmanunez.com
I would just like to say a big thank you for making such an amazing plugin. I have gained over 1.8 k Facebook fans to my page in under a week. Keep up the good work. – leadbolt
After trying out multiple plugins, I realized how tough it can get to
make something like this work seamlessly with the existing content and
without breaking the WordPress framework.
Hats off to Social Locker for making it look so easy. Powerful, yet
simple to use!
5 star rating for the plug-in and 10 stars for the amazing support!
Sameer Kamat, Author and Entrepreneur, Founder of MBA Crystal Ball
The product is excellent! BUT the support is awesome! The support was lightning-fast and very friendly and helpful. Reaction time was about 20 minutes. Never had such fast and competently support like this. I highly recommend this product! – Ales Borszek
It really is a superb plugin! I’m starting my own business soon related to social media, so I will certainly be buying more licenses from you oncey work demand increases. – Anis Jolly
I am loving it already. Awesome plugin, UI. Everything is so thought out. – ajonit
Great Plugin as I expect. 5 Star! – Vimalraj Manickam
Amazing plugin! Just what i was looking for to hide a competition entry form and maximise sharing at the same time. – James
I just bought it and it’s awesome, works like a charm.
Definitly a 5 star plugin for me.
Thank you ! – blaugranas
It’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant, I love it! Setup and running in minutes Happy Dance – happyches
I had several problems with my previous solution, purchased on Envato at a lower price. After 1 month of basically no support, I asked for money back and found this item..
Guys.. this is simply a FANTASTIC (and working!!) plugin! A little more expensive, but saves you headaches and anger! … BRAVO! 5 Stars! very happy with it now. – Marco
Great plugin and excellent support. Recommended 100% – CSSmith
Love the plugin- bought it for a specific tiny project and grabbbed 100 new shares /likes in 9 hours. Awesome! – mttorley
Yes!!! This plugin is the complete AWESOME!!! Thanks for setting the option to choose URLs too! Greatly, greatly appreciated! – noahjnet
Loving the frequent updates and improvements on the plug-in, the functionality is amazing and has boosted my social networking engagement by 400%. I regret not getting this earlier. – Corey Harris
Fantastic plugin! Works like a charm! – IceflowStudios
Congratulations guys, i usually never comment the softs i buy but this one really deserve it.
I’ve tried the 2 others social locker plugins from WESMASHEDIT and TylerQuinn and they don’t work with cache plugin. I didn’t ask for a refund as they never said they do.
This plugin is by far the best one and working with WP super Cache. A pleasure to set up and a great working and beautifull plugin.
If you need a social locker trust me, it’s the only one that worth the price !
Bravo and Keep doing the good job. – tiblitz
La clave de este plugin es su facilidad para promover el trueque digital y dar mayor sentido al “karma digital”. ¡Un plugin que todo bloguero debería tener! – Rubén Alonso, bloguero y teletrabajador de miposicionamientoweb.es
This plugin is awesome. It’s great for multilingual websites since you can customize social networks texts and has increased my social networking engagement in all my sites. – Irena Domingo, blogger and founder of wplang.org (WordPress Multilingual)
Nada tan sencillo como ofrecer una recompensa valiosa al usuario a cambio de un “pequeño gesto social”. Conseguida una alta tasa de respuestas y de engadgement, gracias a Social Locker for WordPress. – Miguel Rodríguez, Co-Founder de opositaonline.com
Ce plugin est indispensable. Mon métier de consultant en stratégie consiste à identifier les “game changers” dans les industries et ici c’est clairement le cas. Avec ce plugin, vous allez pouvoir augmenter drastiquement l’engagement social de vos visiteurs. A recommander fortement. Victor Haïm Mamou, fondateur du site etude-de-cas.fr.
All of our plugins come with free support. We care about your plugin after purchase just as much as you do. We want to make your life easier and make you happy about choosing our plugins.
We have a help desk setup for our users, making it easy to fill out a ticket. We guarantee to respond to every inquiry within 1 business day (typical response time is 3 hours).
The latest updates:
v.4.5.5 – 21 Aug 2017
Important: if you use CDN, please purge your CDN after installation of this update.
v.4.5.1 – 9 May 2017
v.4.5.0 – 10 Apr 2017
v.4.3.7 – 19 Sep 2016
v.4.3.6 – 20 Jun 2016
v.4.3.5 – 29 Mar 2016
v.4.3.3 – 20 Feb 2016
v.4.3.0 – 12 Jan 2016
v.4.2.9 – 11 Dec 2015
v.4.2.6 – 12 Oct 2015
Important: if you use the LinkedIn Sign-In button, please update its settings on the page Global Settings -> Lock Options.
v.4.2.5 – 26 Aug 2015
v.4.2.0 – 7 Jul 2015
v.4.1.8 – 21 Apr 2015
v.4.1.6 – 20 Mar 2015
Important: If you use the Opt-In Panda plugin or StyleRoller Add-On, update them after installing this update.
v.4.1.2 – 6 Mar 2015
v.4.1.1 – 3 Mar 2015
v.4.1.0 – 26 Feb 2015
v.4.0.9 – 24 Feb 2015
v.4.0.8 – 16 Feb 2015
v.4.0.7 – 11 Feb 2015
Important: if you use any caching plugin, please clear the page cache after installing the update.
v.4.0.6 – 10 Feb 2015
v.4.0.4 – 7 Feb 2015
v.4.0.3 – 6 Feb 2015
v.4.0.2 – 6 Feb 2015
Important: please read this article before installing the update to know how this update may affect your existing lockers.
v.3.7.2 – 13 Oct 2014
Important: if you use CDN, please purge your CDN after installing this update.
v.3.6.9 – 8 Sep 2014
v.3.6.5 – 29 Aug 2014
v.3.6.3 – 9 Aug 2014
v.3.6.2 – 2 Aug 2014
v.3.5.9 – 17 Jul 2014
Important: if you have the StyleRoller Add-On installed, please update it to the v1.0.7.
v.3.5.8 – 22 Jun 2014
v.3.5.6 – 10 Jun 2014
v.3.5.4 – 09 Jun 2014
v.3.5.1 – 02 Jun 2014
v.3.5.0 – 30 May 2014
21 May 2014 – The bonus updated to the v4.7.2
v.3.4.5 – 19 May 2014
v.3.4.3 – 14 May 2014
v.3.4.1 – 13 May 2014
Important: if you use CDN, please purge your CDN after installing the update.
v.3.3.1 – 23 Apr 2014
WARNING: If you get the message “You changed a license type for Social Locker. But the license you are using currently requires another plugin assembly.” after updating the plugin, please visit the License Manager page and submit your license key again.
v.3.3.0 – 21 Apr 2014
v.3.2.9 – 31 Mar 2014
|Last Update||August 21, 2017, 3:34 pm|
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