Let's talk about buttons, widgets and badges. These are the graphics you see all the time on people's websites saying "Digg This", "Follow me on Twitter" and "Join Me On Facebook." Where do people get these widgets? How can they help your online business?
On most social networks, social bookmarking sites, microblogging sites like Twitter, and even article directories you can find a link that will say "Tools" "Widgets" or "Badges." On these pages the website provides the codes that you simply copy and paste into your website or blog. They will give you a number of options on what kind of graphics or button styles to choose from.
These are direct links to your particular accounts that your friends and followers can visit in one click. They can show your tweets, Facebook friends and updates and even your published articles on Ezinearticles.com in real time. As your social sites are updated, they refresh automatically. And they are not complicated to install. It is simply a code to copy and paste that the site provides for you.If you want to get really fancy, you can create a graphic in Photoshop with your company logo, and embed a link to your profile in the image. Find someone with Photoshop skills to help you. This can increase brand awareness, especially with Facebook fan pages or YouTube channels.
These widgets and buttons help drive traffic to your accounts. Your visitors can stay updated on all of your tweets, articles and videos in one glance. The Digg.com button helps you get valuable "diggs" on submitted websites. Your friends may not even be aware that you have an account at a particular service and now they can network with you further by clicking straight out to your profile and becoming friends.

Author's Bio: 

Alka Dalal, MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.