Social Network Icons are an important part of Website Design and can really boost a websites appearance if designed and placed well.
One of the problems with all those social media icons that you see on web sites, at the beginning or end of articles for instance is that a lot of them all look the same. After a while as an audience we develop a form of banner blindness. A little like those Adsense ads you see everywhere, a few years back most people would click on these ads. Now far less will click as everyone knows they are ads.
Social Media Blindness
Social media icons and share prompts on web sites and in apps suffer from the same issue, they have become way too familiar. This makes it much harder to grow audiences on social media organically. It also makes it harder for web sites to get their content widely shared unless its a really hot scoop or something.
A partial solution to the problem is in making social media icons no longer look like social media icons. Ultimately they contain logos so you cannot completely eliminate the icon blindness issue. However you can alleviate it substantially.
40+ Fresh & Free Social Media Icon Sets
Innovative social media icon sets draw the eye. Combine icon sets with plugins for WordPress ( If you use this CMS ) that add animation and floating effects and test over and over again. Over the long term the uptick in social media engagement is certainly worth the time investment.
Here’s a large collection of new & 100% free Social Icon Sets which have been beautifully designed.