Do not underestimate the power of those small images that direct the traffic to your social pages and are responsible for navigation throughout your website. Those small or at times bigger icons are the source of joy for your social media traffic. You have to expose them well and design them well enough to drag the attention of your visitors.
It might be thought that the more fancy the icon the better the result of redirecting your traffic. But that’s not exactly the case. Sometimes, simpler and less fancy icon drags more attention. Sometimes, icons simply do not influence the visitor. If he or she intends to share your content they will do it with no regard to the image of the icon.
All of us, who are maybe not experts, but at least interested in design trends, know that simplicity is in price now. The websites are getting cleaner and simpler and basically the same is going on with icons or let’s say web apps. Of course, there are exceptions from the rule but to be honest surf the web and you’ll know what I mean.
After this longish intro basically there will be no body of the text. Why? Because the body consists of great icon galleries, both fancy and simple ones. Those collections are mainly free for commercial use so you may be able to put the on your website to enjoy nice and happy social traffic. There is not much more to say, just to wish you all a good and happy weekend and enjoy the set we have prepared.
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Very fancy and detailed icon set including Facebook, Stumble Upon, YouTube, LinkedIn Yahoo, Google icons and many more. The license if free to use for personal or commercial use under Creative Commons license.
An extremely detailed and nice set of icons featuring impressive amount of social websites pages and many more.
They are so cute. Those icons are just adorable. Nicely done and detailed icon set for you social media. Licensing is free for personal and commercial use including software, online service, template or themes. “The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use.“
A very nice set of icons licensed under Commercial Commons license.
Very nice and precisely hand drawn icon set not only for social media. The set includes Facebook, Blinklist, Feedburner, Flickr, FriendFeed, Furl, Gmail, Google, Heart icon, Last FM, Linked IN, Magnolia, Newsvine, PayPal, Skype, Sphinn, Twitter, Vimeo andYahoo. All free and a bonus the set comes in four sizes of icons.
This is a very simple icon set. It includes 24 icons relating to major social media websites. These icons are free for personal or commercial use but you have to read some info on restrictions provided by the company.
Description from the author’s site:
This social media icon set was created in Illustrator CS5 and contains 25 scalable vectors complete with semi-transparent shadows for use on various types of backgrounds. The download contains a .zip file with the original .ai file and an .eps version as well. Icons are available for use in personal and commercial projects.
14 very cool vintage social media icons in PNG and PSD file formats. Free for commercial and personal projects under Freebie Files Usage Terms. Limitations: Do not sell or redistribute files.