9 Social Media Icon Sets to Jazz Up Your Site!

By on October 20, 2010

As most of us know, social media is an amazingly effective forum in which we can share content, boost popularity, and improve our search engine rankings – which of course results in getting found on the Internet. Using graphical icons that mesh well with the theme of your website and content rather than plain, boring icons will encourage readers to read and share your content.

Below is a collection of nine different free social media icon sets that will help enhance your website. Clicking on the link for the set that interests you will take you to the page on the designer’s website. From there you will be able to find out more information as to the different licenses for each set and other tidbits of info regarding the icons.

Elegant Themes Elegant Themes This icon set is 100% free and also free for personal or commercial use. All Nick asks is that if you appreciate the free resource, you link back to his page. Includes 42 icons in both PNG and PSD formats. Thanks to Nick at Elegant Themes!
Glossy Waxed Wood Glossy Wood This set consists of 108 different wooden looking icons, which are free for personal and commercial projects. Their wooden appearance makes them a good choice for websites of any color!
Origami Icons Origami This fun icon set includes 15 different Origami style icons in a variety of sizes. Contains PNG, PSD, & EPS files.
Handy Icons Handy The Handy icon set contains 24 colorful icons that have a hand-drawn look to them. These icons look good in either color or black & white. They are free for personal and commercial use.
Bottle Tops Extended Bottle Tops This is an extended set of icons, meaning that it has all of the standard icons plus a bunch more. They come in a variety of sizes – all of which have a PNG format.
Cafe Icons Café This tasty looking icon set contains eight social bookmarking icons which are all in PNG format. Keep the coffee nearby…these icons create cravings!
Polaroid Icons Polaroid The Polaroid icon set includes 16 PNG icons. Some of the most popular web services are featured, and the icons are free to use for personal or commercial projects. These icons would certainly be eye-catching!
Vintage Icons Vintage The vintage appearance of this icon set gives it charm.  The set contains 17 icons which are free for personal and commercial use. Each icon is in PNG format and comes in two sizes.
Green Glossy Icons Green Jelly Set contains a whopping 108 high resolution icons.  All of the icons in this set are free for personal and commercial use, so have fun with them!

No matter what types of graphics you decide to go with for your website, they should always enhance the site and not over-power it.  Using things like icons and colors can breathe life back into your page. Sometimes the smallest of adjustments can make the biggest difference.

Do you have a favorite icon set to share, or maybe suggestions for incorporating graphical elements into a website?  Be sure to share in the comments!

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