Are there any studies that prove that action text like "share this" near social share buttons increase sharing?

For example, would "share this" action text in the header encourage users to share more?

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  • Does searching Google Scholar (scholar.google.com) yield any useful results? What kind of search terms have you used? – locationunknown Aug 19 '19 at 5:04
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    @locationunknown, I have used terms "social share buttons", "social buttons best practices", "social buttons on websites", "social buttons affordances" on Google Scholar. It didn't give me any useful information – Peter Aug 19 '19 at 8:42
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    It makes it clear that it is for sharing rather than just a link to the social media for that site so it might encourage some sharing. Personally I tend to use the built in browser sharing options where available or just copy the url rather than hunting for a share button on the site as share features are often unpredictable. – James Coyle Jan 14 '20 at 15:39

May be if you add more context to it, something like - "Let your friends know what you are reading."

  • That's too long, even longer that the article title on the left. The header might look overloaded. – Peter Aug 18 '19 at 10:32
  • Yeah. Thanks for your inputs @Peter – Omkar Chogale Aug 18 '19 at 13:48

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