Placement – Where to put them icons?
There are many places you could put social media buttons, but the four simplest and most obvious options are by far the most commonly-used. That gives you the choice between above the content, below it, to the left and to the right. This factor is not quite as important as you might think, to the point that it can depend to a degree on what fits most neatly with the design and layout of the page. However, in most cases putting them on the left of the page gets the best results. Sites usually load on the left, and this is where people tend to focus most while looking at a site.
Why no give it a try and see if user engagement increases.