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How to Add “Click to Tweet” to Your Blog Posts

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Have you ever wondered how to get people to tweet about your articles?

The trick is to do most of the work for them. Creating content that is worth talking about is the first step. The second is to help them talk about you. Start the rumor, if you will.

When you have a quote you want highlighted, add a “click to tweet.” They are also referred to as “tweetables.” Whatever you call them, they are a powerful way to help people share your content.

They usually look like this:

Tweetables:

  • I’m learning all about “Click to tweet” today from @AuthorMedia. – Click to tweet.
  • How to add “Click to Tweet” to your blog post. – Click to tweet.
  • Click to Tweets make it easy for people to share your content for you. – Click to tweet.

I recommend setting them apart from the rest of the text. That way people can find them easily. I generally add 3 – 5 tweetables per blog post. Some of them are straightforward while others have more personality. Play around with them.

All someone has to do is click to tweet. Really. Test it out.

The technology on the back end of this is the free website Click to Tweet.

How do you use this clever little site? Simply enter the message you want to be tweeted.

Make sure you include:

  • RT: @YourTwitterName at the beginning of the tweet , OR
  • via @YourTwitterName at the end

This allows you to see who is sharing your tweets. I also recommend using bit.ly to create personalized, trackable urls for even more data.

You can also include suggested hashtags. This is a natural place to put your book’s hashtag.

Once you have the message created in a neat 140 characters or less, click “Generate Link.” Copy and paste the hyperlink into WordPress. (Not sure how? Here’s how to add a hyperlink to WordPress.)

Make sure you highlight the appropriate “Click to tweet” text so you hyperlink the right tweetable.

Do you add tweetables to your blog posts? Do you click to tweet?

About Caitlin Muir

Caitlin Muir knows the power of social media first hand. She's on the editorial team of The Social Media Club, which connects media makers from around the world to promote media literacy, industry standards, and ethical behavior. She blogs about faith, love, and social media at CaitlinMuir.com.

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7 Responses to How to Add “Click to Tweet” to Your Blog Posts

  1. Great info! I use click to tweet sparingly. OK, I think maybe I’ve usd it five times. But I love it. I just have to implement it more.

  2. Easy and simple tutorial. Thank you! I was wondering about this.
    I am not an avid twitter user, so I would never share posts on twitter without these click-to-tweets. So I figured I ought to put them in my blog posts too.
    http://www.amberschamel.com

    Thanks so much!

  3. Hi Caitlin, Try TinyTweetr http://goo.gl/zYMXB , its Click to Tweet on steroids, you dont have to even leave your compose page and its single click to insert tweetable. Flip works only on Chrome as its a chrome extension!

  4. Hi, thank you for the information. I have not been blogging long, well i started it yesterday lol. I am still learning the in’s and out’s of social media and web promotion, information like yours is invaluable to a beginner like me. If anyone has any tips or tricks please visit http://www.allthingslife.com and leave a post. Thanks

  5. You. Are. Awesome.

  6. Lynn Cherry #

    I’ve been using click to tweet and was telling a friend about it when she asked “how do you know it’s working?’ Such a good question. I didn’t use trackable urls – is there any other way to see if folks are using them?

  7. Wow, this is some great information. I had no idea about the Click to Tweet bit. Thank you so much for sharing!

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