Ever wonder how people add a little “click to tweet” link within their posts?
I ran across this in two blogs before I finally said, “I need to figure out how to do this” and that’s what I did. Click to tweet enhances your twitter presence by creating an opportunity for readers to tweet one or two great quotes within your writing.
It’s also a great way to highlight something creative that you’ve said in the post so that it stands out. You don’t have to worry about the cool things you’ve written to blend in. Make it stand out by adding a way for your readers to tweet it to their audience.
How to add it into your blog
I’m sure there are many ways to add this to your blog but if you are like me and time is very precious, I will typically opt for the simplest method.
I’m going to show you two simple ways to save time and have the benefit of “click to tweet” on your website.
Go to the Click to Tweet website and sign into your twitter account to get started.
Once you are signed in, all you have to do is enter the quote into the box and then click “generate new link”. It really is that simple.
You will then use the URL that they provide for you and post it into a destination within your writing.
I typed the quote I wanted to share within the box. You can see it displayed below.
I then clicked the “generate new link” button in order for the website to provide me with the and the website provides you with the link to place in your writing.
Keep in mind that you can quote anything. If you would rather sum up a paragraph and have that tweeted, go for it!
A tip that I found helpful was including a short link of your articles destination so that people can go back to your post and read the full thing. Go to https://bitly.com/ to shorten any link. This process is just as simple, just add your full link in the box on the top right hand corner and past it into your quote before generating a new link.
You do not have to sign up in order to utilize these services. (See what it looks like below)
What’s also really great about the “Click to Tweet” website is that it automatically tracks the number of times that your quote was tweeted. This is a nice feature provided with this software and all of it at no cost to you.
If you have WordPress.org, your best bet is just to download the “Click to Tweet” plugin. Click the picture below to get the download.
Once you’ve downloaded the zip file, save it to your computer. Go to the “plugins” tab. Click to add new plug “upload plugin”. Install and then activate. This is just another way to quickly add “click to tweet” quotes in your writing.
Is this something that you would use on your blog?
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