Encourage Sharing with Click to Tweet

Just attended a Market Motive Webinar with Bryan Eisenberg on Conversion Copywriting…and one of the things he recommended was Click to Tweet – a WordPress plugin that lets you easily set up a quote on your blog that your readers can click to tweet.

Here’s what it looks like on one of our recent blog posts on refreshing and re-purposing your content:

 

Click to Tweet box in blog post

 

The plugin is free at WordPress Plugins –  here’s the link to get Click to Tweet .  It’s easy to install, just follow the directions under the Installation Tab

WP Plugins

 

Once you’ve downloaded the plugin you’ll need to activate it and follow the setup instructions (very easy).

Then the next time you write a post, you’ll notice a twitter button on your visual editor toolbar.

Tweet button for Click to Tweet

 

When you’re ready to add your click to tweet quote – just point your cursor where you want it to appear in your copy and click on the tweet button.  A popup will appear and you start typing.  One thing Bryan mentioned in his presentation was how much time he spends composing his tweets – he sees them as almost as important as your headline.  He puts several in a long post and puts time into  coming up with compelling copy designed to appeal to the various types of people who read his blog.

Popup Click to Tweet

 

There is a 120 character limit – so if your tweet goes over that it will be automatically truncated.  I tend to go over the limit – so I make sure to test it all out and keep rewriting until I get what I want and I’m within the 120 character limit.

That’s it! 

Readers who click on the tweet button inside of the Click to Tweet box will automatically tweet your message if they’re signed into Twitter.  If they’re not signed in they’ll see a sign-in page next along with an invite to connect with you (if you’ve included your Twitter handle in the setup.

According to Bryan – making tweeting so easy and obvious will increase sharing… and who doesn’t want more shares!

If you try out Click to Tweet – let me know how it goes for you…how you like it and whether you do get more shares.

 

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Comments

  1. When I first read this article I had thought that this would be an extra overkill moment. Yet, once I understood how I would benefit from adding this to my blog and allowing people to use it and me on my old articles. I understood the total power it had.

    When you have blogged since it was open to do so with Blogger then WordPress. You must always look or be aware of new ways to re-share your amazing usable articles to people who may not have had an awareness that you exist.

    This one plug-in will bring in more readers who then share it with their contacts and make interaction happen even more. Love It!
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  2. Hi Marty,

    I have been using ClicktoTweet service for a long time and it helps my readers tweet anything interesting “tweetable” and they enjoy it as well. However, I did not know that they now have a plugin to do that work. That’s wonderful thing!

    I am sure more people will be able to do that with much more ease. Thank you for sharing about it and encouraging others to use it.

    Regards,
    Kumar
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  3. I’m in two minds about this Marty. I like the idea of it, and can see how it gets extra tweets. However, I find it disturbs my reading and interrupts the flow of the article. I’m immune to pop-ups and all other stuff, but put something in the text and I just don’t like it. If you try it, let us know how it works for you. I might just grit my teeth and do it, because my readers might enjoy it.
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  4. I ma very interested in building up my Twitter following and this looks like this could help with that. I have not run across this before, and its good to see that the plugin to create this is available at wordpress. Thank you, this is definitely worth testing out.
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  5. Hi Marty. I love plugins. I’ve been using Tweet Old Posts for a long time, but I’m going to take a look at this. I’m reworking my blog (as you noticed when I forgot to ‘put something back’ after doing some renovation), and I will be trying this out. Thanks for letting us know about it.

    All the best,
    Leslie
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  6. Great tip Marty. Click to Tweet is one of those things that has been hanging around on my task list for-ever but I just keep forgetting about it. Thanks for the reminder, and maybe this time I’ll manage to get it off the list and into my blog post.
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  7. I, too, would be interested in hearing your results with the Click to Tweet plugin. I have come across a few blogs that were using it but I hesitate to add any more plugins to my site as it seems to be loading slower these days.
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