Have you been to a website where you simply loved a sentence, may be it was a profound statement or a quote and you instantly thought, “Wow! Let me tweet this!" and then you have to a copy paste?
Usually, when that moment comes, you have to copy the statement, go to HootSuite or Buffer (or Twitter directly) and do the tweeting work. If you loved the statement or the picture so much, you wouldn’t mind going through that effort.
But, wouldn't it be so much nicer if you suddenly saw a button or a link that said “click here to tweet this”? I mean, that would be such a relief, right?
Bloggers Want That To Happen, But…
On the other hand, as a content marketer, don’t you love when somebody tweets something you wrote and gives you the credit?
Sure you do!
But, many times, your readers find it hard to tweet your content because of the steps involved and busy readers may not have enough time to go through all those hoops to tweet something from your site.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you made tweeting your content easier for your readers with a “tweet this” link so that people have to just click once to tweet what they love to tweet on your post anyway in a format that they like?
ClickToTweet Can Help
That’s where ClickToTweet comes to the rescue. This is a brilliant concept where you can construct the message to tweet within 140 characters and generate a small super easy short URL to link in your “tweet this” button (or link) anywhere in your post. Here is an example of this concept implemented in one of my posts:
How To Use ClickToTweet.com
You can easily create such a tweetable link anywhere in your blog posts in simple steps and increase your chances of getting more tweets from your post.
Here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Decide which section of text you want to allow people to tweet. If you have a quote or a saying (as I did in my post shown above), probably you want to create a “tweet this” link for that.
Step 2: Construct a tweet and format it the way you would like it to be tweeted. For example,
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible. ~Mary Mcleod Bethune via @kgauraw http://bit.ly/1jlwoso
Step 3: Go to ClickToTweet.com and in the text box that appears (as shown in the image below), paste your tweet text. Make sure your text is less than 140 characters (preferably less than 130 characters) and then click onto the “Generate New Link” button.
Step 4: The next screen will give you a URL that you can click to tweet your tweetable content. The URL will look something like this:
Step 5: Copy that URL and hyperlink to the “tweet this” link or button you want to provide to your readers within your post.
That’s all. You are done. It is such a simple thing to do and it can benefit you tremendously in terms of getting more tweets from your posts.
ClickToTweet Now Has A WordPress Plugin Too
I have been using this service for a long time, long before they even had this URL shortener ctt.ec. But, I am pleased to see the improvement they have been consistently making in this awesome tool over last several months.
ClickToTweet now has a plugin for WordPress users to enable them to easily create tweetable content and highlight the tweetable content through beautiful “click to tweet” boxes.
If you are a WordPress blogger, install this plugin and then you will be able to create “Click To Tweet” boxes within your content right from the text editor while you are editing your content before publishing as shown below:
When you use this option, the tweetable content will be highlighted on your page in a box as shown below:
This is such an awesome feature although I prefer to use the service directly through their website simply because of my selfish reasons to keep the number of plugins down on my website. But, this plugin really does a great job. So, if the number of plugins on your WordPress is not too many, you can use this option which does a phenomenal job.
Clicktotweet.com makes it super easy for you to construct a tweet with any message of your choice which you can share on your blog posts.
Not just that, you can also send that URL to your friends and followers in a private message (a DM or even in an email) and request them to click the URL to tweet it. Usually people love to tweet something of value and if you just do that, you can get a lot of tweets using this tool.
Over To You – What Do You think?
Have you used ClickToTweet so far? If yes, how do you like it? Did it help you generate more tweets?
If you haven’t heard about this service before, would you prefer to use the plugin or simply using their website?
Is twitter an active part of your social media strategy? How do you plan to leverage this tool in your favor?
I look forward to your thoughts in the comments. Please let me know what you think and also, if you liked what you learnt, please share this post with your friends and followers.
Thank you kindly!
Hi Kumar Gauraw, It's really Nice to visit read this valuable post about Tweet and Twitter. Kumar I have twitter account but I don't much tweet so do I get more followers without tweet ?
No Disha. You don’t get followers without being active on Twitter. I will suggest than you start tweeting other people’s content and build some relationships there to begin with.
Thanks Kumar, I will must tweet and be active on tweeter 🙂
Awesome tutorial 🙂
I’ve read a lot about ClickToTweet, but never gone ahead and read such a detailed post that explained it all so well. Yes, I had been thinking of adding this feature to my posts, especially to a few quotes from the many I keep using, or the various short tips that I often use on my post, but never really got down to doing it, so this is a great reminder for me to get started with it.
Like you, I’d rather visit their website and take the short-code than add another plugin to the already existing ones, but it’s good for those who have a few plugins to handle. I think I better bookmark this post and start doing just as you mentioned. 🙂
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
I am glad you found it to be another push to start using this awesome tool 🙂
It is a great feature and for a blog like yours, I think it will add tremendous amount of value since you do share a lot of great quotes and sometimes people like me, want to tweet that quote. When you start giving this option, you will make our life much more exciting in your world 🙂
Hi there Kumar!
Click to Tweet is such a neat tool, thanks for the detailed instructions on how to use it.
I experimented with using it in my newsletter a few times and it’s a cool way to see who is really opening my emails and engaging with them.
Welcome to my blog 🙂
It’s so nice to hear from you and thank you for sharing your testimonial about this tool.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
I use ClickToTweet once in a while, but I prefer to also use it without the plugin to keep the number of plugins optimal.
It does make it convenient for people to share snippets of your content. 🙂
Have an awesome day!
I know you have that awesome template where everything is already plugged in 🙂 All you do is, plug your new content in and you are done!
That is also a great way of doing it. However, I don’t use plugin either. I just use their website to generate a quick link and plug that in. It’s not that complex or overloading on my website in anyway. So, a good tool in hand 🙂
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Bill!
As you know, last year I wrote about adding tweets to posts but didn’t want to use this feature for a few reasons. You know me, I don’t want to add any additional plugins that I don’t believe are absolutely necessary because of the havoc they can cause down the road should or when they stop working. LOL!!! I’m horrible in that way because it’s happened to me in the past and it was a nightmare cleaning all those past posts up.
The second reason is we can never predict the life of this particular service. It could one day not be free at all or be bought out and totally change. So what does that mean for the links in all of our posts! More broken links to deal with. I think once you’ve been burned this is the first thing on my mind instead of how darn cool it is and we all need that.
So with having said that, this is a great post and you did explain and walk us through this very well. Don’t mean to be such a downer but I’m looking on the side of down the road instead of the here and now.
Great job and thanks once again. Have a terrific end to this week now.
Hi Adrienne, I remember that post from you 🙂
Well, the idea is to provide our readers an opportunity to share things. I prefer to use clicktotweet online service while others like to use a plugin and here you are with your preference. It doesn’t matter which way but we all see the need to give that option and that is great 🙂
I shares about this tool because I like its simplicity and because of that it is duplicatable. Although I do see the risk of company closing or being sold and when that happens, remember we are bloggers? We can figure things out 🙂
Weekend is here and thank you for the wishes 🙂
Thanks for sharing, I’ve seen this being used on a few different websites and I have been dying to get it on my site! I think this could definitely help increase social awareness of my site – have you seen an increase in your social metrics since starting to use this?
Thanks for the info,
Awesome Zach! That’s great! And now, good luck to you with it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
I love Click to Tweet, even though I have only used it a couple of times. And I would say it is a must have plugin.
I use the WordPress plugin because it’s much more convenient and looks more elegant (and I do plan to use it more and more…of course, I just have remember to add it to my posts!)
Anyways, I hope you are well…It’s cold weather throughout the South. Hope you are staying warm! Have a great weekend.
In fact it’s warm out here in Texas, much better than it was last week and only getting better. So, yeah, we are definitely warm here 🙂
Enjoy your weekend my friend!
AHA…that’s how to do it? I wondered about this feature on blogs I’ve seen. I also have clicked to tweet some because it was so good!
Now that you have shown me how to do it I can apply this method! I think it is so valuable as people read through the post. I have just bookmarked this post for future reference.
Thanks so much!
Yes Donna! You are going to love it as you try it. It feels good to yourself and I can only imagine why you should get more tweets when you start using these things!
Good luck to you!
Kumar, this is pretty cool. I especially like the fact that there’s a plugin for it. The key would be picking the right words that would be the best to tweet. Thanks for sharing this with us. Regards, Lisa
That’s true Lisa! It is definitely important to make sure the tweet is within the limits of Twitter and people can retweet when it goes out there 🙂
Thank you for dropping by. Have a great weekend!
So glad I landed on this post, Kumar!!
I’ve probably used Click to Tweet twice ever on my blog posts. But, I definitely want to use it more often. Like you mentioned, the plugin looks great, but I don’t want to add another plugin to my website when I can take a few additional steps using the Click to Tweet website.
But, you’ve really encouraged me to use it consistently. I’d like to perhaps create my own button to make any sentence I want to tweet stand out a bit more. Thanks for your ideas!
Making your own button is a cool idea Jennifer! In fact, I like your idea too! I will do some R & D on this as well. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your thoughts!
Good Morning Kumar! I have seen these tweet this here before but yet had no idea how they did this! I also have never heard of ClickToTweet before so this was great information for me to learn here today. I am not sure about adding yet another plug in but I am going to go and read about how this all works.
Have an Amazing Weekend, Thanks for sharing.. Chery 🙂
It is so great to hear from you and I am glad to know that you really came to learn about this awesome tool through my post 🙂
I am sure you are going to love it and so are your visitors! Happy tweeting!
I feel like I’ve been “living under a rock” for not knowing about this. I’ve seen this feature before on blogs and have used it to tweet for the blogger but I’ve never asked myself “How did they do that?”. Thanks so much for this post. It’s definitely the most actionable article I’ve read so far today.
Hello Mr. Kumar
I hope you are well. Ready for the weekend.
I love this post, and I am getting more tweets, but with the little knowledge that I have, should I be incorporating this?
I have learned from many other bloggers that it is not good to had too many plugins, which for me would make things easier.
Like many have mentioned, I have seen this on other blogs, but not understanding how it got there and it’s purpose.
Maybe this is something for the future.
Thank you again for teaching us.
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This is definitely for future when it comes to your blog. There are other more important things about your blog that I know you are focusing on.
Let’s get all the ducks in a row and streamline the process before applying these fancy things 🙂
Too many plugins isn’t a good idea and this service can easily work without using a plugin. So, when you are ready to use them, you don’t need any plugin. I will show you how to do it!
I have seen this on several blogs and websites and been meaning to check it out so thanks for writing this post.
When I have seen it I have often tweeted and it is so easy.
Thank you also for the tutorial on it. They are very clear to follow.
I have way too many plugins on my blog now and maybe need to clean up some of them before I add something else.
You can do this without adding a plugin to get this working. I shared the method that I use ( without plugin) for the same reason. I don’t like to add plugins for everything and the good news here is, you can get the job done without a plugin.
Let me know if you need any help 🙂
Kumar you can see I did not consider the option without the plugin as it sounds techie. 🙂 I will have a go and let you know if I need help 🙂
This seems like an awesome plugin, never heard of it before. Seems like a great way to uniquely craft a sentence that would be something great for someone to tweet. I will for sure take a good luck at it and dont be surprised if next time you visit my site I have installed 😉
Oh I will love to see something awesome to tweet from one of your posts 🙂
Thank you Kyle for your enthusiastic response. Have a great new week!
Great tutorial! I’ve used Click to Tweet in a couple of posts but I haven’t been consistent with it. I do like it when I see it on other people’s sites. I like the idea of the plugin and how it looks. I might try that.
Hi Leanne, Good to hear from you and yes, the plugin based tweetable quotes do look much better 🙂
However, the trade off is that it needs a plugin and that is the reason I personally don’t use it. But, if you are not having that problem, it’s a good plugin for sure!
ooo another pluggin…can I, should I…hmmm!I do love the concept of clicktotweet as it is a nice way to get more of your content out there…thanks for sharing Kumar!
Last time when I used Click to Tweet it was a fiasco. The original text was a little bit too long and I replaced you by U and your by UR. Guess what! Almost everyone who tweeted it has deleted my Twitter handle to get more space and then replaced U by you and UR by your. They got content to tweet, I got nothing 🙂
It has happened to me many times and the solution is to keep the sentences short and test it yourself a couple of times.
In fact, it happened to me in my last post. My final tweet was 3 characters longer than Twitter would take it and I had to reconstruct my sentence by replacing and with & two times in the same line. But that’s okay I think.
Now it all works!
Thank you for dropping by and sharing your experience!
I’m always looking for tools and techniques to incorporate into traffic generation strategies. Without a doubt clicktotweet is an amazing, yet frequently overlooked tool. If the links are setup correctly, you have the ability to brand and drive traffic – i.e. twitter handle & link. My preference, by the way, is the web based clicktotweet service versus the plugin. Thanks for sharing this important service with us Kumar.
That is my preference too and that means we think alike 🙂
I am glad that you found this as interesting as I found it. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your view.
I have seen this kind of tweet option here and there on many blogs but I never paid attention to that but when I read your title somewhere I got here and came to know that how beneficial it can be. Such kind of tools make it easy for the readers to share your article. I bet if we don’t give easy options for sharing, no one is gonna share our article. Nice read! Gauraw!
Glad to know you happen to be from a place where I have some relatives still although I have personally never been to Sitamarhi. Well, good to meet you.
You’re doing some great stuff there with your blogs and I am glad to see how you have been diligently working on your personal branding. That’s great stuff!
Speaking of ClickToTweet, definitley it is an awesome thing to have everywhere, especially when you know you want people to tweet something and you know that they will love to if they had a choice. Then give them that option! Right?
Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts!
This was actually a good reminder for me Kumar, I’ve looked at this before but never used it. I also appreciate the tutorial.
It appears that clicktotweet is a good way to see what interest readers and who is engaging with your content. However I’m always a little cautious about adding new plugins so I like hearing from other bloggers on what they’re using and how useful it.is for them.
ClickToTweet is a great way to encourage others to tweet and I have found it working great for me. You should definitely give it a shot.
Although the tutorial is detailed, if you have any questions or you get stuck anywhere, please feel free to ask me for help.
Just knowing about Clicktotweet courtesy Gauraw! This blog holds useful information. Thanks Gauraw…
Great post indeed.
Yes, this is a great tool. I have also used it. but, I was not aware about the wordpress plugin of “click to tweet”. I must use it on my blog.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great week ahead!
Hi Gauraw 🙂 thanks for sharing such a nice and helpful knowledge. “ClickToTweet Tool” is very easy way to get more and more tweets and followers. This blog have very useful information. Thanks again