You can really increase your content visibility and share rate by simply adding “click to Tweet” links to tweet-able quotes formed within the content.
Have you noticed that most of the time when you compose blog post some of the words you pulled together to explain a point could pass for a quote and you wished you could tweet them right away and also make your readers do the same?
This could also happen when you’re putting together your newsletter, eBook or any other materials you want to go viral.
You know it is now important to engage audience on twitter going by the new partnership developed between Google and twitter that would begin to show tweets on SERP.
Well, if you have been looking for how to add tweet links within your blog post, web pages or any other place, look no further because that is what this post is set to teach you. The process is so simple and straight forward. I couldn’t image it would be this easy.
3 Simple ways to Add ‘Click to Tweet’ to Quotes on Content. Click to Tweet
I actually saw this solution used on Neil Patel blog and Hubspot newsletter, so I decided to probe into how it’s been done just as I did with the fixed advert on the sidebar. After little research, I figured out about 3 unique ways it could be done.
The process is simply called “Click to Tweet” or “Tweet this Quote”. This is different from tweet embed that can be generated on twitter though it is twitter initiative called ‘tweet intent‘. Let me quickly walk you through the process.
How to add ‘click to tweet’ links to content
1. Code method: For people who doesn’t want to play around with code, apart from the fact that it’s simple the second method below does not require code.
It’s just copy and paste. If you still do not want to get your hand dirty with code, I suggest you scroll down to the next method.
Okay, for the code gigs, let’s fire on. The first thing you need to do after you’ve culled out the quote you want audience to tweet, is to get twitter universal URL for this purpose. (You may read the documentary here).
The url is: https://twitter.com/home/?status=
Now add your quote to it just after the equal sign (=).
Let’s use the quote we culled out from this post as example.
“Increase your content share rate by adding ‘click to tweet’ to quotes”
Remember, your quotes must not be more than 140 characters including spaces. I would even recommend between 100 to 110 so as to give room for retweets. Don’t forget to also include landing page url (the short link) where the quote was pulled from.
For the example above, our code will then become;
After this, you’ll have to wrap it within HTML code that will reference the “Click to tweet” link like this:
<a href=”https://twitter.com/home/?status=Increase your content share rate by adding ‘click to tweet’ to quotes. – http://bit.ly/1RgA0Z1.”><Click to tweet</a>
This will make “Click to tweet” becomes a link that can be clicked which would then open twitter box that is already populated with the specified text (quote).
However, you must be log-in before you can see the quote and you also have the option to edit it before hitting the tweet button. Below is an example.
Increase your content share rate by adding click to tweet to quotes. – http://bit.ly/1RgA0Z1 Click to Tweet
You can change the call to action text to anything you like. Then, you can not add special signs like hashtag to the content you want audience to tweet (the content that populates the tweet box automatically). Also, audience can edit it before tweeting.
2. Click to tweet website resource method: There is a website called “clicktotweet” where you can generate both code and link for quote you want people to tweet.
All you need to do is to sign in on the site using your twitter log in credential. Then, paste or type the quote you want your audience to tweet into the box provided.
You have the option to include twitter image as link button and also specify where to open the tweet box whether on the same tab or new window by checking a box just below the code box.
You have the leverage to also monitor engagement by checking appropriate boxes provided at the base of tweet box.
Hit “Generate Code” button. Copy the code and paste it just after the quote formed within your content.
Alternatively, you may copy the short url generated for the tweet. You’ll see it at the top right of the page. Copy it and use it as link target on the call to action text.
Below are two examples I generated from the site.
How to add ‘click to tweet’ links to content. – http://bit.ly/1RgA0Z1 Click here to tweet this
Unlike the code method, you can add hashtags and other signs like apostrophe to the content that populates the tweet box automatically.
Plugin method: So many WP plugin developers have designed “Click to tweet” plugin for WordPress users. All you have to do is go to WordPress plugin repository and search for the keyword- “click to tweet” and it will return a handful you can choose from.
However, I’ll suggest you get this particular one called “Better click to tweet” because it has more features than most normal ones.
Install and activate it and go to the setting page to customize how you want it to function for your specific use. Then, you can start culling out quotes from your content and using shortcode from this plugin right within WP post editor to make it tweet-able on the front-end.
Conclusion: You can see that it is extremely easy to implement “Click to tweet” link on quote generated on your website, newsletter, eBook or any other place. All you need do is to get creative in the way you spur people to tweet your content.
Placement is crucial for maximum engagement. I suggest you place a tweet quote link after readers have gone through the line the quote was generated.
This would be like a reminder and an avenue to further emphasis salient points and of course, an opportunity to gauge engagement if you can monitor the number of clicks generated from it which you can get on tweet links formed on “click to tweet” website. What do you think?