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Fancy Up Your Blog: How To Make A Tweetable Link

How to make a tweetable link

I’m loving the requests that have come in for my Fancy Up Your Blog series!

If you’ve been wanting to know how to do something to go more pro with your blog, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments!

So far we’ve talked about adding borders around your images and putting images in the sidebar. You can check out those posts here:

Adding Borders To Images

Putting Images In Your Sidebar and Making Them Clickable

This week’s request comes from a lovely reader who would like to know how to add tweetable links to her blog.

Why add tweetable links?

If you have a particular sentence, quote or comment that you think people would love to share, why not make it super easy for them. People are quite lazy, and after they read your awesome quote, the may not take the time to open up twitter, type in the quote and then add your handle and link to your blog post before tweeting.

What does a tweetable link look like?

Well here’s one for you:

People are lazy, make it easy for them to share your stuff! Tweet That!

Making a link automatically tweetable saves them time, and brings some social love to your blog.

So watch the video below to find out how to make tweetable links yourself!

Websites you’ll need to open:

Bitly.com– A link shortener to make your blog post link short enough for a tweet.

www.clicktotweet.com– The easy-peasy way to turn your tweet into a link!
 


So go make a clicktotweet in one of your blog posts and come back and share the post in the comments below!

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Leah

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  • Thanks for sharing this! I was wondering how people were adding tweetable links, and now I know how to do it! :)

    • Leah Kalamakis

      Yes- I’m glad it’s helpful as always! Let me know if you have any issues Tammy!

  • This was great Leah. Thank you! Easy to follow and I will definitely be using this. Question–how come you don’t use the “Get Shortlink” button in Word Press?

    • Leah Kalamakis

      Thank you Lorna! I don’t use the “get shortlink” button because if you try that, you will see that it isn’t actually that short- at least not short enough to make it perfect for a tweet. You can, but it’s more characters for the 140 limit in Twitter. It makes the title portion of the url shorter but they keep the full website url at the beginning. Thanks for bring that up, great question!

  • Great video! I already knew how to tweet as I worked it out myself, but I sure wish I had your video to guide me at the time :)

  • Love the use of video and you break it down so simply. I use click to tweet all the time, it’s so fantastic. I wouldn’t think of adding a new post without it!

  • Dear Leah, thanks for this great blog post. I have spent nearly 2 hours reading various articles on how to get tweetable links in my blogs, but I couldn’t get it till I saw the simple video on your blog.

    Thanks!

    I will keep coming back for more.

  • Thank you so much, Leah! I’ve just added my first tweetable link :-)
    http://bit.ly/1fojDLs

  • Thanks for the reminder, Leah! I definitely need to work on tweetables more!! I love your graphics, BTW, nice and simple and clean :)

  • Leah, thank you so much for this post! I have been searching Google for months trying to find an alternate way of doing this since my “Tweetable Text” plugin takes the Facebook Like button away. You’re awesome!

    • Leah Kalamakis

      Yes- you definitely don’t need a plugin- glad it was helpful for you!

  • Thank you, that was super helpful!

  • Juuust did my first click to tweet!!! (Thanks to you!)
    You rock Leah!

    • Leah

      Yay! I’m glad it was helpful. CTT updated their website so it looks a little different than it was in the video. Thanks for letting me know!

  • Hello Leah!

    I just googled the issues I am having and it came up with your post and video. Absolutely fantastic, simple way to get it done!

    Thank you so much for doing the work and sharing valuable work! Very grateful indeed
    Beatrix

  • Thanks for the help! I thought this was going to be a lot harder :) Also, love your name!

  • Thank Leah – great video. Really easy to follow. Out of interest have you done any kind of analysis on how often these links get tweeted? I haven’t tried it but I’m thinking you could append campaign tags to the url before you shorten it and get some kind of count in Google Analytics.

    • Leah

      Hey Alistair! No, I haven’t but since I put my twitter handle in them I’m tagged in twitter and see how many do it (unless of course someone takes out my handle but I wouldn’t think many do that). So no numbers, but what I do notice is that I get a lot more tweets when I post them than I do regular post share tweets. You certainly could track! Or even just tracking by bit.ly-ing the whole link.

  • Short and sweet and answered all my questions— thanks Leah!

  • Thank you, very useful!

  • Eva

    Fantastic, thank you so much!
    I’ve been looking for information on how this is done, and need now look no further!

  • Thanks so much for this post. Marie Forleo does this also and I’ve always wondered how! I was searching for a way to add quotes to my blog and tweet button beneath each quote, but this is one way of accomplishing what I wanted. :O) –La in Ga

  • Hi Leah, thanks for sharing! so easy and fast!

  • This is an amazingly easy tutorial. I am glad I need it this so I was able to find your blog. Thank you!!! and great work.

  • Anton Gonzalez

    Great article Leah, while researching I also found this newly launched website called Tweetable Link: http://tweetable.link it’s similar to Click to Tweet but has a lot more features (integrated smart URL shortener, free stats for all your tweetables, bundles…) and simply looks better!

  • This is brilliant and so easy to use. Thankyou!!

  • HI Leah!!

    Fun stuff – I love the way it looks however in my case the page is not being found…it looks like I am adding the link as an embedded code – do not see exactly how you have posted it…looks different on my end. Any tips?

  • Great tutorial! I’m just getting a new blog started and using twitter to spread the word via quotes from my articles is a great idea.

    Thanks for the short, and super clear article.

  • Clare

    Thanks Leah – really appreciated your tutorial on doing this! :-)

  • Great instructions! I’m going to start adding “Tweet That!” to my blog from now on. Thank you.

  • Brilliant, clear, simple. Thank you!

  • Thank you for the video explanation on how to format Click to Tweet! I use the Squarespace platform and can’t take advantage of WP plugins for this function. I had no idea there was a site to use for generating the Twitter tweet – so appreciative!

  • Thanks for the tutorial Leah!

  • Thanks so much!! You made that so easy and crystal clear!

  • Very helpful Leah, thank you!

    heart Lynne

  • Yay! So easy to do with your beautiful and easy-to-follow video. :) And it only took me a few minutes. Thank you! Here’s the post I fancied up…

    How To Avoid Creative Failures
    http://www.storyenvelope.com/blog/how-to-avoid-creative-failures

    Now I’ve got to make sure I do the same to some past posts too! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  • Thank you so much Leah, your tutorial was simple to follow… it’s great! I’ve only just started out with Twitter. Much appreciated♥

  • Jonny Zier

    I bought TweetDis for this very purpose. Totally worth every penny! Click to Tweet is good, but does not allow much.

  • Thanks Leah! Very easy to follow! :)

  • Many thanks Leah, a great, simple explanation that will prove very helpful!

  • Aja

    Hello Love! Thanks for the extremely informative video. I learned alot. The only question I have is can this only be done once the post has gone live? I like to write and schedule my blog posts so I wouldn’t necessarily have a blog post link address because it would not have been published yet? How can I make a “tweet that” with out the blog post being published?

    • Leah Kalamakis

      You can see what the link will be for the post in the post editor underneath the Title area next to “permalink”. You can use that to create the link before you schedule.

  • THANK YOU!!! I’m trying to find alternatives to plugins I want to delete from my site. Since I don’t do a lot of click to tweet phrases, I’ve been looking for something that will work for my needs and this is it. Thank you, for sharing.

  • Thank you for doing this. Vid was clean, concise, easy to follow. Indicative of how you do things, so I signed up for your email as well.
    oops, it didn’t work. takes me to a page that says it can’t be found.

  • Julie Dixon

    You have no idea how helpful this was to me. Thank you!

  • Great tutorial, we start adding these to our blog right away! Thanks Leah!

  • Great tutorial, we’ll start adding tweetable links to our blog right away! Thanks Leah!

  • Thank you! This was really helpful…and easy-peasy! 😉

  • This is AWESOME! Thank you for making the learning so easy! <3

  • Thank you so much! My blog is 6 months old and now I’m really trying to improve it! This is so helpful.

  • Thank you for posting this simple technique to add a tweetable! Super simple. Thank you :)

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