When Blogging Bistro client Amy Yoffie shared a new click to tweet tool with us, we were eager to check it out. As vice president of Eric Yoffie, LLC, Amy manages the social media and marketing for her husband Rabbi Eric Yoffie, writer, lecturer, and internationally known religious leader. Amy shared with us a WordPress plugin that creates click to tweets with the touch of a button.
With several click to tweet tools to choose from (we showed you how to use TweetLink and a different Click to Tweet tool in the past), you might be wondering, “Is there really room for another click to tweet tool on the market?”
After testing CoSchedule’s Click to Tweet WordPress plugin, we say yes. In fact, we’ve been convinced to switch our from our go-to tool for two reasons: ease of use and good looks.
Take a look at how Amy Yoffie used CoSchedule’s Click to Tweet in this blog post on Eric Yoffie’s site:
We like the clean lines and block quotation style of the tweet, which not only highlight the important info but also help the reader envision what they’d be tweeting.
Install the Plugin and Create a Clickable Tweet
Ready to learn how to use the Click to Tweet plugin for WordPress?
Log in to the dashboard for your WordPress blog. On the lefthand side menu, hover over the “Plugins” button, then click “Add New.”
On the “Install Plugins” page, type “Click to Tweet by Todaymade” into the search field.
…and write or paste in the text for your tweet in the dialogue box that pops up. If you included your Twitter handle when you customized the plugin’s settings, the tool will automatically insert it. The tool also automatically includes a link to your blog post.
If you like to edit your blog posts with the text/HTML editor rather than the visual editor, simply code your tweets likes this: [Tweet “Insert text for tweet here”]. Here’s what our finished Click to Tweet looks like:
And here’s what that tweet looks like when we click on it.
The only downside we’ve discovered with this tool is that it doesn’t automatically shorten the links. Hopefully the developers at CoSchedule will include this function in a future update.
A Creative Way to Use Click to Tweets
Instead of simply placing Click to Tweets at the end of your blog post, experiment with placing them throughout your post. One creative way to do this is to pull statistics from an infographic and create Click to Tweets out of them, as Scott Ayres did in his Post Planner blog post.
For example, let’s say we’re writing a blog post about the common features of the most successful blog posts. We might write something like this:
The Blog Pros analyzed 100 top ranking blog posts and discovered that the most successful posts had several things in common. Did you know that…
Looks like links are another key component of top blog posts:
Tweets have tremendous power to widen the reach of your blog posts, so get creative in the ways you can use Click to Tweets—and let the Click to Tweet plugin do the dirty work for you.
Do you like the look of this new Click to Tweet? Are you going to start using it on your WordPress site?