You invest a ton of time and effort into creating amazing content for your blog, and having your readers share it on social media can really help propel it across the web. Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to increase Twitter traffic by 100% using one simple trick? As people share, pin or tweet it, your content reaches a new audience, accumulates more likes and shares and – if only indirectly – increases your search engine rankings.
The problem, of course, is that it can be challenging to get people to share your content. And when they DO share it, you have no control over WHAT they share or WHERE they share it.
This is where I have a simple little trick for you that can make a BIG difference in how many people tweet your content…and you can even tell them exactly what you want them to tweet!
Here’s my secret tool that will help you increase Twitter Traffic by 100% or more: the Tweet This plugin for WordPress.
You may have seen me use this plugin on my own site. It looks like this:
Having a ‘Tweet This’ button is a great way to increase your Twitter shares, particularly for your mobile readers who will be less likely to tweet your content if they have to type it out on their device. And given that 66% of user-generated tweets that mention brands come from mobile users, making it easy for these users to tweet is well worth your while!
Following is a step-by-step guide to setting up and using the Tweet This plugin for WordPress. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!
Step 1: Install the plugin.
I’m going to assume you have installed plugins on your WordPress site before, so I won’t go into a lot of detail here.
Simply go into your WordPress dashboard, and click on ‘Plugins’ and then ‘Add New’. Run a search for ‘Tweet This’, and it should come up at the top of the list. Click ‘Install Now’. Once it’s installed, find it under Installed Plugins and click ‘Settings’.
Step 2: Decide what you want your tweet boxes to look like.
The settings section will allow you to determine exactly what you want your tweet boxes to look like. Some of the elements you can choose include:
- Which Twitter icon you want next to your quote
- Whether you want to hide the ‘Powered by Tweet This’ byline (this is optional)
- Whether you want to display it as a box or as a button link
- Whether you want to use shortlinks or not
My favorite part is that you can choose from pre-designed themes. If you are technically savvy, you can even customize your CSS settings to make it look exactly the way you want.
Step 3: Use the shortcode creator to insert your tweet box into a page or post.
Don’t worry….this isn’t technical at all! Once your plugin is all set up, you should see a little Twitter icon in your post or page editor. Click on it!
The ‘Tweet This Shortcode Creator’ should now pop up on your screen. This is where the magic happens! Simply type in whatever quote or text you want your visitors to tweet, and then click ‘Insert Shortcode’.
Done![There are also some more advanced settings here…feel free to play around with them. I promise you won’t break anything!]
If you prefer the (slightly) harder way of inserting your quote, you can also do it manually using the following shortcode:
And that is it! Whenever you want to insert a tweetable quote, simply click on the Twitter icon in your post or page editor and enter your info.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Statistics and research always do well and are great for getting retweets.
- Aim to use this tool once or twice per post…any more and you could risk distracting your readers from your other valuable content.
- Quote yourself: This helps to establish you as a thought leader in your field…especially if your quote goes viral!
Now you know how to increase Twitter traffic by 100% using this one simple trick!
Let me know if you decide to use the Tweet This plugin! Better yet, post a link to a blog post where you’ve used it so we can all take a look!