How to Simultaneously Blog & Promote Your Post: Click to Tweet

By: | April 26, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,
Use Click to Tweet to Increase Blog Traffic Dramatically.

With Click to Tweet, you can promote and write your blog at the same time.

Number-crunching.

It can be time-consuming, and, for some, complicated.

Yet, being a content promoter comes down to understanding numbers to use them to your advantage.

At the end of 2014, over 288 million people were using Twitter.  Over 500 million Tweets were sent each day*.

It’s actually easy to tap into those numbers for use in promoting your blog.

This post will not only teach you how to promote your blog post, it will teach you how to get others to promote your blog for you as well.  Groups of people exist who will help you promote your blog post just like with Triberr.com.

However, Triberr is made up of strangers. You know the people who will help you promote your posts using Click To Tweet.  They are your blog readers.

 Welcome to my Click To Tweet Tutorial!

Using Click to Tweet, you can generate a tweet for your website that your blog readers will be able to use to promote your post for you.

  1. Write your blog post.
  2. Compose a Tweet, a short statement, about the post people will want to click on.
  3. Get the post’s link.
  4. Go to https://clicktotweet.com/ and make an account.  If you already have a Twitter account, you can sign in using your user name and password.
  5.  You will be asked to enter your Email address.
  6. Type in your Tweet just as you would on Twitter under “Message You Would Like Tweeted”.
    Screenshot 1 Use Click to Tweet to Increase Blog Promotion

    Type in your Tweet.  Then, click “Generate.”

  7.  Click “Generate New Link”.
  8.  Click “Dashboard”.
  9.  Click “Test Link”.Screenshot Test the Link Click to Tweet
  10.  You will be taken to Twitter.  Click “Tweet”.
  11.  If you would like, go to your Twitter profile.  You will see your Tweet is there.
  12.  Return to Click To Tweet.
  13. Click “Download all stats”.
    Screenshot: Stats

    Click the code of your Tweet to see how often it was clicked.

An Excel spreadsheet will open showing you a visual comparison of your Tweets and how many times your links in each of them got clicked.  The bottom code is circled for a reason.  Since I only had one Tweet, I didn’t need to download all stats.

A spreadsheet enables you to compare tweets.

You can visually see how your Tweets performed on the spreadsheet.

A graph will come up showing you how your tweets performed on various days the of the week.

This enables blogging decisions.

You will be able to see how your Tweets performed on each day of the week.

Benefits:

  • Click to Tweet allows you to have five tweets on its site at once for absolutely free.
  • Click to Tweet provides detailed analytics of how your tweet is performing.  For those without access to Google Analytics or limited knowledge of Google Analytics, these results are easy to understand.

I have found that WordPress.com users have limited knowledge of their analytics since GoogleAnalytics only tells them so much.  However, Click To Tweet answers many questions GoogleAnalytics doesn’t.

  • The site produces a code, so if you switch to Text mode, you can incorporate the code for the Tweet in your blog post.

Blog Growth Hack: A Cheat Sheet For Getting More Followers is my recent post. I experimented with a Tweet promoting that post for this article.  Look at how I was able to embed the Tweet in my article.

Tweet: Arrange to have your #blog post reblogged to increase your followers.

Each reader who clicks the link is promoting your blog post for you to each and every one of their Twitter followers.

Eighteen of blogging coach Tom Breeze‘s followers incorporated his link in their posts.  Their combined total of Twitter followers equaled over 149,000 people.  That is how many more people saw his link because he used Click To Tweet to embed the link in his post.

  • It tells users how many times their link was clicked and displays those stats on a spreadheet.
  • It shows which Twitter users in which geographical area opened your link.

Are You Ready To Try It?

Although you can pay for premium plans that allow you to Tweet more than five at a time, Click to Tweet is free to use.

I found it fun.  I’ve never known before how many people were clicking the links I put on Twitter.  As soon as “1 Click” came up, I got excited.

“1 Click” may not sound like very many, but that was only after 32 seconds of posting my Tweet.  Can you tell from some of the screenshots that two more people opened my links while I was writing this post?  That is why some of the screenshots have “3 Clicks” listed in them.

Readers, if you believe others can benefit from knowing about Click To Tweet, please share.

What is the verdict?  Does Click To Tweet sound like something you’d use?  Are you already using it?  Do you recommend it?  I look forward to your views in the comments section.

Related posts:

How to Shop For Retweets Without Actually Spending Money

How to Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Triberr

Source: https://about.twitter.com/company*

  1. Human Interest

    Reblogged this on Human Interest.

    • Janice Wald

      Benjamin, you are THE MAN!!!!! =) Thank you! My April 27 birthday came early again =)
      Janice

      • Human Interest

        Janice,
        You really think so? If so, I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

        I know! Tomorrow’s the BIG day! Any plans?

        Benjamin

        • Janice Wald

          Yes, I do. Big plans? Dinner with the family. One of my daughters is coming from college. We’ll all go out–Italian.
          Thanks,
          Janice

          • Human Interest

            That’s awesome! I hope you have a great time! 😉

  2. MizMeliz

    Hi Janice, it would be great if you had a link to Click to Tweet. Also, how did you come across it? Did someone recommend it? I am going to try it. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • Janice Wald

      I’ll add a hyperlink. Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Melissa,
      1. I added the hyperlink.
      2. A while back I wrote a Just Retweet tutorial, and a commenter told me they used Click to Tweet. I looked into it and wrote today’s tutorial.
      Thanks again for the help this morning.
      Janice

  3. edwinasepisodes

    Hi Janice, This looks like it could be really handy! Thanks for the tips 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Judy!
      I have a Triberr mentor, and she thinks Click to Tweet sounds intriguing!

      • edwinasepisodes

        Hi. I have joined Triberr but not quite sure what I am doing still!

    • Janice Wald

      Find tribes to join. Ask to join. They’ll promote your Tweets

      • edwinasepisodes

        I have found 2 now 🙂

  4. hsampson

    Thank you Janice! great info, I´ll give it a try!

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure. Always happy to help. Let me know how it goes.

  5. john doe

    Happy birthday Janice. Click to tweet seems like it will really put a lot of eyes on your blog. Thank you for the tip.

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks, for both reasons.
      Janice

  6. john doe

    I wonder where Elle is this morning. She must be sleeping in

    • Janice Wald

      Hi!
      I don’t think I thanked you for the reblog. I was sleeping when the notice came in, LOL. Thank you so much for the exposure! I hope your readers like the post.
      Janice

  7. Naijahomecaterer.wordpress.com

    Thanks Janice for dis advice, and info

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure as always. You and I are now connected on LinkedIn. Thanks for the invitation.
      Janice

  8. adrianscrazylife

    Janice strikes again with yet another great idea I never thought of! I just downloaded Click to Tweet and now I’m going back and quote-izing some of my recent posts. Tweet tweet!

  9. memeethemuse

    Hi Janice,

    Are you sure Click to Tweet allows you to do five a day? I did five yesterday and have not been able to do any today. The help center says I have to delete one to create a new one. But I would like the tweet option I am inserting into my posts to remain active indefinately.

    Any thoughts?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Memee!
      I am so glad that you are interesting in using the site I reviewed over the weekend. I had fun with it. There are people who speculated that no one clicks a link from Twitter. I’d only speculated until I reviewed it and saw with my own eyes that people really were clicking my link–it was fact.
      As far as your question, not having experimented with more than five, I can’t tell you.
      However, if the help center says you can only have five active simultaneously, I’d believe it. The reason is, they would like you to pay for a more premium option which would enable you to use more than five at a time.

      • memeethemuse

        Yes, I had to buy a subscription. And I know people click on those tweet buttons inside of blog posts because I do it. I had been asking all around trying to find out a way that I could do it but because I use generic wordpress.com to create my personal domain page I had no way to do it until you wrote your click to tweet post, so thank you. Basically, everyone I spoke too, the method they used I need to have wordpress.org or other blog posting sites. So this solution really works for me. And it’s reallly not cumbersomely expensive.

        No one is tweeting mine yet, but I like having that option their so that when I do have a lot of followers like you have, I can increase my reach. Right now I have like 6 twitter followers so my little twitter bird doesn’t yet fly… soon though!

  10. memeethemuse

    By telling you, I figure I am also informing your other blog followers about what I discovered. So, you’re welcome and my pleasure 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      I agree. I appreciate you sharing, so my readers can learn too.
      Janice

  11. Susan Langer

    Thanks for the information. I have developed on my own a lot of retweeters on Twitter but haven’t been able to find out any stats so I will try this. 🙂

  12. Ellen Hawley

    Useful post. Thanks.

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  19. Feroz

    Hey Janice,

    Very easy to track the tweets. I’ll try this today.

    thanks.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Feroz, Thank you for the visit. I tried to visit your site, but it said it was under construction. I am glad you enjoyed my article. Thank you for writing to tell me. Yes, I agree. Very easy.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi again,
      I wanted to let you know I am currently composing a Twitter tool article due to come out in about two weeks. I’d love to encourage you to subscribe so you get apprised of it.
      Janice

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