Until recently, Twitter was my biggest Social Media referrer account. Over the time I’ve been using it, I’ve had vast amounts of traffic to my blog from it.
I love sharing blog posts on all the Social Media platforms I use and am always delighted when I see Social Media sharing buttons at the bottom of blog posts. However, when it comes to clicking on the Twitter sharing button on some blogs I’m always surprised that the blogger has not linked their Twitter account to their blog. There are two reasons why this may happen.
1. The blogger does not have a Twitter account.
I often wonder why the Twitter sharing button is there if a blogger does not have a Twitter account. I agree that the post can still be shared without the author of the post having a Twitter account, but I tend not to share the post if I see ‘@wordpressdotcom’ at the end of a tweet I’m about to share. If you don’t have a Twitter account, but do have the Twitter sharing button at the bottom of your posts, then please consider opening an account. You need never use the account but other bloggers are more likely to share your posts on Twitter when your Twitter username appears in a tweet.
2. The blogger has not added their Twitter username to their blog.
If you do have a Twitter account and ‘@wordpressdotcom’ is appearing at the end of your tweets then you’ve probably not added your Twitter username to your blog account. To add your Twitter username, go to the dashboard of your blog and click on –
Settings – Sharing
This is the page where you can view all the sharing buttons that appear at the bottom of all your blog posts.
In the box next to “Twitter username to include in tweets when people share using the Twitter button” enter your Twitter username and ensure you click the ‘save’ button at the bottom of the page.
Your Twitter username will now appear at the end of all tweets that other bloggers share on Twitter.
Still not convinced about having a Twitter account? Take this into consideration.
I hold a weekly photo challenge on my blog. I tweet every entry (where there is a Twitter username at the end of the tweet). I currently have 2,885 followers on Twitter. By sharing your post, via Twitter, I’m sharing it with 2,885 other people. Some of them may retweet my tweet. A link to your post is now being shared with thousands of people, some of whom may come and visit your blog. Every share opens up the possibility of more traffic to your blog.
Remember what I said earlier. Once you open a Twitter account you need never use it again (unless, of course, you want to share the posts of bloggers you follow).
Do you have any questions about Twitter or how to use it?
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