Increase Your Blog Traffic with a “Tweet This” Link

 This is a post from contributor Jenni of Live Called:

If you are starting to get serious about blogging, you are probably interested in building your reach through more blog traffic. Although there are several ways you can gain more readers for your blog, the best way is through “word of mouth” (i.e. other people sharing your posts).

Increase Your Blog Traffic with a “Tweet This” Link

I have found that an effective way to encourage readers to share my blog posts is to use a link that says “tweet this” after a poignant or interesting sentence within the post.

You may have seen this (and hopefully used it!) in my last post about living your ministry:

Don’t use your circumstance as an excuse to avoid serving others. <— Tweet this!

The great thing about this link is that it makes it extremely easy for people to tweet about your post, and allows you to have a little more control over how it is tweeted. It’s a win-win all around!

3 Ways to Create a “Tweet This” Link

  • Another option is to download the free Tweet This plugin for WordPress. I don’t have any experience with this plugin, but have read about it on several blogging sites, so I would assume it is a safe option.
  • If you like to get techy, you can utilize HTML code to create your own “tweet this” link. Be sure to read the comments below the code for more information on how to insert the hashtag and such.

Whatever method you choose to use, I highly recommend shortening your permalink (blog post URL) with a link shortener such as bitly.com. Since tweets can only be 140 characters long, this will allow you to have more room for your message.

See how the “tweet this” link works by tweeting one of the following phrases!

I just learned how to boost my blog traffic over at Christian Mommy Blogger!  <— Tweet this!

Interested in gaining more readers? Learn how using a “tweet this” link can help!  <— Tweet this!

I believe you will find that using a “tweet this” link is very beneficial to your blog. Not only will you have the opportunity to gain more readers, but the chance to build a community – which is so much more important than your stats, in the long run!

Have you tried using a “tweet this” link? Share your thoughts in a comment!

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Comments

  1. Great step by step Jenni! Thanks for sharing. This should boost traffic for sure!

  2. I used it once and got a really great reaction from it. After a short bloggy break while we moved I managed to forget about this feature. Thank you for reminding me!!

  3. Jenni, you are awesome! I was just asking Christian Mommy Blogger about this a few weeks ago. :)

  4. Well if this ain’t smart, I don’t know what is! I’m requiring myself to learn Twitter, so this really helps. :-) Thanks!

  5. When I would read a post I wanted to share, I always look for a phrase or sentence that really grabbed me, and try to work that into the tweet, rather than just putting in the title of the post and the link. So, I am very appreciative when other bloggers make it easy for me to share their work!

    I would absolutely recommend using one of the above strategies. I started to use Click to Tweet a short while ago and saw an increase in my shares.

  6. Great post, Jenni! I noticed that the tweet did not include your twitter handle. I have not utilized the “tweet this” option on my blog, but I would recommend adding your handle so that others will also be pointed to your twitter persona. Just thinking out loud! ; )

    • You are so right, Tereasa! I try to do that, but sometimes I forget… Using your Twitter handle not only points people to your page, but helps you keep track of how much your post is getting shared. Thank you for adding this important info!

  7. I’ve seen this on other blogs and thought it was a fabulous idea! I kept intending to research the plugin, but never got around to it. Thanks for saving me a little bit of work ;)

  8. Yes, I’ve used “tweet this” links when I’m reading blog posts – if I come across something I enjoy, I always want to share it. I’ll have to try to put this into my own posts. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Auntie Em says:

    Thanks so much Jenni! I can’t wait to try this!

  10. Woohoo! Now to just find the time to get it going on my blog! Thanks!

  11. I love Blogging with Amy and love this great idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m looking for a way to implement this right now!

  12. This is just so cool! I am “technologically challenged” according to my husband, but the tutorial was so easy!

  13. Thanks, Jennii! I will have to look into this.

  14. I just tried this out in my latest post. Thanks for the advice.

  15. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time… thanks for the push and the how-to! Great post! :)
    - ldd

  16. Ummm.. sorry, can’t figure out how to delete that comment? but i definitely didn’t mean to sign “ldd”… nope, not my initials at all. sorry about that!

  17. Jenni,
    Thank you for the great advice! I am always looking for ways to bring more people to my blog. I will try this right away. Keep up the great work, you have a wonderful blog. If you ever get any free time, come visit my blog. LOL! You are a wife, mom, and blogger. You are probaly thinking, “What’s free time!”
    James

    • So glad this post was helpful to you, James! I can’t take credit for the entire blog, however. It belongs to some dear friends. I’m one of several contributing writers. Thank you so much for the compliment though. Happy blogging! :)

  18. First time visiting your blog!! Love it- Thank you for this post….very good!!! ~Nancy~

  19. Another great tip to utilize! Thank you!

  20. Thanks so much Jenni. I will be trying this out soon.

  21. Just followed the video tutorial and it worked! Thank you so much for this simple explanation!

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