Use Clicktotweet to help drive traffic

One of our reporters asked if I knew any tools she could use to hyperlink a quote and have it automatically tweet out along with the story link.

One of the tools I use is Clicktotweet.  You enter the quote you think people will share along with a url (shorten with bitly first) in the box and then click “generate link.”

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This will generate an embed code.It will also give you a Tweet Preview. This is exactly how it will appear on Twitter when shared.

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You simply copy and past the embed code in the post where you want it to appear.

Example 1

Here is one of my writing quotes: Tweet: Three words for a writer: make me care http://ctt.ec/mFKe6+

When you click on the link, it automatically tweets the message along with the url.

Example 2

I have lots of great merchandise in my BanterByBuffy store including products featuring this saying. Tweet: I write fiction. What’s your super power? http://bit.ly/1dilzal

If you prefer, instead of the word “tweet” you can use a small icon and put the embed after the line you want tweeted.

Example: I write fiction. What’s your super power? Tweet: I write fiction. What's your super power? http://bit.ly/1dilzal

Note:

Watch the length of what you want the reader to tweet. Remember, 140 characters is all you have.

You probably want to check the “open in new window” box before generating the code.

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