Lately I’ve noticed that some of my favorite blogs embed links within the posts to tweet. For example: How to make your blog more sharable [tweet this]
Go ahead. Click the hyperlink above and see what happens.
Pretty cool, eh?
So I looked at the code and figured out how to do it. I’ve been testing it out on other blogs I write for, and people actually do tweet from inside the posts more frequently. (Don’t even get me started on why I was doing this for other people’s blogs and not my own).
I was very proud of myself.
And then I discovered Click to Tweet. It’s a free service, online, that creates the tweet for you. So all my code busting was for nothing.
Here’s how Click to Tweet works. Go to their website and…
- Write the message you want tweeted in the box. Be sure to include a link back to your blog post (with shortened hyperlink, please)
- Click the “Generate” button to create a custom link.
- Type the text wherever you want it to appear in your blog. Then insert the custom link generated by Click to Tweet into the “tweet this” text.
Then, when someone clicks on the link, the message will be automatically added to their Twitter status box.
And if that’s clear as mud, just go to their website and you’ll figure it out. Seriously. It’s that easy.
As you’ve probably guessed from this blog, I love Infographics. But I’m no graphic designer. And never will be.
So when I found out about easel.ly, a new website that enables graphic dunderheads like myself to create Infographics… Okay, I was all over it. It’s still in Beta, and the options are fairly limited. But I have high hopes for the site. I created the below in about ten minutes.
Is it a work of staggering genius?
But I created it in ten minutes! For free!
The statistics have spoken. Doing just one thing well isn’t enough, at least when it comes to getting your marketing message out to the consumer.
This infographic makes sense to me. You’ve probably heard the old saw that some people learn by hearing and some by reading and some by watching, but put all those elements together and you can increase the speed and effectiveness of a lesson. Why wouldn’t the same be true with marketing messages?
A nice breakdown of B2B vs. B2C tips on how to compose and when to send posts. Are you using hashtags? Confess!
Dino Dogan from Triberr hosted a terrific webinar yesterday for bloggers building their own personal brand online. He makes sense of SEO for real people, backlinking vs. sharing, and the importance of frequent posting. It’s a bit longish, but if this is stuff you’d like to learn, here’s a good place to learn it.