TypePad Traffic Tip #7. Harness the Power of Twitter
November 13, 2009
Twitter is everywhere these days, so you never know when an avalanche of Twitter traffic will skyrocket your blog into the stratosphere. Encourage Twitter users to blast your posts out to their friends with the 'Tweet This' button.
- Go to Blogs > (Your Blog) > Design > Content. The Content page displays.
- Be sure you have Post Footer checked. Click on the Pencil icon for Post Footer. A pop-up displays.
- Check the checkbox for 'Tweet This'.
If you'd like this to appear as a button (instead of just a link), select the box to 'Show footer links as buttons?'.
- Click OK and the pop-up closes.
- Save Changes.
- View your blog to verify that the Tweet This button appears at the end of each post.
Power tip: To measure the impact of this check the "Recently Referred" in your Overview stats for traffic that came from Twitter.com
This traffic tip is part of our Top Ten TypePad Traffic Tips series. Check back for our next tip tomorrow or stay tuned by following us on TypePad, joining our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or grabbing the feed.
When do you think you'll be adding a "stumbleupon" button?
Posted by: Skeptico | November 13, 2009 at 09:20 AM
I'll definitely pass that on to the product team. Thanks!
Posted by: Andy | November 15, 2009 at 12:28 AM
If I Go into Blogs > (Your Blog) > Design > Content and check the post footer & click on the pencil I get something completely different with 10 links, - what am I doing wrong?
Posted by: Claire, Plantpassion | November 16, 2009 at 05:03 PM
How do add this if you are using an Advanced Template Design?
Posted by: achtungbabyblog | November 16, 2009 at 09:23 PM
It doesn't look like the Tweet allows me to even know someone tweeted my post. And is the hyperlink being shortened?
Posted by: The Zen Birdfeeder | November 17, 2009 at 07:19 PM
just moving on! dreamy!
Posted by: Laurie Mattaliano | December 10, 2009 at 02:16 PM