I have decided to start a weekly feature titled, “Twitter Tip Tuesday!”. Just like the title, I’ll share a Twitter tip with you. It could be something simple, or something more complex. Have a suggestion? Leave a comment or drop me an e-mail.
Using Links In Tweets
To kick off the very first Twitter Tip Tuesday, I’m going to tell you about sharing links!
When you’re reading something on the web you might find useful to others, more than likely there will be a “Tweet” button near the end of the article. Sharing what you’re reading is great! If you find something interesting, you should share it. You never know who will find it beneficial.
Since the character count for Twitter is 140 characters or less, it makes the most sense to use a link shortener, such as bit.ly, to share your link if it isn’t automatically shortened.
That said, if you just tweet a link, it will look like this:
How is someone going to know what you’re sharing? In fact, this could very easily be confused for spam tweet.
And just like that, your followers know where they’re going when they click the link.
Here are a couple of examples I captured of links being shared successfully:
There you have it, our very first edition of Twitter Tip Tuesday!