Make it Easy For Your Users to Tweet Your Message
There are times when you want to own the conversation on Twitter using “@” mentions or hash tags. You see, you not only control the conversation but it also saves the user the trouble of entering anything. It’s the Landing Page equivalent of populating our form fields with user information. All the user has to do is click “Tweet” once they click on the link/button you’ve presented. The outcome is more tweets and more shares
Whatever your unique reason, I am sure you’ve asked yourself this question. How do I create a link that will pre-populate the Twitter status message for my users?
Well, the old method of using "status=your message here" no longer works as Twitter has moved to a newer "Web Intents" method. However, fear not, it's still possible, and we'll show you how.
Let's assume we wanted our users to Tweet this message below. Actually, we'd apprecaite if you did!
Check out Boston-based Performance-focused Marketing Services Provider offering #B2B Technology Solutions @BOSMarketer #b2bmarketing
To create a link or a button, follow these steps:
1. Pass this message as a a URL parameter to text in "http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text="
2. Replace your hash tags (#) with its HTML equivalent "%23"
That's it! Putting it all together, we get:
http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=Check out Boston-based Performance-focused Marketing Services Provider offering %23B2B Technology Solutions @BOSMarketer %23b2bmarketing
Go ahead. Try it here. And, images work too!