I’ve seen a lot of people using Click to tweet feature, where you create a tweet, enter it on their site and you get a short link as your “click to tweet”.
So when you click on that short link, Twitter opens with a tweet ready to go out (the one you entered to create a short link).
Tweet: I love reading Online Income Star.
Go to Clicktotweet.com, enter the tweet and create a shortlink.
Shortlink example: http://clicktotweet.com/xyz
You click on the shortlink, Twitter opens with your new status to post, saying “I love reading Online Income Star.”.
But why use a service you don’t control when you can create your own click-to-tweet.
Create a tweet:
Converting the text to an automatic tweet:
You will start with http://twitter.com/home?status= and then add your message. Make sure you replace spaces with %20.
So my message from above would look like this:
If you click on the link above, you will tweet the message I posted. But that looks just ugly so let’s work on it some more.
All I have to do is make it a link behind the anchor text, like this – Click to tweet. Clicking on that link, will get your status updated with the message from above.
How can you share it somewhere?
This is where click-to-tweet usually comes in, because with that short link, it is easy to share it. But you can do the same with this one too.
I went to bitly.com and shortened the link I made to this http://brankica.me/SSFAXr, if you click it, you will still tweet the same message.
(The reason my link says brankica.me is because I created a free custom shortener on bitly, but even if you don’t have one, it works the same, your link will just say bitly).
Or if you are using Pretty Link Pro Plugin (download the free lite version), for example, you can create a link with your own domain, like this one http://onlineincomestar.com/ctt. Again, if you click on that one, you will tweet the same message.
You see how many options you have to create your own click-to-tweet… and besides using bitly, all the other options let you have complete control over your link without relying on services that you don’t control.