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This tip may seem like an unnecessary piece of housekeeping. “Branding my Tweets? Who has time for that?” But the results can be extremely helpful to growing your site, and it’s really easy to do.

When your Twitter handle is highlighted in each of your Twitter shares, you will drive attention to your Twitter account and increase your following. Including your Twitter handle in your site’s social shares can help you gain new followers and brand recognition whenever a post is shared — a passive and easy way to build your site’s audience.

If you’re using Share Buttons in the Shareaholic WordPress or Drupal plugin, simply go into your settings and scroll down to Share Buttons General Settings. There, you can edit your Twitter shares to point to your Twitter handle and include any message that you want. For example, you can make all Twitter shares say “by @Twitterhandle” vs. “via @Twitterhandle” depending on your preference. If you’re not using these plugins, follow these instructions.

Shareaholic Share Buttons General Settings

So don’t hesitate – make sure to brand your social shares and grow your Twitter following with this simple step. You could be missing out on engaging with some amazing new followers!

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  • Great tip, Ginny. People are always asking why “Shareaholic” shows up in my tweets of the blog. I’ll change it up for the commenters to my name as that’s who they want to showcase.

    • Ginny Soskey

      Thanks Jayme! We’ve always appreciated you doing the double share–one with our Twitter handle and one with your own–but I’m sure they will appreciate having the buttons directed to your Twitter handle. :) You write the amazing content after all!

    • Great say jayme.

  • Hiya, thanks for the tip, but won’t this mean less ‘exposure’ for you guys?

    • Ginny Soskey

      Hey Ian, thanks for stopping by! While our Twitter handle or name won’t show up as often if people follow this tip, we’re absolutely fine with that. We’d rather get “exposure” through our rocking publishers–by following tips like these, our publishers can better connect with their readers, which is our ultimate goal. :) Hope that helps!

      • Thanks for replying Ginny! I understand now, the higher we climb the higher we pull you guys :-)

        It’s great to have tools like this, in fact I just downloaded the chrome widget thingy too!
        Stay well

        • Ginny Soskey

          Happy to, Ian! :) And thanks for downloading our Chrome extension as well–would love to hear how you like it. Have a wonderful week!

  • Awesome tip! Thank you :) Maybe it’s time for me to move my blog to WP, I don’t think we have anything like that on Blogger.

  • Tara

    What’s the solution for those of us on Blogger?

  • realheronofear

    Hi Ginny,

    Thanks for this useful article. I know how to handle twitter from now onward by reading your article.

  • I never knew you could do this. Thanks for the intel!

  • Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Thanks for supplying this info.

  • Thank you! I was wondering about that the other day but didn’t research it.

  • Great tip Ginny…now if it share it can I get mine highlighted in red ? ;)

  • Robert.F. Steele

    Ginny THANKZZXOX! You have Great Info. 2 SHARE SOooo I will !


    • So don’t hesitate – make sure to brand your social shares and grow your Twitter following with this simple step. You could be missing out on engaging with some amazing new followers!

  • M

    can you add scoop-it

  • Shubhendu Thats Luvv

    Great tip, thanks a lot


  • #OrganicChats

    Hi Ginny! Thanks for the heads up, really great tip, & easy to complete!! Done!

  • Laura Jit

    Thanks a lot for the information. its really very meaningful to me .

    • cseher

      You’re welcome!

  • Dia

    I have been wanting to do this but thought it would be way more complicated! Thank you soooo much!

  • Very informative tips. Social media very important for digital marketing. Thanks for sharing your post.

  • I,m thinking to erase the plugin because my WPO is too better without it! Thanks for the tips for configuration.

  • Excellent info here

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