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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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23 Responses to “How to Brand Your Site’s Social Shares with Shareaholic”

  1. 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 says:

      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!

  2. Ian Anderson says:

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

    • Ginny Soskey says:

      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!

      • Ian Anderson says:

        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 says:

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

  3. Loupe Duffy says:

    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.

  4. Tara says:

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

  5. realheronofear says:

    Hi Ginny,

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

  6. Jennifer says:

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

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

  8. Liz Barnett says:

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

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

  10. Robert.F. Steele says:

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


  11. Shubhendu Thats Luvv says:

    Great tip, thanks a lot


  12. #OrganicChats says:

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

  13. Laura Jit says:

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

  14. Dia says:

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

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

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