Ginny Soskey

quick tip 9

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This week’s quick 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 blog.

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 blog’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 blog’s audience.

If you’re using Share Buttons in the Shareaholic WordPress 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.

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 readers!

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  • http://twitter.com/handycrowd Ian Anderson

    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!

      • http://twitter.com/handycrowd Ian Anderson

        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!

  • http://twitter.com/Soulati Jayme Soulati

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lupdilup Loupe Duffy

    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. http://classiblogger.blogspot.in/

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  • http://twitter.com/realclearcool Jennifer

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

  • http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/ SchoolandUniversity.com

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

  • http://twitter.com/WomanlyWoman Liz Barnett

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

  • http://twitter.com/desousarm Rose Marie DeSousa

    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 !

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  • M

    can you add scoop-it

    http://www.scoop.it

  • Shubhendu Thats Luvv

    Great tip, thanks a lot

    - shubucyber.blogspot.com

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