Tim Soulo

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

By: Tim Soulo | February 10, 2015 | 

tweetable quotesBy Tim Soulo

I’m sure you’ve seen this new trend, where bloggers fill their articles with short tweetable quotes, easily shared with a click.

This works great in attracting extra social shares to your content, because people love tweeting these short nuggets of wisdom.

I believe this strategy was first introduced by Derek Halpern and he used the term “sound bites” to describe it.

The goal is to distill the main idea of your article into a single catchy tweet, and make it big and bold, so readers will notice it and be motivated to share it.

Here’s a great example of a “sound bite” from an article by Gregory Ciotti:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Even though he didn’t use an obvious call-to-action like asking people to tweet his sound bite, the tweets kept pouring in:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Here’s an example from a recent article on Michael Hyatt’s blog. As you can see, there’s a button you can click to send this quote directly to your Twitter feed:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Now it’s your turn. Here are two ways you can easily add tweetable quotes to your own blog, and increase your content’s reach and visibility.

Create Tweetable Quotes with an Online Service

The online service I’m talking about is ClickToTweet—a free tool that creates tweetable links out of your pre-populated tweets.

tweetable quotes

And here’s how to create tweetable quotes with ClickToTweet:

Step 1: Write the text that you want people to tweet in the text field, like this:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Step 2: If you want the tweet to contain a link to your article, you should paste it right after the text and the service will automatically shorten it:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Note: If you want to link to an article that you haven’t published yet, you can grab its permalink (it’s right below where you enter the headline).

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Step 3: Click on a “Generate Basic Link” button and you’ll get the link you should attach to your quote to make it tweetable:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Your tweetable quote will look like this:

Check out this awesome “how to” guide on creating “tweetable quotes” [Click Here to Tweet This]

The cool thing about using this online service is it’s absolutely free and you don’t need to install anything to start using it. But on the flip side, the whole process can be pretty time-consuming and not too convenient.

2. Create Tweetable Quotes with WordPress Plugins

Create “tweetable quotes” with the help of a WordPress plugin makes it a little more convenient because you don’t need to leave your admin panel.

All you have to do is highlight the piece of text that you want to make tweetable and hit the plugin button:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

 There’s no need to go back and forth between two windows copying permalinks and tweetable links, which saves a ton of time.

Another big advantage of using a plugin is that it will put your quote into a fancy-looking box, like this one:

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

If you’re interested in trying out a free WordPress plugin that creates tweetable quotes, I suggest you take a look at ClickToTweet by CoSchedule.

Or, insert shameless plug here, you can also consider my own plugin for “tweetable quotes” called TweetDis.

It’s not free, but it has some beautiful pre-designed quotes and a lot of customization options.

That’s it! I’m leaving you with three different options to create “tweetable quotes” in your articles.

Get out there and try this fun new content sharing strategy on your own blog!

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About Tim Soulo

Tim Soulo is a former professional DJ, who quit his career to study content marketing and principles of virality on Social Media. You can read his blog at BloggerJet.com.