Make writing online articles worth it – Make them tweetable in just 10 easy steps!

Here’s the problem.

We work like ants to generate online content, whether it be articles, newsletters, reports, blog posts etc. and how much time in comparison do we spend making sure that our great content actually gets ‘out there’ and read?

What would you say your ratio is? 80/20 maybe 90/10?

I hate to break it to you but even if your content is great, it’s pretty useless unless people read it.

You don’t have to be a social media expert

Now, I know we’re not all social media experts and quite often we might be under time pressure to generate multiple articles in one day…but that’s no excuse!

All content and no promotion is not a fun game to play.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a social media expert to boost the chances of your online articles being read. If fact, there are some really quick things that you can do, like inserting a ‘Tweet Me’ link into every article you write, that can help.

By adding just this one link, you can make your online content so much more ‘spreadable’, I recommend that you do it for every online article you publish.

You’re simply making it far easier for your existing readers to promote your great work for you!

So do you want to learn how can reap a lot of readership through very little effort? Then keep reading as I walk you through, how to make your online articles tweetable in 10 easy steps (CLICK TO TWEET THIS POST)

How to make your online articles tweetable

Step 1 Publish your article online so it has a URL

Step 2 Go to the bottom of the page at https://bitly.com/ and insert the full URL into the text field available, then click the ‘shorten’ button.

Step 3 Copy, paste and save the shortened link that https://bitly.com gives you

The shortened link will appear at the bottom of the page, underneath the text field where you inserted the full URL. I recommend that you save the shortened link in a new document and as you will need it again in a few moments.

Step 4 Read through your article and choose a sentence or phrase that you would like your readers to Tweet.

You only have a maximum of 140 characters to use (including your shortened link) so choose wisely!

Step 5 Go to www.clicktotweet.com

Step 6 Complete the text box on the right hand side of the www.clicktotweet.com homepage.

Copy and paste your chosen sentence or phrase that you would like to Tweet into the text box AND the shortened link from www.bitly.com that you saved before (it’s important not to forget this part).

Add some additional text if necessary to make your Tweet sound as attractive as possible.

Often commands and call to actions can work quite well e.g. Check out this great article on (insert the title of you article)!

Step 7 Click on the ‘Generate link’ button below the text box.

Step 8 Copy, paste and save the URL link that it generates for you

This new URL is likely to begin with http://clicktotweet.com/. I recommend that you save this link in a new document and as you will need it again in a few moments.

Step 9 Insert a hyperlink into your article using the ‘clicktotweet’ URL

Hyperlink your chosen text with the ‘clicktotweet’ URL.

For example, if you have chosen to Tweet the title of your online article, you might like to add a sentence to the beginning or end of the article saying, ‘Click to Tweet this article here’ and hypelink the word ‘here’ with the URL.

Or if you have chosen to Tweet a powerful sentence from for article, you might like to write ‘TWEET THIS’ after the sentence, hyperlinking these words with the URL.

Step 10 Save your updated, tweetable article and wait and see how people start sharing!

Did you like this article? Then please click here to Tweet and share with friends.

 

How to create and launch a great press release (The Ultimate Guide to Effective Press Releases)

Who else wants to write more effective press releases and have them read by more people?

This Ultimate Guide to Effective Press Releases introduces you to the best press release tips and press release ‘How tos’ out there on the internet.

Each chapter contains links to hand-picked online content that improves your press release knowledge, writing and promotion skills.

This will be a living resource, so bookmark this page.

Are you ready to create and launch a great press release?

Introducing: The Ultimate Guide to Effective Press Releases

Here’s how you get started. When you click one of the chapter links below, it will jump to your desired chapter…without refreshing the page. So, pick which chapter you like and get started.

Chapter 1: Press releases for newbies

Chapter 2: How to use press releases effectively

Chapter 3: The key elements of a press release

Chapter 4: What about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and press releases?

Chapter 5: Distributing your press release

Chapter 6: What makes a good press release headline?

Chapter 7: How to increase the readership of your press release

Bonus chapter: More tips for press releases

If you like this press release resource, please remember to share it with your friends. To Tweet about it, just click here.

Chapter 1: Press releases for newbies

If you’re completely new to the world of press releases, this chapter is the best place to start because it gives you the basics – what a press release is and why they are used.

Definition of a press release, Wikipedia

5 Reasons Why Writing Press Releases Are Important, Kessler Marketing

Why Press Releases Are Important in Your Marketing Strategy, Sooper Articles

A sample press release, National Youth Agency, UK

Chapter 2: How to use press releases effectively

Once you know what a press release is and why they are used, these resources will help you to get a better understanding of how to ensure that your press release is high-impact.

Press release writing: considerations before you start, Pressbox,

How to write press releases that pack a punch, Freelance Copywriter’s Blog

Use news releases for more than PR, Journalistics

How long should a press release be?, Press Release Writing

The best day to send a press release, Journalistics

When to send a press release, Press Dispensary

Chapter 3: The key elements of a press release

OK, so you know what a press release is, why they are used and how to make them high-impact. Now you are ready to begin writing? With these resources you will learn the structure of a press release and the steps you can take to make your press release come to life!

How to write a press release check-list, Marketing Donut

How to write a press release, Lunar Eclipse

How to: write the perfect press release for journalists, Journalism.co.uk,

How to write a press release: 7 Steps, wikiHow

Press Releases three things you need to know, MediaTraining

Chapter 4: What about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and press releases?

So you’ve heard about SEO and press releases. Is SEO something to be bothered with when writing a press release? This resource thinks so.

SEO Press Releases: How to write them and where to submit them, Hubpages

Chapter 5: Distributing your press release

Timing is a crucial element of the process and can highly effect the readership of your press release. These resources explain when and how you can distribute you press release for maximum impact.

Where and when to send your press release, bizhelp.24

Effective free press release distribution in 5 easy steps, Social Realist

How to write and send out a press release, Unison.org.uk

Chapter 6: What makes a good press release headline?

Headlines are arguably THE most important part of a press release. Whether you write it fist or last, these resources give advice on how to write a brilliant headline for your press release.

Writing effective press release headlines, Creative Public

How to optimise your press release titles for maximum online visibility and SEO, Pressat

Twitterverse Tips: Headlines to Boost Your Press Releases Online, PRWeb

Chapter 7: How to increase the readership of your press release

This chapter gives you a few extra tips on how to make sure you are getting all the traffic you can to you press release online.

How Can You Increase Traffic To Your Online Press Releases?, Search Marketing Standard

Bonus chapter: More tips for press releases

These tips are just a bonus and don’t really fall exactly into any of the above categories.

Top tips for writing a press release, 10yetis

The 10 commandments of a press release, All about public relations

Press release writing tips, 24-7 press release writing tips