Here at Conversion Leverage, we’re really into the little things that make a big difference.
When it comes to growing your following on Twitter, and getting more engagement and more shares on your website content, one of those little things is a Twitter feature called Twitter Cards.
If you’ve never heard of Twitter Cards before, don’t worry. Until a few months ago, I’d never heard of them either.
Twitter Cards are easy to set up, and help you stand out when people share your content on Twitter. You can increase your engagement, get more traffic and grow your Twitter following.
I’ll show you what they look like in a minute; and if you want to use Twitter Cards on your own website, I made a quick how-to video to show you how to set them up.
What exactly is a Twitter Card?
When Twitter Cards are set up on your site, and someone tweets a link to one of your posts, their tweet will have a little link at the bottom that says “View summary” … like this:
Then, if someone clicks that link, your tweet will expand and show something like this:
This is obviously way better than a regular old tweet. You’ve got a nice big image, a title for the content that was linked to, a link to the author’s Twitter profile, a couple of lines of text for a description, and another link to read the post.
It’s pretty clear how using Twitter Cards can increase your engagement and help you grow your brand and your following.
Ready to make it happen?
How To Set Up Twitter Cards
Follow the simple steps in this video to learn how to set up Twitter Cards on your site today.
I’ve put some helpful links below the video.
Step 1: Install the WordPress SEO plugin on your site.
Step 2: Configure the plugin so it works with your Twitter account.
Step 3: Publish a post or page and set a Featured Image, Title Tag and Meta Description.
Step 4: Validate your Twitter Card.
Step 5: Test it out.
(Thanks, if you decide to share this guide. I appreciate it!)