During a recent 30-day blog challenge I was part of, I endeavored to visit 3 to 5 blogs each day, read a post on each, and leave a meaningful comment. I noticed that on many blogs there was a gray rectangular box on the top right-hand of each post that indicated how many tweets had been made on that post. Under the box was a green box that showed if the post had been tweeted by me on a previous visit or not. It would show “retweet” or “tweeted.”
I became curious because I had a widget installed from Add to Any, but this one seemed much easier to use, and if not placed correctly could be overlooked. Eventually I went to tweetmeme.com to learn more. I found out that the Tweetmeme button is a plug-in you need to download and then upload to your Plug-ins in your admin area, after which you click to make active. It’s been fun using it, but for this post I decided to dig a little deeper, and found that there is a whole lot more that Tweetmeme can do for you.
I’ve included some excerpts taken directly from tweetmeme.com:
1. The TweetMeme retweet button ‘is for website and blog publishers who want to encourage their audience to tweet their content on Twitter. The button shows a live count of the number of times your webpage or blog post has been tweeted’. (That’s what I described above).
2. Email Buttons: You can easily embed an image button into your email which will display a live tweet count for a particular URL. You also have the option to make the button clickable.
3. Domain Tweet Count: You can display a chicklet on your blog showing the count for the total number of tweets your blog has received in a week.
4. The plugins are supported by WordPress, TypePad and Blogger.
5. The Bookmarklet feature allows you to ‘quickly and easily retweet and comment on stories across the web with TweetMeme’. … Wherever you are on the web, you can click the bookmarklet and it will bring you to the TweetMeme page for that URL, where you can easily Retweet the story, comment on it, and find out more information.
No, I’m not an affiliate for Tweetmeme, but I felt this could help many of us in our business, especially on our blogs. If you are already using these features, would you share your experience with us?
Now, please click on the gray button on the upper right hand to retweet this post. Thank you 🙂