Increase Blog Views With WordPress Using Twitter and Yahoo Updates
Posted November 21, 2009on:
Easily publicize your WordPress blog through Twitter and Yahoo Updates to increase view count and therefore increase the views of adverts on your site so you make more money. Every Post will automatically have a link posted to on Twitter and Yahoo Updates so you can increase your webtraffic.
Sources:Mashable and WordPress Publicize Support
Today the Publicize feature gets a major addition: the ability to send your posts to Twitter. You can go with the default tweet or customize the message, and override the automatic settings on a per post basis as well.
To enable the new feature, head over to your Dashboard: My Blogs admin page. In the Publicize column, check off the Twitter column for each of the blogs you’d like to enable to auto-tweet. You’ll be asked to authenticate each blog via OAuth, after which you’ll see a “Publicize” section at the bottom of the Publish box each time you write a new post.
To override any of the settings for an individual post, just click the Edit link in the Publicize section. You can edit the text of the tweet or turn it off altogether for that post. Note also that the connection settings are per blog and per user, so if you run a multi-author blog each individual writer will have to authenticate to their own Twitter account (or to whatever account is preferred).
If you’re a Wordpress.com user, will you be implementing the automatic Twitter posting?
How To Send/Tweet Automatic Post Updates For Twitter
Enabling Twitter & Yahoo Updates in WordPress
Step 1: Login to your WordPress.com account and click on the “My Blogs” link in the sidebar.
Step 2: In the blog listing on the right hand side, select Twitter under the Publicize column. You will be shown a message to “Authorize Twitter”, click on it and follow the steps to authorize your twitter account.
When you click the authorize link, you’ll be taken to the third party service, where you’ll need to sign in and approve the connection between your WordPress.com blog and your account.
Once you’ve approved the connection, each time you write a new post, you’ll see a “Publicize” section in the Publish box on your post writing screen.
Once you have authorized both your accounts, your posts will automatically be sent to twitter and Yahoo.
Customizing Tweet/Update Messages
WordPress.com will create a automatic status update message based on your post. However, you can edit the message and customize it. While creating a new post you will see a new Publicize message in the sidebar.
To customize your publicize message, click on the edit link. You can now customize the message that will be sent out to Yahoo and Twitter.
Disabling WordPress.com Posts From Being Sent out as Updates
There are certain times, when you may not want to send out your posts as updates. To do that, just clickon the edit link in the sidebar for Publicize, and deselect the services you do not want to send out an update to.
Many WordPress users may argue that there are several plugins that already do this. However,WordPress.com users cannot install plugins, so the Publicize feature is definitely a very good thing for automatically sending out posts as updates.