linktotweet.com – open your blog to twitter
In December 2012 I started working on a one-man-project called linktotweet.com. I started the project as an experiment as I wanted to try and learn about the newest available versions of various technologies such as Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Geolocation, and Google Charts.
I though that it would be good to expose the service to the web and, after purchasing a domain name, the service was up and running after only 2 weeks of work.
Few tweets aside, almost no other kind of promotion has been done so far, so I wanted to use this channel to mention it and to encourage you to try it (it’s free!) and if you find it useful, to use it in your blog! Please help to spread the word and contact me if you think there are some missing features!
What is linktotweet.com?
linktotweet.com allows you to make any text, sentence or link easily tweetable with a single click. The main purpose is to allow the users to freely create and share twitter messages through a unique short link offered by this system. What gives an additional value are the statistics offered to the registered and not-registered users. The tool can be used for creating marketing campaigns or to simply have a common place to manage messages.
How does it work?
- Write a message you want to share and click “Generate”. A handy short link will be generated
- Place the generated link to any page (blog, site, application, …)
- Your site is ready to share the content
Let’s see an example:
When a message is generated, a unique CODE is assigned to the message. This will then be used to form the link. In the above message the link looks like http://go.linktotweet.com/BVCYBYXB. If you think that the link is too long, you may always further shorten it by using some third party message shortener.
There are mainly two kind of URL’s you need to know about:
The great thing about linktotweet.com is that all the visits to the link are tracked and generate statistics like number of clicks and geolocation. This gives a fantastic opportunity for creating campaigns, business communications, marketing, sharing quotes easy and trackable. For the time being, more advanced statistics are only available to registered users.
The goal is to create as much statistics as possible, as we believe that the statistics are the real core feature of the site.
Is linktotweet.com free?
Yes. However, sponsors are welcome! You are welcome to support this site by contributing too! If that is the case contact me please.