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When you publish articles, you definitely want them to be reached by a wide audience and you try to make them as visible as possible.
But in order to accomplish that, you need to promote your articles using all your resources, including the Social Media and you need to let your readers spread the word more easily. These days, one of the most efficient ways to make yourself heard is Twitter.
Now, there are many things you can do to help your readers popularize your content using Twitter, but, personally, the best choice I made so far was to use the TweetMeme Retweet Button (the button you see on the top right of this article) from TweetMeme.
TweetMeme is a service that gathers links from Twitter and determines which ones are popular. Once the links are aggregated, TweetMeme categorizes them into Categories, Subcategories and Channels. But Tweetmeme also offers the TweetMeme Retweet Button to help readers discover new content and share it by using Twitter.
The TweetMeme Retweet Button can help you encourage your readers retweet the content of your article, is free to use and can be installed in just a couple of minutes.
To install the TweetMeme Retweet Button go to [Plugins] > [Add New] and search for the “TweetMeme Retweet Button“. When this post was published the latest version was 1.7.5. So look for the version to be higher than that.
Once you will find it in the list, select the [Install] option to have the TweetMeme Retweet Button plugin installed. When the installation finishes you can check the settings of TweetMeme from the new section created on the left panel, just below [Settings].
Now that the TweetMeme Retweet Button is installed you need to change the RT source, because by default when someone retweets one of your posts TweetMeme uses as source [@tweetmeme].
But you can change this from [TweetMeme] > [Settings] > [Source]. Add your Twitter username by simply replacing [tweetmeme].
It’s just as simple as that and it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes to install it. So, have you tried it yet?
Note: Installing plugins is permitted only for WordPress.org blogs. Due to various security reasons, plugins are not permitted on WordPress.com