UPDATED: How To Get the Direct Link to Your Tweet

This post was updated on 7/31/2012 to reflect the new process of getting the URL to your tweet.

 

I've noticed from hosting contests and giveaways that not everybody knows how to get the direct link to their tweet. So I'm going to show you how to do it.


Scenario: You're entering a contest for an awesome book and you have the opportunity to get some extra entries by tweeting about the contest. Woo Hoo!! I love this way of getting extra entries. It's easy and it's quick to do. (I usually give extra entries for tweeting about my contests/giveaways to help spread the word about the contest/giveaway I'm hosting. Nothing works better or faster than spreading the word through the Twitter bird.

Step 1 - Tweet!

Most bloggers have some sort of ‘share’ gadget on their blog (usually at the bottom of each blog post) and usually included in that is a Tweet button. If a blogger is using a Rafflecopter form then they may have a tweet button incorporated in the form. These sharing options are awesome because you can tweet about the giveaway without leaving the page you are on. And if none of these options are available to you, simply open up a new browser tab and go to Twitter.

How to Get the Direct Link to Your Tweet

 


Step 2 - Get the URL to your Tweet!

Go to your Twitter profile. Click on the Expand hyperlink underneath your Tweet.

How to Get the Direct Link to Your Tweet

 

It will expand your options. Next click on the Details hyperlink.

How to Get the Direct Link to Your Tweet


When you click on the Details hyperlink, it will take you to the webpage directly for that tweet. It will look like this:

 

How to Get the Direct Link to Your Tweet
The only tweet on this page is yours. See the URL I've circled the URL on top? That's the Direct Link to your tweet! It should look something like this: 

http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/229237425703120896

 

Let's dissect this URL, shall we?

http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/229237425703120896 

 

Where it says thebookvixen in this link, it will say YOUR Twitter user name in your link.

Where it says 229237425703120896 in this link, it will have its own unique number in your link. That unique number is the number of tweet it is.

 

Here is what your URL should NOT look like:

http://twitter.com - that's the link to Twitter. Not you, not your tweet. Just the main URL for Twitter’s home page.

http://twitter.com/thebookvixen - that the link to your Twitter profile, not the direct link to your tweet.

http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status - you're almost there but not quite. You're missing that crucial part.

http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/13612550691 – Ding, Ding, Ding! We have a winner folks!

 

Step 3 - Copy and Paste!

Copy the URL in your browser for your tweet and paste it into the contest entry form and you're done! You've just snagged yourself some extra entries my friend!

 

If you've found this post helpful and informative, spread the word through the Twitter bird by clicking on the Twitter button below :)

About Brianna: Supermom by day, naughty reader by night. Addicted to chocolate, Twitter, her iPad, her Kindle, and 99¢ Kindle deals. You can follow Brianna on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this!!! I have been wondering about this and never knew how to do it!

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  2. Yeah it took me a while to figure this out when I first started using twitter

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  3. Thank you for posting this. I am wondering though how I can get the tweet this button on every blog post... would you happen to know hehee?

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  4. Amy - You're welcome :)

    Tynga - It's one of those things that once you find out how to do it, it's wonderful!

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  5. Dee - go to http://addthis.com/ and follow the steps to make your button. It will then give you instructions on how to install it :)

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  6. thanks so much for this tutorial about this..never knew it

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  7. Thanks so much for this! I was one of the many that had no idea how to do this! YAY! :D

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  8. Holy cow, I have been posting links to my profile this whole time. How obnoxious. THANK YOU so much for posting this! Twitter is one site that I have a hard time catching on to. I don't know why. Thanks again so much! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh - thank you! I could never figure out how to do this!! ;)

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  10. Thanks for the info. I've been losing points because of this.

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  11. OMG thank so much, i was pulling my hair out because i did not know how people did it XD

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  12. OMG whoo hoo I finally understand Thank yOu so much I love the step by step with pictures

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  13. What a great post-I wish I had something like this when I first started blogging.

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  14. You know this is great, it took me awhile but finally figured it out on my own. Wish I would have asked you this 6 months ago, DUH is me!!!


    Thanks for the good sharing tip... I "tweeted it" so others can come by...

    jackie b central texas

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  15. OMG---THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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