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Badges, Buttons, and Widgets – Oh My! Methods to Link Twitter and Website

A simple solution exists for Twitter users who want visitors to their website or blog to follow them on Twitter as well. It is to find and get a Twitter badge, button, or widget to place on their website or blog. These options provide a single-click hyperlink from the website/blog to the appropriate account profile on Twitter. From that Twitter profile, the person who read the website/blog can then choose to follow the account on Twitter.

Badges are cute, clickable icons that may be placed on a website or blog to encourage visitors to also follow a Twitter account that relates to it. Badges typically display the latest Tweet sent from the selected Twitter account. If the badge is clicked on, it will typically open the account profile on Twitter so the reader can easily follow them. Visiting twitterbadge.com will provide a selection of badge backgrounds, customizing it to match Twitter account, and copying HTML code results for pasting into website or blog.

Buttons are like badges in that they are clickable-icons that take the reader to a particular Twitter account they may choose to follow. However, buttons do not display tweets. Possible sites to check out for Twitter buttons options and editable code include twitterbuttons.net, twittericon.com, and twittericons.org. If these do not provide a desirable choice, try doing an internet search for “Twitter button” or “Twitter icon” to find more options.

Widgets are a professional-looking way to place multiple tweets from a particular Twitter account on a web page or blog site. This is especially true if the page is about the person or company the tweets are from as a profile widget will have a link to the account that readers can click on to easily follow them on Twitter after they review a few tweets. Other widget options include being able to initiate a Twitter search without being on Twitter, sharing Tweets on a subject related to the web or blog content from a selected Twitter list, or sharing favorite Tweets from a personal account timeline. Go to twitter.com/widgets to easily create a widget and get code.

Twitter badges, buttons, or widgets are an easy solution for Twitter users who want visitors to their website or blog to follow them on Twitter too. With any of these solutions, a visitor to a particular website/blog can simply click to follow the selected Twitter account.

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