A new product has arrived for your marketing pleasure! Twitter Cards, available in eight flavors, will help you increase engagement and likely conversions.
“Twitter Cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers.”
The below Card types that can be attached to Tweets, each of which has a beautiful consumption experience built for Twitter’s web and mobile clients.(the links below will take you to dev.twitter.com)
- Summary Card: Default Card, including a title, description, thumbnail, and Twitter account attribution.
- Summary Card with Large Image: Similar to a Summary Card, but with a prominently featured image and additional details and attribution.
- Photo Card: A Card with a photo only.
- Gallery Card: A Card highlighting a collection of four photos.
- App Card: A Card to detail a mobile app with direct download.
- Player Card: A Card to provide video/audio/media.
- Product Card: A Card optimized for product details.
- Lead Generation Card: A Card to drive lead generation for your product or service. Available via the Twitter Ads Dasboard.
- Website Card: A Card to feature your website and drive click through traffic. Available via the Twitter Ads Dasboard.
Add the HTML to any page you want to associate a card with — in the head section. If you’re using a CMS like WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr, visit this page and learn more about integrating Twitter Cards with your site. By the way this does include information about WordPress.com sites.
If you’re using Google Analytics, you probably want to connect it to Google’s Webmaster Tools. Here’s a quick how-to from the folks at takeflyte.com:
- Click on the Set up Webmaster Tools Data Sharing button.
- At the bottom of the following page you’ll see the Webmaster Tools Settings. Next to “none” you’ll want to click on the Edit link.
- On the next page you’ll want to choose the appropriate website and click save.
- In the pop up box you’ll need to confirm that you’re adding an association, which will remove any other associations. Although this sounds dangerous, you can only have one Webmaster Tools associated with a website and the associated analytics. If you make a mistake here, you can always undo it later by reconnecting it to the correct site.
- The following page will confirm that the Webmaster Tools has been associated with your website and the Google Analytics account.
When you return to the report page, the error message is gone and the report you want is there instead.