How Can I Have Broadcasts Automatically Published to Twitter?

Beyond its use for personal purposes, social networking provides a way for online professionals to share information and network with a wider audience. Reaching out to a wider audience through social networking can benefit your business and help grow your list.

Twitter lets you publish very short blurbs quickly and have them syndicated to people following your profile. Seeing the value of using this technology as a way to expand the reach of email newsletters, we've developed a feature that allows AWeber users to automatically post a tweet linking to a web version of any broadcast message.

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Step by Step Instructions

  1. Under the "List Options" tab, select List Settings.



    From the left hand side of the page, click "Personalize Your List".



  2. Scroll down on this page to the "Social Media / Sharing" section.

    Here, click the "Connect with Twitter" button.



  3. This will take you to a page on Twitter's site where you can enter your Twitter login and password to allow your AWeber account to tweet for you. Just enter your information and click the Authorize app button.



    Note: If you are already logged into your Twitter account, you may see this instead:



    Simply click "Authorize app" here. 
     
  4. This will take you back to your AWeber "List Settings" page. You can scroll down to the "Social Media / Sharing" section again, and you will see your Twitter account.



    If you click the "Make Default" link, all broadcasts from this list will be tweeted by that Twitter account by default (you can disable this for an individual broadcast manually).

    Note: Each list can have its own default account.

    Clicking "Connect To A New Twitter Account" will allow you to add more Twitter accounts for you to use - these connected Twitter accounts can be used in any of your lists.
     
  5. Now, when you are creating a broadcast message, once you have designed your message you will want to go to the second step for "Sharing."



  6. Make sure to enable "Social Media Sharing" on this page by switching the Sharing switch to the "ON" position.



  7. In the Twitter area, you can select your Twitter account from the drop down menu. Your Tweet will appear below, and you can save and queue your message as normal.



    Note: You can also choose to not tweet this message (useful if you set a Twitter account as your default), or even add a new Twitter account from this menu. Adding a new Twitter account works the same way here as it does on the "List Settings" page.

Using AWeber's Previous Editor?

  1. When you are creating a broadcast message in our previous editor, you can scroll to the bottom of the page to the "Social Media/Sharing" options. Check the box here to enable your broadcast archive and allow you to tweet this broadcast (Note: If you made a Twitter account into a default, this will be checked for you).

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  2. In the Twitter area, you can select your Twitter account from the drop down menu. Your Tweet will appear below, and you can save and queue your message as normal.

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    Note: You can also choose to not tweet this message (useful if you set a Twitter account as your default), or even add a new Twitter account from this menu. Adding a new Twitter account works the same way here as it does on the "List Settings" page.
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