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Are you looking to get started with the Social Networks features in All in One SEO?
This beginners guide will walk you through the simple steps to use these features for Twitter.
Why Use the Social Networks Features?
These days a good presence on social media is just as important as a good presence on search engines.
You maintain this presence using your own Twitter profile, but also through Tweet buttons on your website where visitors can share your content on their Twitter profile.
When your content is shared on Twitter, it may be displayed with a title, description and an image like the example below.
Your goal is to attract the attention of people as they scroll through their Twitter feed and get them to click on your content and visit your site.
The Social Networks features in All in One SEO mean you can control how your content looks on Twitter, increasing the likelihood that people will see your content and click through to your site.
Now that we know why it’s important, let’s look at how we use All in One SEO to control how our content appears on Twitter.
Enabling Twitter Settings
To get started, click on Social Networks in the All in One SEO menu and then click on the Twitter tab.
The first setting you’ll see is Enable Twitter Cards. Make sure this is enabled.
Twitter Card Types
Next, we’ll set the Card Type for our content. Twitter uses this to determine the appearance of your content when it’s shared.
Follow these instructions for Setting the Default Twitter Card Type.
Twitter Image Settings
Next, we’re going to choose which image is used when your content is shared on Twitter. Follow these instructions for Setting the Twitter Image Source.
Once you’ve done that, you can set a default Twitter image which will be used as a fall back if no other image is set. Follow these instructions for Setting the Default Twitter Image.
Home Page Settings for Twitter
Now we’re going to move on to setting the title, description, image and card type for your homepage.
Where you set this will depend on whether your homepage is set to display your latest posts, or is set to a static page. If you’re not sure, just go to Settings » Reading on your site and check the Your homepage displays setting.
If your homepage displays your latest posts, then follow these instructions for Setting the Twitter Social Meta When Your Homepage Displays Your Latest Posts.
If your homepage displays a static page, then follow these instructions for Setting the Twitter Social Meta When Your Homepage Displays a Static Page.
Individual Page/Post Settings
Now that we’ve set the Twitter settings for the homepage, let’s set the title, description and image for an individual post or page.
Follow these instructions for Configuring the Twitter Settings for Your Content.
Here’s a video on how to set up Twitter integration: