In this tutorial, I’m using Aweber to show you how to send a broadcast message to your Twitter account.
If you don’t care for video, I’ve included the text instructions below and a downloadable PDF with step by step pictures for the visual learners.
Watch the Video:
How to Send a Broadcast Message to Twitter from Bonnie Gean
Step 1: Preparing Your Aweber Mailing List
To get started, log in to your Aweber account and choose the mailing list you want to work with.
Under the My Lists tab, choose List Settings and then Personalize Your List. Scroll down the page and find the section labeled, “Social Media / Sharing” and click the “Connect with Twitter” button.
If you’re already logged into your Twitter account, you should see a blue “Authorize app” button. Click it. If you’re not logged into Twitter, you’ll be required to login.
Once you authorize the Aweber app, you’ll return to Aweber. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Save Settings” button to save your changes.
Step 2: Sending a Broadcast
To send a broadcast message, click the “Messages” tab on the top of the page and then choose “Broadcast” from the dropdown menu. This will take you to the pending broadcasts window.
Note: Here you’ll need to either create a new broadcast or choose one that’s already created and open the message.
If you’re creating a new broadcast message, add the title under the Subject heading. Enter the rest of your message into the “Plain Text Message” box.
At the bottom of the broadcast message, you’ll need to select a schedule to send, which segment of the list to send to, and whether you want to exclude/include any other lists.
Under the Social Media / Sharing section, check the box to enable sharing. This will provide you with choices of which social media sites you wish to send the broadcast announcement to. Click the “Twitter” button and choose the Twitter account.
The box will show the subject line of your broadcast along with the Aweber URL short code that’s sent to your Twitter followers after you queue the message.
Click the “Save Message” button to save your broadcast. Always remember to test your message before sending it out to your list. This last minute check will ensure your spelling is correct and nothing is missing from the broadcast message.
Once you’re certain the message is ready to send, click the “Queue” button from the pending broadcasts selection window. After the broadcast is sent, Aweber will automatically post the broadcast message to your Twitter account.
Download the PDF Lesson
If you prefer step by step instructions with pictures, feel free to download the How to Send a Broadcast Message to Twitter PDF file.
Your turn! Have you ever done a Twitter broadcast like this or is the idea new to you? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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