Twitter cards are a relatively new feature from Twitter that has been rolling out over the last several months. These cards give previews on Twitter(web or mobile) for links from approved sites. Anyone who shares a link gets a summary card when someone clicks on their tweet. See the image on the right for an example. TitaniumSites templates now have the code built-in for you to start taking advantage of these! Anytime you can put a little more professional foot forward on the web is a good day for your business!
Here's how to enable this on your site:
- Add your twitter username to the Site Options page under General Info.
- Get approved by Twitter
This is pretty easy. Go here: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards/validation/validator
Click Cancel on the popup, and then click the tab on the left hand side that says Validate & Apply.
Paste a link to one of your blog posts into the URL field, and click Validate. If everything is setup correctly, you'll see the card preview generated.
At that point all you need to do is click the Request Approval button directly below the URL field, and fill out some information about your Twitter account, and you're done!
For best results, be sure to set a featured image for each of your posts. This is a general good practice when blogging anyway, and ensures that each preview card has a unique image on it. (Featured images are also used for previews already on Facebook and Google+)