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How to fill your tweet status on Rafflecopter

Recently, I found an increasing number of incorrect entries for tweet status on Rafflecopter.  I tried not to void any of my followers as much as possible by finding their tweet statuses.  But it’s getting harder because I can’t keep up with the volume.
There are more and more competitions via twitter but there are still a lot of people who do not understand how it works.  It took me a while to understand the whole process too.  So here’s a step by step I put together about how to get your tweet entries right:
I am using an example from my fellow blogger +Anna Marikar on one of her recent advent competitions,
1. Click TWEET ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY
2. It will open up the entry.  Click the button – TWEET.
The number next to the TWEET represents how many people have tweeted the following status.
3. Once you click the TWEET button, a pop-up box will show the following:
If this is the first time you are using Rafflecopter, please authorise the app on Twitter.
4. Click TWEET on the pop-up box.  Once done, the pop up box will close itself.  If you quick enough to click on VIEW IT ON TWITTER, it will bring you to the tweet status.
If you are too slow to click on the VIEW IT ON TWEET, go to your Twitter homepage/account/Timeline and click DATE/TIME
5. It will bring you into another screen.  So now you need to copy the URL from your browser and paste it on the competition page.
6. Then click I TWEETED to register your entry.
It does look complicated but best to do it right to be in with a chance to win!  Since I host quite a lot of competitions, the most wins are from tweet statuses!  So there’s the incentive to make sure you get it right!
  • http://www.etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/ Eileen Teo

    I know it sound strange but my box closed it within few seconds for me in FF. I don’t know why. Thanks for letting me know.

  • http://www.etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/ Eileen Teo

    I had already posted the picture for the view it on twitter on the top to explain that 4 days ago.

  • gavrc

    Like so:
    I find once I’ve right clicked, the box doesn’t close (in FF anyway)

  • gavrc

    If you’re doing a lot of Rafflecopters and want to speed it up, you can right click on the ‘View it on Twitter’ link and choose ‘Copy Shortcut’ in IE or ‘Copy Link Location’ in Firefox. then just paste into the Rafflecopter box.

  • Victoria MyLittleLBlog

    possibly, i use chrome

  • http://www.etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/ Eileen Teo

    That is strange! I am using Firefox. They always disappear within 4-5 seconds. It might be depend on the browser?

  • Victoria MyLittleLBlog

    maybe it depends on the laptop) as when i have tweeted and pressing view it on tweeter the window wont even disappear so i dont have to click quickly as it stays there

  • http://www.etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/ Eileen Teo

    yes, i find that i am always too slow at clicking it. oops! Need to try again!

  • http://www.etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/ Eileen Teo

    Cheers! I had changed it. lol.
    The pop up box always disappear so quickly that I didnt have time to click view it on twitter!
    Merry Christmas to you!

  • Victoria MyLittleLBlog

    can you do it this way- Tweet- View it on tweeter and then copy the link from the browser? saves lots of time, as takes seconds