Infographic: Drive more website traffic with Twitter Cards

Twitter cards help you squeeze more information and visual content into your tweets, despite the 140-character limit. Here’s what you need to know.

How many times have you cursed Twitter’s 140-character limit?

How many times have you wished you could add a little more information about your new product, website, contest, etc?

Thanks to Twitter Cards, these dark times are ending.

What are Twitter Cards, and how should you use them? An infographic by SurePayroll and Ghergich & Co. has all the details.

Twitter Cards allow you to post photos, videos and media to your tweets to give consumers more information and drive more traffic to your website. There are seven card types:

1. Summary card: The default card. It includes a title, description, thumbnail photo and direct link to your content. It’s perfect for blog posts or information-heavy sites.

2. Summary card with large image: This card is ideal for strong visual content.

3. Photo card: Photo cards have no text-only a photo. Use these when you can say all with an image.

4. Gallery card: Gallery cards feature four photos. Use them to tell a story or for several views of a product.

5. App card: This card provides all the information consumers need about your app, and takes them to where they can buy it.

6. Player card: This card plays video, audio and other media. Use it to share video and audio clips.

7. Product card: Show off your products with this card. It includes a description, price and availability.

Find out how to use Twitter cards in the infographic below:

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