Twitter Your Email Newsletters

Twitter Your Email NewslettersIf you follow online marketing circles, you’ve likely seen (and participated in) a lot of discussions about social media and using it to grow your business.

While social media isn’t a replacement for direct email marketing, it can complement it by helping you connect a larger audience to your site and campaigns.

One social media tool that a lot of you seem to be using (and that we also use here at AWeber) is Twitter.

Today, we’re happy to announce that you can now use your Twitter and AWeber accounts together to expand the reach of your email newsletters.

Publish Your Email Newsletters to Twitter

Now, whenever you create a broadcast message in AWeber, you have the option to automatically “tweet” that email too!

Here are a couple examples taken from real AWeber users on Twitter:

Twitter Email Newsletter Examples

How It Works

To use this feature:

  1. Go to the Broadcast page of your account.
  2. Create a broadcast.
  3. Before saving your broadcast, mark the “Syndicate” checkbox.

  1. Mark the “Twitter” box and enter your login/password

When you send your broadcast, we’ll automatically update your Twitter status with the subject line of your email newsletter and a short link to an online version of your email.

Twitter Email Newsletters FAQ

A couple quick questions and answers:

  • Can I choose which broadcasts get tweeted?

    Once you enter your Twitter login and password once, we’ll assume you want to tweet all of your broadcasts.

    If there’s a broadcast you don’t want to tweet, just unmark the checkbox while editing it.

  • How many Twitter IDs can I link to my account?

    You can link one Twitter ID to your account at any one time. You can change which ID is linked to your account by entering the login/password for it in step 4 above (this will replace your previously selected Twitter ID).

    We’ve updated our social media options since this post was made – now, you can link to as many Twitter IDs as you want! Learn more about our new Twitter integration in our knowledge base.

Have any other questions? Ask them below or get in touch with us.

Using Twitter? So Are We.

You can find several of us on Twitter:

AWeber on Twitter
TwitterCounter for @aweber
AWeber on Twitter
Tom Kulzer on Twitter
TwitterCounter for @tkulzer
Sean Cohen on Twitter
TwitterCounter for @scohen
Justin Premick on Twitter
TwitterCounter for @justinpremick


  1. Nicole Simon

    11/9/2008 7:41 am

    That kind of feature is interesting and puts aweber back on the map for consideration for my newsletters – but ^just for the record, I will not be able to use the feature at all, for the simple reason that I do not have that ‘one’ account everything goes to.

    rather than going through the hoops each time to change passwords I would not use it at all, and I assume most other people also dont. meaning – your metrics of people to use it or not is therefor off.

    i understand why it may be complicated to run this with several accounts tied in, but it would be worth the while.

  2. Debra Conrad

    11/10/2008 11:51 am

    Woot! It worked! I can see the Update in Twitter. Of course eyeballs would have to be watching my thread on twitter to see it.

    This is what it will do for your business!

    If you use a variety of ways to "tweet" new blog posts – this is just one more way to let your twitter followers get to know what you are and your business is about.

    If the "tweet" includes a link to an article on your blog – then the reader will also be exposed to your newsletter sign up page.

    This is giving those that follow you on twitter a "sneak peek" at what your subscribers get in their email box if they choose to sign up.

    So many ways to use this little add on feature…

    Thanks again Aweber… you are always thinking!

  3. Colleen Lilly

    11/11/2008 11:45 pm

    Super idea to link twitter! Love it and no doubt it will pay dividends! Thanks for all your hard work.

  4. B

    11/23/2008 1:09 am

    Hi guys,

    I like your article & it’s something we’ll start to do here!

    We also Facebook our email newsletter by adding it as a note to our Bluewire Media page & then notifying fans too. Also posting it to my personal profile is a good way for it to connect to a larger audience.

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  7. Betty Knutson

    3/26/2009 10:15 am

    This is a great addition to your service. Twitter is the buzz these days, for sure. Thanks. Will sure try this.

  8. Omar Jackson

    3/30/2009 8:58 am

    This is an awesome addition i just started using twitter recently and this would add an additional way to keep my followers up to date with encouragement and advice. GOD bless you guys and I wish you all the success.

    Thank You

    P.S. Follow my on twitter

  9. Sue

    4/18/2009 1:09 am

    Hi…I’m new to Aweber. I have an opt-in page on my website for my newsletter. I’d like to tweet a direct link to my opt-in page. How do I find a direct link to a webform?


  10. Justin Premick

    4/20/2009 9:18 am

    Hi Sue,

    The best way to do that is to put the signup form on a page of your website and tweet a link to that page.

    The form isn’t a web page in and of itself, it’s just an element that you place onto a web page.

  11. Carol Bentley

    5/2/2009 1:24 am

    Hi Justin,

    I’ve been using the tweet feed for my blog broadcast pretty much since you set this up and I have a question…

    I’ve modified my blog broadcast to include text from the beginning of my blog post. Is there any way some of this extra content could be included in the tweet?

    Although I appreciate you can only tweet 140 characters my subject line rarely reaches that length, so a bit more text would intrigue people a little more and perhaps encourage visitors.

    Or am I suggesting a programming nightmare? 😉

  12. Justin Premick

    5/5/2009 9:55 am


    It’s not so much a programming nightmare as a possible usability one.

    The trouble, in my personal opinion, is that as you add customization options like that, you remove automation – which is really the point of our Twitter integration.

    After all, as it is, you can publish your newsletter online, take the link and put it in a tweet with whatever other text you want – but that takes a bit more time and manual work. The point of the Twitter feature is to remove that work. What you’re proposing sort of sits in the middle of those two options (manual or automated), and in my view would dilute the relative benefits of each.

  13. G

    8/27/2009 10:26 am

    Great feature! I was just going to ask a friend of mine on facebook as I clicked in there link & took me to there aweber email page, don’t need to now :0)

    Will integrate this right now.

  14. FOSTER

    9/15/2009 2:56 am

    This is great,I hope to make it BIG!!! with this also.Thanks to JUSTIN

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  17. Brian Davis

    10/6/2009 11:24 pm

    Nothing Comes Close to Aweber!

    There is certainly no shortage of autoresponder service that are cheaper than Aweber, but NONE come close to Aweber.

    Tweeting broadcast is simply Awesome.

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    11/16/2009 12:32 pm

    Is it possible to track the click throghs from the Twitter broadcast?

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  21. coetsee

    12/27/2009 5:02 am

    I find Twitter to be very helpful at connecting me with people who I might never know were it not for an introduction from another member. Social networking is an important part in growing a business ? no matter if you own a brick and mortar store or a local sales professional, or an internet marketer who has two dozen websites…..

    Thanks n Regards

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  23. Nick Moore

    5/21/2010 8:53 am


    You can now add as many Twitter IDs as you want to your AWeber account.

    Just click "Connect To A New Twitter Account" in your AWeber control panel under the My Lists tab, List Settings.

    Check out for more details!

  24. Maurice

    10/31/2010 7:32 am

    I second the requests for Blog Broadcast and multiple accounts support!

  25. Adriana

    12/1/2010 12:50 am

    Hi Guys!
    Good article and great idea. It had not thought about it!. Thanks! I would also like to read something more about facebook… 🙂

  26. Ron Davies

    12/15/2010 9:54 pm

    Great work guys,

    we had hard-coded a email box to automatically post inbound emails to twitter (the inbox was subscribed to each newsletter on Aweber), but this is nice because we can turn it on or off.

    I would advise users to be cautious of how much they auto-tweet, and to ensure that they syndicate tweets only once. Don’t send posts to Twitter and also to, via a blog, and then blog broadcast the tweet, and so forth.

    People will unfollow in a hurry.

    Social media will always be about social UNmarketing, NOT about BOTS, but BOTS can still be used effectively in small doses.

    Cheers guys!

  27. Macewen

    7/15/2011 8:55 pm

    HeHe Twitter ought to be outperforming other social media websites

  28. WDCB

    8/15/2012 9:45 pm

    Twitter is good promotional for your business. Twitter is the key to attract more traffic in your website. I like tweets, retweet and more Twitter features that others like.


  29. Kira

    8/20/2014 9:41 am

    Posted on 10/24/2008 7:56 pm
    “I second the requests for Blog Broadcast and multiple accounts support.”
    and I third the request.

    I’d like to set up a blog broadcast and be able to choose which lists get the updates. Is this available? Did I miss something?

  30. Lynette Young

    9/26/2014 1:42 pm

    Setting up a blog broadcast is easy – check out our Help article to get directions. Blog broadcasts are set up per list, so you can always be sure which list is receiving your messages. Hope that helps! – Lynette Y.