Twitter is just not a micro-blogging social media site anymore. It is also place to build a brand for your business and drive traffic to your websites. And now with the Twitter Card, you can add more values to your tweets and website content.

Twitter Card let you attach rich media contents to Tweets that link to your website content. So with the help of the Twitter Card, you can attach your website summary, images, video etc to the tweets linking to your website. Once you implement Twitter Cards on your website, users who Tweet links to your website content will have a "Card" attached to their Tweet which will be visible to all of their followers.

There are total six types of Twitter cards available now. They summary of the details of all those are given below.

Summary Card - It is the default card and the best one for the online branding as it includes a title, description, thumbnail, and Twitter account attribution.

Photo Card - It is a Tweet sized photo card.

Gallery Card - It is Tweet card which shows up to four images in one single card. So, it is useful for the sites having lots of images in the posts.

App Card - It is used for providing a profile of a specific Twitter application and it is not currently available for all users.

Player Card - If you got a website with lots of rich media contents like videos, music players, and live streaming events then, this Twitter Card is for you. It is also an "Approval Only" card.

Product Card - It's a Tweet card to represent a product content, good for the affiliate or shopping site. It also requires special approval before implementation of this Twitter card on your website.

So, it is easy to understand that adding Twitter Cards on your website will help you in building a brand online , to get more targeted Twitter followers and also to get more ReTweets of your blog posts. Sounds great, right? Then just follow the instructions given below to add Twitter cards on your website.

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HOW TO : Add Twitter Cards on Your Website

1. Visit the Twitter Card Validator page by visiting the link given below to create the Twitter card of your choice.

Twitter Card Validator page

2. Now select the type of card, you would like to create for your website. Here I am select the Summary Card as an example.

3. Once the type of card is selected, fill the required information for the Twitter Card as shown in the below image. If you want, you can also fill the details for the Mobile App Integration.

HOW TO : Add Twitter Cards on Your Website
4. Once all required information are filled, click on the "Update Preview" button. You will be able to see how your Twitter Card will appear on the right side of the page. If you want to make any changes then, edit the text fields and check the preview again.

5. Once you are satisfied with the Twitter Card preview, copy the code given below the preview and paste it into the Head section of your website template.

6. Now, go back to the Twitter Card Validator page and click on the "Validate URLs" tab. Now, type the website domain for which you are creating Twitter Card and press the Enter key.

7. It will show a message that "Your URL is not approved". Click on the "Request Approval" button.

8. Now, a popup window will appear. Fill all the required information in it and click on the "Register Domain" button.

Now, your request of the integration of Twitter Card on your website will be reviewed and you will receive an email from the Twitter team once it is done.