Topsy Button versus Tweetmeme Button

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Encouraging Tweets of the current page has become one of the most powerful ways to attract extra traffic and help viral effect.

Tweetmeme button is probably the most popular way to do that, however more and more often I come across blogs that use a similar one provided by Topsy.

So what’s the difference between the two Twitter buttons?

Tweetmeme button Topsy button
Tweet count yesyes
Where the Tweet is generated pop-upnew tab
Twitter authentication required yes (but works either way)no
Shortcodeyesyes
Instant /one-click Tweeting yesno
Load time Topsy button seems to take less time to load but this requires ore time to test)
WordPress plugin yesyes
Tweeted status Retweet / Tweetedno
Page RT rank noyes
LookTweetmemeTopsy

Tweetmeme WordPress plugin:

Tweetmeme plugin does have quite a few customization options that make it possible to position the button and set its look and feel:

  • Set which page types to display the button;
  • Position it: after or before content (or both) or with the shortcode (wherever you place it);
  • Customize styling (floating, margin, etc);
  • Choose the type of the button (normal size, or compact widget);
  • Set the source (the Twitter name that goes after RT@ in the actual Tweet);
  • Select the URL shortener;

Tweetmeme button

Topsy WordPress plugin

Topsy plugin seems to be easier to customize and besides there are more options:

  • Topsy button can be inserted anywhere in the post using the shortcodes [topsy_retweet_small] or [topsy_retweet_big]
  • The position and styling of the button can be set with help of a handy table (which allows to customize the button for each type of a page separately);
  • Set the source and the button name;
  • Choose the color scheme;

Topsy plugin

So which one do you prefer?

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing,... Read Full Bio
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