The problem with the custom twitter button is that they don’t have the count anymore. Perhaps the custom tweet buttons used to have the count but they don’t anymore. I added the social widget onto a page and the twitter button was fine except for the custom tweet problem that Stephanie had above. So I disabled the tweet button and added a custom one. Kind of a pain in the butt.
In my case, I don’t like that Unbounce appends the URL of the page. First of all, there is no UTM tracking. Second of all, I don’t want to share the URL of the page (it’s a thank you page). I want to share the URL of the original sign-up page. The user flow goes like this:
User lands on a landing page, signs up for the thing (it’s an acts of kindness advent calendar)
They confirm their email address
They land on the thank you page that asks them to tweet “I signed up for this thing. Join me.”
As such, I don’t want people to read the tweet and go to the thank you page. I want to send them to the original landing page.
Bottom line: please don’t append the page URL to the custom tweet, or, allow users to edit the URL that is appended.