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Twitter 101: How to Get Retweets

in Social Media & Web Presence Basics

Last updated 6 years ago

Retweets. You've heard of them but are you getting them?

Using Twitter to boost awareness about your business and have conversations about your brand is only one of the ways that you can harness the immense power of Twitter. One of the other ways - retweets.

Retweets are when someone else "tweets" your message or, in other words, reposts your message to all of their followers. Why do you want retweets?

A few benefits of retweets include:

Regardless of which benefit of retweets you'd like to get, here are some tips that can help you get more retweet love.

  1. Add a bio and photo to your Twitter.
  2. Know your audience.
  3. Use short links (create retweet friendly URLs with
  4. Leave room for a retweet - room for your twitter handle plus a few extra characters.
  5. Know your audience.
  6. Determine the times of day when you get the most retweets and post more during those times.
  7. Make your tweets valuable.
  8. Tweet interesting content.
  9. Give it emotion - show me that you're human.
  10. Be relevant. 
  11. Retweet others - people will reciprocate.
  12. Ask a question.
  13. Be positive.
  14. Ask your friends on Twitter to retweet your content.
  15. Install a Twitter button on your blog.
  16. Repeat your best tweets but re-word it. 
  17. Thank someone when they re-tweet your tweets.
  18. Tweet quotes - great quotes tend to get retweeted a lot.
  19. Tweet about trending topics.
  20. Add pictures using Twitpic.

These are just a few ways that you can boost the amounts of retweets you get for your Twitter account. For more information on retweets check out Dan Zarrella's e-book "Science of Retweets." This e-book does an excellent job of discussing the importance of retweets as well as providing graphical data to back up Zarrella's retweet advice.


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