20 quick & easy ways to get more Twitter retweets (1)
Wondering how you can get more retweets and what you can do to boost your chances of getting retweeted? Here are 20 quick and easy ways you can get more retweets. 1. Use Mentions The more mentions you include in a tweet, the higher your chances of getting a retweet. This holds true until 6 mentions; anything higher than that and there is a decrease in the number of retweets. 2. Use Links Multiple studies have confirmed that using links within your tweets will result in more retweets. They add interest, not to mention links to your site drive traffic and allow you to capture leads.
3. Be a Retweeter Yourself
When you are generous with your retweets, those around you will be more likely to reciprocate. If you look to give more to others than you expect in return, the return is often greater than you expect! 4. Use Hashtags Tweets with hashtags (#) receive more retweets than those without. In fact, using 5 hashtags in a tweet gets around .301 retweets, while a tweet with no hashtags receives an average of only .0116 retweets. And recent data released by Twitter confirms this: It indicates that tweets with hashtags receive 16% more retweets than those without. 5. ASK for a Retweet You have probably already found that asking for a retweet increases the chances of getting one but did you know that actually spelling out Retweet will net you better results than using the abbreviation RT? Asking nicely (‘Please Retweet’) will help even more! 6. Place Your Link Carefully Tweets that contain links receive more retweets than those without. But research has also found that putting the link 90% of the way through your tweet increases the likelihood of getting a retweet.
7. Optimize Your Tweet Length
If you are looking for retweets, you will want to make sure your tweet isn’t so long that people will need to edit it for retweeting. According to some research, 71-100 characters is the optimal length in terms of getting retweets.
8. Reach Other Time Zones
If you want the opportunity for retweets in other parts of the world, try scheduling tweets to go out while you are away or sleeping. You can schedule your tweets with a number of tools, including Hootsuite and Twuffer. 9. Don’t Flurry Tweet If you only have a few minutes per day to Tweet, make sure you schedule your tweets rather than posting multiple tweets in one fell swoop. 10. Tweet Great Content It goes without saying that if you want retweets, your content needs to be retweeable! Always be thinking about what your audience wants and needs to see, and you’ll increase your chances of getting retweets.
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