Are you using Twitter for some time now? For sure, you are already a master of the basics, you know who you should follow and how to use hash tags. But, what about retweets? Are you getting a good number of retweets as well?
If you answer it with a big NO, then, you better read on to know some surefire tips on how to get more retweets on Twitter.
You might not be the one to break a story but at least, you can make it more interesting. Add your own touch of uniqueness on third party content you offer.
Stick to Original Content
People love to be the first one to retweet anything new. When you react quickly to any breaking news or create original content, you can automatically increase your chance to be retweeted by others.
Upload a Picture At All Times
Tweets that come with images manage to generate 150% more retweets compared to tweets with text alone. Don’t forget to add a picture and upload this to Twitter directly for it to be visible in the timeline right. Avoid linking this to third party hosts where an extra click is needed for the photo to be seen.
Give Your Audience Exactly What They Want
You have to know the expectations of your Twitter followers. There is a reason why they followed you in the first place so give them what they want with no questions asked.
Retweet Other Tweeters
Remember that things have to work both ways. Regularly retweeting others will increase the chances that they are going to return the favor.
Leave Lots of Extra Space
Not everyone uses the built in retweet button of Twitter. There are people, including millions of veteran users, opt to retweet manually using the old school “quote tweet” or RT @ method. Sometimes, they do this so that they can add their own comments to your tweet. If this is the case, make it your new habit to write tweets to 100 characters at most. It will leave lots of room for the old fashioned retweeting.
Feel Free to Ask
Just by asking for a retweet will be able to generate 3 to 4 times the amount of engage. Yes, this may seem desperate and tacky. However, this works. Why? It is because people usually need some call to action. Just be sure that you user the full word retweet when you ask to achieve the maximum impact.
Add an Exclamation Point
Based on studies, it was revealed that tweets containing exclamation points can generate twice as many retweets compared to those without it. It’s time to get excited!
Tweet, Tweet and Tweet
If you only tweet one to two times a week, nobody will see your stuff. This means that getting retweets will be impossible. By tweeting more, more people will also notice you and you can increase your chances of them retweeting your content, provided that it is good. Unless you are a global superstar, you won’t make it with 1 to 5 tweets a day. Put out 10 to 15 tweets a day every day.
Conquer the Twitter realm with these surefire tips!