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Proven Formula On How To Get More Retweets (Follow These 5 Overly Simple Steps)

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  • October 8, 2015

Would you like to get more retweets? Get More Retweets

You should because the more you get retweeted the more your business is exposed to other peoples communities.

This is good because if your content is awesome (which I’m sure it is) the more likely you’ll be to get other peoples communities to follow you and share your content.

First you need to look at your Twitter analytics to measure how your Tweets are performing?

Remember what isn’t measured cannot be managed as the saying goes.

The 3 big numbers I like to look at inside my analytics are:

  1. Engagement rate

  2. Link clicks

  3. Retweets

All 3 are good indicators of how you’re doing on Twitter.

If you’re on Twitter for business each month minimally you should be looking at these 3 numbers and seeing how you can improve them from the previous month.

The more link clicks you get, the more website traffic you’ll get (obviously).

We all know also that more website traffic equals more leads and sales.

One easy way to expand your link clicks on Twitter is to get more retweets and show up in front of other peoples followers.

So how do you do this?

Let’s go over 5 overly simple ways you can get more retweets starting in the next 10 minutes:

1. Use images in your tweets.

Tweets with images generate 150% more retweets than those with just text, and it’s easy to make great images in the perfect size for Twitter in Canva!

However, if that’s too time-consuming or you don’t like creating graphics, you can quickly create images on your phone. Typorama, which, unlike many apps, allows you to create images in the right dimensions for Twitter and is super easy to use.

2. Tweet frequently.

Since the lifetime value of a tweet is very short, it’s important to tweet frequently or people will never see you on Twitter.

And if no one is seeing your tweets, no one is retweeting them!

Now, I’m not recommending that you sit there and schedule tweets hourly every day (that would be very time consuming and only add to the social media overwhelm).

Instead, I would recommend using a tool like Post Planner that allows you to schedule your evergreen content.

It will take some time setting it up, but in the long term it will go a long way toward simplifying your life AND will increase the number of retweets you’re getting.

3. Give your audience what they want.

Ask yourself what kind of information your audience wants to see.

Don’t know what that is?

One simple way to find out is to ask them. You can ask on Twitter, other social profiles or in an email to your list.

You can also do some research on your ideal client avatar. Do you know someone who is like your ideal client?

Ask them questions about their interests, what books and magazines they read, the gurus they follow, and, most importantly, their biggest challenges and pain points.

This information will be essential in creating the avatar and determining the kinds of information they are interested in.

Creating an avatar may sound like a lot of work but in the long run it will help you improve your messaging in all your marketing efforts, not just your tweets.

4. Use hashtags.

This is a REALLY SIMPLE way to increase the number of retweets you get.

Study after study has shown that using ONE OR TWO hashtags (not 10 or 20) in a tweet significantly increases engagement.

However, keep in mind that using MORE than one or two hashtags has a negative effect on engagement and can make you look spammy.

5. Ask for Retweets!

It may sound overly simplistic and even a little cheesy, but people need a call to action and telling them to retweet your tweet can generate 3 or 4 times the amount of engagement.

The key is to ask people to “please retweet.” Never use the shortened versions like, “pls RT” or “R/T.”

Also, don’t overuse this technique!

Bonus tip: Create mini infographics and charts to share.

There’s a reason this type of content is frequently repinned on Pinterest. People LOVE sharing valuable visuals like infographics.

Before you get overwhelmed, there is a simple solution for creating infographics and charts without taking up much of your time. Fiverr!

Pay just five dollars to have someone create a beautiful, custom graphic for you that your audience will WANT to share again and again.

Conclusion

If you’re on Twitter for business than you want to get more Retweets.

Remember, focus on checking out your Twitter analytics each month to compare how you’re doing month over month.

The more Retweets you get will ultimately end up driving you more Twitter followers, more leads, increased website traffic and ultimately more sales for your business from Twitter.

How are your Retweets doing month over month? Leave a comment below and let’s see how we can increase it together.

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Author Sheena White

Sheena White is a copywriter and social media strategist who helps clients rock their sales copy in order to increase conversions. She also has a copywriting course where she teaches entrepreneurs the strategies they need to write great sales copy.

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  • Great post! And PostPlanner looks very interesting. I had been looking for something that could post a new tweet and then retweet it in the future and this looks like it could do it.

    As far as retweeting, do you have any recommendations for tweeting my own links again? By that I mean, I post a link to my latest blog post and then want to post it again in the future (as most of my followers wont have seen it because of the short life of tweets). So are there any rules for how often I can tweet one of my own links again?

    • Hey Nathan thanks for checking this post out.

      First I definitely recommend reposting any blog post you have regularly if it’s evergreen content (meaning still relevant next week, month, year). We have that done using Post Planner. We set a rule for how often we’d like Tweet for example and fill up a bunch of tweets / content. As you produce more content you just add it to that que. Makes for a great marketing funnel of consistent great content. MIke

      Here’s a link by the way how to do this with Post Planner: http://www.postplanner.com/user-guide/set-posts-to-re-queue

    • Probably no legal limit, but there’s a risk of earning an unfollow or sp@m complaint if you don’t spread it thin enough. It also helps to do “housekeeping.”

  • Great post! And PostPlanner looks very interesting. I had been looking for something that could post a new tweet and then retweet it in the future and this looks like it could do it.

    As far as retweeting, do you have any recommendations for tweeting my own links again? By that I mean, I post a link to my latest blog post and then want to post it again in the future (as most of my followers wont have seen it because of the short life of tweets). So are there any rules for how often I can tweet one of my own links again?

    • Hey Nathan thanks for checking this post out.

      First I definitely recommend reposting any blog post you have regularly if it’s evergreen content (meaning still relevant next week, month, year). We have that done using Post Planner. We set a rule for how often we’d like Tweet for example and fill up a bunch of tweets / content. As you produce more content you just add it to that que. Makes for a great marketing funnel of consistent great content. MIke

    • Probably no legal limit, but there’s a risk of earning an unfollow or sp@m complaint if you don’t spread it thin enough. It also helps to do “housekeeping.”

  • Amazing insight! Thank you for sharing these ideas. This will be a big help to the marketers who are aiming for higher web traffic. Putting images on your tweet helps develop web traffic. When I tweet, I use images and hashtags in order to caught my audiences attention and it works! Many favorited my tweet and some even followed me. Thank you Sheena for this awesome post.

    • Thanks Barbara appreciate that and yes Hashtags with images truly do help get more retweets.

      Thanks for stopping by to read another post of ours.

  • Amazing insight! Thank you for sharing these ideas. This will be a big help to the marketers who are aiming for higher web traffic. Putting images on your tweet helps develop web traffic. When I tweet, I use images and hashtags in order to caught my audiences attention and it works! Many favorited my tweet and some even followed me. Thank you Sheena for this awesome post.

    • Thanks Barbara appreciate that and yes Hashtags with images truly do help get more retweets.

      Thanks for stopping by to read another post of ours.

  • Peter Hill

    Bit snake oil all this nonsense.

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