Taking Advantage of Twitter’s Retweet Feature

Getting Retweets is a good feeling. Like a nod of approval.

It’s also good exposure because your original tweet goes out to all your followers, of which maybe 5% get to see it. When someone else RT’s it, their followers get to see it too (and may follow you too) so the more RT’s you get, the better for you.

Getting more Retweets

  1. Make sure it’s good, useful, well written tweet to start with
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  2. Keep your tweets SHORT
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  3. Ask friends and contacts to RT you
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  4. Include Please RT in your tweet
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  5. Use the @ sign For example @example wrote this excellent article /bit.ly thanks   @example is bound to RT you and @examples friends may RT the rt
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  6. Build Retweeting Relationships Promote the content of others more than you promote your own content.
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  7. Always say thanks for RT
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  8. Promote the content of others more than you promote your own content. 15 to one is said to be a good ratio
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  9. Choose the best times to RT so you audience worldwide hears you
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  10. Don’t blizzard people. The odd flake tweet is not enough, a blizzard of tweets is too much.
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  11. Make sure you leave enough room in your tweet for RT and your user name, so as many people as possible retweet you.
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  12. Use Twitpic
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  13. RT popular tweets. If you go to tweetmeme you’ll find the hottest tweets around. They’re ‘hot’ because they’re effective. Retweeting them gets you noticed. You ‘profit’ off the effective worder, original tweeter profits from the expore. Win WIn http://tweetmeme.com/
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  14. Tweets with links are more commonly RT’d than tweets without
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  15. If you can, build relationships with people who have exceptional followings. For example Stephen Fry has just under four million followers. Imagine if he Rt’d a tweet of yours? Mention your name? The exposure would be phenomenal.

To find out which of your tweets have been retweeted go here https://twitter.com/#!/retweeted_of_mine

Please RT me! ;D

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