Retweets has the ability to multiply the impression rates of your tweets. The fact that the retweets of your tweets by your followers will give you more impressions from accounts who do not follow you makes retweets a key attribute.
Hence, it is very important for your tweets to generate more retweets. But how do you do that? Throughout our experience on Twitter, we have observed what works well and the best practices that generate more retweets on your tweet.
This blog is aimed at listing all the right and tested practices you need to adapt in order to generate more retweets,
Use Effective Hashtags
Research and note a set of hashtags related to your product/ business/ content. Compose tweets in a way to accommodate those hashtags. People finding your content through hashtag has more tendency to retweet your tweet than the usual tweet consumers. Remember to make sure that you don’t use more than two hashtags in a tweet.
More Visual Content Please!
Photos and videos naturally catch a user’s attention easily. Create your own photos and videos instead of using downloaded content more. Get creative with your visual content and post visual content more. Follow this practice and the number of retweets you receive will grow fast.
Ask For A Retweet
The best way to generate retweets is by asking for it. Believe us, this works big time. When you ask for a retweet in your tweet, it puts the idea of retweeting in the tweet consumer’s mind. If he/ she actually retweets depends on the quality of the content. Place a ‘please RT / RT if you agree’ kind of message at the end of your tweet.
Tweet More About Current Events
People like to be ahead of the curve. Tweeters love to find and share content/ updates on the most happening topics. So, tweeting about the most happening and talked about events will generate you more retweets than ordinary content.
Tweet To Influencers
Every topic will have a set of influencers who are more famous in the topic. Find such influencers and collaborate with them for promotions. More often than not, influencers will bring you a good amount of followers. Also, following acquired through influencers will be an active crowd.
Even if you cannot collaborate with influencers as a paid promotion, you can still direct your tweets towards them at times. When they engage with your tweet, the chances of your tweet hitting new timelines is more.
Your Retweet Button Should Shine
Wonder what we mean? It’s simple. A user visiting a website should be able to notice the retweet button when he/ she visits your website. Placing a ‘Retweet’ button in all your website posts is recommended. Also, check the loading time it takes for a user to actually retweet content of your website to their timeline. Delays will mean the retweet numbers will not be encouraging.
Retweet Others Content
Twitter is a place where ‘give and take’ works well. When you follow an account, people follow back. In the same way, if you retweet the content of other accounts, they tend to retweet your content. Retweet accounts with a considerable following. So that, when they retweet your content, you will receive more engagements.
Plan Your Tweet Size
This is a key factor in bringing engagements. It is difficult to win the attention of a user if your tweet is lengthy. So always maintain an optimal tweet length within which you deliver your content. We suggest an idea length of 60-100 characters. However, if your business demands more, you can use more.
Use Stats and Infographics
Numbers always help you to convey better. Numbers also bring authenticity to your claims. So, put efforts into gathering information and conveying your claims through numbers. Create charts and similar kinds of infographics to share. Yes, they consume considerable effort. But they are well worth it. The probability of such tweets getting more retweets is very high.
Share Funny Tweets
From our observations and experience, we can say that funny tweets are the best way to hit jackpot. If you hit the right chord with your tweet, then retweets multiply. There are a couple of pointers to remember though. One, the tweet must not be offensive. Two, it has to be your own content.
Once you start practicing the above-mentioned tactics while creating content, your retweet numbers will grow. Check Twitter analytics to see how your retweet numbers are growing or decreasing. Analytics helps you to understand and evaluate your actions on Twitter. It offers a great deal of reality checks.
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