More Retweets = More Traffic To Your Site = Good For Business

Retweets mean more traffic to your blog and website, increased online visibility, and enhanced expert status among the Twitter community. Your increased exposure also attracts more ideal followers.

Here are 5 easy tips to increase your chances of being retweeted:

  1. Retweet others
    Find posts that are in alignment with your message and brand, and share them with your followers. The more you share other people’s valuable tweets, the more they want to share yours.
  2. Keep it short, baby
    You can post up to 140 characters, but for someone to retweet you, there are extra characters added (RT @yourname:). Make it easy for people to retweet you without having to edit and shorten. People also love to add comments to the retweet, making it more personal and compelling, so leave even more room for that!
  3. Quote
    Inspiring quotes are often retweeted. Find quotes that match your style and branding, and inspire your audience to think or take action.
  4. Tweet, tweet, repeat
    Don’t be afraid to post an important message several times. When you repeat your tweet, change it a bit. By re-wording your tweets, you’ll appeal to different people, and inspire more retweets to different communities. If you create a different link for each of the variation, you can actually track click-through’s and see  what works better (think A/B testing).
  5. Be different, be profound, stand out, be funny
    Twitter is very busy, fast, and chaotic. To get noticed, your tweets much catch someone’s attention in the blink of an eye. Don’t be afraid to be uncommon, controversial, bold, witty, or daring. The tweets that stand out are the ones that get retweeted.

Adapted from Nika Stewart’s newsletter.

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  1. Great tips! Will definitely use them. Thanks for sharing

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