5 Ways to Get People to ReTweet Your Content

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Wishing your Tweets would go viral? Do visions of trending topics dance in your head? Try these tips to get more ReTweets.

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5 Ways to Get People to ReTweet Your Content

  1. 1. 5 Ways to Get People to Retweet Your Content<br />Jealous when Others’ Tweets go viral?<br />Try these tips from Mickie Kennedy, founder of eReleases.<br />Grab your free Big Book of Press Release Samples today!<br />
  2. 2. Retweet Others<br />If you want influencers on Twitter to notice you, start by noticing them. ReTweet their most interesting Tweets.<br />Using a third party service like Brizzly or Tweetdeck allows you to bypass Twitter’s new, unpopular ReTweet method.<br />It’s also a nice gesture if you visit another Twitter user’s blog and then Tweet a post you liked. Make sure to tag your Tweet with the author’s Twitter username, prefaced by the @ symbol, so he or she will receive your tweet as a reply.<br />
  3. 3. Thank Those Who ReTweet You<br />Good social media manners aren’t just polite, they’re critical to building strong and rewarding relationships on Twitter.<br />Etiquette on Twitter dictates that a polite “Thanks for the RT!” is called for as a reply to people who ReTweet you. <br />If you’re lucky enough to get too many ReTweets to reply individually, it’s okay to Tweet @ several people at once with your thanks.<br />
  4. 4. Befriend Top Influencers<br />Make a list of the most important people on Twitter who Tweet about your industry.<br />Start by ReTweeting and @replying them. Over time, they’ll take notice, especially if you give them useful feedback.<br />Don’t promote yourself or ask for help. Instead, offer help and let influencers decide on their own whether or not to share your Tweets with their followers.<br />
  5. 5. Write Interesting Tweets<br />You can’t trick someone into ReTweeting you.<br />They genuinely have to find your Tweet interesting and worth sharing!<br />Make sure your Tweet reads like a killer headline.<br />If you send a Tweet out and then later think of a better, catchier way to Tweet the same message, it’s okay to wait a few hours or a day and then Tweet again.<br />
  6. 6. Add “Please RT” to Tweets<br />When used sparingly, the brief message, “Please RT,” can encourage followers to ReTweet your messages.<br />Used excessively, this tag becomes annoying and makes your Tweets sound unimportant.<br />Add “Please RT” only to important Tweets, particularly those that relate to a time-sensitive call to action… and not one along the lines of, “Buy our product now!” <br />
  7. 7. Learn More!<br />This presentation is based on an article by Mickie Kennedy, 7 Tricks to Get More ReTweets.<br />Mickie Kennedy is the founder of eReleases, the online leader in affordable press release distribution.<br />Download your free copy of “The Big Book of Press Release Samples!”<br />Photos courtesy sxc.hu and GiseliaGiardino on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licenses.<br />

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