Would you like to receive more Twitter visits? I imagine it, we all want. Well, as you should know, one way to receive more traffic from Twitter is precisely getting more retweets.
But, with more retweets, you will not only get more traffic to your website but also get more followers.
Still not convinced of the power of retweets?
- The more retweets, the greater the visibility of your content and your brand. Don’t we work for that, to gain visibility?
- The more retweets, the greater the number of followers, which in turn gives you social proof, improves your reputation and, to some extent, also improves your credibility. Yes, it is not the same as something someone says with 100 followers than someone with 20,000. The words of the second weigh more, are taken into account more. This is so not only because of the greater scope that the second of all has when tweeting but, also, because of people’s perception of their popularity and reputation.
- The more retweets and more followers you have, the more accessible people in your niche will be to possible collaborations with you. Yes, this is a drawer, if your content receives many retweets appear in your blog suddenly it is much more attractive. This is one more trick in your favour that you can use when you want others to collaborate on something with you.
Well, it has become clear: receiving more retweets is good excellent! Let’s see now how to get them:
- Use Titles That Work
Did you know that many people do retweet without even reading the content that the link follows? It is more common than you might think.
So what do they rely on to do RT? In the person who sent the original tweet (is it my trust?) And, above all, in the text of the tweet, in this case, it will be the title of your post that appears in the tweet.
This is so if the title of your post (tweet text) does not attract attention and does not arouse the interest of the navigator will be lost quickly in the depths of Twitter.
Therefore, as far as possible, we have to create titles that arouse people’s interest and motivate them to share them. How do we do it?
- Learn to Copywrite The art of promoting and selling with the written word. This is possibly the most important discipline you can learn for your content to gain popularity on the Web. If you really hope to get any results from your online activity, do yourself a favour, learn to Copywrite.
- Use formulas to write your titles that work Explore the Web for other formulas that work on Twitter and analyze the keys to their popularity to apply to your titles. Where to look? On Twitter (or on any other social network), on other blogs, in magazines of your speciality, etc. Do it, and little by little, you will develop a special ability to identify these formulas and to apply them almost without realizing your own content.
- Carry out your own experiments and when you find something works, take advantage of it repeatedly over time. Have you noticed that many of my posts (including this one) ends with the words “that work”? I did the experiment and it worked (never better), so I took advantage of it. Now, don’t abuse what works, don’t stop doing it;). Luckily, I have carried out many experiments, and I always have resources stored in the bedroom for when I need them. Do the same.
- Use the Most Retweeted Words (and avoid the least)
There are some words and phrases that retweeted a lot and others that retweeted very little. This is simple, and it uses more the first and less the second.
The 20 Most Retweeted Words:
- please retweet
- social media
- 10 (yes, the number)
- follow/follow (follow)
- blog post
- check this out / check it out
- new blog post
Here we can see how the most retweeted words are the topics related to Twitter and social media, calls to action, the “how”, the number 10 and the mention that what follows is a blog post.
The 20 Less Retweeted Words:
- looking at
- I go to
- back / return
Here we see how the use of informal words of jargon, of messages that involve some activity that we are doing or of the “goodbye good night” type, do not receive just retweets. It follows that conversations and updates of our mundane activities (they usually carry a verb in gerund) are not the best way to get retweets.
- Add Links to Your Tweets
Tweets that carry a link are more retweeted than those that do not. How can you see in the image, 18.96% of all tweets contain a link? In contrast, 56.69% of all retweets contain a link. What does this mean? That including a link in your tweet increases the chances of it being retweeted.
- Send Your Tweets at the Right Time
Sending a tweet on a Friday at 11 pm is not the same as a Wednesday at 2 pm. The second moment has much more visibility than the first and, therefore, much more likely to receive a retweet.
What days and hours are the best to send a tweet?
We start from the base that most of your followers are from the same country as you, although there will be cases that this is not the case.
The best days to send tweets are the first days of the week, that is, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They are the days with more activity. As the weekend approaches the activity declines. Sunday late afternoon is reactivated.
The best hours to send a tweet according to your visibility are from 1 pm to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm. The time slot is from 9 am to 6 pm. All that is not between those hours is to lose visibility for your tweet and thereby reduce the likelihood of receiving retweets.
It makes a lot of sense, don’t you think? Notice that the hours of maximum visibility is just at lunchtime and at the end of the workday. However, it is also striking that the maximum activity during the day occurs during working hours, that is, from 8 am to 6 pm. From 7 pm the activity drops a lot compared to 12 pm or 2 pm.