If you use Twitter, you know all about the great possibilities and amazing people you can meet by being retweeted. If you haven’t quite figured Twitter out yet, we’re here to lay out the basics.
First off, what does it even mean to be retweeted? Simply put, you write a message (aka tweet), and someone who sees and likes it will post that tweet for all of their followers to see. This can be extremely beneficial if you are looking to get your name out there and reach a wider audience.
Here are a few suggestions that will help to get your content retweeted:
Keep it Short and Simple
Twitter only allows 140 characters in a tweet, so your tweets will already be pretty short. If your tweets are between 100-120 characters, it can help to encourage retweeting. Keep in mind that the whole point of Twitter is to share a quick snippet, rather than an entire novel.
A direct connection to articles, videos, and pictures adds an interactive feel to your post, which engages those who read your tweets and encourages them to share your content.
Provide Great Content
Think about what you know and are passionate about, and post it. You can’t fake great content, and it seems counterproductive to post things you don’t care about. It always helps to post something unique and/or original. It’s good to be memorable.
Engage with your Twitter followers just as you would interact with someone in real life. Sometimes it can be easy to be disconnected from your audience through a computer. If you share your personality and interests it will show in your content and ultimately make your tweets great.
Twitter is a great way to meet people and build up networks and contacts. Take advantage of it! You will be retweeted more frequently, and maintain followers, if you yourself are retweeting content from others and building those relationships.