More retweets means more exposure, more traffic to your site and more conversions. It also helps you establish your influence and authority on Twitter. However, the number of retweets you get on Twitter depends upon the size of your following and lots of other factors. Going viral takes time and requires lots of patience and perseverance.
There are certain things you should keep in mind (and of course implement) to make people want to share your content. Here are five of such most important tips that will increase your odds of getting more retweets.
1. Tweet interesting, useful and original content
Everybody loves to share breaking news or the content that is new on Twitter. If you can get hold of such unique stuff, nothing could beat you but as you might have already made it out, it’s not that easy to always find a breaking story. So, the second option is to make the content unique in your own way. Give it your style and make it interesting and appealing to your followers. Add a bit of humor but equally important is to ensure that the content is useful.
2. Include a picture in your tweet
A picture is worth a hundred words and can be read in a glance. It adds visual appeal to your tweet and makes it at least one and half times more ‘retweetable’. So, always make it a point to include an image in your tweet. Again, it shouldn’t be boring and dull; pick an image that is colorful and vibrant. Another thing to keep in mind is to embed it directly into your tweet instead of linking to an image hosted somewhere else.
3. Timing of your tweet is important
The timing of your tweet also has a role to play in the number of your retweets you get. Find out what time most of your followers are active; it largely depends upon the geographical region they belong to. Tweeting something when most of your followers are sleeping will obviously not give you good results. Similarly, Sundays and holidays, office time, etc. also affect the performance. Analyze the performance of your previous tweets and find out what time is most ‘fruitful’ for you.
4. Use Hashtags
Hashtags help your content get discovered by people looking for tweets on a particular topic, and thus substantially increase the chances of retweets. So, always use some hashtags that blend well with your tweet; and if you can include some trending hashtags, nothing like it. However, be careful not to overdo it; else it may make your tweet look spammy and have negative impact on engagement.
5. Retweet others
Just the way you are looking for retweets of your content, others too are looking for it for their content. So, when you retweet others, it makes them happy and attracts them to your content; and most of them are more than likely to return the favor. Also, when you need more retweets for a particular share, let your followers know about it. It’s perfectly alright to ask for a retweet but doing so for every other tweet is definitely not the right way to go.
Try out the above tips and you will see a significant rise in the number of retweets you get over a period of time. If you are running short of time or urgently need some retweets, you also have the option to buy retweets. There are several vendors who offer such service; what you should ensure is that the provider gives you retweets in the right manner, for example, through promotion of your tweet in their private network.