Twitter is a powerful social network, and retweets are an important factor towards how well you do on Twitter. Although it helps, you don’t need a giant following in order to get more retweets. You can get more retweets with under 100 followers. These are the 5 proven methods to get more retweets on Twitter:
- Add good pictures because they make a difference. If you average 1 retweet per tweet, the picture is going to get you 5 or more retweets if it’s really good.
- Tweet inspirational quotes. When I first started on Twitter, I wasn’t getting retweets for any of the blog posts (including ones not on this blog) I tweeted about. The tweets that were getting retweeted were the inspirational quotes. Now I send out 4 inspirational quotes every day, and a majority of those tweets get retweeted as well.
- If you decide you need to build a following in order to get more retweets, make sure your followers are interested in what you tweet about. Twellow is a great Twitter directory which breaks down its millions of members into different categories. You can find all of the social media experts, sports fans, and anyone else you would like to find. If those people are interested in what you tweet about, they are very likely to retweet what you tweet as well.
- #Use #Hashtags because they have been proven to get more retweets. These statistics provided by HubSpot prove my point. However, it’s important that you don’t use too many hashtags in a single tweet. My recommendation is to never go over two hashtags in a tweet.
- Tweet consistently because people need to see you. The more people see you, the more they will trust you. If you have one of Apple’s products, you probably bought it because you’ve seen Apple a lot. You’ve seen them in the commercials and their retail stores (which always seem to be crowded). When people see you on your timeline a lot, you are more likely to get retweeted because that trust grows.