Want a Better Way to Manage Twitter?

We all know it’s great when your followers click on links in your tweets but we also know that engagement should not stop there. The real power of Twitter is the viral nature of social users. Here are 5 easy ways to get more retweets on Twitter. When people retweet your tweets your reach can grow quickly. It’s all about the exposure of their followers. The more people that retweet, the more people see your tweet.

If you are asking yourself how do you increase your chances of getting more retweets? I’ve put together a list easy ways you can consistently get more retweets. Let’s begin with a look at research by Twitter’s Media Blog on “What fuels a Tweet’s engagement?” analyzed millions of Tweets sent by verified users in the United States and came up with the following results:

So, the most effective Tweet features across all the verified accounts we looked at are:

  • Photos average a 35% boost in Retweets
  • Videos get a 28% boost
  • Quotes get a 19% boost in Retweets
  • Including a number receives a 17% bump in Retweets
  • Hashtags receive a 16% boost

 

#1: Photo’s Get More Retweets

Photos can give you the biggest boost but coming up with photos can be a daunting challenge so we have included some helpful tools that can make your posts quick and easy.

Tools to Help Create and Edit Images

PicMonkey

This is an easy way to create perfect collages, touch up your photo’s or design your own from scratch. They have a handy free version or upgrades are available which include additional effects, fonts, overlays and textures.

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Canva

Canva is amazingly simple graphic design. They offer free elements or premium images for a small fee. This is one of the easiest ways to create images for social.

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Find Free or Low Cost Images Sources

Fotolia

Fotolia offers Royalty Free Images, Vectors or Videos. This is one of my favorite go to destinations for standard stock photos. They also have weekly free images. Every week they have a select number of images you can download for free. I try to monitor these and download any images that may be of interest.

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iStock

iStock releases free stock images on a weekly basis. It does require that you create an account.

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Dreamstime

Dreamstime offers a free section with downloadable images. It does require that you create an account.

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Free Digital Photos

Free Digital Photos typically includes a selection of smaller size images for free with larger versions available to purchase. Most of the free images require attribution so be sure to check each license as applicable.

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Image Credit: KROMKRATHOG via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Dollar Photo Club

Dollar Photo Club offers memberships from $10 per month which includes 10 images, additional images are available for $1 each. They have a broad selection of images in various categories.

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#2: Video’s Get More Retweets

Videos always get a lot of attention and are a great marketing tool. An easy way to generate a video is with services like PowToon. Here is an example of one we creating in just a few minutes.

Powtoon

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#3: Use Quotes to Get More Retweets

Quotes have a tendency to get shared a lot. The good news for you they are easy to find and take very little effort on your behalf to produce. Usually it’s just a copy and paste from your favorite quote site. I like to keep quotes inspirational and upbeat. Everyone likes a good chuckle or a smile after reading a quote.

Turn Your Quotes Into Images

ReciteThis

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#4: Including a number

Statistics are a great way to increase your chances of getting retweets. According to Twitter Including a number receives a 17% bump in Retweets so be sure to incorporate numbers into tweets, especially if you are sharing your blog content or whitepapers.

#5: Hashtags

Hashtags are a way to categorize your tweets by keyword. A solid hashtag strategy should be a part of all your tweets. Keep in mind that anytime you use a hashtag on a public account anyone searching for that hashtag may find your tweet.

  • You should always keep your hashtags relevant to the topic.
  • You should not over use hashtags in a single tweet, use one or two hashtags as a standard approach.
  • When creating a hashtag don’t string too many words together with a single hashtag.

Conclusion

To get more retweets it’s important to mix up your posts. Not every tweet will contain all these elements but if you strive to deliver a nice blend which includes using images and videos as well as quotes and statistics which also include proper # hashtags your tweets will receive much more attention.

About the Author

Laura Kimball is the CEO of Click Measure Media. She combines internet marketing with software development expertise to deliver marketing automation tools. Grab your free Twitter Tool at morefollow.com Follow on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn

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Kevin J. Timothy - November 17, 2015 Reply

OMG!!!!! Canva is downright AMAZING. Thanks to you i’ve been hooked on it all day. It’s very simple to use, intuitive, and it really exercises your creative flair. Thanks again, Laura, as I will be adding this to my marketing arsenal.

By the way, I was so blown away I took the 30 day trial. Most likely I will be continuing.

I cannot express enough how grateful I am for discovering your blog.

Kevin J. Timothy - November 17, 2015 Reply

Laura,

I thought that this blog was organized very well, and it conveyed your points perfectly. Obviously there are ways to garner more attention on Twitter and I admire how you outlined them…more importantly you provided statistics to support your claims.

I will say that because of me reading this I will be giving Canva a try (for the first time). I’ve been a Twitter user since ’09 but only recently I decided to grab it by the horns and go full speed – yes, even more so than with Facebook. I have always loved the concept of Twitter and lately I’ve been seeing an increase in my followers. So…finding tips like this is right up my alley at this stage in my internet marketing

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