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Get More Retweets on Twitter using these 5 Simple Steps

Nothing warms the cockles of your heart like seeing you've been retweeted. So here are a few tips on how to get those all important RTs rolling in.


Sometimes one tweet gets retweeted 10 times and you don't know what you did that got you there and you don't know how to do it again. Let's see if I can help...



People on Twitter love to read in the evenings. They get in after a long day at work and start to scroll down their timeline to catch up on all the latest gos.

If you send out your star-tweet at 5.30am when you wake up... well you're unlikely to catch one person, let alone some who will hit that RT button. 

There are tweeting tools which help analyse your followers and work out the optimal times for tweeting. However, these tools don't take into account the fact that you aren't just aiming tweets at your followers. You want anyone in the world to see them and RT them.

I personally wouldn't rely on these tools too much. 

Little & Often 


In the hope that people will see your tweet you must post regularly and with space between each tweet. Keep your tweets shorter and they are statistically more likely to get retweeted: try and keep it below 100 characters, they're the most popular. 

Nothing is less effective than sending out all 10 of your tweets for the day in one go, because guess what? If no-one saw the first tweet, it's pretty unlikely they'd have seen the second, third, fourth or fifth one either. 

The only way (short of signing into Twitter every couple of hours) is to have a scheduling tool to hand, such as RiteTag or Sendible.

Content is King

You can't go sharing any old thing, people will only RT you if it's good

An example of popular content for retweets is pictures, funny ones at that. Especially cats that are grumpy about the fact it's "only Wednesday." 

Keeping it current is always handy too. Whilst tweeting about anything that's trending can often get lost among the millions of other similar tweets, if you keep on the ball with what's current, (new movies, new songs) and you beat the crowd to the Twittersphere, you may just reap the benefits.

Quality Assurance

Nothing affects your credibilty lyke a typo in yore spellings or a grammatical mistake. Give proper nouns the capital letter they deserve - they don't take up more characters and it looks so untidy when you say "i'm in london" over "I'm in London." 

No errors = no cringes = more people RT you

Relevant Hashtags

I've said it before and I will say it again. Using the right hashtags is of the up most importance! We've spoken about it here  and here - if you're still clueless, so help me. 


There is nothing more desperate and embarrassing than when people outright ask for a retweet.

So don't be that guy.

But, going to big names and flattering them into retweeting you works just fine.

Yes, you do have to say something nice. There's no point saying "hi guys, I'm a blogger who writes about ponies," and hoping for them to RT you. Make it relate to them and be subtle about getting your own details in there.

Here's a few examples of my recent handy work, these have all been Retweeted by the people I have tagged:

For future reference, I add companies who retweet me to a list. It's worth keeping track of the people who are going to be helpful to you.

For bloggers, or people who just want to grow their Twitter accounts, this sort of engagement is vital.

Take these scenarios for instance:

One person RT you who has the same number of followers as you = might double your views.

One person RT you with 3 million followers = might break your personal records.

10 people RT you with 5000-50 000 followers each = viral?

You can see why these are important and why they're worth thinking about now right? So go and experiment and see if you can get some awesome RTs going!

Megan Herdson
Megan is a country girl who moved to the city with some big dreams. She is studying her MA in Creative Writing whilst also managing an American Football Team.  She loves her blog and wants nothing more than to have her words read. That and to win the Championship, obviously. Follow her @MeganAtSMF

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