The tweet and the retweet are very close friends. They have lunch together, go out for drinks on weekends….you know, best friends forever. But you need to understand that there are a few differences between them. So, when you are retweeting, the following are worth thinking about:
Mention the source (either RT @thename: at the front, or via @thename at the end)
Change the tweet to suite your audience (add a hashtag, change the title – but don’t ruin it :-0)
Check the link that you are tweeting (don’t send you followers a dead link)
If you want further retweets, keep it less than 120 chars
And general twitter etiquette for tweets and retweets:
Thank people for retweets (if you get lots of retweets – thank in bulk, we don’t need to see 20 thank yous)
Start or continue conversations with retweets
Tweeting is not rocket science, but there are a few things you need to learn and apply to make your tweets perfect.
Use the above tips when you see the opportunity and you will find you get more retweets and more engagement.
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