Your tweets can only have 140 characters !
And to make it even more of a challenge, tweets only have minutes to get noticed!
So when you are trying to be heard. Trying to make yourself known. You have to make sure your tweets are perfect. Every character counts.
The following a couple of great infographics I have found on the perfect tweet and perfect retweet
So if you want tweets that will get retweeted, here are some tips on how to do it.
When you are writing your tweets, there are a few simple rules to keep in mind:
Of course the content of your tweet is also very important, and the following should be considered:
These are all the things that are going to help you create tweets that get retweeted:
Ok, so now you know how you should be tweeting. Well, more or less. At least you know the kinds of things you can or should add to your tweet.
Now let’s take a look at what has been discovered about going viral with tweets and retweets.
Feel free to read the article I have linked to above, but to keep it short, the important points are:
And just to hammer a few points home, this article from shopify on viral tweets shows:
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:
And general twitter etiquette for tweets and 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.
Images courtesy of MarketingThink
Ashley is obsessed with SEO and WordPress. He is also the founder of Mad Lemmings. When he is not busy helping clients get higher on Google he can be found doing crazy sports in the Swiss Alps (or eating too much chocolate - a habit he is trying to break).
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