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This Week’s Topic: Retweeting
Retweets are a great way to spread your content well beyond your initial audience, so this is the topic I wanted to feature as today’s Brilliant Bloggers. How do you get more retweets? How can you track your retweets? How can you best retweet others?
These are all questions answered by the bloggers below!
Advice from Brilliant Bloggers:
The Science of Retweets by Dan Zarrella
This post from Dan Zarrella at Mashable isn’t light reading, but it is well worth your time. Well worth your time. In this post, he covers the four factors most likely to make a tweet go viral with retweets. Writes Dans,
ReTweeting is a rich source of data for this type of analysis: a larger number of ReTweets are posted every day, pertaining to nearly every imaginable topic and Twitter’s API gives us the ability to quantify and map viral behavior in a way that has never been possible before.
When I set out to answer the question of what makes certain Tweets more viral than others I found four factors that I believe have strong impacts on how far content spreads on Twitter.
After checking out this post on Mashable, you can read more from Dan on his blog, as well as follow him on Twitter @DanZarrella.
Twitter 101: 55 Tips to Get Retweeted on Twitter by Pam Moore
If you want quick tips, rather than the complete analysis that Dan has provided, Pam Moore’s post is for you. What works for one person will not necessarily work for another, depending on your Twitter audience, but Pam provides tons of tips in this post, so you can pick and choose those that work for you. From the post:
Retweets are good in that they help spread your message, can increase brand awareness, visits to your blog, and help you meet business and marketing objectives if you have properly integrated social media into your business.
Whatever your motivation may be to increase the retweet love, below are a few tips (55 of them) to increase those retweets. No promises. No guarantees. But heck, what do you have to lose?
You can find more from Pam on her blog and follow her on Twitter @pammktgnut.
How to Increase Your Retweets, Twitter Followers & Klout by Kristi Hines
Kristi’s advice is always pretty spot on, but I love this post about retweets (which also covers getting more followers and building your Klout score). It’s not a list of tips or an analysis like you’ll find with the above two posts, but rather a tutorial and other information about adding social media sharing buttons to your site. Writes Kristi,
It STILL amazes me every time I come across a blog that has no social sharing buttons. At the bare, bare minimum, you need a retweet button on your blog post pages. Why? Because if you don’t have one, you are missing out on a lot of retweets of your posts by your readers to their followers and as a result, a lot of traffic as well.
Kristi’s home blog is Kikolani, but you can also find her work on Social Media Examiner, KISSmetrics, and a number of other blogs. Follower her on Twitter @kikolani.
Even More Brilliant Advice:
- 4 Retweet Tools and Trackers by Darren Rowse (@problogger)
- 5 Tips For Going Viral On Twitter by David Risley (@davidrisley)
- 5 Tips to Get More Retweets on Twitter by Matt Fields (@smchimps)
- 7 Ways to Thank Someone for a Retweet by Angie Schottmuller (@aschottmuller)
- 8 Ways to Get More Retweets by Brian Gardner (@bgardner)
- 1o Ways to Get More Retweets by Neil Patel (@neilpatel)
- Are All Retweets the Same? by Kirsten Wright (@kirstenwright)
- Are You Biting the Hand that Retweets You? by Jordan Cooper (@blenderhd)
- Do Retweets Mean Endorsements? by Lindsay McComb
- Do You Endorse Everything You Retweet? by Becky McCray (@BeckyMcCray)
- Don’t Stick It In Their Mouth – How to ReTweet by Scott Stratten (@unmarketing)
- Exactly How Powerful Are Tweets & Retweets? by Jen Lopez (@jennita)
- How To Get 1000+ Retweets by Mario Schulzke (@themarioblog)
- How to Get More Retweet Action on Twitter by David Cantone (@DavidCantone)
- How to Get More Retweets On Twitter by Kim Garst (@kimgarst)
- My Twitter Retweeting Policy by John Scalzi (@Scalzi)
- The Naked Retweet Dilemma by Caitlin Johnston (@cljohnst)
- New Study Shows How To Rack Up Retweets: Pull Their Heartstrings, Piss Them Off, Make Them Laugh by Kit Eaton (@kiteaton)
- No Retweets Needed, Just Be Remarkable by Jim Kukral (@jimkukral)
- Please Don’t Retweet by Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan)
- Please Retweet, Share, and Snail Mail this Post to Everyone on Earth You Know by Marcus Sheridan (@thesaleslion)
- The Problem with Retweets & How Journalists can Solve It by Jeff Sonderman (@jeffsonderman)
- Retweet Hijacking – What Would You Do? by Mari Smith (@marismith)
- The Secret Behind Whispers, Retweets & Yells by Lisa Barone (@lisabarone)
- There’s a Better Way to ReTweet! by Miles Tinsley (@milestinsley)
- Vanity Retweets – Are You Guilty? by Deb Ng (@debng)
Did I miss your post or a post by someone you know about retweets? Unintentional! Help me out by leaving a comment below with the link.
Next Week’s Topic: Facebook Shares
I’d love to include a link to your post next week – and if you head to the Brilliant Bloggers Schedule, you can see even more upcoming posts. We all have something to learn from one another, so please don’t be shy! Head to the schedule today to learn how to submit your post so I won’t miss it.
This is a big deal. I don’t know if there really is a fool proof way of accomplishing it, but I’m curious to read these blogs you’ve refered me to.