Retweets are the backbone of the Twitter network.

Because of the platform’s very powerful ripple effect, the humble retweet allows any single person’s message to be quickly shared, then re-shared, and, theoretically at least, be seen by any and everyone on the network.

All from the simple click of a button.

In the past I’ve written a ton about the different steps you can take to give yourself a much better chance of being retweeted, but what about a more scientific approach?

Thankfully, help is at hand. This infographic identifies five scientifically-proven ways you can do to get more retweets.

(Source: Dan Zarrella. Top image credit: amasterphotographer via Shutterstock.)