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Did you know that tweets with images generate 150 percent more retweets, 89 percent more favourites and 18 percent more clicks than those without?
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HubSpot’s Dan Zarrella has assembled a list of the 20 Most Retweetable Words based on his research into the key characteristics of highly-retweetable content.
To compose the list, Zarrella examined the top 10,000 (out of 158,000+ total) most retweeted tweets in his “ReTweet Mapping” database, which you can check out here. He then broke down the most common words and phrases in these highly retweeted posts and “cherry picked through the list (ignoring very common words)” to uncover the top 20 retweetable words or phrases.
It’s the same old question everybody has been asking since way back: how do you get more retweets on Twitter?
Answer: you have to make an effort. You can’t put any old junk out there and expect your followers to automatically pass it on. You have to strive to make everything readable and retweetable.
It’s different for celebrities. Their fans will blindly share any old dross. But for common or garden folk like you and me, generating retweets takes time, and it takes work. You have to put in the effort. Each and every time.
Calls to action are a well-established and powerful marketing tool that help brands drive awareness of products and services, and they have proven to be very effective in digital marketing.
But how do you make them work on Twitter?
Use an exclamation point!
Sometimes, tweeting can feel like you’re sending dispatches into the Internet abyss. After all, every couple days, over one billion tweets are sent across the social network. So how do you ensure that your tweets travel as far as they can? First, make sure you’re not committing one of these common rookie mistakes:
3. You don’t have the right followers
When it comes to Twitter, it’s not just the quantity of your followers that counts but also the quality of your followers. “The more influential followers you have, the more likely you are to get to retweets,” said Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University’s chief digital officer and a digital media professor at its journalism school.
Your followers’ followers can actually have a profound impact on the distance your tweets can go. “Think about the folks that are following you and who are following them,” Sreenivasan said.
Get four more tips in The Real Reason You’re Not Getting Retweeted.
– Mona Zhang
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Do you want to get more retweets?
Retweeting isn’t just about tweeting good content, or having tons of followers, or stuffing your tweets with hashtags.
There’s actually a science behind it. And the folks at Quick Sprout have taken a stab at breaking it down into a helpful infographic.
Interested? Follow the steps below.
Twitter has long established itself as the ultimate platform for sharing and exchanging link content. For bloggers and brands, Twitter has surpassed Digg, Stumbleupon, Delicious and Reddit, and is only rivaled by Facebook as the most effective and consistent way to build website traffic through social marketing.
Better still, by building an engaged and relevant community, marketers can continue to reap the benefits of that traffic on a daily basis. Almost by accident, Twitter provided us with a new and improved take on permissive marketing, which has allowed the network to leave other social sharing websites in its dust.