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5 Ways to get more Retweets on Twitter

5 Ways to get more Retweets

I had some lovely feedback on my recent post on How to be a Friendly Blogger and thought I’d follow up with some of my tips on ways to get more Retweets on Twitter.

It took me a long time to get into Twitter and whilst it isn’t my favourite social media platform, I do like to dip in and out throughout the week to see what’s happening, chat to friends and share some of my blog posts.

In just over 2 years, I’ve grown my Twitter following from zero to 11.6k followers – if you’re interested in knowing my tips on how I did that, do let me know in the comments.

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For now though, here are my 5 ways to get more Retweets on Twitter:

1.  Be on Twitter!

By this I mean, be active on Twitter. As I mentioned before, it isn’t my favourite social media platform as it’s a bit fast-moving at times for me. My favourites are Facebook and Instagram. However, I visit Twitter at least once per day and catch up with some of my blogging friends, favourite brands and join in on some conversations.

That’s the great thing about Twitter, conversations are in the open and it’s a free-for-all in joining in!

Make sure you’re favouriting and replying to other’s Tweets and get noticed.

2.  RT others

The nicest thing you can do on Twitter is to Retweet others’ tweets. So scroll through your feed and share some RTing love on the tweets that catch your eye.

In return, those accounts will often share the love back and RT one of your recent tweets.

3.  Post RT-worthy tweets

I’m not going to tell you what kind of content to tweet – it’s your channel, not mine! However, Tweets with images are known to get more RTs and tweets with hashtags are found by a much bigger pool of people.

So if you’re sharing a blog post, some news or just something you think is fun, think about adding a relevant image and a couple of hashtags to increase your chances of getting it RTed.

4.  Make things easy for others

Make use of the Pinned Tweet option on your Twitter account. When you’ve tweeted something you’re proud of or want to highlight, it’s a great way of getting increased visibility on it. Also, if you actively RT others (which is lovely!) then you don’t want your own tweets to be lost in a sea of RTs so it’s good to have your own at the top.

Here’s my current one:

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When someone follows me on Twitter, I hop on to their profile to see what they’re about. The Pinned Tweet tells me a lot about what I can expect from their feed and helps me to decide whether to follow them back or not!

5.  Say Thank You!

If you have the time to do so, I think it’s really nice to thank others for RTing you. Of course, you might miss a few or be too busy but if you can do this, it’s nice to be polite and show appreciation.

While you’re thanking them, why not hop on to their profile and RT their Pinned Tweet!

I hope you’ve found these tips on ways to get more retweets on Twitter.

Do you have any tips to add?



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  1. You Baby Me Mummy
    / 5:49 pm

    Totally agree, great tips huni xxx

  2. Juli D. Revezzo
    / 3:10 am

    11.6k wow! Aside from the tips you posted here, Mim, yes, I’d be interested to know how you got so many followers. Thank you for your informative and interesting blog. :)

    • / 7:07 pm

      My pleasure and I will do that post :)

      • Juli
        / 11:49 pm

        Thank you, Mim! I look forward to it.

  3. Laura
    / 7:39 am

    Some great tips, I’ll be using these. Thank you. #TheList

  4. Caroline
    / 6:23 am

    Great tips, I find Twitter so hard to keep up with just because its so fast moving, I feel like my tweets get lost in an endless sea of tweets. #TheList x

    • / 11:56 am

      Thank you :) and I feel the same! x

  5. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    / 5:09 pm

    Great post. I need to look into that pinned post tip!

  6. Laura - dear bear and beany
    / 7:50 am

    These are great tips thank you. I would love to know how you got your fab twitter following. x #TheList

    • / 1:04 pm

      Thanks lovely :) I will post about that asap x x

  7. Mindful Mummy Mission
    / 7:11 am

    Another fab post Mim – I am still finding my way on twitter and didn’t know about the pinned tweet thing so will be do that asap. x #Thelist

    • / 1:04 pm

      I’m so glad it helped! x

  8. The UnNatural Mother
    / 6:10 am

    Some great tips . A couple i have alewady been doing lately and have seen a hugr increase in my followers. #TheList

    • / 1:04 pm

      Thank you and that’s awesome! x

  9. Sarah
    / 5:58 am

    Great tips! I am really slacking on twitter at the moment.
    I used to be constantly on it, but I’m really trying to improve it this month, so thank you for your inspiration! :)

    • / 1:06 pm

      Oh thank you! I’m the same though, on it a lot and then have a break x

  10. Kirsty - Motherhoodery
    / 11:39 pm

    This is so useful for me, as I just launched my blog a couple of days ago! I’ve always been a FB person, so I’m just getting to grips with Twitter. I’ve already noticed I’ve connected a lot quicker via Twitter. Thanks for the tips. x

    • / 1:07 pm

      Yay congrats on your new blog! I really help this helps a bit :) x

  11. Savannah
    / 8:39 pm

    Yes, yes, yes!!! This post is so great, and a really important read for all bloggers, honestly! Twitter is such an incredible platform where you can make so many important connections. I think that interacting with others is probably one of the smartest things you could do as a blogger on Twitter. Thanks so much for sharing <3

    • / 8:52 pm

      Oh thank you! I totally agree – it’s something I haven’t always done and wish I had earlier :) x

  12. Emma
    / 5:14 pm

    I love this post – really great tips! ps have just sent you an email! #thelist

    • / 5:39 pm

      Thank you lovely – on both counts! x

  13. Karen TwoTinyHands
    / 4:18 pm

    I definitely love Twitter as a chat forum. Love bonding over Twitter! It’s important to make lists too with people that you like like to RT etc . Great friendship!! #thelist

    • / 5:40 pm

      That’s so true – I don’t know how I coped with Twitter before my lists now!

    • / 5:40 pm

      Thank you lovely :) x

  14. Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    / 11:20 pm

    Great post, love all your tips! I try to stay as active as possible and RT others when I really enjoy a post.

    Jordanne ||

  15. RachelSwirl
    / 7:54 am

    some great tips thanks x

  16. / 4:26 am

    Yes to all of this. Such great advice. I love Twitter but don’t always have the time to spend on it as much as I’d like. Especially running client channels, mine gets neglected. Xxxx

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