Get More Followers on Twitter by Increasing your Retweets

How to Get More Followers on Twitter

If you aren’t using Twitter, then you’re missing out on a lot of free exposure. As a business owner, it is your job to get in front of as many people as possible, so why not use Twitter as one of your main platforms?

The issue that many business owners have is they don’t know the best ways to increase their exposure and to get more followers.  This is understandable – social media changes constantly.  It’s honestly not the best use of a business owner’s time to keep up on all of the different social media platforms.  

So with that in mind – here’s a quick guide to increase your exposure on Twitter, which is the secret for how to get more followers on Twitter. 

The key to increased exposure is to send tweets to your followers, but the key to getting massive amounts of exposure is to increase the number of retweets.

A Guide for Getting More Retweets:  The Secret of How to Get More Followers On Twitter

#1 – Ask Politely

One of the best ways to get anything from anybody is to simply ask. This simple “call to action” is one of the easiest and most simplistic approaches to getting more retweets, and it works!

Tweet about something others will be interested in and then at the end say, “Please Retweet” or ”Retweets are greatly appreciated”. By simply asking for a retweet your followers are much more inclined to do so.

#2 – Tweet At Optimal Times

Did you know that sending tweets at times when the majority of your followers are on will get you more retweets?   There are various times during the day that are optimal for getting retweets – if you have limited time or money for your social media marketing, these are the times to engage first.   Consider making an investment in automated tweet software that can automatically send out tweets that you have pre-scheduled at the optimal times. 

#3 – Don’t Over Promote

This is a very simple technique that many businesses forget to abide by. If you promote everything under the sun, even if it relates to your business, then people won’t retweet it. Only promote or tweet things that are important to you and your business, things that add value for your core customers. Remember, your followers see a bunch of tweets each day and in order for them to retweet something you wrote it will need to be interesting to them.

#4 – Increase Your Following

It sounds like a chicken or egg thing, doesn’t it?  Getting more retweets is how to get more followers on Twitter, and getting more followers on Twitter is how to get more retweets on Twitter! 

It’s true – the more followers you have the more chances of getting retweeted. It is because of this that you should always look to increase your Twitter followers – but by targeting quality followers. You can do this by promoting your account on Twitter, blogging or linking your Twitter profile from other social media accounts.

In order to get more retweets and more followers on Twitter, you will have to put in the time and effort. Twitter is just like any other form of free advertising – it’s not totally free.  You pay for it with time and commitment. Getting retweets and getting followers is not as difficult as you may think.  As long as you offer something people want to share, then through sharing, they will do much of the work for you.

If you don’t believe me, give it a try and see for yourself!

Did you find this useful?  Please retweet!   

39 Comments

  1. You always have a lot of useful information which I can learn from. Thank you for all you do to help 🙂

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  2. Excellent Twitter tips, Edmund. A little embarrassed to admit this but I never thought to "ask for re-tweets"…hmmm, this tip will be implemented immediately…thank you so much.

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    • Aww, thanks Kim!! I appreciate that!

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  3. Love your tweeting tips! Have tweeted your post!

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    • Thanks Carolyn for the compliment! Also, thank you for the RT!

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  4. Yes Edmund, I love your tips that you give us; I always learn something. I am looking into those optimal times for me to tweet..very interesting. Thanks!

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    • You’re welcome Olga! And yes, it’s coming up!

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    • Awww, thanks Liz! I appreciate the words. Let me know if you ever need anything =)

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  5. Loved your wise words behind the world of "retweets." Thanks Edmund.

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  6. Asking for the retweet is so simple yet something I neglect to do. Thanks for the gentle reminder Edmund.

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    • You’re welcome Don. If you ever need anything, you know how to get a hold of me.

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  7. Excellent tips for twitter success! Thanks!

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  8. Great twitter tips Edmund. Thank you!  

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  9. More useful tips on how to get more followers. Engaging really does work on both ends. Thanks Edmund.

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  10. Never thought of asking for a retweet. Thanks for more great information Edmund!

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  11. Great tips, Edmund! I'll start asking!

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  12. Excellent tips Edmund on how to get your message out there with retweets.  I just retweeted your article. 🙂 Keep up the great work!

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    • Thanks Dr. Sarah! Always love hearing from you =)

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  13. I love Twitter and actually have been with them since 2008. Have seen many come and go and the advice you have given is on point! Thanks so much for sharing:)

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  14. Very true. Also, it's important to follow through with the same advice we give. I know you RT, because I follow you on Twitter. People quickly notice the discrepancy in a blogger advising people to RT when they don't do it themselves. I ReTweet several different people every day. Even if it's someone in my field. Collaboration is key to success. When we're supportive to others, people will be supportive of us. Even though the Twitter streams move quickly, we know when we're given the brush off. I give support to others, but when I never get a reply, a RT in return, or even a "thanks", I move on to RT someone who does show appreciation. Generosity births more generosity and the opposite is true as well.

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    • I agree with you there Lisa and thank you for the comment. Walking the walk and walking what we teach is important. You make some great points and it’s true, collaboration is the key to success and it’s important to be supportive of others.

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  15. first of all thanks Emund for your tips and secondly Iwould like to know as how to make my follower retweet. I do post original blogs of mine and updates along with retweeting many of my follower's tweet but can't really see the same response from the other side.

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  16. I have been asking around for retweets, it's starting to work! Thanks Edmund!

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    • You’re welcome 🙂  And yep, I saw your tweet to me as well!  Went ahead and responded.

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