How to Get More Followers on Twitter Using Retweets

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Are you tired of tweeting to your Twitter followers just to have them ignore what you have to say?

You’re not alone.  The majority of people on Twitter have this happen to them as well.   But it’s not rocket science to learn how to get more retweets on Twitter, which will help you to get more followers on Twitter.   

Believe it or not, you have an abundance of simple, easy options to choose from.  Some of them might not seem obvious at first – keep reading.  I promise- there really is a method to the Twitter madness. 

Time Your Tweets To Get More Followers on Twitter

People are tweeting every second of every day, which means that people are retweeting as well. If you want to know how to get more retweets on Twitter, you must get to know your followers.  Find out who your followers are and what they do. For example, as a business you will most likely tweet during the day, right? This is a good idea, however, depending on who your followers are and what they do for a living, they might not see your tweets. 

For instance, if your target market is made up of nurses, you might want to make sure your tweets are scheduled on a 24-hour clock.  Otherwise, your night shift nurses might never see them.  Again, you need to know your target market and the best times to market to them.  Consider using automated Twitter software to help you spread your tweets throughout the day and/or night. 

How To Partner Up To Get More Retweets On Twitter

Have you heard of a joint venture?  It works in Twitter, too.  Partner with a friend in a similar business to cross promote and intentionally retweet that your own audience might find valuable. By doing this you and the partners you work with can quickly increase your exposure, helping you all to get more followers on Twitter. This is something that a lot of corporations do in order to get their name out there quickly.  You can easily take this page out of their playbook and use it too.

How To Get More Followers On Twitter With #Hashtags And @Mentions

If you are not using hashtags (#), then you are missing out on a lot of exposure. By using hashtags you can thank individuals by @username for mentioning your business, coming to an event you threw, or just for being a follower.  It sounds simple (because it is), but it does work.  It also builds loyalty when you take the time to mention followers by username, because it promotes their tweets at the same time.  Engagement is a key strategy for how to get more followers on Twitter.

Give Away A Gift

I am sure you know how valuable a free giveaway is, right? Giving away a gift to the person that gives you the most retweets could be a great way to get exposure. The gift you give away can be something simple from your business, an information product, a consultation, one of your entry level products, or even just recognition as your Twitter-follower of the day.  People love to feel important. 

How To Get More Followers On Twitter By Tweeting More Often

If you want to get in front of as many people as possible you must tweet more often.  This doesn’t means a few times a week or day.  This means a few times an hour. Depending on how big your company is and the message you want to get out there, your tweets per day or per hour may vary.  Know your audience well and tweet relevant content as often as they get value from it. 

Truly, there is an abundance of ways to increase retweets, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Tweet strong content often in order to earn retweets and you will see your connections grow in a very short amount of time.

Which new strategy for getting more retweets on Twitter will you try this week?  Leave a comment below!

50 Comments

  1. I love Twitter and I love your posts about Twitter! I always end up learning something new. I'd never thought of automated Twitter software!

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    • Goodness, all this time I thought I had gone Twitter crazy! =) Glad you’ve been enjoying the posts and finding them valuable!

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  2. Hi Edmund! Lots of info here and thank you for sharing. I agree with you that engagement is really the key to get more followers. And to help me, I use Hootsuite to schedule some of my tweets. 
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    • Hootsuite is a great tool to use Lorii. It has a lot of flexibility built in across different platforms.

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  3. I like your idea of  Give Away A Gift on twitter to people who give me the most retweets; I would love to know more about. Could you tell me a little bit about that? I would love to do that! HOw do you know who gives you the most retweets; with a hashtag?

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    • Utilizing hashtags is a great way to track your retweets as everything is kept in one place. For the Give Away, you can Direct Message me or if there is more interest regarding generating traffic in that fashion, I can cover that in another post.

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  4. Great tips here Edmund.  I always take away something to implement when I read your posts.  Thanks for that.   I hadn't thought about partner for retweets but makes sense.   Appreciate all this useful information

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  5. After being raised in the "don't talk to strangers" generation, it's amazing to see where the internet and the evolution of social media has taken us. Your tips as usual are spot on Edmund.

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    • Goodness! Yes! I remember that “don’t talk to strangers” generation. Funny thing was, I remember the days when it was occurring when the Internet was still so new. The general concept is still there as we should all take precautions, but things are absolutely more open nowadays!

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    • You’re welcome Sherie! I’m glad you’re finding these tips so useful =)

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  6. Great tips as always Edmund. Sometimes I forget to think about the 24 hour clock and the people who don't get to check until later. Being in the restaurant industry you'd think I'd be the one to think of that.

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    • Sometimes it’s a transition to get into the 24 hour clock as we think about establishing a worldwide presence, but there are definitely benefits to moving toward that direction…similar to a news station that broadcasts at different times in the day.

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  7. Great tips! Twitter is my favorite platform. It has so many benefits when done right.

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    • I know huh? Twitter has TONS of benefits!

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  8. I LOVE the giveaway idea– I'll be trying that!  another great article!

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    • Awesome Heather! Let me know how that goes when you try it out.

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  9. Great tips! Always looking for different ways to engage with audience. 
    Thank you.

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  10. I hadn't thought of joint venture with twitter. Interesting…thank you for this great information Edmund, it helps me tremendously.

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    • You’re welcome Suzanne =)

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  11. Good job Edmund. Twitter can move mountains one tweet at a time. (;)

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    • Twitter can definitely move mountains!

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  12. I couldn't resist clicking on the link and it brought me here 🙂
    Very informative and I'll try to put some to good use and see how they'll turn out. Thanks for a nice and short article 🙂

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    • You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed the article! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it =)

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  13. Great tips! It's important to note that engagement is necessary in any social media platform and Twitter is no different. I love the fact that you mentioned to time your tweets…I've noticed lots of my interaction is in the early morning hours and later in the afternoon because of my target audience:) Great job!! Hugs!

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    • Aww, thank you Dr. Daisy! It’s awesome to hear that you’re tracking when the majority of your interaction is for your specific target audience. Love hearing that type of stuff!

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  14. Some good information, Edmund – especially relevant to me the thoughts about the frequency of tweeting – hadn't thought to be so verbose on Twitter – Thanks

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    • You’re welcome Doug. Glad that the article provided you with some value =)

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  15. Awesome Twitter Tips Edmund!  I have been getting a lot more engagement incorporating your tips! 🙂 Thanks!

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  16. Awesome Edmund.  I have one follower with almost 90,000 people not really in my niche but he follows some that are.  I posted to my friends to find out if I should follow back and got a "fat" yes. So much to learn of who to follow and unfollow.

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    • Yeah, there is always so much to learn! It’s a continuous process. It’s always nice to get the feedback of the group and other members who you know, like, and trust.

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  17. Thanks for this comprehensive post. I'm guilty of little interaction on Twitter. I'm hoping to change that!

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    • Awesome! It takes time, but as long as you’re moving in the right direction, you’ll be good to go!

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  18. I am bad about not using hshtags nearly enough. More great tips and reminders. Thank you, sir for helping us succeed!

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  19. Solid collection of tips. Retweeting has always been one of the best ways to grow my Twitter audience. Making sure to tag the creators of content I post usually stands a good chance at being Retweeted. At the very least you let them know you find their content useful, which is the first step to building any Twitter relationship.
    Cheers. 

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    • I totally agree. Good that you’ve been applying those concepts and glad to have you on here David!

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    • Awesome to hear! Let me know how that works out for you!

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  20. Great stuff,I will now start using the # and the automated twitter more often,
    Thanks!!

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  21. Hi Edmund! Thanks again for great content. I am especially trying to understand Twitter better this week, so your post is timely for me! Christiane 

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    • You’re welcome Christiane!

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  22. Always learning! Great selection of tips and impressive feedback.

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  23. Thank you Edmund for such great tips 🙂 Very beneficial information. 

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  24. Edmund

    Love the joint venture idea. And yes looking at analytics, Twitter or otherwise, for when the best time to tweet.  Yes RT more often works and a 'group' tweet welcoming new followers also helps get exposure. 

    Great info and keep the good content coming. 

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