When I was setting up and promoting Leeds DIY Vision I pushed out a few tweets promoting the event. I got lots of RTs and lots of learning that I thought I would share.
It was Emma at CultureVultures that reminded me of something. Emma wanted to retweet this but I had had not left enough characters for her to do this which was something I had overlooked.I still got quite a few RTs – so what did I get right?
13 Top Tips on getting a ReTweet
- Ensure you leave enough characters to enable people to RT
- Use Bit.ly compressed links – as you can track the number of times it’s been clicked
- If promoting an event ensure you have left sufficient time scales to get a response
- Use TLAs and shortenings to ensure you can get all key salient facts in the tweet
- Ask for RTs – be open about it as you want to get the message across (only if its newsworthy enough)
- Put call to action or engagement in the tweet ‘Book online’ or ‘Have your say’
- Listen to feedback from your followers on how to improve the tweet
- Say something interesting
- Say something timely – push the news out first
- Push it on other networks (I pushed it out on the RSA networked and Tweeted from there)
- Repeat the tweet at different times as people read their Twitter accounts at different times
- RT others, as they’ll reciprocate at some point
- Thank those that RT you – show your appreciation
What are your top tips on getting a RT?