Surely we have all heard about Twitter by now but exactly is a “retweet?” Think of the word “repeat” and you essentially have the same meaning regarding Twitter. In a nutshell, retweet = RT @username + original tweet. And why is retweeting important? It allows Twitter users to share other people’s posts with their network of followers. As marketers, we want retweets as it allows our posts and content to reach a wider spectrum of users beyond our own following.
This leads to the question of how to get retweets or rather how to get the most use out of Twitter in marketing content, products or services. The following infographic from Quick Sprout provides some essential tips to getting the most out of Twitter’s retweet function.
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This is one of the coolest infographics I’ve ever seen on retweeting. Nice find David! Definitely going to look more into QuickSprout. They’re putting together some good looking content.