Posts Tagged ‘ask for a retweet’

Wondering how to improve the number of times your tweets get passed on in the Twitter Universe? Simply ask for a retweet. Use “please RT” or “Pls RT” it at the end of the tweet.

I recommend:

  1. Reserving the request for tweets on critical issues, important information, and events that can affect businesses and people in both positive and negative ways.
  2. Keep it short so it can be retweeted in its entirety, including your Twitter name.

For instance, these retweet requests appeared today on Twitter:

  • From @IBetUDidnKnow Ben Louis retweeting SaraKoshek03 – Smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers. Pls RT

I’m very passionate about the travel and tourism industry and its one of the industries I enjoy working with. So when events present themselves that could help or hurt that industry, I spread the word.

Take the situation in Washington State for example. The tourism industry is rallying to save Washington State’s tourism marketing (an expected victim to state budget slashing) through an industry alliance and planning summit, I tweeted the following today:

As mentioned in a prior Sweet Tweet Tip, my tweet is descriptive and has plenty of space left for retweeting.

For more examples, do a Twitter search using “Pls RT” in the search box. Take a look at the results and think about how you can do it better.


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