The Art of Getting Retweets

Do you want to get more retweets? Retweeting isn’t just about tweeting good content, there’s actuallyย science behind it. From the words you use in your tweet to the time of day you tweet, all of these factors impact how many retweets you are going to get. So, if you are looking for your tweets to spread all over Twitter, follow the steps in the infographic below.

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  1. Make Money Online :

    @ Neil Once again very awesome tips, amazing.

    I will definitely implement this art.

  2. Web design company :

    Excellent info graphics. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I guess if you have build original or real followers then you can get a lot of tweets. It takes time to build original and quality followers.
    Thank you for quality explanation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Aliosha Kasin :

    According to the infographic best day to tweet is friday? I heard that late afternoon Wednesday is the best day to tweet.

    • I heard the same from other sources. Neil, do you have any comment? Thanks!

    • It is for all of the links in the sources. To clarify it says the best time to tweet if you want the most retweets is Friday.

      The best time to tweet if you want the most visibility is probably Wednesday (I would have to double check).

  4. Timothy Sykes :

    I want infographics like this dammit!

  5. Beautiful infographic – who is your designer?

    Amazing how seemingly small changes can boost up rates.

  6. Again infographics rock. Do you do yours inhouse or do you use an external agency?

  7. Matt Ackerson, :

    A very concise and practical set of tips here, Neil. Good work on the design as well.

    I find the fact that “Tweets about Twitter get retweeted more” is a little amusing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Another tip for getting more retweets: form marketing alliances with friends and trusted partners who agree to help you spread your content via RTs in exchange for you helping them as well.

  8. Thanks Neil, I’m going to start implementing today.

  9. Great tips. Some of them are known but the stats are simply awesome. Thanks again for valuable info!

  10. Neil we have a conversation at the office about twitter last week …. I made a blog post about it
    Our conclusion was that long urls are better… After that, in a conference with @lucdupont , we have been told to use the url’s … Then on your site, your twitter exerpt is programmed with the long url. Im still confused and I would be happy to have your comment here and maybe on my website !

    • The longer the URL the less room there will be to tweet. The shorter the URL the better… mainly in that case.

  11. Excellent infographics ..
    Biggest takeaway for me is:

    “Tweet between noon to 2pm of the day mostly on Friday or Thursday”

  12. Hey Neil,
    Nice infographic!
    Do you have any tips specific to B2B?

  13. Jennifer love :

    The timing info. is the real deal for me. Now I know exactly when to tweet i.e between noon and 2 pm. And yeah your designer deserves a pay raise.

  14. Lawrence Blumberg :

    Sweet infographic. In addition to the finding of best time to tweet on Friday, @socialbro has a free, powerful dashboard you can auto-synch your Twitter account to view the best tweet times based on your audience’s behaviors. Great for driving retweets.

  15. Theodore Nwangene :

    A very amazing infographic Neil, thanks for sharing.

  16. I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t a clue what retweeting is, much less how to do it. Where can I find more information about it – information I can trust, that is?

  17. Thanks for this! I hadn’t thought about leaving room in my tweets for RT’s (slaps forehead) lol!

  18. hey neil., u again nailed it.., so we will TWEET this is in ur own style..,

  19. I must say, this infographic is so clean and the message is clearly conveyed. Thanks Neil for this. Maybe I should reblog this, too. my readers will like (and retweet) this!

  20. Cool graphic Neil and scarily easy to view. I think that is the shortest time I have spend whilst picking up maximum info!

    Thanks for the share.

  21. Really useful info, thanks. I have just tried the ‘please retweet’ when tweeting this. I’m interested in finding out the result!

  22. Wow, who knew there was so much logic and science behind retweets. Never actually gave it a thought but after reading your post, i am simply amazed that there is also a suitable time to tweet to get retweets. Where do you get this kind of data anyway?

  23. Bui Hong Diep :

    Hi Neil I love your post & the photos in your post, it’s so fresh, so clear and helpful for me in SEO and blogging.

    I don’t know how you know when is good time to Tweet, it’s so amazing …

    Thanks and best wishes

  24. Great tips. Knowing the time of tweets and re-tweets is very important in getting more re-tweets. How did you come to know the exact time? is this EST?

  25. I’m still not getting retweets after being very active on Twitter and spent hours building relations with my followers and helping them in conversations.

    Hope after implementing the above information I’ll see some retweets and traffic due to those recommendations.

  26. NIce infographic, its not difficult to crack twitter.

    • Thanks, I agree. All you need to do is get started and try different things until you find what works best for you.

  27. Googma Sansar :

    Hi Neil ! Thank you for sharing another concise, practical and excellent SEO tricks. It will help me to boost up my visibility on Search Engine. Most powerful social media site like Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus are are helpful to promote the post for small publishers. Getting high rate of retweets on twitter means expand the social network conversation and drive traffic from trusted and authority site. I’m a small long time blogger and getting high number of trffics through social networking site like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and social Bookmarking site like Reddit, Tumbler, Diigo, Delicious, Mixx, FindFriend, Linkedin. Thank You again for Infographic pictures.

  28. Once again great tips Neil. Really reading your blogs is pleasant experience. These tips will surely helpful to manage my twitter account. Also I had never thought of RT before reading this post. Also thanks for sharing the statistical data.

  29. Awesome post Neil. Once again you have written unique post containing useful tips. I have read many of your post and came accross one unique point that you always given most of the attention on time. From this I feel that timing is your main key.
    Thanks once again for sharing.

  30. Excellent advice Neil.. I’ve been implementing these strategies for my clients for a while, and it’s worked really well. Coupled with what you wrote about how to start up a twitter account, this infographic can really bring your tweet game to the next level, whether you are a pro or a novice.

  31. Thanks for giving what is Retweet. I will try to do this…………..

  32. Getting retweets is really important to getting more traffic for your website.

  33. I loved reading this…wonderfully put together and like the others, easy to understand. I’m definitely going to approach asking for the RT. Thanks for the info!

  34. Milo Bozovich :

    Beep Beep! Can I get a retweet?

  35. Hey Neil.

    By far the best (and most entertaining) post on how to get RT’s.

    ‘nough said!

    btw you just got RT-d. ๐Ÿ™‚


  36. Re Tweeting other user’s content and producing great content yourself are probably the two main strategies for getting more Re Tweets.

  37. Interesting, why is the optimal time for tweeting noon to 2pm if you are on the East Coast, which means 9am to 11am Pacific time? In Hawaii, 7am to 9am, and so on. What makes essentially the lunch hour on the East Coast ground zero for maximizing the resonance of your tweets?

  38. dermpure force :

    I think, this is a great way to improve ranking of the any website in Google… thanks a lots for posting this information..

  39. Amazing… Beautiful Infographic… The points i.e tweet time & Use only 70-100 character as it leaves room for RT that you made in your infographic was completely new for me. Thanks for sharing… Your blogs are always useful for us.

  40. For timing and retweet depend with our follower online, i like some online service that we can check when peak time our follower online. I forgot what service, maybe twitteroid.

  41. December 21, 2012 Insurance :

    Very nice infographic Neil, you have a very good skill at assembling those, and not only nice looking, also helpful information to maximize benefit on twitter, thanks.

  42. Hey!

    If you build original or real followers then you can get a lot of tweets.So first you should collect real followers but It takes time to build original and quality followers.

  43. Nice methods. I think that if you have good followers and real followers then they will RT you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you

  44. It has been a while since I’ve visited QuickSprout. Looking for more info on social media, I reached out to a bunch of other sites and wasn’t convinced about what I read, so I decided to come here and BLAM this article. It’s EXACTLY what I needed. Thanks, Neil! I’m back for good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Scott @ TwitterHQ :


    Thanks for a great article, your ability to put information out there in an easy to understand infographic is Phenomenal!!


  46. hi Neil,
    your info with graphics was excellent, u provide the best info to get the maximum number of tweets…and the stats are awesome

  47. @julio_gonzalez :

    how can a 0 characters tweet get any RTs at all?… In reference to the first item on your tweet length chart

  48. Great tips and I have read having tweets between 90-105 characters will get you more links. Never thought to add the please part seems kinds desperate for a RT but hey if it works why not

  49. This website is the best. Nice post!!

  50. Hello!,,

    Hi Neil ! Thank you for sharing another concise, practical and excellent SEO tricks. It will help me to boost up my visibility on Search Engine.

    Thank you so much!,,,,,,,,,

  51. who buys used cars :

    Excellent info Graphics. I think that if you keep manage your followers and if all your followers are regular users of twitter then they can retweet your post.

  52. Excellent article. I intend to revisit it as I go through my site and clean up my content.


  53. Very interesting that just asking for retweets actually works! Wouldn’t have guessed that.

  54. Manual Joseph :

    The infographic ROCK!! The post is unique and great ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is the time mentioned as best for tweeting, GMT or PST!!

    thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Katie McAndrew (heyo) :

    Hey there! This is Katie from Heyo! I found your infographic on getting retweets. We are always looking for great content as well as culturally relevant posts to share with our readers (over 100k users).

    Would it be alright to post your post in our blog with your permission? Weโ€™ll market it to our folks and get you extra exposure. Of course, weโ€™ll link back to the original infographic and include your author bio. Please contact me at my email!
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  56. Anurag@searchmediasolution :

    Hi Neil. Thanks for your post. how you plan your topic for writing the blog or creating infographics? Most of the time i try to read your blog. i have used your twitter follower strategies and gained a 1000 followers within 1 month and also getting traffic as well. Thanks you very much!!!

  57. Amazing that asking for retweets in just the right words makes a big difference. The stats are really impressive. Thanks for the research!

  58. I was browsing through your archive and found just a nice topic I am going to invest more time. Great infographic and very practical. thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  59. Shana Bossert :

    Awesome Blog Neil with readable Content

  60. I really love infographics and this is one great guide on tweet and retweet. I never thought there will be separate time for tweeting and tweeting.

  61. I really like infographics and this is one excellent information on twitter update and retweet. Never imagined there will be individual here we are at tweeting and tweeting.

  62. Thanks for this infographics… It is really helpful for me doing retweets.

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