Have you ever clicked the ‘Tweet’ button and refreshed the page several times just to see a handful of likes and retweets to your post?
I’ve been there! When I had just a few hundred Twitter followers and also now that I have more than 30,000 Twitter followers. If I don’t follow this process, I’ll probably end up getting about 40 to 60 retweets and likes. Which is decent.
But every once in a while, I want to go that extra mile and get myself 500+ Retweets for free. That’s when I follow this exact step by step guide.
I tried my best to explain it the best I could so you can get the same results without needing to spend on Twitter ads!
At the moment, I got my first 500+ shares Tweet on Visual Marketing. Check it out below.
I’m not doing it just because it looks cool. I’ve noticed that having one Tweet with a huge amount of retweets results in a snowball effect. People who see a Tweet with a few hundred retweets and likes are more likely to hit that retweet button. They might think; “a lot of people liked it, so it must be good”.
I even got a like from my hero, Jeff Bullas. You can imagine how happy I was. Especially since he's only liked 1.8k posts since 2008.
Obviously, the better the content, the more people will love to share it. What I often see is that content marketers and bloggers write about what they THINK other people will like. If you like to gamble, go ahead. If you like to increase your chances that people will love your content, I suggest taking a few minutes and doing a short research.
This topic is way too broad to discus in this post. I’ll give you a few quick examples. If you like more info, check out Brian Dean’s Skyscraper technique or Neil Patel’s advanced guide to Content Marketing.
Ok, so the easiest way to finding out what people in your niche like to read is to head over to Buzzsumo and type in any key word. Buzzsumo will then show you which articles received the highest amount of shares.
Second, go to Google and type in the same key words. See what kind of content pops up and analyze it.
Then, head over to communities in your industry, type in the same key words and see what people talk about or even better, are struggling with. Example of such communities are Reddit and Quora, but you should also check in your nice, like for example Bodybuilding.com if you're in the bodybuilding and fitness industry, AllRecipes.com if you have a cooking blog and so on.
I hope you’ll have a good picture of what your audience love to read at this point and you can start writing that epic content. If you need more info about writing great content. Check out the resources I provided earlier or ask me a question in the comment section.
Your headline is your attention grabbers, your fist impression, your all or nothing. Make sure you nail this on. I’ll give you some examples of headlines that work well and I’ll link to a great resource page for more inspiration, and to read the psychology behind well written headlines.
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If you’re new to this. Please make sure to read the free e-book “How to Write Magnetic Headlines” by Copyblogger or ask me anything related to this topic in the comment section.
I’ve noticed a big difference in the amount of engagement and views of a Tweet when using different hashtags. For example, every time I add the hashtag ‘Growth Hacking’, I get a huge amount of engagement and reach. Probably because Growth Hackers automate their Twitter accounts.
Another example, did you know that the hashtag “Digital Marketing” performs a lot better than “Online Marketing”? They seem the same, but there is actually a huge difference.
Luckily, you can look the popularity of the Hashtags up with tools like Hashtagafy.me and RiteTag. Here are a few Hashtags that perform well in the Digital Marketing space. I made this picture to illustrate the vast difference and importance in using the right hashtags. The stats are per hour, source RiteTag.com.
Tweets with images receive 150% more retweets. Make sure yours is breathtaking. I’ve written a guide on Everything you Need to Know about Visual Marketing. Included are 22 Breathtaking Free Stock Photo Sites that Don’t Suck, Tools to edit your images and much more. Be sure to check that out and you’ll be good to go. Make something beautiful.
Ok, so the remaining steps are really easy to follow and shouldn’t take too much time to complete.
Once you’ve created the Tweet you want to boost, pin it to your Twitter profile page so people viewing your profile will see it.
Embedding your Tweet into your article and asking people to share it will help you leverage all your promotional efforts into getting more retweets.
I prefer people retweeting the embedded Tweet over using the sharing buttons. Even if you have a proper OG-Graph code on your webpage, when people Tweet a page, the image is only visible when people click on the Tweet. Seen that Tweets with images get 150% more retweets, I rather have them retweet my embedded Tweet. Also the embedded Tweet with hundreds of retweets attracts the attention of followers way better than one with just a handful of shares.
Copromote is a social platform where you can share people’s social content, get points, place your content and people will share yours too in return for points. Optional, you can also buy points and invite friends in exchange for points.
When I used Copromote a few years ago, I hated it. The quality of content I could share was low and I did not want to spam my followers with low quality content.
I started using it again a few months ago and now I LOVE it. There are plenty of high quality marketers on the platform. There is a lot of high quality content I can share and my content gets shared by great influencers.
Sign up with your Twitter account, set your preferences, click on your image, select profile, click on new boost and select the Tweet you like to boost.
After you’ve set this up it’s time to follow like-minded people and share their content. This takes me about 2 minutes per day, when I feel like using Copromote.
The more people you follow, the more people will follow you back. When you boost a new post, your followers will get an alert that you’ve boosted a new post and you'll get more retweets more quickly.
That's it. I've just explained to you which exact steps I take to boost my Tweets to 500+ shares. As you can see, I’ve done it a couple of times and now I understand the process, I’ll be doing it a lot more often and a lot faster.
Let us know what your thoughts are on this process and how you would improve it. I'm really looking forward to having in depth conversations.
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