Study: 9 simple ways to get more retweets

Getting more retweets could be as simple as including capital letters, exclamation points and photos in your tweets.

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1. Tweet on Sundays.

The difference between Sunday and the worst day to tweet (Wednesday) is small. On average, Sunday tweets get 0.168 retweets as compared with Wednesday’s 0.15 retweets.

2. Tweet between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

This is not Earth-shattering news, but the study also revealed that between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. is the least effective time to tweet.

3. Use more hashtags.

According to the report, tweets with five hashtags get an average of 0.301 retweets as compared with 0.116 retweets for tweets with no hashtag. That is nearly a 300 percent improvement.

I just wonder how anyone could implement 11 hashtags!

4. Position your link 90 percent of the way through the tweet.

I generally add links towards the end of a tweet, and this finding confirms my suspicions regarding impact. Positioning a link 90 percent of the way through a tweet is most effective with an average of 0.2 retweets.

5. Use pictures.

Including a picture in a tweet means you’ll receive 0.404 retweets as opposed to 0.133 retweets when you don’t include a picture. This shows visuals are important-even on Twitter.

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