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Debra Simpson on Twitter

Syndicating Your Content
Show Notes: April 5, 2010

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Today’s tips were on the art of re-tweeting on Twitter. Some of the reasons why you would want to retweet are:

What is retweet? People have been recommending for years – services, restaurants, movies, dentists, doctors, etc. – or playing telephone

  • How do we create tweets that will take our message viral – if you tweet out to your 2,000 followers, and I’m one of them, and I find your tweet valuable, I’ll want to tweet it out to my 2,000 followers, and if one …….
  • How to get retweets – keep your tweets small, user name is 20 characters – suggest 100 or so characters
  • Use bit.ly as your url shortner – better than tinyURL
  • Top 20 Retweetable phrases
    1. You – what’s in it for them
    2. twitter
    3. please
    4. retweet
    5. post
    6. blog
    7. social
    8. free – love free stuff
    9. media
    10. help
    11. please retweet
    12. great
    13. social media
    14. 10 – top 10 lists – people don’t read on internet – they love lists – short posts, etc – don’t want to waste time – love bullets
    15. follow
    16. how to – can you teach them something
    17. top
    18. blog post
    19. check out
    20. new blog post