Twitter is wonderful isn’t it? It is the first social media site I fell in love with. Short posts, easy access to sharing information and news with the click of a button. Retweet's are the best kind of Link Love, what is your Twitter retweet style? Before you answer, let’s take a look at what a retweet is on Twitter, and how it can help you.
What is it?
When on Twitter one tweets, this is when you personally post something, and you can also use a “retweet” which means you are reposting something that someone has already posted on their own Twitter account as their own Tweet. You can repost anything that you see on Twitter with the click of the retweet button.
Why they are great, how they benefit you.
You can share valuable information with your potential customers and those that follow you. You can show them what you feel is important and relevant to your company.
Retweeting something is also a way of showing that you respect the person that tweeted it in the first place. When they see that you retweeted their information, you will gain new followers and new respects from others in your industry. Retweeting shows that you feel the content was correct, or beneficial to others.
This is also a way to be consistently posting on your Twitter account, but not have to sit down and come up with that large amount of content each week. You can post your own content as often as you would like, and retweet in the meantime to continue building your account and followers.
To me when someone retweets me, it is a wonderful compliment and gift. It translates into Traffic to my site, that I am very grateful for. Traffic can lead to many things for example, a new subscriber, comments on my posts, and my favorite affiliate sales from links clicked.
The new feature.
Previously, when you would retweet something, you would just click the button, and it would send it to your regular Twitter feed showing that you retweeted it. Or if you happen to not be lazy and do things old school like I use to I would use “RT” and tag the the “Twit” (Tweeter) and copy and past their tweet in a new post I made personally. But I am in love with the new way which allows you to comment on that retweet when you post it.
A key issue with both ways mentioned above was that people could not add in their personal insight to a retweeted tweet on twitter. You could repost it, or you could copy it, and use up most of your characters in your post (you only get 140 of them!) to attempt in adding commentary.
You can now click the retweet button then choose the “Quote Retweet” option that will pop up into your own tweet, with the end result giving you 116 characters, leaving plenty of room for engaging in the Twitversation that a retweet can generate.
This allows users, especially businesses, to be able to retweet things and add in a personal message with it, making the overall twitter experience more personal to companies and businesses potential and/or current clients.
Check out the screen shots below…
Step 1 Find a Tweet you want to Retweet and click the Retweet button.
Step 2 Click Quote Tweet
Step 3 It's Your Turn To Add to the Convo, SMH…. I wish Twitter let you edit your Tweets, stinking auto correct messed up my hashtag #nomalicious
Step 4 Click The Tweet button and Spread The RT Link Love
Have fun “Spreading the Retweet Love”
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