Twitter has become one of the most powerful social networking tools that have been adopted by many multinational companies. It is used to generate traffic, revenues, customer service, etc by many experts in the field. We can say, it is the gold version of 140 letters message that is valuable for many to share. Officially, Retweet (RT) is not claimed as one of the part of Twitter but it has become so famous among twitterers. If I seen a nice tweet about something new in my field, I’m sure will give it a RT to my followers too. I think we don’t have to argue about the importance and usability of RT these days here.
Are we prepared to get RT for each of our tweets? For example, if we write a tweet in all 135 letters and submit, that leaves a balance of 5 spaces for RT. Considering “@username” length and “RT” letters to include for retweet. Let’s say your username in Twitter consist of 10 letters. “RT @username” needs 15 free space to help other RT our tweets. Not to mention that this RT gets second level retweets as it may need another 15 empty space. The purpose of twitter can be vary, but RT allows our message to spread more among twitter members. Don’t limit your tweets to get RT and gets viral in twitter marketing.
So, if you have some valuable message to pass among twitter members, make sure not to fully use all 140 spaces given. It’s not necessary that we need to fully write all 140 letters for each tweet. For some important messages with a link, I always try to leave 50 free spaces. This gives more room for RTs. Give room for at least first level RT in each of your tweets.
Example of First RTs:
Tweet message from @atniz “SEO is just a myth created by Scammers”
1st Level RT: @username1 “RT@atniz SEO is just a myth created by Scammers #SEO”
2nd Level RT: “RT@username1 RT@atniz SEO is just a myth created by Scammers #SEO”
and so on.
There are also some RT adds channel. For example, if your tweet is about SEO, the “#SEO” will be added on your RT to give better exposure on Twitter real time search engine. Some may add more channels like “#Twitter #SEO #Google” for each RT. The more relevant channel covered the better exposure we get from Twitter.