Twitter: Good Timing for Tweets & Re-Tweets?

10 Jul
Ever wondered why no one re-tweeted?  Or on the contrary: why you got so many re-tweets for something you did not expect to become viral?   Dan Zarrella is a social media and “viral marketing scientist”. He studied what makes certain Tweets more viral than others and found several reasons:
      • The number of followers
      • The semantic tweet content (timely, freebies, lists, blog posts, links)
      • Re-Tweet Timing – peaks between 12pm – 2pm – at least in North America, also not for Europe, Asia and Pacific Regions
      • Cascading Effect: The more times content is re-tweeted, the more likely it is to be further spread.
      • Re-Tweet others “”You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”
      • Please ReTweet” or “Please RT”

Dan Zarrella writes a fantastic Social Media Marketing blog. Read his post: Examples of Viral Marketing Campaigns and his blog post about Re-Tweets.


The Art of Getting Retweets


Rachel Sprung listed 11 Guarantied Ways to Get Others to Re-Tweet Your Content:

  • Discuss Current Events 
  • Nearly 80% of retweeted content is about news
  • Don’t Be Overly Self-Promotional
  • Include Links to Your Website
  • Content that is credible, intelligent, and valuable
  • Over 50% of retweeted content is entertainment-related
  • Ask Others to Retweet You
  • Consider the Timing of Your Tweets

Read the rest of the reasons for re-tweets in her blog post at
Timing of your tweets:
It seems Friday is the best day of the week, to get re-tweets. Tweet between 12 noon and 2pm to get a maximum of re-tweets for your Twitter content.
If you have a WordPress blog: Did you already install the “Re-tweet” button? Just found a site
where they describe how to do it, both, automatically or manually:   Happy Tweeting!



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