By Lynn Walsh | October 27th, 2011
By: Claudia Amezcua
A few months ago I was in sitting at my desk looking at my Twitter feed and began to notice the amount a retweets a certain person keep getting. Personally, since I do not have an enormous amount of followers (yet), I was curious to know how exactly one gets themselves noticed in the Twitter world. I did some research and found an amazing article called “How to Double your Retweets in Two Days” written by Jonathan Wondrusch from ByBloggers on Social Mouths.com that offered a bird’s eye view of standing out from the crowd.
1. It’s all relevant. Content, Content, Content…does that make sense?
2. What’s the story? Just like in print, it’s all about the headline. Readers are drawn to compelling headlines that scream: read me.
3. Twitter has a short attention span. That’s right; the reason why everyone loves Twitter is because it’s short and to the point, whereas other social media tends to have a person digging for a long period of time. Depending on how many people a person follows dictates how fast their feed updates.
4. When should I tweet? Ideally, Wondrusch suggests tweeting between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. This is usually when the amount of people online peaks. However, he strongly suggests testing different times and seeing what works best for your following. A good way to do this is by using different twitter platforms such as TweetDeck and Hootsuite that allows tweets to be scheduled. The great thing about these tools is that they keep track of how many times your post was visited, and it’s FREE!
5. Don’t be selfish! Remember, Twitter is and always will be a way to socially connect with the world via the internet. So, share the wealth and retweet!
Claudia Amezcua is a freelance multi-plaform reporter and production assistant based out of Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelors in Communications and is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in On Air Radio Broadcasting from Mt. San Antonio College. Ms. Amezcua work experience includes anchor, reporter and DJ at 90.1 KSAK Walnut and as a freelance production and library assistant for CNN. You can follow Claudia @ClaudiaAmezcua_ or visit claudiaamezcua.com.