Infographic: The Art of Getting Retweets

by Sean Work

Last updated on July 24th, 2017

How do you get your tweets to take off? How do you cause a retweet storm?

Well the first thing you have to do is present content that is either:

  • highly valuable
  • actually newsworthy (helps to be the “first on the scene”)
  • or is really, really..funny

Then you should consider giving it a nudge by simply asking people to retweet it. This infographic below by Neil Patel explains the art behind this simple ask.

Note: The timing takeaways presented below are generalized. Always measure your own timing data to determine what works best for you.

the art of getting twitter retweets infographic



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  1. Breonna Hinkes says:
    November 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    This infographic has some interesting data about tweets and retweets. Seems odd to specifically ask “Please Retweet”/”PleaseRT”, but you have stats that make me want to try it out. Definitely interested in testing timing, different days, and which #tags seem to bring more traffic through Twitter. Thanks for this insight!

  2. Gemma says:
    November 10, 2016 at 1:08 am

    I love your infographic, but adding things like please share, please follow etc.

    Comes across very desperate, not great for building a brand.

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