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How I Got 253 Twitter ReTweets On 5 Posts

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4 Steps To More Twitter Traffic and Re-Tweets

People are always asking me how they can get their tweets re-tweeted and how to drive traffic from twitter. So I wanted to put this post together to give you an overview of how I get more RTs and more traffic

When I first started on Twitter with my @JohnAguiar account, I had the same problem as you, I couldn’t get an RT even with some begging..lol  It took me about 3 months to bring together what I needed to start driving more traffic to my blog and getting more RT’s.

At first I felt I was doing all the things I needed to, writing decent content, I had a decent amount of followers, I was posting to Twitter on a good schedule and yet I was lucky if I got 5 RTs.

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Asking Questions

I was questioning everything I was doing…

Do they not like my content?


Did I send out my post to many times?

Was my post worth RTing??

I went on for a couple hours and it hit me… I wasn’t doing anything wrong, I was actually doing almost everything right…Almost!

4 Steps To More Re-Tweets

Good Content

More followers

Engage with your followers

Build a community around your followers

I was writing good content, I was tweeting it out at the best times of the day, I was engaging pretty well, but I was lacking in the community building.

Quick Tip: Best Times To Tweet Are At 4pm – 7:45pm – 11:30pm eastern time

Most bloggers start on twitter and think they can show up a few minutes a day or even worse, they want to schedule all their tweets (big mistake) and think this will drive huge traffic and RTs, when all this will get you is the complete opposite result.

The more attention you give to all 4 steps together every day, then the more traffic and RTs you will get for your blog posts over time.  Be There – Be Consistent!

Getting Re-Tweets Is 4 Step Process

You see doing any one of the 4 steps alone is ok, and will get you some traffic and a few RTs but if you are trying to get the most out of twitter and as much traffic back to your blog, then you need to hit all 4 steps combined.

Write good content.

Continue to add new followers each week

Engage with your followers, you need to “be there” to get most out of twitter

Build a strong community around your followers, RT their tweets, engage them, do #FollowFridays etc..

Quick Tip: Follow Fridays is the best and easiest way to get yourself in front a huge amount of people.  When you #FF someone, they most likely will #FF you back and all their followers will see that, now multiply that by 5 10 40 people you #FF for… see the potential?

It takes a little time each day to be there and engage with your followers and you will start to see why Twitter is your #1 source for Free Traffic!

Does This 4 Step Plan Work?

Ok talk is cheap…Right?

Let’s see how well I have done following my own advice, and remember I’m not using any “secret software“ or any magic “get more RT’s website”  all I do is follow the 4 step plan.

RTs  45 – 10 Effective Ways To Make Money With Your Blog

RTs  64 – Top 50 Places To Advertise Your Website For Under $25

RTs  24 – Breaking Into The Top 20 Internet Marketers Online With No List

RTs  39 – There Is A New Blogging Star Born Everyday, Are You Next?

RTs  81 – My Crazy Simple 7 Step Plan To Promote A New Post

I know what your thinking, “but JP you have 56,000 followers that’s why you get more RT’s”  and in a small way you would be right, but….  I have seen people with the same and even more followers then me and they don’t get that many RT’s, I have also seen people with much less followers then me and they are killin it with RT’s.

The amount of followers you have is a very small piece of the puzzle when it comes to getting your tweets RT’d, so don’t let the fact that you only have 500 or 200 followers stop you from getting the most from twitter.

Twitter can be one of your best free traffic sources if you just use it correctly. All it takes is a little effort and time on the things that matter.

I talk about these steps in more detail and all my Free Marketing With Twitter Ebook.

Connect with me @JohnAguiar



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  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    CA..I'm on east coast too.. I hit twitter morning, afternoon and at night.

    But breaking up your time thru the day will get you in front more people.

  • http://twitter.com/RebeccaHabel Rebecca Habel

    Hi John,
    Interesting post. I do a huge amount of RT's and post a lot. Some things get a lot of reaction, some don't. Your 'specific times' are interesting – I assume you mean Eastern time USA? You don't say. Just a tip for you and your readers – use GMT or UTC time when mentioning times online for the benefit of those of us in the rest of the world.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Glad you liked the post. Yes eastern time, since I am in Mass, USA.

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  • http://www.technoskillonline.com tricks tips

    IM having more than 3250 of followers in my account…still im not getting much tweets ?

    I dono where i'm lagging ?

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY for the comment. Read the post, it gives you tips to get RTs

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    TY for the comment. Read the post, it gives you tips to get RTs

  • http://webylife.com Nikunj Tamboli

    But just getting RT is starting part, as there are many twitter users out there they just rt interesting stuff but dont visit the website, as once i got 12 RT but only 3 people visited my site.

  • Milabloch

    Hi John,This is a great post. As a content provider, one cannot be concerned with what others think about a blog. Trying to please all will not lead to successful blogging. Agree, what readers like and appreciate is fresh, original and informative content that they cannot find anywhere else. If the blog is a success, readers will reward you with comments and opinions of their own. It is an art to engage your readers, and like any art form it must be practiced daily.Lyudmila Bloch

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Lyudmila. TY for the comment :)

    Exactly.. tru blogging success comes with daily practice. I don’t know any successful bloggers that blog when they feel like it. They work daily to grow their blog.


    GREAT POST!! I’m getting caught up on all of your articles and this one is by far the best. Again, it’s direct and easy to understand. I’m just starting a web based business and your advice is very useful! Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hey Matt.. TY for the comment.. Glad the post was helpful.

    Next time you comment,, please use ONLY your name.. Thanks :)

  • http://www.techhim.com himanshu

    mystery solved. i will be trying these tips, specially the time frame.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    Hope they help.

  • http://twitter.com/Bridies_Typing Bridie Jenner

     #FF is a great idea but don’t just list a load of names – give a reason to follow people.

    For instance: Follow @MoneyDummy:disqus for his great advice on social media #FF

    It’s much more likely to get people’s attention and “sell” the twitterer to your audience.

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com John Paul

    I agree Birdie.. but if you have many people to share a #FF for then it becomes hard to be so personalized. Thats why I went to a FF post instead :)

    and TY for the compliment :)

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  • http://machoarts.com/ Suraj Vibhute

    Nice tips John, I never considered tweeting time yet, but now I will try it. I use Followfriday and it really helps to get more new followers.

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  • Praverb

    I previously read this post and I did not leave a comment. This is valuable information. You have slowly become my number one source for Twitter Marketing. I really love your writing style.

    I have to pay attention to Twitter times. At one time I was posting on the hour everyday (using Hootsuite). Now I am more strategic thanks John!

  • http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/ John Paul

    Thanks man,, glad u like the content :) Yea, you want to be active, but you dont have to spend every hour on Twitter. Using Hoot will make life MUCH easier haha

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