Retweets – Your Way to Developing Relationships & More Twitter Followers
With this method, you take the original twitter message someone else has posted, and rebroadcast that same message to your followers. When broadcasting the message, you should definitely give credit to the original poster. I know at first it may sound like this will only be good for the original tweeter, but retweeting can actually benefit you just as much if not more because:
1. It provides more value to your followers, as they’ll start seeing you as a resource (you start increasing the “know” and the “like” factors, of the “Know, Trust,and Like” marketing “equation”…
When you provide value to your followers from a 3rd party, you show your followers that you are there to interact and support others; NOT only to toot your own horn!
You are also more likely to attract followers, as each time you retweet something, your message will be visible by the followers of the other person as well.
Providing quality content is always a great way to build your business no matter what platform you use.
2. It will benefit your brand.
If you point a reader to a source that is truly relevant and beneficial to them, the amount of trust that they have in you will increase.
3. It will help you build relationships with the original posters.
Retweeting someone else’s content is an act of kindness, and for the most part bloggers like to return the favor. You shouldn’t expect someone to retweet your content just because you retweet theirs.
Just keep in mind that your chance of being on the other end of a retweet increases as you retweet.
Retweeting is all about providing value to your followers so if you want others to retweet your post then you want to make sure that you are providing them with quality content worth tweeting about.
The bottom line is retweeting is a great way to add quality and value to your Twitter page. If done right, retweeting can help you educate your followers, build your personal brand, increase future traffic, and connect you to other great people in your niche.
Just be careful if you use it incorrectly, retweeting can actually hurt your personal brand and future traffic!!! You want to treat your followers like gold. Don’t ever send them to inappropriate websites or spam them with one sales pitch after another. (And equally importantly, try not to retweet messages tweeted by your direct competitors -unless you do it with an affiliate link.)
Remember you want them to like what you have to say, so they will follow your lead. Then when you do recommend something to them you will get the results you are looking for every time!
That’s it for today’s lesson. Now go to Twitter and start retweeting some of the valuable tweets you see there; and start building your followers by providing them with great content that they will love you for!
We have a lot to go over in the next few days if you want to learn more about how to use Twitter for your service-based business, so make sure you look for your next lesson in a couple of days. We will be talking about some tools that you can use to make your Twitter page more interactive and successful.
Till then, let me know if you have any questions or comments…
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