How To Get More Click Throughs On Twitter

Make your titles more like teasers and less like titles. A teaser is meant to lead in the audience, a title is meant to describe the story. We want to tease our audience on Twitter and lead them in to the article. By definition a good title is actually counter productive to the goal of tweeting your blog posts.

Getting Your Blog Post ReTweeted

Getting your posts retweeted would actually require a different approach. Things people choose to share are different than the things that lead them in to read themselves. People want to share resources and quality content, not mysterious headlines. For retweeting, The Huffington Post has put together a list of the most commonly retweeted words:

Most commonly retweeted words:

  • Launch
  • America
  • Personal
  • Manage
  • Automate
  • Link
  • State
  • Socialize
  • Increase

Personally, I would also recommend a few including

  • How To
  • Free
  • Top/Best

The best day to get ReTweets is Monday and the best time is 11:30 am (Eastern) and 2 pm (Eastern) and the most click throughs are between 1 and 2 o’clock.

Remember that regardless of what you actually name your blog post, you can always Tweet different titles to the same article. This is a good way to do some A/B testing with headline writing as well as pushing out your content without seeming overwhelming with the same Tweets over and over.

What are your Tweeting strategies for higher click throughs and ReTweets? Is it the same strategy for both? What are they differences?

 When is a good title actually a bad title?