It goes without saying that in order for your blog to be successful...convert readers to clients...you need consistent, constant, compelling content. And, you need traffic.
If you're following my Online Visibility Secrets program or have attended any of my teleseminars or programs, then you know I adamantly insist that you connect your blog to your twitter stream so your posts are auto-tweeted when you publish.
On twitter, one goal of many entrepreneurs and marketers is to get their tweets retweeted (like forwarding an email). A great tweet can quickly go viral, reaching a much wider audience than you may currently have. This can generate new followers, clicks through to your website/blog, new leads and new prospects.
A great goal then is to get the tweets with links to your blog posts retweeted.
I read a good article on 5 Proven Ways to Get Retweeted by Kristen Burnham who shares Dan Zarrella's twitter tips. Dan has studied and analyzed the numbers and shares the best day (Friday) and time of day (3 pm to midnight) for retweets as well as the top 20 words/phrases that appear most often in retweets. What do you think the #1 word is?
The top 10 words are: you, twitter, please, retweet, post, blog, social, free, media, and help.
57% of retweets also include links. If you're auto tweeting your blog posts, you're got a good thing going because there should be a link back to your post automatically included.
How does this relate to getting your blog posts retweeted?
1. Make sure your blog posts are being auto tweeted to your followers.
2. A link will be automatically generated to direct back to your post.
3. Weave in a couple of the top 20 words in your blog post title.
4. Publish your blog posts after 3 pm ET on Fridays.
5. Don't dilute your blog post tweets by tweeting other stuff with links less than an hour after your blog post is tweeted.
Of course there is no guarantee that your blog post tweet will be retweeted. The post title has to be compelling and give a clue about what your follower will learn on your blog. And, it has to be relevant to your followers. Could be an interesting exercise to be deliberate about your blog post titles and when you publish, then track your retweets.
Any other tips for getting your blog posts retweeted? Let's hear 'em!