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By Dave Sumter
Updated 15 Dec 2015
Should You Ask For Retweets?
If you have ever been bombarded by 'please retweet' messages then you may find this advice counterintuitive;
Apparently you should ask for retweets occasionally.
I'm not so sure.
But I know I formed a mental block against doing this in the early days of twitter, when everyone was asking for retweets.
It became 'bad etiquette' back then.
conducted a study into this and determined that posts that ask for a retweet do get more retweets though. The same goes for asking for comments and likes.
This study was probably done before images and video became widespread though.
I've done a few tests sending out similar tweets with some asking for retweets, and
I couldn't find a correlation.
Of course, doing this occasionally probably won't cause any harm, but save it for calls-to-action that are important to you.