To retweet is to repeat/quote someone’s tweet. Say you come across an interesting tweet and you want to republish it so that people who follow you can see it too – you retweet it. The syntax of your tweet should start with the abbreviation RT of the word Retweet followed by the username of the person who tweeted it (e.g @User) and then finish with the content of the actual tweet. The other way around is also acceptable, i.e., the content + link and “via @user”.
Getting your tweets retweeted helps you extend your reach and build relationships on Twitter. Easy right?
Well, Neil Patel of QuickSprout.com goes a step further, by saying:
Retweeting isn’t just about tweeting about good content, there’s actually a science behind it. From the words you use in your tweet to the time of day you tweet, all of these things impact how many retweets you are going to get. So if you are looking for your tweets to spread all over Twitter, follow the steps in the infographic below.