Are you entering Retweet comps correctly?

9 Responses

  1. Rajan says:

    Hi…your post is really very very helpful. So first of all I m very thankful to you for your post.
    My question is that…Suppose we have entered a retweet competition. How can we check weather we have entered in the competition. Means is my retweet is Successfully entered in competition or not. Plzz reply me must. as I m very much frustrated …as from so much time I m doing retweets for giveaways…but still I m nt sure weather I m entering in a simple retweet giveaways properly or not. If u have time plzz give me a direct reply on my e-mail

    • Di says:

      If you go to the competition tweet and the retweet arrows underneath it are green, you’ve retweeted and should be in the random draw! But do check your account is set to public rather than private, that you have a profile photo and a display name that’s not full of numbers (missing profile photos and numbers look like fake bot accounts and often promoters won’t choose these accounts as winners!)

  2. Clare W says:

    So helpful! I always assumed if you retweeted with comment you looked a bit more engaged and more appealing! Now I know!

  3. Margaret riordan says:

    It’s still a mystery. Your first example says “ For my own Twitter giveaway (below), I asked entrants to RT, and answer using a hashtag,…etc”. , I know I press the heart to like and how to check if I’m following Then How do I do the rest? When I press the “retweet” symbol I then get a choice of “retweet” or “retweet with comment”. Which one do I select? If I click on retweet it goes green but if I click on retweet with comment to add a hashtag the retweet doesn’t go green. Ive tried to watch the video but I still cant work it out. I’m using my iPad.

  4. Sylvia Robbins says:

    I thought I might join twitter this year – now I’m feeling better – and this article is very useful.
    My trouble is that so many prizes are Amazon vouchers and I don’t use them. They are the downfall of many small companies and the High Street.
    I also don’t use google; knowingly, and their wretched ads popping up all over stuff I want to read is a big nuisance.
    I do enter the FB draws where I can comment a little tie breaker but never ‘like and share’ or a ‘sob story’. I think FB bans those who write ‘like and share’ x

  5. Jen E (@mseEDC) says:

    That’s great advice Di, thank you. I have a quick question: Unless it’s specifically requested, I don’t tend to reply to comps. Is there any evidence to show people win more if they add a reply?

    • Di says:

      There isn’t – but you’re less likely to get ‘shadowbanned’ (hidden from search results) if you interact with accounts rather than just RTing. Twitter doesn’t like spam and will try to filter it out, so an entire feed of Retweets means you might not be seen!

  6. Caroline Hunter says:

    Thank you for the advice about retweeting! I’ve always wondered if I should do a retweet with a quote or not. I noticed the retweet didn’t go green so now I know why. I realise I won’t have been entered for lots of competitions then but at least I know for the future. I was in the mind set that if I retweeted with a quote and then sent a reply, I would be entering twice and disqualified!

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