From Twitter To Your Blog, These 20+ Words And Phrases Boost Sharing


The right words can make all the difference, and a new infographic from ShortStack claims to have the answers for increasing sharing on your blog and Twitter.

Appropriately titled “Word Science,” the infographic also shares seven aspects of a highly shareable Facebook post.

Here are words and phrases found to increase the chance of retweets:

  • Free
  • Top
  • Follow
  • Twitter
  • Media
  • Please Retweet
  • Please
  • You
  • 10
  • Retweet
  • Post
  • Great
  • Blog Post
  • Check It Out
  • Help
  • Social
  • How To
  • Social Media
  • New Blog Post

When it comes to blog posts, here are several words in headlines that also help to increase sharing:

  • Surprising
  • Science
  • History
  • Smart
  • Hacks
  • Hackable
  • Hackers
  • Huge/Big
  • Critical

Here’s what makes up a popular Facebook post, according to Scott Ayres of Post Planner:

  • It Inspires
  • It Amazes
  • It Advises
  • It Unites
  • It Warns
  • It Amuses
  • It Gives

What other ways have you found to increase sharing, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter or your blog?


Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.


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