Words that get content shared on social media

Want your Twitter followers to retweet something? Just ask them politely. For Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, however, you’ll need to modify how you phrase your message.

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How important are the actual words you use in your social media posts?

Evidently, extremely important.

An infographic titled “The surprising words that get content shared on social media” aggregates a few studies that look at which words will prompt people to retweet, share, and engage with your content on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Some of the words are moderately depressing. For instance, if you want people to retweet your content, you should apparently use words like “please” and “retweet” in your tweets.

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