9 Ways to Cram More Words Per Tweets

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Best Practices for Short Tweets

Courtesy of Pardot, here are nine tips on how to squeeze more words (or more meaning) into your 140-character tweets.

1. Use Thsrs (http://www.ironicsans.com/thsrs) to find shorter synonyms for long words you want to use. — Click to Retweet #1

2. Don’t use the word “and.” Just substitute symbols like & or + to save 2 characters. — Click to Retweet #2

3. Get rid of unnecessary pronouns and articles, like the words “that” and “the.” — Click to Retweet #3

4. Find the best link shortener out there. Bit.ly is a good choice. — Click to Retweet #4

5. Substitute numbers for words.Click to Retweet #5

6. Use contractions whenever possible. — Click to Retweet #6

7. Drop vowels from words as long as the word still makes sense. — Click to Retweet #7

8. Use common abbreviations. While they’re not always pretty, substituting “w/” for “with” can save you 2 characters. “Retweet” can easily become “RT,” and “by the way” is often shortened to just “btw.” — Click to Retweet #8

9. Use expanded images. A picture is worth 10,000 words. Tweets with expanded images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites, and 150% more retweets than those without. — Click to Retweet #9

See also: How to Get More Retweets

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