A retweet campaign is a great way to harness the engagement of Twitter. Choose a designated tweet on your Twitter account, and display a feed of retweets and retweets-with-comments of your original tweet. Participants will be able to vote and share on these entries.
Creating a Twitter Retweet Feed
When running a retweet campaign, ShortStack's Voting Widget is used to display and manage the entries. The Voting Widget is connected to a list, where the posts from the feed are stored.
Here are the steps to set up your feed:
- From your Dashboard, click Feeds at the top.
- Click the blue New Feed button.
- You'll be given the option of what type of feed you want to set up. Select Twitter.
- If you haven't already, you should see a pop-up appear. This pop-up opens Twitter, and allows you to authorize ShortStack to use your Twitter account for this tool. Log in (if needed), then click the Authorize App button to continue.
- Use the field provided to name your new feed. Also, select a Company Profile. If you want the entries to be added to a new list, select Automatically create new list - otherwise, select an existing list from the drop-down.
- Now you'll get the options of what type of Twitter feed you want to create. Select Retweets.
- Enter the URL (or just the ID) of your base tweet. To find this, pull up your tweet in a web browser. You can either copy the whole URL, or just grab the long series of numbers at the end - this is the ID.
- Paste the URL or the ID into the field; you'll see a preview of the tweet appear in the pop up. Then click the blue Continue button.
- From there, add the start and stop dates and times; also, select a timezone.
- If you want to add Twitter usernames to a blacklist, or set a maximum number of entries per user, click on Show Advanced Settings, and make the changes there. When you're done, click Save & Exit.
From there, you're done! You'll be taken back to the Feeds Manager, and you'll see your new feed appear on the list.
Using ShortStack's Rights Management Tool
Learn more about requesting rights for entries pulled in using a feed in the Rights Management for Twitter & Instagram help doc.