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How-to Auto Retweet People On Twitter for FREE

Why would you need auto retweet system? Well, Automation is part of our life, and when it comes to success, it is a necessary tool that can be put to reduce the amount of time that we invest in mondain tasks, leaving us more time to involve in things that really need our full attention.

So, is it possibile to put the task of retweeting on auto-pilot? Well, it seems that it is, and we are going to show you a way to do it for FREE.

*************** UPDATE 13 Jan, 2012 ****************

As you can see in the comments, this technique is no longer available because in the last step on the procedure, on TwitterFeed there appears a message that “twitter does not allow posting of twitter feeds back to twitter”. I still recommend that you go through this guide, becuase I really like yahoo pipes, I think that it is a great tool, and who knows, maybe you will find a use to it in the future.

Unfortunately, I don’t know of an option to do auto retweet for free as of now, but I am using TweetAdder, and this software can do auto retweet.

If you have any other way, you are welcome to share in the comments, so other people can benefit from it as well.

*************** END OF UPDATE  ****************

 

But first: Is it a spam? Well, yes! if it is misused

Auto Retweet The Pros And Cons

This feature can be used to spam your followers. It is much the same as a gun can be negative when used as a weapon in the wrong hands, or positive when it is used for protection purposes. Some positive uses that can be used for the auto retweet feature can be:

  • Retweet tweets that require help or needs information (the tweet ends with ‘?’ or contains the word ‘need’)
  • Retweet disasters that happens worldwide such as the tzunami or earthquake.
  • Help your friends get more reach by retweeting their tweets.
  • Retweet automatically to your followers tweets from a selected group of people you find interesting
  • Retweet selected tweets based on a search results for a specific keyword related to the niche that interest you.

With so many good uses for this feature, lets see how it can be done completely for free:

Setting up a free auto retweet system

The method we are going to do it involves creating an RSS feed using Yahoo Pipes for the tweets that we want to retweets and then feeding them to twitterfeed

If you are not familiar with Yahoo Pipes, than it is a web service tool that allows you to program small tasks over the internet on a GUI interface. The pipe that we created gets as an input any twitter public list, and returns as the result an RSS feed created from that list after adding the required ‘RT @’ symbol at the beginning of the tweet. The script also check that the full length of the tweet is no longer than 140 characters after adding the ‘RT @’ symbols. In addition, since we don’t want to spam our followers, the pipe filters the twitter list feed, and allow only one tweet for each unique user.

twitter list to RSS

If you want, you can use our pipe to create your own RSS from any public list on twitter, or you can ‘clone’ it so you can change it to better suits your needs (cloning a pipe will require that you will have a Yahoo Pipe account).

How should you use the auto retweet feature

To use our pipe: All you need to do is insert the twitter list name and the user name of  its creator into the textbox and hit ‘Run Pipe’, then ‘Get the RSS’, copy the link in the address bar and feed it to twitterfeed.

Here is a video that we have made that hopefully explains this in a much better way.

If you have any trouble using the script feel free to comment and I promise that I will do my best to help you. We should upload very soon a new video that explain how how you can tweak the pipe that I created so it can better soon your need.

Please use the auto retweet system very carefully, it can back fire on you in case you don’t know what you are doing. We certainly hopes that you will put it to good uses.

 

To your success!

Hezi & Adriano

 

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If you enjoyed this post about how to auto retweet, we would like to hear your thoughts, so leave your comments below. Do us a quick favor and share it with others.

Hezi Hershkovitz

Networker & Social Media Expert at SuccessHowTo
Onine marketer, social media expert, and all around great guy. Hezi coachs people on internet marketing and on how to make money from home.

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26 Responses to How-to Auto Retweet People On Twitter for FREE

  1. BahFeb says:

    How can I just do retweet without RT ?

  2. [...] have already mentioned TwitterFeed in our post How to Auto Retweet, where we explained how can we use the RSS generated by Yahoo Pipes and syndicate it back to [...]

  3. Maryonee says:

    I spend 2 hours on yahoo pipes as a complete newby without satifying result, then I found your tutorial and it works perfect, I was done in less than 10 minutes, thank you so much!

  4. I used your tricks but still I am not getting result.

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  7. SEOATOM says:

    Thanks for the info! You helped me a lot!

  8. Grzegorz says:

    I was trying this method but it seems to not work anymore… On TwitterFeed there appears a message on the last step of service creating “twitter does not allow posting of twitter feeds back to twitter”.

    Is there any other method to get the same result?

    • Hezi says:

      Thanks for the feedback. I guess that you are right. I am not using this strategy anymore. I will write an update in the post, so people won’t do the work for nothing.
      FYI, I don’t know of an option to do auto retweet for free, but I am using TweetAdder, and this software can do auto retweet.

  9. Hany says:

    I want to create a music twitter account, which can retweet my original twitter account (only tweets containing music), How can I do that??

  10. Yes I agree that automation makes things lighter also saves time and effort so you have time to chill. I must admit that when I do retweet I do it on its brick and mortar tactic and it eats time to read the I wanted to retweet and glad to know I’ve heard this kind of stuff.
    Thanks for sharing some useful information about it, its possible advantage and disadvantages, it would be a great help buddy!

  11. abdulrbutt says:

    Thank you for an awesome service

  12. eric says:

    The lists function on twitter does not allow you to add yourself on a list you created. Is there still a way to use the pipe solution above to retweet your own tweets? Thanks.

  13. jory says:

    auto retweet system yeah

  14. Vlad says:

    Auto-retweets can be highly useful due to a number of strong reasons. For example you may help your followers to learn about events from different points of view. Let’s say you can try to consider a football match objectively. Hence you follow official profiles of players, teams, sport reporters, experts, etc. One of the free auto-retweeting systems I know is Retranstwitter.com. You may just set this tool (or other similar ones) to pick up tweets referred to certain football hashtags, let’s say “#referee_error”, “#goal” or anything else. Once some new tweets matching these tags appear in your own feed, your followers will get automatic retweets. That’s simple…

  15. Ganna says:

    There is simpler way to auto-retweet – roundteam.co. I use it for auto-retweeting several blog writers. Since I started to use RoundTeam – I got all the updates about their new posts. Before this I regularly missed their tweets. If you are interested in auto-retweeting you should definitely give a try to RoundTeam. It retweets automatically anything you want (you can define @mentions, #hashtags, keywords or just retweet everything from someone’s feed). You have a choice from whom to retweet – from followers, those who are followed by you, particular Twitter users or from all Twitter. There are also several extra features – profanity filters, retweet from lists.

  16. Anirudh says:

    Thanks. This is going to be helpful as going to twitter everyday and tweeting and retweeting on my own takes a bit of time. Thanks.

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