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Get MORE Facebook Shares by Using These Words in Your Posts

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Get_MORE_Facebook_Shares_by_Using_These_Words_in_Your_Posts-lsget more facebook sharesYou've heard the old saying:

Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but Words will never hurt me....

This might be true on the playground, but it's not true when it comes to Facebook posts... and tweets... and blog headlines.

The words you use (or choose not to use) are incredibly important -- especially if you want people to share your posts.

Luckily, our friends over at ShortStack & SociallyStacked have gathered some great info from varying sources to come up with the top words to encourage shares.

They even created an awesome infographic to display the data (shown below).

You'll Get MORE Facebook Shares if You Use These Critical Words

Let's break it down into 3 categories: Blog Posts, Twitter & Facebook

Blog Posts:

If you want people to share your blog posts, you should use the following words in your headlines:

  • Smart
  • Surprising
  • Science
  • Hacks
  • Hackable
  • Hackers
  • Huge
  • Big
  • History
  • Critical (notice how I used that word in the blog title!)

Twitter:

Retweets are the name of the game on Twitter. The only way I've seen quick growth of my followers is when others retweet my posts.

These words will get you more retweets:

  • Free
  • Top
  • Follow
  • Twitter
  • Media
  • Please Retweet (but don't beg)
  • Please
  • Retweet
  • Great
  • Post
  • Blog Post
  • Check It Out
  • Help
  • New Blog Post
  • Social Media
  • Social
  • How To
  • You
  • 10

Facebook:

Getting a post shared by your fans on Facebook is no easy task -- but if you use the right words & get shares, your page is sure to grow.

Try using these words in your next post:

  • Warns
  • Inspires
  • Unites
  • Amuses
  • Gives
  • Offers
  • Discount
  • Deals
  • Amazes
  • Advises

I can't guarantee using these words will get you see tons of shares on every post -- but using them certainly can't hurt!

Here's the infographic:

original_word-science

Your turn...

What words do you think get the most shares?

Do you disagree with any of the words in this graphic? Let us know in the comments below.

Scott Ayres
Scott Ayres

Co-author of Facebook All-In-One for Dummies and "Ambassador of Awesome" at Post Planner, Scott became addicted to social media before even MySpace (the first time around!). Scott handles training for the Post Planner app as well as Customer Support, Blogging and Social Media. He's been married for 21 years and has 3 kiddos who are his world! Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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