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How does twitter rank replies on a tweet?

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by uncutu, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. uncutu

    uncutu Elite Member

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    Imagine a celebrity makes a tweet. It gets tens of thousands of replies, hearts, and retweets.

    A few of those replies will be ranking on top of the thread. What does it take to reach the top?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    You can retweet, like or reply to those replies too. The replies with the most or strongest signals get to the top. It's not a power order though. Since Twitter effed up the chronological timeline of the tweets and prioritizes influencers, nothing is in order. :)

    Timing can also play a role. If you're quick enough and you're able to reply to a tweet early and let's say your reply is remarkable in some way (e.g. funny, smart), the chances are that it will gain momentum by itself.
     
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  3. Dante12

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    You need likes and retweets to your reply, the more and faster - the better. Plus your accounts needs to have some authority. But as HoNeyBird said twitter a bit messed up lately so you never really know.
     
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