JustRetweet Adds Bump Tweet Feature

by Chris Fong · 14 comments

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After my latest round of updates last week, several of you noticed that the Edit Tweet function had gone missing. This meant there was no way to add more credits to existing tweets without resubmitting a new tweet with the exact same content. The downside of this is that you will often get retweets again from many of the same members who promoted your content before. Not exactly ideal…

Well the Edit Tweet function is back which means you can now add more promotions to your old tweets again. Still, there is the issue that older tweets don’t get the same exposure in the system that newly submitted tweets do.

So over the past couple of days, I’ve been coding up an “experimental” new feature which will now allow you to bump your tweets. A bumped tweet will go to the top of the JustRetweet queue, but will not be visible to members who have already promoted your tweet before.

This should give your tweets, especially the quality ones, a chance to get even better results that weren’t possible before.

Bumping Rules

Of course this would be complete chaos if everyone could bump their tweets at any time. So there are some rules in place to (hopefully) prevent this from happening.

  1. Only tweets that have been promoted more than 10 times can be bumped.
  2. Tweets have to be live for more than 24 hours before they can be bumped.
  3. Bumped tweets count towards your submission limit of 3 tweets in the last 24 hours.
  4. Bumping a tweet costs 100 credits, plus the credit cost of any additional promotions you want to add.

How To Bump Your Tweet

Under your Most Recently Submitted Tweets (Submit Tweet tab) you will see a new Bump tweet icon next to any of your existing tweets that are eligible to be bumped.

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Click on that icon for the tweet you want to bump and you will see a popup that looks like this.

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In this popup, you will see the tweet itself, plus how many promotions it currently has left if any. You can add additional promotions to the tweet if you want as well. At the top you can see the total credit cost for bumping the tweet.

Once you’re happy with your settings, hit the Bump It! button and your bumped tweet will be queued up like any newly submitted tweet.

My goal is for this new bump tweet feature to allow you to get more promotions than ever for your tweets. It’s hard to say what will happen to the JustRetweet ecosystem when you introduce a feature like this, but you never know until you test it out live.

If you have any feedback (good or bad) or find any bugs, please let me know and I can fix things.

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Karen @ Blazing Minds December 28, 2012 at 6:32 am

What a brilliant idea, it’ll certainly help out those articles that still have a lot of life left in them ;)
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Avi Jit (skyhitblog) December 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I really do like the new feature as well. It’s pretty cool. But I see that using the edit option we can’t change the no. of credits per promotion. Why?
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Chris Fong December 30, 2012 at 1:57 am

Hi Avi,

The reason you can’t change the number of credits per promotion is because allowing this makes it harder for me to accurately track promotions counts for tweets with the way the DB is currently structured. If it’s something people are really clamoring for, though I may change it.

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Nick Daws December 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Another useful addition, and I like the way it has been designed to ensure that you get tweets from people who haven’t promoted your message before.

My only reservation is that charging an additional 100 credits per bump strikes me as slightly “expensive”. I appreciate that you don’t want the system to be swamped with bumps, but I think a charge of 50 credits a time would be sufficient to achieve this. Just my opinion, of course!
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Chris Fong December 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Thanks for the feedback Nick! Yeah, my goal was to strike a balance and not have a ton of bumps in the system. I’m going to see how things play out for a bit though before adjusting things like credit costs, etc.

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Patricia Weber December 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

What a great idea. I’d been wondering about why the EDIT had gone missing. So many blog posts are really evergreen. This sounds like a great addition to keep this so. I was thinking the same as Nick with the credit cost – that 50 credits might be enough to both think about and act on.

Thanks for all your enhancements.
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Kevin Ocasio December 28, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hey Chris,

I think this is a great addition to the enhancements you’ve been making to JustRetweet. Great job man… keep it up :)
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Daniel Thorley December 29, 2012 at 8:48 am

Fantastic idea. Like other comments, I was wondering how to add more credits etc to edit older but still strong posts. My first thought was that 100 credits sounds an awful lot too. However, if you consistently take time to go through other peoples tweets to find good content to share in your social media accounts, then you soon build up a good bank of credits and the whole system should work well. By making this new feature too cheap could indeed reduce the effectiveness of the process. Much in the same way as too many people buying credits, rather than earning them may have a similar effect.
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Suresh Khanal December 30, 2012 at 2:44 am

The removal of edit feature was really a trouble. Glad to see it back. Thanks Chris for listening feedbacks.

And a huge welcome to the Bump feature. I hope it will add more value to the JustRetweet.
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Koundeenya December 30, 2012 at 5:03 am

Looks like an awesome feature. This will really help those tweets which have gone mute since a while.
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Ehsan Ullah December 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

That’s great feature Chris, I noticed it yesterday and I wasn’t sure what’s it all about.

I appreciate your effort :)

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Fabrizio Van Marciano January 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Chris, another great feature much needed, I had noticed that the edit feature was gone, great to see it back in action. I can barely keep up with your awesome updates to JustRetweet. Keep up the awesome work mate. All the best for the new year.
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Lisa January 22, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Thanks for clarifying Chris how much it costs. I wasn’t sure but have used it a few times. I like this new feature on JustRetweet.
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Sahil khan July 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Thats a great feature Chris, I am not sure how will it work but will try it out for sure. Thank you!

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