New Features Added To JustRetweet!

by Chris Fong · 37 comments

Hi everyone. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Chris and I am now in charge of running JustRetweet.com.

We just added some great new features today to the site, and this is only the beginning! Our plan is to make JustRetweet.com the best place for you to earn more social buzz for your content.

Let me summarize some of the major new features that were added to the site today.

Get More Facebook Likes – We now allow users to Like and Retweet content for credits. When you ‘Like’ a retweet, it will actually Like the url embedded in the retweet itself and post it to your Facebook wall. This is an awesome way to get your content in front of a huge new audience.

Submit Retweet Changes – Submit Retweet is now available through the Browse Retweets submenu instead of through Settings. Retweets are also now categorized to make it easier for users to find content they are interested in.

Browse Retweet Improvements – New filtering and search capabilities to allow you to find more interesting content that you are willing to share. You can now filter retweets by category, or search for retweets containing a specific keyword or Twitter username.


Faster Site Load Times – Previously, the site was quite slow in certain places. We’ve identified and fixed many of these performance problems so the site should load quite a bit faster than it used to.

Less Spam – We are constantly trying to keep JustRetweet as spam-free as possible. All new users are now being moderated, and their retweets will not show up publicly until they are approved.

No More Browse Websites – Nobody seemed to be using this feature much, so we decided to take it out for now. Currently, our core focus is to continue helping you get more followers and retweets (and Likes).

This is just Phase 1 of the improvements we have planned. We have some really great plans for JustRetweet so expect to see some really cool new features in the future.

So what do you think of these new changes? Please let us know in the comments!

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Karen August 22, 2012 at 7:16 am

Hi Chris, love the improvements, been able to categorise the tweets is a brilliant way of finding tweets that are keeping in with what my twitter followers like, also the FB like option is a brilliant idea. Two thumbs up 😉
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Chris Fong August 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Thanks Karen! Glad you like them!

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Nick Daws August 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

Hi Chris, and good luck in your new role!

In general I like the latest changes to JustRetweet and have noticed the faster speed of the site. My only criticism is that the current list of categories is very much biased towards internet marketing. A lot of my RTs are on other subjects such as freelance writing (not copywriting) and personal growth, and it seems a shame to have to lump them all in the ‘Other’ category.

One other suggestion would be to have a dedicated forum where JustRetweet members can ask questions, share ideas, and network with one another. I know you have lots of plans for developing the site, so I hope this may be one of those things that is in the pipeline.

Thanks again to you and everyone else involved with JustRetweet for an awesome service!
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Chris Fong August 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Hi Nick. Thanks for the suggestions. We do have a Personal Development category and I’ll definitely add a Freelance Writing category as well.

I hadn’t thought about adding a forum before, and while I know they are a lot of work to maintain, i’ll certainly put that idea under consideration.

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Simmeon August 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey Chris,

These improvements sound awesome. I expect more great things to follow.
The Credits for Like feature is a nice addition.

All the best running the show.
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Fabrizio August 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Hi Chris it’s a pleasure to meet you and may I wish you all the best with your new roll at JustRetweet. The Facebook likes feature is an all important addition to the service, I use the service on a daily basis and couldn’t be more happy with what you guys have done so far so thank you.
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Chris Fong August 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Thanks Fabrizio for the kind words. We need more users like you to help the site grow. 🙂

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Nick Daws August 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

Thanks for the quick reply, Chris, and apologies for overlooking the Personal Development category before. I expect to use that one a lot!

One thing I’m still not clear about is that at the start of your post you say, “We now allow users to Like and Retweet content for credits.” I can see the Facebook ‘like’ icons, but unless I’m missing something I can’t see any way of incentivising users to click on this. Is there a way of allocating credits for ‘likes’ in addition to RTs, or are we simply replying on people’s good nature where FB likes are concerned?
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Chris Fong August 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Hi Nick,

The incentive is that when someone ‘Likes’ a piece of content, they will also get the amount of credits you are offering. So someone can actually ‘Like’ and ‘Retweet’ the same content and get credit for each. And you will get your content promoted in both places.

So now when you submit some content, the ‘Maximum times to promote’ value takes into account both Likes and Retweets.

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Ehsan Ullah August 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Hello Chris,

Great to see you added some awesome features to JustRetweet. I’m a daily member of JustRetweet and am loving it.
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Chris Fong August 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Glad you like them Ehsan and I hope you keep using JustRetweet daily!

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Nick Daws August 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Thanks, Chris. I get it now!
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Ileane August 24, 2012 at 9:14 am

Hi Chris!! Congrats and awesome news about adding the Facebook likes. This is a feature I’ve been waiting for. Thank you!
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DiTesco August 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

Hi Chris. Congrats and thanks for the immediate improvements. I think that the introduction of “likes” and improving the sites speed is top notch and should definitely be a game changer. One thing that you pointed out which is very important, IMHO, is to filter “spam”. In the past, I have noticed many RT request that are nothing but sheer “sales pitches” and in some cases strange redirects. So, moderating the Tweets prior to them going live gets a “thumbs up”..

Thanks and if there is something I can do from my end.. do let me know 🙂
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Chris Fong August 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

Thanks Francisco! I really appreciate that we have users like you on the site. If you had any other suggestions you wanted to see, don’t hesitate to throw them my way.

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Nick Daws August 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Just a small suggestion, but I would prefer to see ‘order by most credits’ as the default rather than ‘order by most recent’ when browsing retweets. In my view there isn’t much point browsing by most recent, since you can see those anyway via your dashboard.
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Chris Fong August 28, 2012 at 6:06 am

Thanks for the suggestion Nick. Although, I was considering making a change to the Dashboard and perhaps removing the most recent retweets from there since it’s kind of redundant with Browse Retweets… But we’ll see, i haven’t quite decided yet.

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Nick Daws August 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

Thanks, Chris. Personally I’d still prefer ‘most credits’ to be the default, even if you can’t see ‘most recent’ on the dashboard any more. Recency seems of marginal importance to me, and I much prefer to see the best-paying current offers when I log in. But perhaps others regard this differently!
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Maisha August 30, 2012 at 2:14 am

Hi-

Sounds like a positive change. Increased variety for article distribution as well as for earning points are a welcomed change. Increased performance and no spam are also welcomed! However, you mentioned that website browsing was removed because no one seemed to use the function. I tried the function when I first joined. I browsed several sites and even tweet a few of the articles. However, no points registered here for browsing. Just as an “FYI” others may have encountered the same issue and ceased using the function for this reason.

Otherwise, thanks for the improvements.

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Gilbert August 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Thanks for this BIG move Chris. This is really a major improvement that marks the beginning of a perfect viral marketing. Thanks for this.
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Dr Kavita Shaikh September 7, 2012 at 8:12 am

Hey Chris, you have done an awesome job with justretweet. Hope to see more productive changes over time. By the way, I am wondering if clicking on FB likes for another user’s post will contribute to my justretweet score?
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Chris Fong September 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Yes, clicking on the Like button for user’s posts will increase the number of credits in your account.

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Nick Daws September 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I’ve found this a good way to quickly boost my credit balance, as you get the same number of credits for FB likes as retweeting.

I do find this slightly paradoxical, though, since one person may have thousands of FB friends, while others – like me! – have only a few dozen. I’m not really sure how much value I’m giving by “liking” someone’s message, therefore.

Ideally, it would be nice if you could set FB likes to work with FB fan pages rather than profiles, but I’m not sure if this is possible; in any event, I can’t see a way of doing it at the moment. I would if I could, as my FB fan page has hundreds of followers and is more orientated toward business users, whereas my profile is mainly seen by friends and relatives, many of whom are not involved in e-commerce.
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Justin Germino September 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The faster site load times were noticeable immediately, and the filters for the retweets were a much needed feature. Good job, I like the improvements so far.
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Lillian Leon September 11, 2012 at 5:30 am

Hi Chris

I’m newish to Just Retweet and so far I think it’s a great service!! 🙂 I was just wondering, as I couldn’t find instructions for it, are the Retweets on the dashboard are the only retweets available? There only seems to be 8-9 of them to choose from and when I hit ‘Reload’ it’s still the same Retweets. Is there another place for a bigger range of Retweets?

Thanks so much for your help.
Lily
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Chris Fong September 11, 2012 at 5:37 am

Hi Lillian,

Very timely comment! I never liked that limit either and I’m just about to introduce a new feature in a couple of days or so that allows you to see way more retweets in the system. This will be available from the Browse Retweets page when it goes live.

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Lillian Leon September 11, 2012 at 5:42 am

Awesome! Thanks Chris… looking forward to it!! Love your work! 🙂
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Shazida Khatun September 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

Thanks Chris @ I am fully new here , so till i have not tested all your feature.
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Sabrina September 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I’m new to this so I hope this is not a dumb question. When I select schedule a re tweet does it re tweet soon as I click on it or does it re tweet at some point in the future set by JustRetweet, or am I supposed to select a time for the re tweet. If so how is this done…Thanks

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Chris Fong September 20, 2012 at 2:12 am

Hi Sabrina,

That’s certainly not a dumb question! Currently, retweets get scheduled every 15 minutes.

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Anamika S September 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Hey Chris! I stumbled into this website just by accident. I must say that you have done a wonderful job with the site. This site rocks! Keep it up!
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Ivan Aliku September 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm

This is a wonderful addition. I just joined justretweet today and I really find a lot of interesting tweets out there. I hope retweeting many tweets isn’t spam on your site as I can’t control myself seeing wonderful stuffs by fellow bloggers. I will also check out this new feature cos I would also like my Facebook page to be extremely active with lots of contents.
Thanks for this initiative.
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Wasim October 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hi I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you for this service as I’m now finally getting traffic to my site because of this so cheers.
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David October 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi,
I signed in this site for earning some retweets. So, this “FB like” feature is really a wonderful bonus. Cool Features ..
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Haroun Kola November 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Thanks Chris
Are all RT we submit automatically given the preference of a “Like” button too. I see many RT with just the option to RT and not “Like”
How does that work?
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Chris Fong November 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Hi Haroun,

Currently, every tweet that has a valid link embedded in it will show the Like button. However, this is going to change in a bit as I’m about to introduce the Google +1 button as an option very shortly. When this happens, you will be given the choice of which additional promotion options (FB Likes, Google +1) to include with each submitted tweet.

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Haroun Kola November 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

That makes perfect sense, thanks Chris.
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