Be honest, it feels good to get a new Twitter follower. In many ways it’s like making a new friend. Someone who clings to your every word (or tweet) and takes what you say to heart. You could pay to get followers fast, but what’s the point of having a lot of followers if they aren’t engaged? The following tips on how to get Twitter followers require a long-term commitment, but should provide you with engaged followers who interact with you on a daily basis.
1) Upload a high-quality profile picture or logo.
No one likes to see the Twitter egg profile pic. Adding a photo of yourself or company logo lets the user know who they are engaging with.
2) Be certain your bio is updated and accurate.
This is one of the first spots users check (even before your tweets) so it makes sense to capture their attention here. Keep it short and informative and don’t overuse hashtags.
3) Tweet good content.
This goes without saying, but I said it anyway. Share interesting articles related to your industry, company news, and inspiring quotes. The sky’s the limit here so get creative!
4) Tweet regularly.
I mentioned that getting new Twitter followers is a lot like gaining new friends. Well, you’ll never get a new friend if you are unpredictable and distant. Twitter works the same way. Make sure you’re posting on a regular basis so users (potential friends) know you are there for them!
5) Follow the right people.
It’s tempting to only follow celebrities to see what the newest gossip is. Unfortunately that won’t do much for your business! Follow industry experts, customers, and even competitors. By doing this, you’ll stay up to date with topics and get to see what your competition is up to.
6) Make follow Friday a part of the plan.
Follow Friday is a great way to connect with other businesses you support. Be sure to mention why others should follow a particular person or business and slap a #FF in the tweet to let them know you mean business.
7) Participate in Twitter chats.
Twitter chats happen all the time and they’re pretty easy to get involved with. Keep your eyes and ears open as you browse your favorite websites to see if they plan on hosting a chat. When they do, get involved and add to the conversation.
8) Use hashtags consistently.
You don’t always need a hashtag in a tweet, but it usually won’t hurt anything. Do periodic searches for popular hashtags and use them when appropriate.
9) Add Twitter icons to your website.
This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning. By having a direct connection from your website to your Twitter page you’ll make it easy for visitors to get connected.
10) Add Twitter icons to print media.
This may not have a huge impact on growing your Twitter followers but it can’t hurt. Add the logo (and handle) to business cards, fliers, etc to help increase your exposure.
There’s no perfect way to explain how to get Twitter followers. These ten tips are just some of the ways I know to make it work. They require long-term commitment, but I think it’s worth the wait.
What advice do you have on how to get twitter followers?