How to get more followers on Twitter guide:
- Start your own blog on your website and share posts to Twitter
- Share your Twitter account in other places
- Use Hashtags
- Post your tweets at the right time
- Tweet more often
- Tweet with images
- Share an infographic
- Video tweets
- Comment on other profiles
- Make your Twitter profile look more human
- Follow other people on Twitter
- Promote your Twitter channel on all your marketing material
- Tweet on weekends
- Reference users in their tweets
- Tweet quotes
- Do you have an email newsletter?
- Use the largest city in your area as part of your Twitter Bio
- Have a human face
- Location in bio
- Ask good questions on Twitter
- Share great content
- Add your Twitter profile to Twitter directories
- Add your Twitter link on the end of every blog post
Start your own blog on your website and share posts to Twitter:
Regularly share your blog posts on Twitter and people will be more inclined to follow you. Make sure you blog quality content to keep your current followers.
Share your Twitter account in other places:
This is bit of a no brainer but make sure you share your Twitter channel on your other social media platforms i.e Facebook, Instagram, GoogleMyBusiness, Directory websites and so on. You can also post your Twitter link on other peoples blogs after leaving a comment!
This is one of the most powerful ways to gain new followers on Twitter and even the other social networks in fact. A majority of Twitter users search for hashtags and if you assigned your post that particular hashtag, they will see it. If they like what they see they will follow you!
Post your tweets at the right time:
What’s the point in posting your tweets when everyone has gone bed? Be the smart one and post at 11am and then another at 6pm. You’ll be seen to more people and therefore more likely to get a follow.
Tweet more often:
For maximum engagement you should tweet between 3 and 7 times a day.
Tweet with images:
Images by far increases engagement 10 fold. There’s a lot of people out there that will simply scroll down their newsfeed and simply miss your tweet. Why not insert a photo? They are more likely to stop and interact with your content.
Share an infographic:
What is an infographic? An infographic is an image which contains information such as a chart or diagram including text. An infographic is laid out in such a way where it attracts the user’s attention. You’ll probably notice that infographic designers will use illustrations to grab the users attention.
Even better again, use video as part of your social media strategy. By 2020 it’s predicted videos will be used more than images and for good reason, they are more engaging.
Comment on other profiles:
By commenting on other Twitter profiles and giving something back in return will more likely result in a followback.
Make your Twitter profile look more human:
Who’s going to follow your Twitter profile if you haven’t got a profile and cover photo? No one, well let’s say you would likely get more following if they know it’s not a bot or spam account.
Follow other people on Twitter:
This is probably my popular way of getting followers. By following other people, there’s always a chance they will follow back. In my experience the follow back rate is approximately 10%. Find people that’s in your niche or location and follow from there.
Promote your Twitter channel on all your marketing material:
Get your Twitter link on your business cards, pens, car signs and everything else that you might use.
Tweet on weekends:
An obvious one but more people are likely to be at home over the weekend than in the week.
Reference users in their tweets:
Your users are more likely to engage with your tweet if you start tagging their name.
By tweeting quotes you are more likely to get a retweet and therefore more chance of getting a follow.
Do you have an email newsletter?
In your newsletter why not include a link to your Twitter channel? When users sign up to your newsletter on your website, they might not realise you have a Twitter channel.
Use the largest city in your area as part of your Twitter Bio:
You are more likely to be found on Twitter by using the largest town/city in your area as part of your bio.
Have a human face:
By having a photo of yourself as the profile photo, people will find you more trustworthy which will help you get followers.
Location in bio:
Make sure to include a location in the bio of your Twitter account, this will help users find you profile and therefore more followers
Ask good questions on Twitter:
By asking questions on Twitter you will generate engagement. When you have more engagement it will encourage users to return and share your content.
Share great content:
If you share quality content on a regular basis it will get shared across the network.
Add your Twitter profile to Twitter directories:
There are a number of directories out there which specialise in listing you
Add your Twitter link on the end of every blog post:
On every blog post you write on your website make sure to have a link to your Twitter channel. A great way of getting followers!
There’s plenty of other ways you can get followers for your Twitter channel. Have you got any of your own? Feel free to comment or let us know!