Get Genuine Followers on Twitter! (Quick Tips)
1. Link Your Account.
If you're connected enough to have a Twitter account, then chances are you use all kinds of other Internet outlets. You need to use every one of these to help promote your Twitter account. Post your Twitter information on your Facebook page. Post it on your blog. If you have accounts with Digg or a resume profile on LinkedIn, use those as well. You should even include your Twitter information as part of your e-mail signature. These are all essentially free ways to advertise whatever you bring to the Twitter table. Combine this method with some or all of the other nine tricks and you'll be one step ahead in trying to lure followers to your account.
2. Optimize your Twitter Profile.
After you narrow down your niche, the next step is to make sure that your twitter profile is optimized. This means having a profile picture (a real picture of you and not an icon or animal), a good description about what you do including the hashtags you have selected to target.
If you take a look at my profile you will see that I have a small description of what I do and the hashtags I am using so that everyone that will check my profile will understand what to expect from me in terms of tweets.
3. Interact with More than Just @mentions.
Use Search Agents to perform ongoing searches running for industry terms and mentions of your brand. When you see a new Tweet come in, follow or otherwise interact with the user that tweeted it. We recommend making your searches as specific as possible so that you're only interacting with users that will care about your content.
4. Follow a Regular Tweeting Schedule.
As mentioned above, consistency matters. If you always tweet at the same times every day, your audience will know when to expect your tweets in their feeds and when to check your account.
For instance, maybe you publish a new blog post every morning at 7 a.m. You could also schedule a tweet at the same time to announce your blog post and convince people to click through.
If you’re consistent enough, people might visit your Twitter account at that time to find the link to your latest blog post. And if they don’t want to miss your blogs, they’ll follow your Twitter account to make sure they don’t miss your content.
It’s easy to go overboard here and become too robotic. There’s room for some variation on Twitter because feeds move so quickly. Experiment with different frequencies to find out which gives you the best engagement with your audience — and which attracts more followers.
5. Pin a Post to the Top of Your Tweets.
Don’t forget that Twitter is not just about gaining followers but about your blog. To get your content to be seen more, pin your latest or favorite tweet from your blog to the top of your profile.
This way when someone checks out your feed, they’ll see exactly what you want them to see and be more likely to retweet your pinned content, which shows up first.
6. Use Hashtags.
Hashtags are a magical, magical thing. They can be used to be sassy, to further explain a point, or to put more eyes on your tweet. Using hashtags that are trending is a great way to get more readers because your tweets will come up if someone else is searching for that particular tag. It’s also nice to be a part of the conversation and to get the opportunity to connect with people who may have similar interests or opinions as you.
It is entirely possible to overdo it with hashtags, however, especially on Twitter. While it may be fine to attach 10 or 15 hashtags to a post on Instagram, you should keep it to one or two on Twitter. Don’t #hashtag everything #in #your #tweet. Not only does it make your tweets hard to read, but no one is going to be searching for most of these terms and it could end up making you look ridiculous. Tweeting about trending topics can help you build your audience, but if nothing really strikes your fancy, you can always try making something up on your own.
7. Tweet About Newsworthy Stats, Figures, and Information.
Tweets don’t last very long. Unless they go viral and get tweeted thousands of times, they disappear from feeds almost instantly. That’s why you have to grab attention. If you share newsworthy information, you give people a reason to take a second glance.
However, that doesn’t mean you should comb Google News for any breaking developments CNN might publish. The newsworthy information you share should relate specifically to your industry.
8. Know when to Tweet.
You’ll certainly get some readers if you’re constantly tweeting at 3 a.m., but you want more than just some. Twitter, like most social media sites, gets the most traffic at 9 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. for fairly obvious reasons. These times directly correlate to when people are going to work, on their lunch break, and leaving work. This is when people are most actively checking their phones and computers.
Another handy trick is to pay attention to tweets that get the most engagement and retweet them at a different peak hour. This ensures that followers in other time zones can still see your content, and is a good way to cover your bases. We don’t recommend doing this with every tweet, or even most of them, but every once in a while this may give you the attention you’re craving.
So, go out and try some of these tips! If they don’t work right away, just stick around, post, and interact with things you like. Sooner or later, people will follow.