Twitter if used correctly, can help drive quality traffic to your blog. Do these easy tweaks to increase twitter followers and leads.
Twitter has grown to one of the most popular social media where people with similar interests meet, share useful posts and websites, interact with experts or just follow the latest trends. According to the latest stats from Alexa, Twitter receives more than 317 million users per month and is ranked 7.
Twitter is the better tool for bloggers and marketers to drive tons of traffic to their site than Facebook mainly due to the fact,
Facebook is the people you went to school with. Twitter is the people you wished you went to school with.
The people you interact on Twitter are way more laser targeted and focused exactly towards the things you share. Chances of engagement and traffic to your blog are way higher than other social media platforms.
But just by joining Twitter and sending Tweets every now and then you are not going to reach anywhere, at least in the near future, unless you are some Celebrity or have a magic wand 😆 .
You don’t have to be a social media expert to get better on Twitter; you just need to apply some common sense about what you are doing.
Enough praising Twitter, let’s get to the main topic.
How to Organically Increase Twitter Followers
The main reason I used the term “ORGANIC” is because there are thousands of posts and articles all over the Internet providing various tricks and tips to increase twitter followers.
Moreover there are a lot more bots and services that would almost automate the entire process. Most of these tricks and bots only require you to have a working Twitter account and monthly payment for the services provided by the automating companies.
While some of these do work to a greater extend, it is not a recommended method since most of your followers came from paid service chances are higher that they will be mostly either bots, spammy accounts or multiple accounts by same person and is very unlikely to engage with anything you share.
But if you are looking for JUST A FANCY NUMBER TO SHOW OFF, then you may follow those unethical methods. Still a social media campaign based on blackhat methods and random tips are not going to help you in long-term.
The main difference between spammy methods and Organic method is the rate of engagement. While you may or may not receive less than 0.2% engagement from paid followers, organic method will guarantee engagement of 2% and above, a whopping 1000% increase.
These easy tweaks are not going to rapidly increase your following over-night, they are not some fancy tricks; but follow them and you will see gradual increase in your followers in the long-run. It is going to give your blog or brand a better image and a loyal targeted audience who will mostly engage with what you share and possibly give you leads.
1. Be an Active Tweeter and Tweet quality content
This is a no-brainer really if you need followers then you better be active on twitter. Posting regularly and mostly during the rush hours when maximum people are online will bring more exposure and visibility.
Another important point is the content of your tweet. It should contain something valuable other than random thoughts.
Give others a reason to follow you and share your content. Share great links, quotes or news you think might be useful for others. You are definitely going to increase your following and become more influential.
2. Add Twitter buttons on your Blog/Website
If your blog/website contains quality content then place Twitter Follow me buttons on strategic areas like on top of a post or the sidebar.
It should not be clustered between tons of blinking ads. Also don’t forget to add the Twitter button on your Contact page as well. Lots of people will connect with you on Twitter rather than sending an email.
Make sure to display your social presence with buttons that actually show your current followers, this will give you an authority which people are going to trust and will follow you and share your contents across.
3. Learn the power of #hashtags
Hashtags are used by most social media platforms to group together a bunch of people or what they share. Twitter also uses it in the similar way to group your Tweets.
Although you can most certainly make your own tags with whatsoever, it is highly recommended to use popular ones with lots of followers. And you are able to easily target to the special community of people who shares your similar interests.
Some hashtags like #SEO #inspiration #positivequotes #socialmedia #marketing are insanely popular and have a huge following. Learn to use #hashtags to your advantage, more people will see your tweets and are going to connect with you.
4. Follow others who share common interests and Interact
You will definitely find lots of people on Twitter who share similar interests as you, connect with them join in discussions and share ideas. Like and Retweet their latest/interesting Tweet, give feedback, ask questions and make it livelier other than tweeting every 1 hr like a robot.
The more you socialize and interact with others higher your influence will be. And chances of people retweeting your content and recommending you to their friends will be much higher.
5. Just Ask
Yes, that plain simple. Most people are actually afraid to ask readers, but sometimes people who came to read your blog may have never noticed that you had a Twitter account and you regularly update. So just ask your readers to Follow Me on Twitter Follow me and some of them will most likely follow you.
6. Thank people; Don’t be a douche
When someone followed you, mentioned you, liked your latest tweet or RT something make sure to properly Thank them, mention them and they will value it and will definitely support and recommend you even further.
7. Don’t Spam
Seriously, please just don’t spam. It is not at all funny but very annoying you will most likely ruin the reputation you just made and most of your followers will instantly unfollow you. Although twitter allows you around 1000 tweets per day, that is way too much. Keep it within the limit and Tweet useful and quality content.
8. Be Honest and Lively
Let’s get one thing straight. People who use twitter, just like you and me, they are not just plain dumb.
They also joined twitter for a reason, so if you even approach them with mere intent to use them, spam them with useless content or con them to join your mailing list people are probably going to understand. And will unfollow you or ignore you in the future and will be labelled as a spammer.
Even if your intent is pure marketing or quality traffic, don’t forget to have some fun and avoid spamming people, instead of posting about your marketing business all the time, share some valuable tips and methods others will enjoy.
9. Monitor Regularly
You need to regularly monitor what is happening on Twitter, you don’t have to be online 24×7 to do that. Check your Twitter Analytics and get a proper understanding how you performed, who RT/liked most of your tweets, Top mention, and tons more. Keep tab on everything happening on Twitter and make use of it to your advantage.
10. Use Twitter Events to your Advantage
Once you start using twitter for few days you will start seeing special event based hashtags on Twitter. One of the most popular and most used is #ff and #followfriday, every Friday these hashtags go crazy.
Make sure to properly utilize them and recommend your most valuable followers and important personalities to rest of your followers, and chances are most will reciprocate the favor and recommend you to their followers.
There are tons of other hashtags as well, learn them and use to increase your followers.
11. Use Twitter Trends
Using Twitter trends is an easy way to attract larger audience base and possibly more followers. Trends change pretty fast, and usually lasts from 24 hours to anywhere between 5-7 days.
If you want to take advantage of Trends then you must be ahead, start with the trends that “Just started Trending” and find topic related Images, Videos or GIF and tweet it.
You can even start a poll and might just get lucky. If you done everything right, there is a good chance your tweet will rank in Trending and bring you tons of new followers.
Final Words on How to Increase your Followers
There is no rule that you must follow back everyone who followed you, but if they Tweet quality contents and are worthy then by all means follow back.
And for those who stick with the follow/unfollow method; i.e. following 1000 people with hope they will follow you back and repeating the process over and over to gain followers quickly, I have just one thing to ask you.
Do you really want followers who stay with you just because you followed them back?
Twitter can be used brilliantly to gain lots of quality traffic and possible leads, Always remember to treat your followers nicely and not to take them for granted and if you apply some common sense to it and interact with people then within a very short time span of time you will gain true loyal audience who are more than happy to engage and share with your contents.
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