Grow your Twitter Following with these tips!
Twitter is the third most popular social media in the world, with over 310 million monthly visitors. With such a huge number of regular users on the site and app, who doesn’t want more followers on their personal or business profile? We are here to help you to grow your Twitter following in just a few clicks – Implement as many of the methods below as you wish and watch your following skyrocket while you sleep.
Complete your Profile
This is a major part of gaining more Twitter Followers that is often overlooked by many users. You could be tweeting the best content in the world, but without a completed profile you’re unlikely to gain many followers at all. For your bio, use no more than 150 characters – keep it short and include things such as what you do or who you are. This may seem blatantly obvious, but people like talking to other people, so using a clear cut picture of yourself on your profile is a great way to get more engagement on your tweets. Finally, do not forget to fill in the other details, such as your location and website – these will make it much easier for people to find you when performing searches.
Get Involved in Conversations
A large majority of Twitter users enjoy voicing their opinions, which can be very rewarding if done correctly. Firstly, you’ll want to find something worth talking about, that you have a wide understanding of. You can do this by checking the top hashtags, sites such as Trends 24 are perfect for this. Once you’ve found your topic, simply tweet your thoughts and use a relevant hashtag. If people agree with your statement, they are likely to interact with your tweet and also inclined to follow you. This is perhaps one of the easiest and most natural ways to grow your following on Twitter.
Follow People of Interest
For example, if you like to tweet about golf, make sure you are following as many golf related Twitter accounts as possible (Famous golfers, update pages, tournament pages e.t.c). This will not only ensure you remain knowledgeable about your niche, but will also help you to connect with users of similar interests to yours. This will lead to more engagements on your tweets, further increasing the amount of Followers you receive as a result – you might even make some new friends in the process!
Optimize your Tweets for Interaction
Constructing your tweets is clearly a very important part of using Twitter, but do you know how to optimize your tweets for great levels of interaction? Firstly, using relevant links and pictures can help you to achieve up to 3x more engagement than a stand alone text tweet (as stated by Twitter themselves). Asking for retweets is okay, research done by dummies suggests that including a short message such as ‘Please RT’ at the end of your tweet can help double your chances of receiving an interaction. Lastly, be selective about what you post – tweets that are either helpful, inspiring or positive tend to perform better than others. Share a positive quote with your Followers occasionally and see how well the tweet performs!
Promote your Twitter
Make sure your Twitter appears on your other social media – For example if you have a popular Instagram account, post your regular content but with your Twitter @ in the caption, you’d be surprised how many followers you could receive as a result. If you’re using Twitter from a business stadpoint, incorporate your account into your branding. Business cards, promotional flyers, even painted on the side your vehicles – the more places you can display your Twitter handle, the better. Also, have a ‘Follow me’ button somewhere on your website, why not make it easy for people to find your Twitter account? This can be as simple as using a WordPress plugin on your site, which takes minimal time but has the possibility to generate some big results.
Have a Pinned Tweet
Make use of the fairly new ‘Pinned Tweet’ feature, by displaying some content that says a lot about yourself. If you’re using a Twitter account for personal reasons, simply pin a tweet that has received a large amount of engagement, or one that you’re particularly proud of. For a business Twitter account, we would recommend pinning a tweet that includes your website link, which is how you will convert your Twitter following in to paying consumers.
Interact to be Interacted with
The last tip we will be sharing with your today, is to interact with others. If you see a tweet that deserves a retweet, go ahead and give it one! Once the notification shows up for someone else, they are likely to check out your profile and return the favour. When another user retweets your content, it will be visible to all of their followers, leading to a nice boost in exposure. If you do this consistently over time, you will receive an active base of Followers, which is the best type of following to have. Be careful to not be ‘over active’ – flooding the timelines of your Followers with retweets is a sure-fire way to lose followers, try aiming for 5-10 retweets a day.
There you have it – the top ways to grow your Twitter account, with no cost at all! Spend a couple minutes giving each of the methods above a try, then simply repeat whichever works the best for you. If you need help with anything mentioned, or simply need some Twitter related advice, feel free to contact us and our team will be happy to assist.