Having Twitter followers does not simply cater to your ego; if you run a website or blog, Twitter will actually help you promote your pages or even promote your business. Irrespective of what you use your Twitter account for, getting more followers is something that all users secretly yearn. So, how do you acquire a bigger fan following? Here are five tips that may come handy.
Tips to get more Twitter followers:
Even if you are not using Twitter to promote your website or business, not all of your Tweets need to be bland or about trivial little personal things. The formula here is simple; if your Tweets add value to a reader, they will follow you. Don’t simply add numbers and links, but if you come across a piece of information that has amazed you, Tweet about it. The keyword here is ‘about’ because it’s better to share your reaction with the fact simply lifting the text off some other site. You can share some latest news or tips in areas you feel comfortable on.
This is a key aspect of maintaining any feed online, be it your blog or website or a social networking profile. Thousands of users start of really enthusiastically but then drop off. Let your followers know you are still maintaining your timeline by regularly Tweeting. Even if you Tweet as little twice a week, be consistent.
By this I certainly don’t mean post one ‘fun’ fact everyday; but adding a touch of humor, a hint of wit to your mundane Tweets will automatically attract more followers. If you come across a question, answer it and add your insights whenever possible. Even if you are promoting a service through your Twitter account, don’t copy paste answers from the company website’s FAQ. Answer in such a way that you would read it, if you didn’t have any obligation to.
Trending topics on Twitter are the hashtags that are ‘trending’ or being used a lot presently. Even when the trending topics don’t exactly relate to your feed, slide in a few interesting Tweets. This may lead to a conversation with other users, or simply lead them to your timeline. If they like what they read, you will possibly gain some more followers. Try not to stick a link to your website at the end of a trending topic Tweet unless it is relevant.
It’s a social networking website, so engage in threads with other users. You must remember, ‘followers’ in Twitter encompasses friends too. If you befriend Twitter users through conversations, they will most likely follow you. Be careful about sharing links; there is nothing wrong with it but don’t do it in every other Tweet. It looks like you are spamming and hey, isn’t the whole point of Twitter expressing yourself in limited words? Why seek help of some external text to emphasize your words?
Even though these tips are likely to help your get followers, don’t put in effort in your Tweets simply to gather more attention. Have fun writing your Tweets, join in conversations and you will easily attract more followers.
Author Bio: This guest post is written by the Amit Shaw, founder of Authority Blog iTechCode.
He is Young Entrepreneur From India and Twitter Addict – Follow Him.. Read his latest article on twitter : Top Twitter Tools