Twitter has taken over the world. What was once an easy social network for sharing short, scraps of text with others has become interwoven in all aspects of our lives?
However, we never said accretion followers and creating networking chances was an easy task. On the contrary, doing so requires you to craft an attractive profile, follow others and connect with followers, and constantly spew tweets that are actually worthwhile. Faith us, you are not going to gain many followers tweeting oath and ethnic slurs — at least we hope not.
Being famous on Twitter can help you market your business or advertise your blog. The most well connected users on Twitter have over 500.000 followers, and some even have over 1000.000. Most of those users were quite well-known before they started tweeting, but that does not mean you cannot climb your way to the top too! Some well-chosen, witty blogging topics and insistent self-promotion will get you very far.
1. Tweet Like a Popular Blogger
Twitter is a micro-blogging tool. It is essentially blogging in 140 characters or less in each Tweet. Commonly, the same guidelines for being a good blogger apply for being a good Tweeter. You cannot expect a blog with only three posts on random topics to entice many subscribers, can you?
• Select your topic
If you want to be prominent on Twitter, do not take their question (“What are you doing right now?”) exactly. It is more like: “What are you responsibility or expectation right now that will be interesting to a certain group of people?” The theme should be specific adequate that people know what to assume, but not so small that only 50 people would be interested in it. Initiate with only one to two primary topics or “tags”. Then get bigger as your Following grows. Read news feeds greedily for a piece you can spin into a good tweet.
Good bloggers link to other blogs. Good Tweeters retweet other Tweeters. Explore Twitter for keywords related to your topic. When you find an interesting one, hit “Reply” and add “Retweet:” to the starting, and post it. Not only are you shaping connections with other Twitter users, but you are also bringing good quality content to your twitter followers.
• Don’t be too superior for people
No matter how well known you are, or how hectic you are don’t be that person who thinks they are too excellent to reply to anyone. Take the time to answer each and every people who tweets you. Believe in edifice your fans and brand champions one commitment at a time. It’s incredible how one fast conversation or reply can make someone feel cherished and turn them into a brand champion or personal fan.
2. Follow Like a Spammer
The more people you follow, the more people see your name. If you follow too many people, you may look like a spammer, so it is best to try to keep the numbers fairly close to each other to evade scaring others away. Follow back people who decide to follow you, that are, assuming you have read their bios and you are sure they are not spammers, passionate users, and the like. Following other users will give them greater incentive to follow you in return. Publicity is more than half the battle.
3. Keep Your followers coming back for more?
There are some basic dos and does not that will keep your followers list from reduction. Use a service that notifies you whenever you are unfollowed. Examine your last few tweets – what did you write that could have turned them off?
Keep the following bits of advice in mind: Do not use services that allow you to auto DM. Auto DMs frequently cost you followers. Some people get their DMs on their cell phones, and an auto DM can be an annoying reason to have to check your phone, not to mention the cost that might be involved in receiving it. Do not radically change the content on Twitter after you have already established a twitter presence. People like consistency and followed you for a reason.
4. Ask Questions
One of the best ways to connect your followers and spark a dialogue is to ask questions. Keep the following tips and tricks in mind:
Recognize answers. If you cannot respond to each answer individually because there are too many, at least send out a general thanks.
Attach around to listen. Do not ask a question right before leaving your computer. If people respond, you want to be able to respond to them as quickly as possible, while they are at their computers.
Ask your followers to retweet your question.
5. Tweet Frequently, But Not Too Frequently
Every time you post an update, it shows up in the public timeline, exposing your profile to people who do not know you yet. At the same time, tweeting too frequently can irritate your existing followers and make it difficult for them to respond. Attach to one topic at a time and leave some time in between updates for people to respond.
6. Keep it short
Posting links and content is a great thing, but Twitter users are all about shortness, so be sure to shorten your links by using a redirect service. Twitter will automatically shorten your links using their built in T.CO shortened.
7. A picture’s worth a million tweets
We cannot stress enough how important pictures are in any social media platform, and Twitter is no exception. Twitter now displays images in timelines, and if you are not taking advantage of this you are missing out. An image attached to any tweet is sure to increase visibility and engagement.
8. Use a Twitter customer
A client can help sort the updates that you see by user, keywords, etc. For example, you might be following people all over your country, but you can create a list of users in your city, and use a client to see only their updates to get a glimpse of what is going on in your area.
9. be funny
Twitter users are more likely to get more twitter followers if they post funny stories, jokes and smart opinions. Self-irony is very catchy, too.
10. Assemble followers from other social networks
Use Facebook, instagram, YouTube etc. and invite your friends there to follow you on Twitter.
See what is going on between your followers and take part in their conversation. Use many hashtags and follow the trends.