7 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

by Zeke Camusio October 22nd, 2010 

parkpop - pop concert in the Netherlands You want to get more Twitter followers. It sounds simple, right? Well, it is. Here are 7 sure-fire ways to grow your followers.

First though, I want to remind everyone that QUALITY matters more than QUANTITY. Unless you're racing to a million followers as a publicity stunt, don't loose focus of your real GOAL: getting more sales! Always strive for quality AND quantity.

Ask Your Followers to Re-Tweet Your Tweets
Teach your followers what re-tweeting is (basically, it's the Twitter equivalent to email forwarding) and ask them to re-tweet your tweets. This way, your tweets will spread to their followers, who then may follow you as well.

Add Your Twitter Link to Your Site, Blog and Email Signature
The more people who see your link, the more followers you'll get.
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Use HashTags
A HashTag is a keyword preceded by the pound sign. For example, people talking about gardening might include "#gardening" in their tweets so that others talking about gardening can find them. Here's a website, where you can find the most popular HashTags. Using HashTags is a great way to ensure your tweets get found, leading to more people following you.



Be Part of the Conversation
Following people isn't enough. You have to actively participate in the Twitter community. Help your followers by sharing tips, cool things you find, etc.

Follow the Authorities in Your Field
Put together a list of the people in your industry you admire. Then follow them on Twitter, re-tweet their tweets, and follow people who follow them. If you're sharing great content on similar topics, some of them will follow you back.

Go Multimedia
People love photos, videos and music; include them in your tweets.

Follow People Talking About the Things You Talk About
Use the Twitter search to find people talking about your field of expertise. Follow them. Most of them will follow you back.

 

What do you do to get more and better followers?

Zeke Camusio

Zeke Camusio is a serial entrepreneur, Internet marketing expert, published author, speaker and founder of an Internet Marketing Agency in Portland, Oregon.

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5 Responses to “7 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers”

  1. Frans says:

    You must be cautious with hashtags. Using too many of them and people think you're a spammer. That's because a lot of populair hashtags are used by spammers to get followers. If you contribute something to twitter, you'll surely get some quality followers.
    .-= Frans recently posted: Direct geld lenen zonder BKR toetsing =-.

    • Ruud Hein says:

      Very good point, Frans. In fact it's something Amit Singhal alluded to:

      While he wouldn't get into details, he said Google modeled this hashtagging behavior in ways that tend to reduce the exposure of low-quality tweets. "We needed to model that [hashtagging] behavior. That is the technical challenge which we went after with our modeling approaches," Singhal says

      Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. Keri Andino says:

    Super tips Zeke! I'm a huge fan of Twitter and use it to grow my knowledge base in my niche' ( Social Media for Businesses)
    I have another great tip to add to your list if you don't mind~

    Scan all of the going's on durin #FF's, especially those of the Big Kahuna's- follow those they are @mentioning (with your own discretion) usually these are other great Tweeps worthy of a follow!
    This method of following is a quick and easy capture that helps develop your base!

    @KnDino