10 Tactics to Increase Your Twitter Followers

A great way to generate awareness for yourself, your business or your brand is through Twitter. However, getting more twitter followers or people who actually care about what you have to say can be pretty difficult. Thus, I have come up with a list of 10 LEGAL strategies that you can use to grow your Twitter base.



1. Use Hashtags


Anytime you make a tweet, you can categorize it by applying hashtags to your post. Adding hashtags is a great way to make your post visible to a broader audience. Users can search various hashtags on Twitter and often times will follow you if they like what you have to say. You can think of using hashtags as a way of optimizing your tweets through the search functionalities on Twitter.



2. Be a Resource


When you post tweets, you want to be a resource to other tweeters by offering some insight or knowledge about a specific domain. If tweeters find you to be a good source for information, you will see your twitter following grow rapidly. You want to offer unique information that they cannot find elsewhere.



3. Be Personal


Twitter is all about engagement and posting quality information. While posting quality information will surely increase your twitter following, posting things about your daily life can surely engage users. Users can relate to personal experiences and often times are more prone to retweet your message. Anytime a follower retweets your message, you increase the chances of gaining more followers from their network.



4. Engage with your Followers


Do not just be a machine tweeting out messages all day. You want to communicate with others by providing input on their tweets. You also want to take the time to look through your feed and see if there are any posts that you would like to retweet. Retweeting messages encourages others to do the same while you show your followers that you enjoy what they have to say.



5. Tweet Often


You want to tweet often to increase your chances of gaining followers. However, never spam or post for the sake of posting. Only post when you feel the urge to share something with the rest of the world. Tweeting often gives other people a better chance of seeing your message and connecting with you.



6. Timely Tweets


There are certain time periods when Twitter users are the most active. If you have a home run hitting tweet, you might want to save it for these times to gain the best results. Based on various studies, the most active time for Twitter is around 5 EST. Using that study, you might want to save your best tweets for that time everyday.



7. Trending Topics


If you see a trending topic that you can offer some valuable input on, do not hesitate to do so. Trending topics are the hash tags that are the most active at the time and can be a great tool to increase your followers. If you can write insightful posts about trending topics, chances are you will get retweets or followers from that.



8. Interesting Bio


Before a tweeter can follow you, he/she sees your picture and reads your bio. While you can’t do much about your face, you can do a lot about your bio. You want to create an interesting and unique bio that explains your personality. A creative bio is a great way to capture more followers for your Twitter account.



9. Follow Others


Often times, people want all the followers in the world but don’t want to follow back. Following other people who may tweet about similar interests is a great way to increase your follower base. If you find someone else interesting, they too may find you interesting. By following others, you have a fairly high chance of getting a follow back.



10. Talk to the Big Shots


Twitter is extremely unique because it gives everyone the ability to communicate with celebrities, big shots or other famous individuals. Don’t be shy, feel free to tweet at celebrities or other famous individuals. Do not be disrespectful or hateful towards them but feel free to tweet about anything that may catch their attention. If someone with the certified blue checkmark does end up following or tweeting at you, expect to get a lot of followers from that.



Don’t become obsessed with trying to obtain Twitter followers. Take my advice above and over time you will see your Twitter base grow. Like most things in life, slow and steady wins the rice. Practice the proper etiquette on Twitter and the results will come over time.



Do you have any other tactics that have worked for you? Share your thoughts or comments below about this article.




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