Without followers you are tweeting in the dark. To get anything out of Twitter you need people to be able to see your updates.
I wrote this page to help you get more Twitter followers, and to help you understand Twitter a little better
1. Post Interesting Stuff
This is by far the most important method of getting more followers. Be someone who is worth following!
If all you post is self-serving link after link after link then nobody will want to follow you. If you are interesting, and you post fun links, tweet about things you care about, AND your website links, people will follow you.
Don’t be a twitter spammer. Nobody will want anything to do with you. Be yourself, and have some fun.
2. Profile Customizations
Nothing screams “Don’t follow me!” louder than an empty bio, the default profile pic, and the default background.
Log in to your Twitter account and click Settings at the top, and work your way through all the customization options for your Twiter profile. The Account + Picture + Design pages are the most important.
3. Follow people
On Twitter the majority of people will follow you back if you follow them. Weird, yes. Useful, yes!
Because of this weird online social norm you can build your list of followers to be huge and gigantic simply by following a gigantic number of people yourself and waiting for them to follow you back.
For those people who don’t follow you back… simply wait a while and unfollow them.
4. Use a Friend Adder
Using a Twitter friend adder makes easy work of following and unfollowing twitter users. You can find just the right people to follow [people interested in certain things], and you can add them all in one go.
Then after a few days you can automatically unfollow all those people who didn’t follow you back [or everybody altogether].
You can use an automated twitter adder to build up a list of thousands of people with very little effort on your part, which makes this kind of software increasingly popular.
You can see my twitter friend adder reviews by clicking the Home link at the top of this page.
5. Trending Topics
On Twitter the popular topics that people are talking about RIGHT NOW are called ‘trending topics’. They are shown in the sidebar of your profile when you are logged in, and under the search box at search.twitter.com. Because of the prominance in the sidebar, lots of people click the links to read the latest tweets. And if you are there, on topic and interesting, you will probably get some followers.
Don’t be obvious though, and don’t just post the #tag in your unrelated message. Be real, authentic, and INTERESTING.
6. Have conversations with people
On Twitter you can send public messages aimed at specific people by using the @reply function. For example, one of my twitter usernames is www.twitter.com/mlmarticlezone, so if you wanted to send me a public message you would include @mlmarticlezone in one of your twitter updates.
If I reply to you, using @your-username, my followers will see that I have sent you a message. Some will click your username and check out your profile. And followers will follow
…and in Conclusion:
There are many more ways to increase your follower numbers than I have outlined here, but these are some of the quickest and easiest. Not to mention most effective!
Don’t under estimate the effect of customizing your profile, don’t overlook the power of an automatic twitter friend adder, and don’t forget to be interesting.
May the Twitter masses be yours.