Sunday, January 5, 2014

38 Easy Ideas To Rapidly Multiply Twitter Followers

1. Tell People They Should Follow You On Twitter

You can do a twitter experiment on your blog like:“you should follow me on twitter here“ 


You will Discover that the click through rate improves significantly.

2.Link to Your Twitter Name in Your Email Signature

With every email you send you have an opportunity to link the recipient(s) of your Twitter profile.


 You can use a cool email signature service that includes a twitter icon in my email signature.

 If you don’t want  to include an image link you can simply use a text link that says you should follow me on Twitter here. 

3. Tweet Awesome Content

If you can get more retweets you can get more followers.  







Every retweet you get should help you net a few new followers.  

How many new followers a retweet gets you depends on who retweets you.


Share awesome content you will get more retweets, and more followers. 


When people visit your Twitter page and see that you are tweeting awesome content they will see the value in following your stream, and will be more likely to follow you.

4. Use Twiends.

Twiends is a powerful Twitter marketing and connection building program.  


I have used Twiends to build hundreds of relevant connections and I highly recommend it.

They have created a comprehensive guide explaining in detail which features of the program are useful, and how to use them for maximum effect.


5. Reach Out to Your Followers

This can be something as simple as an automatic bubble tweet saying hello.


Even just  to send a message saying “Hi, thanks for following” to introduce yourself to new followers will help you keep more of them. 


Use auto-dm’s with caution; don’t use them to send a spammy link, instead try to spark a real conversation and connection with a friendly hello.


I dont recommend the use TrueTwit Validation much, it may work but many people would sooner unfollow you than going through the cumbersome process of validating you as a “True twit.”

6. Carefully Include Keywords in Your Bio

The more details you can include in your bio, the better.  


Some Tools allow people to search and find people to follow based on the keywords in your bio.


Try to include keywords that both describe you and the content you tweet about.

7. Use #Hashtags in Some of Your Tweets

Hashtags can help people find your tweets through trending topics, and Twitter search.


#Hashtags are not so pretty to look at times, so use them sparingly and carefully.  


Some people hate them and will unfollow you if you use them all the time. 


#AvoidStupidLongHashtags Though !
 

#Hashtags do open your tweets to other tweet streams, so using them when you are starting out
can open your tweets up to a larger audience than just your followers.

The more people that find your tweets, the more people find (and follow) you.

8. Tweet Cool Pictures

People like to see and share cool and nice pictures, They get attracted to pictures easily.


Pictures tend to retweet well, and the more retweets you get the more followers you can potentially get.


A few cool Twitter photo sharing tools include:
 

    TwitPic - TwitPic lets you share photos on Twitter

    Instagram – iPhone photo sharing service. Won app of the year from Apple.
 

    Tweetphoto - Photo sharing made simple
 

    Yfrog - Share your images and videos on Twitter

9. Be Funny

Laughter is the best medicine. Funny and witty tweets retweet very well. 


check out favstar for some of the funniest tweets. @Badbanana and @shitmydadsays are always good for a laugh.


10. Retweet Others the Classic Way

The best way to get on the radar of others is with a retweet in the classic style, rather than the new style.


 



A classic retweet is when you start the tweet with RT and their username, for example:
“RT @Garin: 50 Innovative Ways to Get More Twitter Followers – http://twittertoolsbook.com/how-to-get-more-twitter-followers/”


Doing this causes your retweet to show up in their mention stream, which is more visible than retweeting in the new one-click style.

11. Unfollow People Who Don’t Follow You
 

For those who don’t own a Twitter marketing program like Crowdfireapp.com there is also another free alternative called ManageFlitter or Commun.it  that creates a list of all people who don’t follow you, analysis and makes it easy for you to unfollow them.

12. Email Your Contacts and ask The to Follow You

Send an email to your existing contact list letting them know that you are on twitter, and that they should be following you.


One way to do this is to use an emboldened post-script in any newsletters you might send.


For example: 


P.S. Follow me on Twitter @STAYJID2000

13. Tweet During Peak Times

Tweet during peak twitter traffic times.Check out this post I wrote about everything you need to know about timing your tweets so you can get your tweets more exposure.


The more exposure your tweets get the more followers you will pick up in the process.

14. Participate in Trending Topics

Trending topics are visible to thousands of people at once.


Participating in a trending topic can give your tweet more exposure than it normally would.


With more exposure your tweets have a better chance of spreading, and this can net you a bunch of new followers in the process.

15. Follow Highly Relevant People

The more relevant the people you follow are, the better the chance is that they will follow you back. 


Target people to follow based on the keywords they use in their bio, or in their tweets.

The best way to ensure you are building relevant connections is to check out people for yourself.

16. Engage with Twitter Giants

If you can engage Twitter Giants, you can potentially get a large amount of exposure if they respond to you.


Your chances of getting the attention of a Twitter Giant grows as your following grows.  Be persistent.  


Get them on lists and tweet their original content.  Mention them for #FollowFriday.


I engage with Twitter Giants on a regular basis and I’m sure that if you keep trying you can do the same.

17. Use a Tweet Button in Your Blog Posts

Sites with twitter share buttons installed get seven times the twitter mentions as websites without them. 


Twitter already launched their official tweet button, and I recommend you use it.


If you install this button into your pages or posts manually you can also choose to have the button recommend people to follow after a  tweet is sent.


If you are running a self-hosted WordPress blog the best plugin for integrating a tweet button and other social buttons is Digg Digg.


Digg Digg is the plugin that installed the social sharing buttons that follow you as you scroll down this page.

18. Do a Charity Promotion

Drew Carey (@Drewfromtv) is paying $1 for every follower he gets, up until 1,000,000 followers.


This strategy has netted him over 600,000 followers already, and plenty of publicity.

19. Create a Great Looking Twitter Background

Most people still use the web based version of Twitter, which means they will see your background when surfing to your profile. 


If you take the time to create a custom Twitter background people will notice and you will get more follows as a result. Google Check the tool Themelon for millions of color combinations.

20. Pick a Short and Memorable Twitter User Name

The shorter your username the better.


Many people still use the classic style retweets, so having a shorter username means that more people will be able to retweet your tweets.

21. Tweet Often

When I met @unmarketing he told me the month he became really big on Twitter he tweeted about 10,000 times. 


By tweeting all the time you might piss a bunch of people off, but the ones who don’t unfollow you will be much more familiar with you, and will be more likely to retweet you.

How effective this strategy is depends entirely on what you tweet about, of course. 


The more you tweet, the better chance you have of your tweets being seen by people who do not follow you yet.

The more recent your tweets are, the more relevant it will seem for someone to follow you.

22. Run a Contest

 Running a successful Twitter contest is a great way to attract new followers. Offer a good prize and make sure you clearly communicate the rules of entry. 


If your prize is related to your brand then it can also help find targeted followers who are interested in your area of expertise.

Be creative! Try giving away an experience, a vacation, a meeting with a celebrity. 


Contests draw attention! 

Offer multiple prizes, including a grand prize, 3-5 mid-level prizes, and as many small prizes as you feel like.

Set a hashtag for your contest like#mycontestisawesome or #winmystuff, and include it in every tweet about your contest.


Launch your contest through Twitter and any other mediums you are using. 


Blogs are great at driving contest traffic, because they can explain the prizes and rules in greater detail.

You can use that as an inbound marketing vehicle for your website and award prizes based on who drives the most traffic back to the contest page, thus helping it spread virally!


 Get contest entrants to use bit.ly links which have built in analytics, so that you can track who sends the most traffic.

23. Use Twitter in Your Blog Comments

When replying to posts on other people’s blogs, leave your Twitter name in your reply.


If you are commenting on a disqus comment system (like the one in this post) you can click a twitter icon and share your comment on Twitter.

24. Interact

This is something many new users miss on Twitter. 


Twitter is not simply a medium to broadcast like television or radio, although some people do drop the ball and use it this way. 

 Twitter is meant for both broadcasting and interaction.
Answer back to people who tweet you. People who talk to you will be much more likely to follow you. 


Whenever someone tweets or retweets me I check to make sure I am following them, and I imagine that many other people check this out as well.

25. Install a Twitter Follow Button


 The official Twitter follow button makes it easy for people to follow you directly from your site.

Installing a Twitter button is really easy, it just takes copying and pasting the code, and inserting your username.
 

  I have a twitter follow buttons installed into the top part of this blog, feel free to use them if you want to see how they work. 

26. Add Yourself to Twitter Directories

There are directories like Twellow.com, wefollow.com, Commun.it and several others where you can add your Twitter profile and get more followers.
 

Wefollow is an especially helpful Twitter directory because it is the largest directory on the web.

There are dozens of directories of Twitter users online, including Twiends, WeFollow, and Twellow, and more.


Add yourself to as many directories as you can find under the proper categories, and you will begin to see some users following you from these sites.


When someone follows you through one of these directories you will receive a notification email from Twitter – if you have these turned on. In these notifications you can see which directory they followed you through.


If you’re using Twitter Marketing software like TweetAdder you’ll want to turn these notifications off because it gets annoying with a few hundred daily emails from Twitter.

27. Write Articles and Place your Twitter Name in the Signature Box

Write articles on your topic of interest and place your Twitter name in the resource box. 


Submit these articles to places like EzineArticles.com and GoArticles.com.

28. Install a Twitter Widget into Your Website

 Did you know that you can add a Twitter widget on LinkedIn Premium that will display your recent tweets? 


There are many places online that will allow you to display a list of your latest tweets, and these widgets are a great source of new followers!


You can get an official custom Twitter widget that works on any site where you can add custom code!
 

You can also try publitweet widgets to embed Twitter stream into blogs, since they are powerful and import not only tweets, but also a preview of the content that was shared if a link was tweeted. 

29. Link it Up

The more links you have to your twitter profile the more ways there are for people to follow you!


This means online and offline, put a link to your Twitter profile everywhere you can.


Link to Twitter from Facebook, from your blog, from your guest posts, from your videos, in your email signature, and anywhere else you can think of.


Usually if you just put an “@” sign in front of your username people will understand that you are listing your Twitter name.



30. Write a Guest Post

Even if you don’t have a blog of your own, you can easily gain notoriety and followers by writing posts for other blogs. 


Running a blog is hard work, and most people and companies welcome well written posts to give them a break.

If you do score an opportunity to guest post, link to your blog if you like, but be sure to link to your Twitter account as well. 


If you are interested in writing a post for this blog contact us and let us know your idea for a post!

31. Do Podcasts

Podcasting is a great way to get attention, it showcases your expertise, and helps build an audience.
 

Creating your own podcast is simple. All you have to do is download a program such as Audacity (or, if you’re on a Mac, GarageBand works well.)

Record your audio, edit out long pauses or background noise, and make sure to mention that people should follow you on Twitter!
 

32. Do customer support through Twitter

Now, we’re not suggesting you throw away your help desk, but add Twitter as a support channel. 


You may find that users are already tweeting questions at you. 

Most good help desk software already offers Twitter integration.
 

Some people like posting support questions via Twitter, as they feel the public nature of it will lead to a faster response. 

Some prefer using private channels and may not use Twitter, but adding it will win you some new followers providing you offer good timely support through it.

33. Integrate Twitter with Your Videos

People love to watch videos. 


Creating video tutorials for your area of expertise is a great way to get exposure for yourself, and your Twitter presence.

Place your Twitter username in various places in the video, and you can even use a watermark or video annotation so that your twitter username is constantly visible.


If you have a YouTube channel make sure to include a link to your twitter profile on your channel page.Offline Strategies for Getting More Twitter Followers


34. Put Your Twitter Name on Your Business Card 

Twitter promotion does not have to be limited to the online world.  Include your Twitter name right on your business card you will be able to get several new followers.


Don’t have your Twitter username on your business cards yet?  


You’re in luck Vista Print is currently giving away 250 business cards for free.

35. Give Away  Free eBooks


Few things say “I’m an expert” like being an author.
 

While print titles still have more clout with traditional audiences, eBooks like those for Kindle and other e-readers are gaining popularity.
 

If you’re looking to establish yourself as an expert, traditional publishing houses may get you the most notoriety, but self-publishing with a good public relations agent can get you similar results today.

Being sure to include your social media links – including Twitter – is a great way to allow readers to connect with your expertise after reading your book. 


Start by offering your Twitter ID on the inside front cover, where many bookstore shoppers will look for your bio; then include your information on the back cover, in the introduction, and throughout the book.

If you are willing to think outside of the box, you can even include your Twitter ID in the footer of every page.


 Even if they don’t follow you immediately after reading the book, they will subconsciously recognize your account in the future and be more willing to follow you if they come across your name again.

Several prominent social media celebrities even use Twitter to launch subsequent titles, so don’t overlook the possibilities here. 


The opportunities are endless!

36. Buy Twitter Followers

The fastest way to get new followers is by buying them. 


But I really dont recommend that Professionally .

37. Participate in #FollowFriday


Throughout the week keep track of the people who retweet and make a positive impression on you and reward them with a #FollowFriday recommendation.


More often than not people you recommend for #FollowFriday will return the favor.

38. Host a Tweetup


Most of the time, offline strategies involve people finding you offline and connecting with you online afterwards.
 

Tweetups allow you the opportunity to connect with Twitter users in person, even if you have never met before. 

Because the group of Twitter users that meet is often diverse you will likely gain at least a few new followers from a tweetup.

You can start a tweetup simply by asking around your circle of twitter followers. 


Offer to host the event at a coffee shop, restaurant, or even your office.

Create a dedicated web page or blog post for the event, a hashtag (for example, #mytweetup) so that users can follow the event, and encourage tweeters to share with their friends and followers as well.


You can gain large amounts of exposure from something this simple!

Article source From :RT @Garin 50 Innovative Ways to Get More Twitter Followers – http://twittertoolsbook.com/how-to-get-more-twitter-followers/

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