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How to Get More Followers by Following Others

Updated on March 18, 2019
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Hello! I am a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful children who keep me very busy.

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How Do I Get More Followers?

So, you've written a great article and you push the submit button. Some thoughts cross your mind. Will anyone look at my article? Will they find my article interesting? Will this article bring in more followers?

You check the status page every couple hours at first to see how many people have viewed your article. Sometimes it's a lot, but usually it is a fairly small number. What happened? How can I get more viewers?

One answer is to get more followers. I know what your saying, the only way I can get more followers is by getting them to read my article in the first place. This article will teach you how to get people to read your articles and become followers.

Follow Others On Social Media Sites

One of the quickest, easiest ways to get followers is by signing up to Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

There are millions of people on these sites looking for information that you can give them (at least some of them).


Find Others With Similar Interests

Find others that you find interesting on each of these social media sites and follow them. Start "sharing" to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest each time you submit an article. It's easy to do! Look below or off to the side of the article. You will see small buttons that are symbols for Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Of course, you will need to sign up for a free account to each of these social media sites before you can share on them.

Once you are a member of each of the social media sites, just click on their button to share your article to them. Since your article will be available for so many others to see on these sites, you will gain more exposure.


Find Others Who Have Questions That You Have The Answer To

Think about what your article is about. Is it about allergies? Find allergy groups in the social media sites and start answering questions or giving some helpful information that you may have. Remember, you don't want to be overbearing and start posting tons of links back to your articles.

If someone asks a question and you have the answer in your article, you could write a brief answer and then put a link afterwards to your article and let them know that you wrote an article about the subject and that the article has a lot more information about the subject if they would like to read it. Remember, don't be pushy, because you could end up getting yourself banned from groups or sites.


Peak Hours From Coast to Coast

Publish Your Articles During Peak Hours

The best time to publish and share your articles to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are during the peak hours. Peak hours are the hours when the social media sites see the most traffic. Peak hours are 9am, Noon, 3pm and 6pm. If you are in the United States, plan on publishing and sharing your articles between the hours of 9am and 6pm.

If you want the most people to see your article, share it during those hours. You may get more followers just because you push the publish button during a certain hour!

Find People With A Lot Of Followers

Look through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Find people or groups that you find interesting. Now look at how many followers they have. If they have a lot of followers, you will also want to become a follower of theirs.

Once you become a follower, then you can write them a note, answer a question for them or add your input to the dialogue. Your name will pop up in their posts and everyone who follows them, will also see your name and comment.

This is a great way to get your name out there. If someone finds your comment interesting, they may click on your name to find out more about you.

If you have been sharing your articles to social media sites, they will see your articles. If they find your articles interesting, they may become a new follower!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Melanie Casey

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    • younghopes profile image

      Shadaan Alam 

      5 years ago from India

      thanks for the hub, it has some valid points to ponder about

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      writersandwich 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the solid advice. I've been trying to find similar hubbers for just that very reason!

    • caseymel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melanie Casey 

      5 years ago from Indiana

      I usually see an increase in traffic for a few days after I submit a link. I submit my new articles when I publish them and any updates on my blog. Sometimes I go back and look through my blogs and Hubs to see if there is anything relevant to the times (Like Mother's Day or allergy season) then I send a like from it to the social networking sites. That usually makes my numbers go up until that season is over. I hope this helps!

      Does anyone else have any tips to get traffic to their sites from social networking sites?

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      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      good advice. I always submit my new hub link to twitter, facebook, google plus but the followers are still a few. Where did I go wrong?

    • caseymel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melanie Casey 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for reading and commenting Jennifer!

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      Jennifer Madison 

      6 years ago from Lohmar

      Thanks for the tip about peak hours, I will keep that in mind when publishing articles in the future. Voted up.

    • Sonali Singh profile image

      Sonali Singh 

      6 years ago

      Nice article. I loved the thing about publishing during peak hours. I will definitely try it. Voted up

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      Heather May 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      great hub! I just finished one about linky parties and blog hops...its all about following others!!!

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      Shravan K Acharya 

      6 years ago from India

      nice hub. Very informative, thanks for posting

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