5 Simple Steps To Get Good Quality Followers In Twitter
" No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it. ~Jean de La Bruyère "
Getting good quality followers in twitter is a slow and gradual process. You'll have to be patient to be successful. Here i'm going to explain 5 simple steps to get good quality followers in you're twitter. By good quality followers it means that the followers who are interested in reading you're tweets, will post tweets that will interests you and wont post any Spam contents or flood you're time line. Apart from these steps i'll be introducing some sites which i use to search for new users to follow and the once which i use to automate my twitter account.
Note that you'll have to be active in twitter for at least 3-4 days in a weak, ie to reply to you're inbox messages, reply to mentions and to re tweet some of the interesting tweets.
Okay here comes the steps.
1 Complete you're profile
This is the first thing you have to do to get good quality followers. If you're profile is in complete, it shows that you are newbie or a spammer or someone who doesn't use twitter much. so have a profile picture
- Upload a photo : Let them know whom they are tweeting to. You're profile picture gives you a unique identity.
- Change the header : Make you're profile look attractive and different from others
- Fill You're bio : Provide you're full name , location , website and write a brief and catchy bio. Utilize all the 160 characters . Don't include any # tags and links in you're bio. This step is very crucial because you wont be listed in twitter search unless you have a name, username and a bio in you're profile.
2 Promote you're profile
Do you have a website ? Or an account in any social network like facebook ? if you have one do not forget to link it with you're twitter account.
Be active, post some interesting and useful tweets. Share a links, ask questions and be interactive. Re tweet you're followers tweets, make them feel you are there
if you are having problems being active and posting tweets you can try Paper.li (link) , this is a site from which you can start you're own newspaper which covers topics which you specifies. It will tweet the updates of you're news paper on you're behalf. and mentions the contributors in you're tweets. By doing these you'll get more re tweets and few of them, whom you have mentioned will follow you back.
3 Follow the right people
Start following people with similar interests, so that you get useful and interesting tweets in you're timeline
- Use twitter search : Search interesting topics like sport and you'll see a lot of people tweeting about the same. Follow them, if they like you're profile and you're tweets they'll follow you back
Make it easy
Use Manageflitter (link) , you have both free and pro version available in this site. with the free version of this site you have an option to search for account using some key words in their account tweets etc, so you can easily find accounts with similar interest and follow them easily and it also have options to refine the search
Another useful tool which i use is Tweepi (link) in this site only premium members have option to search and follow the twitter accounts. Well in the free version we have options to
- Follow followers : In this you can find and add people with the same interests as you on Twitter by pasting the user name of a popular tweep with you're interest
- Follow friends :Do you have a role model you'd like to follow the people he is following? Just enter the @username of him and you can start following his friends
- Follow list :Many interesting lists are out there. you can select some users from this and start following them
4 Communicating with you're followers
Sending a message thanking them for following you is a best way to start a conversation with you're new followers and getting to know more about them. By sending DMs they'll try to know more about you and list you and look forward to read you're tweets. And wont unfollow you in the future.
So once you become friends you ask them to visit you're site or re-tweet you're tweet without making them mad. This method has helped me a lot , i was using an ads service Sponsoredtweets (link) through DM's i got to know that most of my new followers were interested to make profit out of twitter so i've introduced them to this site and through the same i was also able to make profit out of it.
yea i know its hard to send DM to all the new followers. So all you have to do is let IFTTT (link) do the work for you. All you have to do is create an account in this site (its free), find a recipe (you'll get to know about the technical terms used once you create an account) such as if some one follow you in twitter send a DM to him/her. Make sure that you read their replies when you get time.
5 List you're followers
Listing is the best method to make you're followers understand that you are listening to their tweets. Apart from that you too will be able to categorize them . ie if you have multiple niches you can list a group of users in niche 1 and others in niche 2.
If you are using IFTTT this process will be very easy. You can find recipes to do this too. It have a recipe to list you're followers while they follow you, so if you follow people you are interested in bike you can list them in list-bike.
Wondering how listing will help you ?
You can do an occasional shout out to you're followers. Since you have listed them all you have to do is go to LazyShoutOut (link) from which you can shout out to all the tweeps who are listed in the selected list. By doing this they'll get to like you more and most of them who are mentioned in the tweet will re-tweet it. Which will make you exposed to their followers.
A thing to remember
As i told in the intro you'll have to be patient to get quality followers. By doing the step 3 you will be following lots of tweeps, okay lets think that you are having 0 followers and 0 following in the starting stage. after doing step 3 it will be like 0 followers and 300 following. wait for 2-3 days your followers count will change from 0-150 or less on third day you can un-follow those who are not following you using tweepi or manageflitter ,so that you're followers to following ration will be fair. Make sure that you un-follow inactive tweeps from you're account once in a while.
Once you get a lot of followers the thing you have to remember is to be active in twitter and not to be a spammer. Once listed as a spammer you'll start losing you're followers. And getting a follow back from users with more number of followers is less.
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