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Get More Twitter Followers - How To Get 101 New Twitter Followers (or more) Every Day For Free!

Updated on July 7, 2017

So, You Want More Followers?

So you want more Twitter followers and you think there might be some simple strategy you can follow to get them? Well, you’re right! Here is a simple strategy I have used to get 101 new Twitter followers (or more) every day, for free!

Twitter Power

Twitter Power
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First, The Basics:

Building a large following on Twitter starts with a few basics. First, do you have a profile icon? Twitter users are more likely to follow a real person, and having a picture of yourself will reassure them that you are one.

Next, have you filled in your bio? Twitter users are more likely to follow someone they know something about. Your bio lets other Twitter users know why they should follow you. It should include one or two categories of interest with which you wish to be associated (for example, if you are a writer you would want the word “writer” to appear prominently in your bio). It should also answer the questions: “Who am I?” and “What do I have to offer?” Use all the allotted characters you are given to write this description of yourself, but be sure to put the most important information first since the latest Twitter format does not always show all of this description in every view.

If you want Twitter users to follow you, don’t lock your tweets. Many Twitter users will not bother to follow you if you do because it annoys them that they will not instantly be approved as your follower. Are your tweets really so precious? If you don’t want the world to see your tweets, then why are you on Twitter in the first place? Don’t use validation services for the same reason; it annoys other Twitter users. Be a hands-on Twitter user and validate your own followers.

Don’t forget to keep doing what you are supposed to be doing on Twitter. What is your focus other than getting followers? Make sure your purpose is related to your interest category and that you are tweeting interesting content about it. Tweet often, but don’t clog or spam your Twitter feed. Don’t be negative or depressing; this will turn other Twitter users away from you. Tweet the content you want seen most at peak times. There are apps you can use, such as Flitter, that will allow you to find your peak times.

My Rating of the ManageFlitter App for Twitter

5 stars for ManageFlitter

The Strategy:

I have found a strategy that allows me to get 50% or more of the Twitter users that I follow to follow me back. The strategy is simple; I follow 150-200 targeted Twitter users per day.

What do I mean by targeted Twitter users? Basically, a targeted Twitter user is an educated guess. When you employ a system of targeting those that you follow, you look at key indicators to gauge how likely they are to follow you back before you follow them. The three key indicators are as follows:

1. Common interests – What do you share in common with other users?

2. Follow ratio – Do they follow or are they followed?

3. Recent activity – Is it likely that they could be on Twitter right now?

It is work to do targeted following, but the rewards are great. So, how do you target these followers, you may ask? To find out, let’s take a more extensive look at the three key indicators.

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The 3 Key Indicators:

1. Common Interests:

One of the biggest reasons people follow me back is because I follow Twitter users who share common interests with me. I use two methods to do this.

The first method is to employ hash-tag searches to find those users who identify most with my interest category. A hash-tag search will bring up a specific Twitter feed that contains every tweet that matches the term you searched for. By surfing this list of tweets, and visiting the profiles of the individual Twitter users who have posted them, you can find Twitter users who are interested in the same things that you are.

Pay attention to the hash-tags the Twitter users you have found are using in their bios and related tweets. You will find other related hash-tags this way, and the Twitter users who follow these hash-tags most likely also have the same interests as you.

You can also use the advanced search feature to find phrases for the interest you are following.

The second, and by far the most powerful, method I use to find Twitter users who share common interests are lists.

Once you have found someone interested in what you have to offer, look at the lists they have made or have followed. Subscribe to, or bookmark, these lists so that you can go back to them, even if you don’t follow the list maker. Subscribing to these lists has the added benefit of making you show up on their list of subscribers, thereby increasing your exposure to others. These lists are an invaluable tool for finding potential followers who share common interests.

Not only can you see what lists someone has made or subscribed to, but if you click the “member of” link on someone’s page, you can see what lists other Twitter users have put them in, and go through these lists as well. This is a great way to find like-minded Twitter users, and to find a TON of like-minded lists!

2. Follow Ratio:

Another thing to consider before following someone is his or her follow ratio. Do they follow more Twitter users than they have following them? If so, this is a good follow ratio. Do they have more Twitter users following them than they follow? If so, this is a bad ratio. I almost never follow someone with a bad follow ratio. For me to follow someone’s account, they must follow more people than follow them, or at least an equal amount.

3. Recent activity:

The fastest way to get someone to follow you back is to follow him or her while they are currently online on Twitter. One way to make sure someone is currently online is to surf the feed section of a list and see if they have tweeted recently. Another way to find Twitter users who are online, or who have been recently, is to go to each individual Twitter user’s profile on a targeted list. By visiting each profile, you can not only read their full bio, but can also see when they last tweeted. I follow only those who have tweeted within the last day or two. The more recently they have tweeted the better.

Hash-tags and lists can be used to find live feeds for Twitter users tweeting in your interest category. Adding Twitter users who are presently online leads to a faster follow-back rate. Followers of other Twitter users in your interest category can also be a good source of Twitter users to follow. So, make sure to go through the followers of those who follow you.

New Twitter Followers

New Twitter Followers
New Twitter Followers | Source

Follow Tips:

The following tips will give you a better chance of being followed by those you follow:

Follow Twitter users with a profile picture. Follow those who share the same interests as you. Check their follow ratio; it is good if they follow more than they are followed. Look at their recent activity. Unless they have followed you first, don’t follow those who have not tweeted for two days or more. Twitter users who are frequently online will follow you back more quickly. You can find like-minded Twitter users to follow by going through the lists of users who share your interests. Follow during prime times when more Twitter users are actually online; this can help keep you from hitting Twitter’s arbitrary follow limits, because the more users follow you back, the higher your limits become. I usually do not follow featured Twitter users since they are not very likely to follow-back.

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Follow-Back Tips:

Follow-back those who follow you. Interact with your followers and those you follow. It is not hard to follow-back like-minded Twitter users. Doing so will reap a multitude of rewards. Don’t follow-back fake Twitter accounts, spammers, and those you know you are not interested in interacting with. I block spam Twitter accounts. Having spammers as followers is just a waste of your time.

Unfollow Tips:

You are going to have to unfollow some Twitter users in order to grow your Twitter account and keep it viable. I use the ManageFlitter app for this. I unfollow Twitter users who don’t follow me back after a reasonable amount of time. I almost never unfollow someone who is following me.

Before unfollowing someone, I give them a few days to a week to follow me. If someone does not follow me back within a reasonable amount of time, it is an indication to me that they are not really interested in interacting with me.

I don’t like to start unfollowing until I hit my follow limit. This gives Twitter users more time to interact with, and hopefully follow, me, making it unnecessary to unfollow them. Sometimes Twitter users who have not followed me back will do so after I unfollow them because they notice that they have lost me. I just follow them back again once they do.

If someone I have been following unfollows me, I don’t take it personally. It is just a sign that they don’t wish to interact with me anymore. I go ahead and unfollow them as well to clear up more room in my follow limits.

The Illustrated History Of Twitter

Are Follow Limits Keeping You Down?

If follow limits are keeping you down, use lists to continue growing your account. By putting popular, highly followed Twitter users, which are in your interest category, into private lists that you will check each day, you can interact with these users whenever you see a good opportunity. Interacting with a big Twitter user will give you more visibility, thereby increasing your chances of being followed.

You want to be identified with your specific interests so that others will put you on their lists. Being a member of these lists will expose you to other Twitter users who may in turn follow you. Don’t forget to follow the list creators you find. List creators are more likely to put you on a list, increasing your visibility. You can find out what lists you are a member of by going to your “lists” page and clicking on “member of.” Search these lists for potential, like-minded followers.

Making lists, and being identified as a list creator, is a way to advertise your Twitter account for free. I create my lists directly in Twitter, but use the app Twitlistmanager to manage them. You should make lists that those in your interest category will be excited about. The more Twitter users you put in these lists, the more lists you will get put on by grateful list members.

Use hash-tags appropriately in your tweets. Hash-tags make your tweets show up in specific, searchable feeds on Twitter. This increases your visibility and your likelihood of being seen by potential, like-minded followers. Be sure to use hash-tags regularly, but don’t spam these feeds. Also, limit the number of hash-tags in your individual tweets. One or two in a tweet is good. Three is pushing it. Four or more is annoying and likely to be perceived as spam.

Make sure to tweet interesting content. Your followers are more likely to re-tweet interesting content to their followers, increasing your exposure to new potential followers.

Twitter Followers

Twitter Followers
Twitter Followers | Source

So, You Don't Want To Do This Forever?

What do you do when you are tired of building your Twitter account but still want to increase your followers? Follow up to your follow limit once each week. Make sure to follow-back your new followers each and every day. Once a month you can unfollow those who don’t follow you back. Keep tweeting interesting content and using hash-tags appropriately.


By following the strategy I have outlined above, I have been able to get 101 or more new Twitter followers each day. Even after discontinuing the strategy, I have continued to grow my account by following the other tips that I have shared in this article.


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    • Eric Calderwood profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Calderwood 

      17 months ago from USA

      Thanks, Stuart. I appreciate the compliment.

    • Entourage_007 profile image


      3 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      This is an impressive article, I currently have 3,000 followers on twitter, but that took a lot of time and effort. I will definitely be trying some of the strategies you mentioned here. 2 Thumbs up!!


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