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How To Get Followers On Twitter

Updated on June 2, 2012
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It is not difficult to get followers on Twitter. In fact, among all the social networking sites, Twitter is probably one of the easiest sites to get friends, or followers, as Twitter calls it.

The first time you need to do is to put your house in order first. You can take the following steps to make sure that you are "attractive" to a Twitterer.

Don't Use The Default Icon, Use Your Photo

The first thing you need to do is to replace the default icon with your photo. If you are uncomfortable using your photo, put in a graphic or something else that represents you or your business. Definitely do not leave the icon as is.

Your Biography

Don't leave it blank, or put in something like "I'm trying out Twitter." or "I'm a high school student." Remember that you are trying to get people to follow you, that is, listen to what you have to say. So, be interesting. The best rule of thumb is, after writing your biography, would you follow yourself?

Tweet A Little

I get a lot of follower requests from Twitters who have not twittered at all, or they have just one tweet, which is the product that they are selling. I never follow those back.

Tweet a little first before trying to get more followers. And don't just tweet about only your offers. Try to have a little variety in your twittering. You can promote your offers, but do also engage in conversation with other Twitters and tell us something about what you were doing then. You can also RT or retweet other Twitter's links or comments that you found interesting.

Conclusion

Once you have done all that, then you are ready to follow other Twitterers and stand a good chance of them becoming your followers.

Resources

1. My Twitter Profile - http://twitter.com/wanderert

2. Top 237 Twitter Users Who Will Follow You Back - http://socialnewswatch.com/top-twitter-users/


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    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      dan - good luck on your quest for 10k. :)

      Sentiments - Well, that's another way to get followers. :)

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      Sentiments 

      7 years ago

      Follow us and we will follow you back!

      Thanks!

      http://twitter.com/Sentiments_Shop

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      dan 

      7 years ago

      Nice article. Looking forward to using these tips on my quest to get 10k followers in one month.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Conor - Yep, it is very sad - very sad that he won't reply to a loyal fan. :)

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      Conor 

      7 years ago

      I got twitter and have just turned into one of those desperate fans, I keep trying to get attention of Andy Mckee, he won't reply, it's very sad of me.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      sami - Well, what do you have in mind?

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      sami 

      7 years ago

      Do you want to exchange links between me and you will help us to progress to the first page in Google this is my email baelbease@yahoo.com I have a good strategy Wait for your reply https://hubpages.com/technology/twitter-apps

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      sami - Thanks. Contains sound advice. :)

      markuslibrero - I will check that out. :)

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      markuslibrero 

      7 years ago

      Hello Wandererh!!!

      I know "how to get twitter followers" in another way and answer is www.TWITTMAN.com/?follow

      This app gives me 300 followers every day and hepls you to unfollow users who not follow You

      My best recommendations

      @markus_79

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      sami 

      7 years ago

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Outsource For Less - Wow, I didn't know my suggestions were so effective. I wonder if I can pass for a Twitter marketing guru. :)

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      Outsource For Less 

      7 years ago

      I've started implemting your suggestions and already gained several followers, thank you Wandererh!

      Well done for gaining number 1 spot on Google!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Outsource For Less - Give the suggestions a try and I'm quite sure that you are definitely going to increase the number of your followers. :)

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      Outsource For Less 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for the really good info on gaining Twitter followers, I've never used Twitter before and I've been struggling a bit to get followers with my new website.

      I will implement your suggestions and see how that goes.

      Thank You Wandererh!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      J and J - Wow, I'm no 1? I didn't even know that. Thanks for telling me. :)

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      J and J 

      7 years ago

      Excellent - and congratulations on being No#1 result on google!

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      biltong - Thanks! :)

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      biltong 

      7 years ago

      Thanks this has been very helpful for my business

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      TopBlackOpsGaming - Ahhh, you have just 2 followers...3 now. Looks like you have some ways to go. Good luck. :)

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      TopBlackOpsGaming 

      7 years ago

      Oy yeah lol, My id is TopBOpsGaming. I just made my first tweet xD

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      TopBlackOpsGaming - Why not? Maybe others might want to follow you too. But you gotta leave your Twitter id first. :)

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      TopBlackOpsGaming 

      7 years ago

      Follow me on Twitter, i have just started and got 2 followers immediately lol.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      vasare - Twitter is a social networking site and many people will follow back anybody who follows them, regardless of whether they are interested. Why? Because they want more followers and many will unfollow if they do not follow back.

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      vasare 

      7 years ago

      nice post, but why bother to follow people back if you are not interested??

      @vasare

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Hey Nica, I followed you. But you might get more followers if you include a bio telling people what you are about.

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      Nica 

      8 years ago

      Thanks. I'm new on twitter. Please follow me on twitter.com/veronicaley

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you chris, for that very enlightening comment. :)

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      chris 

      8 years ago

      follow me @csanta1

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for visiting, melanie.

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      melanie 

      8 years ago

      follow me :D

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks vector graphics! :)

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      vector graphics 

      8 years ago

      nice post about twitter thanks

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Mijas. :)

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      Mijas Real Estate 

      8 years ago

      Great post, thnk you for all the info and good luck to you all

      Follow me and I will follow back

      http://twitter.com/MijasRealEstate

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      Josh 

      9 years ago

      There actually a easier way to get followers.Its called tweetergetter. Its really cool just follow the link and read it.I tried and it worked for me. If you don't trust it then just change ur password later. But you should really give this a try. It gave me like 12 new followers in a few mins.http://tweetergetter.com/josh_peters

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      Charles 

      9 years ago

      I like to use the twitter friend generator to follow and unfollow people on twitter. works great and haven't had any problems as of yet.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Follow those guys in the second link. Most will follow you back and you will get some followers at least. :)

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      RVDaniels 

      9 years ago from Athens, GA

      Wandererh, this was just what I needed! I am on Twitter and have no followers yet. Thanks, friend.

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Forlan! :)

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      forlan 

      9 years ago

      yes good hubs

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      You should give it a try. You get a chance to interact with people with vastly different backgrounds, which, even in other social networks, you would never get a chance to. :)

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      issues veritas 

      9 years ago

      I don't twet but thanks for sharing

    • wandererh profile imageAUTHOR

      David Lim 

      9 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks! :)

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      mike king 

      9 years ago from california

      good show my friend. I shall follow up on your good work. thank you.

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