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Top 10 Ways to Get More Followers on Twitter

Updated on May 21, 2014

Who in the world won’t want to get more followers on twitter? To some it’s a huge social accomplishment while others treat it as an effective way to build their confidence and ego. Through the years, Twitter evolved from a simple home where interesting thoughts are shared into a huge city with a busy and growing community. Since then, Twitter has been used not just for social activities but for business purposes as well. With the right strategy, a small starting company can gain thousands of patrons in just a few weeks through this social networking platform.

Twitter’s potential as a marketing space is truly tempting. The only problem is that only a few were able to maximize it. Majority of companies both huge and small that dared to venture on Twitter in marketing their products and services ended up failing. What have they done wrong? Is there a concrete master plan that anyone can follow to be successful in using Twitter as a corporate tool?

Before you dig into these complex ideas, you should first focus on the most important part of a successful Twitter account and that is to have a lot of followers. If you don’t have any idea as to how it is done, read through this list about the Top 10 Ways to Get More Followers on Twitter and you’ll surely be on the right track in no time!

It should never be an option to begin with.
It should never be an option to begin with.

Pay a few dollars for thousands of Twitter followers? I know it’s very tempting but learn to resist. Don’t throw away your money. If you are really eager to spend, drop a donation for a reputable charity institution. Twitter followers that are gained using this shortcut method won’t introduce any positive effect to your business. Most of them, if not all are dead accounts and are simply created to follow you. The idea is simple; gain real followers if you want to expect real results.

A few quality followers are better than  thousands of spam or inactive ones.
A few quality followers are better than thousands of spam or inactive ones.

A hundred followers who are potential customers are far better opposed to thousands who you gained by following random people. Like in almost every industry, quality beats quantity. Your goal must not just to have tons of followers but also making it certain that each one of them will find your services or products useful maybe not now but in the near future. This is where research comes in. Every once in a while, browse through your followers and pick those who you should keep. Find out more about their interests, hobbies, and activities so you can easily come up with effective marketing ideas that are specifically calibrated for their needs.

Not because you have to but it's the right thing to do.
Not because you have to but it's the right thing to do.

There’s actually no deep reason about it since being polite is a must in any occasion. A good deed once in a while won’t hurt right? If someone follows you, follow him back. However, check his profile first and make sure he is not one of the millions of bots crawling everywhere in Twitter these days. If someone leaves a comment on your tweet, spend some time to reply. Since you can’t please everyone, you’ll also occasionally receive negative feedbacks so deal with them politely. Remember that Twitter is a friendly place and it should stay that way.

Choose wisely!
Choose wisely!

Hashtags serve as keywords in Twitter. By using the right hashtags on your tweets, reaching out to people who share the same interest as you will be a breeze. No research is needed in searching for popular hashtags since Twitter does it for you. All you need to do is browse through the trending and famous hashtags that are related to the tweet you are planning to post. Creating your own hashtag is not a bad idea but making it famous won’t be easy. You should only consider this option if you already gathered a considerable amount of active followers who can help spread the word about your new hashtag.

A little touch of creativity won't hurt.
A little touch of creativity won't hurt.

You must impress to gain more followers on Twitter and improving your profile is the best way to get things rolling. There is a long list of available Twitter themes that you can use so deciding which one to pick might be very challenging. To somehow save you from the hassle, choose a theme that reflects the overall purpose of your account. If it’s purely for entertainment, casual and funny themes are advised. Minimalistic and sleek themes should be considered if your Twitter account is for business marketing.

Too much of everything will lead to consequences.
Too much of everything will lead to consequences.

Anything if done or taken too much will lead to regretful consequences. Have you ever loved someone so much that you thrown away your favorite shirt just because she finds it ugly? And can you remember the terrible feeling when she left you for another guy? Yes, that’s how you will feel about your account when you tweet too much. Followers will start leaving and the Twitter system might even consider you a spammer. Keep in mind that one tweet a day is enough. You just have to make the most out of it.

Being short is not a hindrance but a hidden opportunity!
Being short is not a hindrance but a hidden opportunity!

Barrack Obama posted a tweet with three words and it was shared seven-hundred thousand times. I know he’s famous and all but this example should give you an idea that short intriguing tweets are far better than long and boring ones. Humorous and witty tweets can go viral in a matter of hours. If you find yourself not creative enough to come up with such kind of tweets, search for inspiration and spend some time to enjoy other share-worthy tweets. In time, you’ll not only be sharing your own effective tweets but it may also lead to self-improvement and a great boost in your self-confidence.

Seriously. Aren't you?
Seriously. Aren't you?

Tweets with purely marketing intentions are often frowned upon. Keep in mind that Twitter is not Ebay or Amazon. If your goal is to share products and services, try to grab their attention by explaining why they should consider you offers in a fun way. A comic or a funny one-liner might be your best options. Keep your audience interested and they will eventually grant you trust. After a few months of receiving share-worthy Tweets from you, they won’t if you start inserting Tweets about your business every now and then. If you successfully gathered the right audience, this is the perfect time to reap what you have planted.

Perfect timing level: Over 10000!
Perfect timing level: Over 10000!

Timing is crucial if you want to get the most out of every single tweet. To do so, you must first determine your target audience. If your tweets are intended for busy office workers, post them late night when most of them are lying on their bed and simply searching for something good to read online. On the other hand, the afternoon is a good time to post tweets geared towards stay at home moms since it is when they are least busy. These statistics are readily available online so all you have to do is visit Google. It may sound painstaking but it’s definitely worth a shot if you want to perfectly time your post and make it visible to the highest number of relevant individuals possible.

Twitter was designed to be a community, not a TV commercial.
Twitter was designed to be a community, not a TV commercial.

Twitter is and will always be a community. It’s a place where billons of people regardless of race and origin can share their experiences, interests, and ideas. Some treat it as their resting place, an escape from a cruel reality, or a venue where new relationships can bloom. Regardless what your reason might be in creating a Twitter account, never forget to connect. Don’t simply tweet. Browse, share, and enjoy! Twitter is designed to be a fun place. Use Twitter like how it is made to be and you’ll find yourself in the near future surprised how your account turned out to be a success without even exerting too much effort.

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    • Eric Calderwood profile image

      Eric Calderwood 3 years ago from USA

      Number one is a great point. With all the work you put into building a following on Twitter it is very important to be a part of that community that you have just built.

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      David Hamilton 3 years ago from Lexington, KY

      I never though about expanding my reach to other countries. Thanks for the bi-lingual lesson.

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      OSBERT JOEL C 3 years ago from CHENNAI

      I have joined twitter a few years back. But I have a very few followers. I am less active in twitter. Hope these tips will help me to multiply my followers. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I learned new ways of how to increase my followers on Twitter thank you

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      dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you and good luck on your plans!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I was riveted through this. I am about to begin an Ecommerce business and these tips will be so useful. Shared!

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for sharing these suggestions. I think I'll try them out!

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      Nishadha Silva 3 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Some tips are good but some I feel are totally wrong. For example tweeting once a day is definitely not enough if you want to build an engaging audience.

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      dailytop10 3 years ago from Davao City

      Glad you like it Alpha..have a great day!

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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      Interesting read dailytopten. I will definitely try some of your suggestions & see how that goes. Thumbs up on your hub.