To be honest i came late to the Twitter game. For a long time i didn’t understand twitter at all, and to be honest it still blows me away how massive it has become.
Finally i set up my first Twitter account because i am a tech nut and couldn’t stand the idea of being left behind. It wasn’t until about 5 months later when i looked at my Analytics and noticed twitter was one of my biggest traffic referrals did i start to take it more seriously. Like Facebook there is an art to growing a strong base of real Twitter followers.
Her are some key tips to get your twitter account growing in the right direction.
Real Twitter Followers the Right Way
Twitter is now on-par with Facebook as one of the most utilized social media utilities on the planet. This popularity hasn’t come overnight, but nevertheless, it’s popularity is real and is showing no signs of abating.
With this increased popularity, though, comes a newfound sense of how Twitter can be utilized in order to market and promote everything from small businesses to blogs. And just as Facebook and other social media utilities have been targeted as critical parts of a social media strategy, so has Twitter. What follows is a very simple explanation of how exactly the power of Twitter can be harnessed by individuals, businesses, and other entities in order to increase their influence and gain real Twitter followers.
Finish Your Profile Completely
The first thing that you will need to make sure is that your profile is completed 100% and all information is accurate. In addition, having an avatar that shows your face clearly, or depicts your brand logo cleanly will be vital. The thing is, people want to know immediately who you are and what you are interested. The first sense that they will get of that is the visual representation you choose to present through your Twitter account.
In addition to the visual representation of your person or your brand, another important item will be your bio. After seeing your Twitter page, the next thing that Twitter users will do is immediately read your bio in order to determine if they want to follow you or not. If you have an incomplete bio or one that is poorly written, there is a good chance that Twitter users will choose not to follow you. Be specific, be sincere, and show that in a few words you can describe who you are and what you are all about.
Tweet, Tweet, Tweet
No, I’m not asking you to sound like a bird, but I am asking you to tweet and tweet a lot. Tweeting is the act of posting a short status update of less than 140 characters. It is, essentially, a small bite of your life, or the current life of your brand or business.
When potential followers land on your page, your recent tweets will be among the things that they see first. If you don’t have tweets there that interest them, or they see that you haven’t tweeted in a while, then they will likely not follow you. A good rule of thumb is to tweet at least once per day, but two posts per day would really maximize your Twitter account. You want to ensure that you are tweeting on a variety of topics related to your interests of your industry, and make sure that you aren’t just posting random thoughts that you’ve had throughout the day. You might even choose to tweet an interesting photo to change things up a bit.
The most important thing next to how often you tweet is really what you tweet. We are in a world that now prefers quality over quantity, so the things that you are saying really need to be interesting or provocative to your followers. Share the great stories, discuss the dramas, post interesting links to blog topics and news stores, and post links to other types of multi-media such as videos and sound clips.
Follow Your Twitter Brethren
One of the truly simple ways to get people to follow you on Twitter is actually to follow them. But you don’t want to just follow anyone. If you simply choose random people to follow, they are less likely to interact with you and will therefore not help you to increase your own Twitter following beyond their inclusion in your list.
Take some time and seek out people who have similar interests to you, or businesses that are in your same industry. If you’re a house music fan, for example, then find another house music fan who has a lot of followers, and if you can, follow their followers. If you’ve made it perfectly clear in your Twitter bio and through your tweets that you are a fellow music lover, there’s a good chance that they will follow you and encourage others to follow you as well.
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