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10 Tips for Increasing Your Twitter Follower Count

by Kelechi Nwachukwu

posted in Internet and Businesses Online

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Twitter is a popular social media platform that enables you to publish links to your website content materials. These links are published in tweets and they are seen by your followers. Twitter may not be as popular as Facebook but is also a good platform for your content marketing. So what are the best ways to reach your target audience using Twitter? This article gives you 10 important tips for helping you increase your Twitter follower count.
  • Shorten your tweets: Make your tweets as short as possible. The maximum number of characters allowed by Twitter is 140. Make your tweets shorter than this because people are impatient and have no time to read tweets that are long.
  • Self-promotion and Twitter Ads: When you promote your products, you gain more followers. Self- promotion includes sending messages to your followers with your link. Twitter ads involves paying Twitter to do that automatically for you. If you create a wide-open presence online, people will find you and follow you. Promote your products or services with links to Twitter on other social networking sites and on your own site.
  • Make use of re-tweeting: Re-tweeting tweets from your followers and those you follow is a good way to encourage them to re-tweet yours too. When your followers and those you follow re-tweet your tweets, it gets seen by many people and this can increase your Twitter follower count.
  • Tweet regularly between 8 am to 7 pm: If your tweets are consistent and posted during the most active periods of the day, you are likely to increase your followers. This is because your activities on Twitter is noticed and people love and follow accounts with consistent tweets.
  • Follow people back: If people follow you, return the favor by following back. People tend to "unfollow" you when you do not follow them back. When you tweet consistently about topics in your niche, people interested in similar topics will follow you. Following people or accounts related to your niche or field can give your account more followers.
  • Be a real person: People should be allowed to know who you are. Your Twitter profile should have your picture and your tweets should be posts about your life, experience or your business. Your Twitter profile should have a bio that is descriptive and interesting to people in your target audience. When you do this on Twitter, people will trust you more and follow you.
  • Start conversations on Twitter by putting a question out: When your tweets are engaging, people will feel you are interested in their opinions. Do not use your Twitter account to always promote products. When you use interesting questions, more people will develop interest in your offer and follow you.
  • Use hash tags: Hash tags bearing your keywords is seen by an audience beyond your follower count on Twitter. Hash tags are great ways to promote a topic or a product to people already interested in such a topic or product.
  • Thank your customers: This can be through Twitter parties or gift items to be won. Thank and appreciate your followers for helping you move your website and business forward. Many of your followers re-tweeted your tweets back to their own followers giving your tweets wider reach than you expected. Always be thankful to such followers.
  • Do not overwhelm you followers: You can overwhelm your followers if you tweet links one right after another. Schedule your tweets so that your followers can have ample time to absorb the information and click through the links on your tweet.

  • To increase your Twitter follower count and maintain them, these tips must be applied consistently. Followers are turned off when your tweets aren't consistent or if they contain stale links. Your tweets should interest and engage your target audience. They expect fresh posts from the accounts they like and if your content is valuable to them, they'll follow you and look forward to your next tweet.
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