Getting followers on Twitter is not as hard as it appears to be.
In fact, you can gain followers quicker than other social media platforms.
I know it’s hard to believe but that the truth.
In this article, I have broken down the strategy into 9 simple steps on how to get real twitter followers.
Steps To getting Real Twitter Followers
Schedule your tweets
If you want some crazy growth in twitter or any platform for that matter then you need to be consistent.
I have a huge problem with tweeting regularly as I work on multiple things at one time.
You need to give your 100% in one platform but it is challenging when you are working on multiple things at the same time.
However, If you can automate your work then you can save a lot of time spending on Tweeting and instead focus on other important tasks.
When I came across twitter deck which is a semi-automated software, I felt very happy as I could schedule all my tweets for the whole month in a single day.
You should definitely consider using twitter deck as it is completely FREE to use.
In case you do not have enough content to tweet multiple times a day then Crowdfire is something that I recommend.
It helps you to find viral content within the platform and directly add it to your scheduling list.
Also, there are various other features and integration which will save you a lot of time.
They also have a FREE plan forever. So start using these tools and get real twitter followers to your account.
- Tweet consistently
- Post multiple times a day (10 to 12 times)
- Use twitter scheduler
Understand your performing tweets
The most successful businesses look at the data and plan their strategy accordingly.
The same goes for growing your twitter followers as well.
Look at your analytics and make your decisions.
Spend at least 30 minutes per week to analyze your tweets and find out your best and worst tweets.
Twitter analytics is very powerful and you can find all the necessary information to improve your tweets and engagement.
What to do with your best tweets?
The first thing is to break it down even further to understand what kind of tweets are performing well.
Export it to an excel sheet and start your analysis. By doing this you can clearly understand what type of tweets are liked by your audience.
From my personal experience, tweets with images, GIFs, or videos perform better than normal text tweets.
What to do with your worst tweets?
First, try to understand what is going wrong with those tweets by comparing them with your winning tweets.
After that, you can either try to improvise them or avoid them in the future.
- Find your best tweets, keywords, and model your future tweets based on them.
- Find your worst tweets and improve or avoid them in the future.
Have a solid twitter profile
This is one of the most important things to get more twitter followers.
You have got all the attention and clicks to your profile from your winning tweets and that’s great.
But, if you do not have a solid profile then people are going to bounce back once they land on your page.
Why lose followers when you have done 90% of the work?
Just tweak your profile a little bit to make sure it resonates with your brand and niche.
Not sure how to have a strong profile?
It’s actually simple.
Look at the best profiles in your niche and see what type of twitter banner they use.
See what kind of profile picture they use, how their description looks and make a note of everything.
Now go back to your profile and apply all those best things that you made a note of.
Boom, you have a great looking Twitter profile.
- Find influencers in your niche and model their success.
Cross-promote your twitter account
Do you have a YouTube channel or any other social media account?
If yes, then you have another tool in your arsenal to boost your Twitter followers.
I personally use Twitter to drive traffic to my YouTube channel and Facebook groups.
But at times I do the opposite. Doing so I can grow my twitter audience as well.
Essentially, You should send your audience from one platform to another so that you can build a web influence.
In this way, people who are not following you in one channel will start following you slowly.
This is very important because your loyal followers are the ones who do all the sharing and retweeting stuff.
That’s how big marketers totally crush the market and take full control.
So never miss out on cross-promotion opportunity.
It is always a good idea to retweet content because you are not only adding more useful information but at the same time, you are growing your network.
By doing this, you will be able to keep your audience engaged without needing to curate content every time.
I am not saying that you should retweet a lot.
All I am saying is to have a good mix of tweets, as you will need to post at least 12 times a day.
With that said, now let’s look at using relevant Twitter hashtags.
Use relevant hashtags
Yes, relevant hashtags will definitely help you to get a bigger targeted reach than a generic tweet.
It is always a good idea to have a tweet with high to medium volume hashtags to reach a wider group of audience.
But do not overuse it and spam your tweet with hashtags.
Use anywhere from 2-4 hashtags that are relevant instead of 10 wider hashtags.
Do this and you will definitely gain quality followers.
Now let’s see what else you can do to attract more people.
Capitalize on Twitter trends
Watch out for Twitter trends and capitalize to gain a few hundred followers in a short span.
I see many people doing it very well on YouTube and the same can be applied to Twitter.
Here is an example from the channel charisma on command where he was able to leverage a trending topic to his advantage with a small twist to it.
In the below image you can see how he uses the GOT trend to drive traffic to his channel in a smart way.
Follow for Follow
Does it work?
Both yes and no!
If you are new to twitter, the first thing that you will notice is that some people with irrelevant content in their profile follow you for no reason.
And In case you are running an automated bot that follows everyone who follows you then you are going to be in trouble.
Because you are going to follow people who are in different niches.
By doing this, the follow back strategy will actually hurt your engagement and reach of your audience.
Instead what you need to do is follow, unfollow and follow back only the people who are in your niche.
You will be surprised when you read how many twitter followers you actually need to start making money.
How do you find people who are in your niche?
Look for influencers in your niche and then start following their followers.
Also, this strategy works best when you are in a B2B niche like providing some kind of solutions to other businesses out there.
If you have no time but have some money to spend, then twitter ads can get you the best ROI.
Well, you need to know how to run ads and do the right targeting or hire someone who can do that for you.
This is by far the best and easy way to grow targeted Twitter followers.
If you follow these steps that I have mentioned above, then you can definitely grow a lot of real twitter followers who engage with your content and click on your links.
I hope you find this article informative.
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