Guest Post: 8 Secrets to Increase Your Twitter Followers

By Andy Thompson – Freelancer

Twitter is one of the biggest social networks, and for indie authors, it can be helpful to grow a following on Twitter. Andy Thompson details 8 strategies on how to increase your following.

Twitter is certainly one of the social media foundations of the cyber world we are in. It is one of the most instrumental arenas to promote social media page and establish your brand or identity. You have lots of reasons to pay adequate attention in finding strategic ways to promote your social media page. Twitter page management can be best done if the most suitable Twitter strategies are integrated.

The most basic way to measure Twitter success is by merely looking at the number of people following you. Unless you are a celebrity, it won’t be easy for you to build a huge volume of natural follower base overnight. Thus, you have to be more tactical in planning how to promote your social media page fully. Here are some Twitter strategies you can apply to start reaching your Twitter page management journey:

  1. Use the LinkedIn and Email Connections You Have

You will be most likely followed by people whom you are already connected with. Try to find your LinkedIn connections right on Twitter and start following them. Twitter doesn’t have a way to automatically do this yet, but you can do something to make this step way easier.

First, go to your LinkedIn Contacts page and choose “settings”. You can then see the option of exporting contacts through a .CSV file. This file can just simply be uploaded to the email contacts you have. From Twitter, you can already import your email contacts more conveniently. This now includes your LinkedIn connections. The last step would be to choose which among them you want to follow.

  1. Maximize the Tools Available to Schedule your Tweets Easily

If you want to raise the chances of multiplying your followers the natural way, you have to make it a point to load your page with lots of fresh content. However, posting each of them manually could be an ultra taxing job, so to make the job done instantly, simply schedule your posts to your desired time intervals.

Some tools are totally free and some have a very minimal fee. You can use Hootsuite in scheduling you tweets ahead. This sustains a continuous flow of content updates and this saves a great deal of time in your part. Users who post regularly are more likely to receive engagement from their fans.

  1. Join Twitter Chat

Each week, groups that come from varieties of industries gather on Twitter to converse about a certain theme. Joining these chat sessions and interacting with other users can help you meet new acquaintances that can be potential followers. You can also obtain a more substantial benefit by actually learning from the experiences of these diverse people, and you can get to share your industry insider perspective as well. Some of the most popular chats include #blogchat, #CustServ, #tchat, #mediachat, and #HBRchat.

  1. Multitask

Most of us have some spare time that can turn productive. For example, you can actually tweet while commuting on your way to work. Tweet while you’re on queue or while you’re in the gym. Tweet during commercial breaks while watching TV. You have 24 hours a day and you can surely use your idle time to boost your Twitter page management.

  1. Answer People Who Show Interest in the Same Content

When you receive comments from other users, or a retweet and a favorite, you must engage with these people that took time to notice your content update. The more you interact with them, the more likely they are to follow your page. This is one of the Twitter strategies you should consider.

  1. Tweet Inspiring Quotes

Quotes prove to entice a large volume of engagements. Choose the most striking quotes that your target audience will be likely to relate to. There’s also another app you can use for this. You can maximize Forismatic to have a large collection of inspirational quotes that you can post in a snap. This saves you time and boosts your Twitter presence.

  1. Follow Users Who Follow Your Followers

You can use another tool for this called Tweepi. This scans the list of accounts which follow your followers on Twitter. These people most likely have similar interest with you and have higher chances of sticking to your page.

  1. Follow Accounts Twitter Recommends

Go to the #Discover section on your dashboard. Twitter actually has a list of people they recommend you to follow. This can help you in the long run as well.

image7Andy Thompson has been a freelance writer for a long while. Her passion in writing is her main drive in crafting articles that are engaging, informative, and meaningful. Her partnership with TroopSocial has given her a whole new opportunity to take writing to a whole new level.

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