40 Ways to Increase Your Twitter Followers plus Infographic

The question that seems to be on everyone’s lips on the social media marketing team is “How can I increase the number of Facebook likes?”40 Ways to Increase your Twitter Followers - Infographic

This has led to tactics emerging to increase engagement by posting frenzied Facebook updates many times a day. Brand pages are offering incentives, bribes and tactics that look very much like begging.

Just to gain those precious additional likes.

The magic marketing goals often heard around the water cooler are 1,000, 10,000 or even 100,000 Facebook fans. Always numbers with many zeros.

It all has become a bit unseemly really.

Despite large fan counts being the social media managers holy grail, the core challenge on Facebook is that it is filtered. It is lucky if even 15% of updates such as photos, quotes and videos even appear in people’s Facebook timelines.

This filter on Facebook is due to censoring being applied by the social network called “Edge Rank”.

So the question that needs to be asked is this “Is a Facebook like worth what we think it is?”

The Twitter advantage

Twitter might seem a bit more wild west. But its advantage is that is not filtered. Every tweet appears in your followers streams.

This is something that the marketing team quite often forgets.

What is not appreciated by many is that it is easier to build a loyal tribe of fans on Twitter who are interested in your content and subject than it is on Facebook.

Maybe you should rethink your social media strategy?

Top tactics to gain more Twitter followers

So how do you get more Twitter followers?

  • Follow people on Twitter. The law of reciprocation is what works with this tactic
  • Have great content that links from your Twitter account. People will check you out and if your content is good on your blog or website then it is more likely you will be followed
  • Engage with your followers on Twitter with retweets, comments and questions
  • Make it easy for people to follow you on Twitter from your website by including a follow me on Twitter button that is obvious and near the top of your page

For some more detailed tactics, here are some more articles that may help.

Also my book “Blogging the Smart Way – How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media”  has many easy to implement Twitter tips.

40 ways to increase your Twitter tribe

So you are still short of ideas? Here is an infographic to get you started.

How to Increase your Twitter Followers

Infographic Source: Twiends

What About You?

Is Twitter an important social media network in your marketing plans? Is it working for you?

Could you do better?

Look forward to hearing your feedback and stories in the comments below.

 

 

Want to learn how to use Twitter to market your brand and your blog?

My book – “Blogging the Smart Way – How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media” – will show you how.

It is now available to download. I show you how to create and build a blog that rocks and grow tribes, fans and followers on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. It also includes dozens of tips to create contagious content that begs to be shared and tempts people to link to your website and blog.

I also reveal the tactics I used to grow my Twitter followers to over 140,000.

Download and read it now.

 

Comments

  • http://askjeremyjones.com/ Jeremy Jones

    Great tips, cool graphic also

  • http://workmoneyfun.blogspot.com/ Rajan M

    Detailed infographic. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/weatherFIT weatherFIT

    Really great infograph here! Some stuff is obvious to twitter users but other stuff can be easily missed even if you’re a regular in the twittersphere… so well done you’ve given me some valuable info here!

  • http://socialmediarevolver.com/ KrisOlin

    Great to post this Infographic here, Jeff! Tweeted and pinned!

  • Cheong Soon Haur

    Very impressive blog! I’d shared it on my twitter. Will visit your blog often.
    Thanks!
    Cheong Soon Haur
    http://cheongsoonhaur.com/blog/
    https://twitter.com/CheongSoonHaur

  • http://twitter.com/Koozai_Lenka Lenka Istvanova

    A very useful post and great tips, Jeff.

    I think when it comes to increasing the follower base the content is the key. When you have a good content and you actually make the most out of 130 characters (not just copy the title and the link) you’re half way there. As you mentioned, engagement is at the top as well. Replying, asking questions, RTweeting is the way to go and it actually makes your twitter profile more human – everyone can schedule hundreds of tweets for the whole week/month etc.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    The answer is: You can’t follow more than 2000 users on Twitter until you have over 1800 followers. Afterwards, you can follow 10% more users than follow you.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.belloart Richard Bello Art

    Interesting, fun facts of the cyber age !

  • http://twitter.com/PTheWyse Praverb

    I really love the infographic. I always come to your website because of the value of the posts. Recently I started including quotes into my tweeting routine and I have noticed an increase in my twitter following. I will try out some more of the links in the future. Thank you Jeff!

  • http://twitter.com/PTheWyse Praverb

    I really love the infographic. I always come to your website because of the value of the posts. Recently I started including quotes into my tweeting routine and I have noticed an increase in my twitter following. I will try out some more of the links in the future. Thank you Jeff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/haxoraamir Haxor Aamir

    hey dude my word press blog is not support facebook social plugin plz guid me if u can

  • Kaushiki Chatterjee

    Thanks Jeff..I must comment that it is one of the best articles I have read ever…such a great description…made me to understand out the filtration factor between Facebook and Twitter..Specially I would say the image is so great that it speaks out…
    -IQ ecommerce

  • http://www.mediaentertainmentinfo.com/ Nitin Narang

    Wonderful pictorial representation.,

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    go to http://tweetster.weebly.com/ to get twitter followers really fast and effectively.

  • Ziesha

    wow..I just loved the infographic..very informative and very good design. Thanks Jeff for so great post. I was actually surfing to get more followers on my page @emailbiz on twitter for Email.biz website and got it an awesome landing page.

  • http://www.hub81.com/ Jose Huitron

    I love the way this demonstrates the types of content that helps to grow one’s twitter following. The more salience the more opportunity.

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    Anyone tried http://thinksociable.com to increase twitter followers?

  • http://www.Date2Relate.Com/ Date2Relate

    We very much enjoyed this post Jeff as well as the related three others you linked to. We wanted to be sure to register with the best Twitter directories out there. Twiends is the proverbial “and baby makes three.” Thanks for referencing it and many thanks for the post.

  • Karen RogersRobinson

    Thanks, Jeff! I tell folks all the time that it’s ok to be in the Social Media Tech industry & only have 1100fallowers if you are engaged with 20-45% of them on a weekly basis like I am! So it’s good to hear a big brand guy like yourself confirm that!

  • Nathan

    i tweet,retweet and follow a lot of people but yet my followers are still very low. my tweeter handle is @gguzard

  • http://tomakefast.com/ PHP Developer

    Until Twitter is sold to Yahoo or Microsoft and people stop using it. Then you realize you built up a property that doesn’t belong to you. Focus more on promoting your dot-com and/or mailing list, these should stand the test of time better. Twitter is another “here today gone tomorrow” technology. Compuserve, Galacticom, ICQ, nobody remembers them now.

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  • John Allred

    Great Tips..witter is plenty of fun and by implementing your
    advice I’m sure to enjoy it even more. Keep up the sterling work