How Do You Get Followers On Twitter (without getting reported)?

Profile picture of the author MaxTheMarketer by MaxTheMarketer Posted: 01/24/2013
Hello there! Thank you very much for reading this post from me.

I have become more active here since I really need to get my business going and helping people being able to help other people.

And one thing I will need to do is to get followers on my Twitter-account but I know I cannot just tweet random people who are interested in marketing since that would be like approaching a stranger in the middle of the street (it freaks most people out).

So, what have been your successful tactics (short-term stuff) and strategies (long-term stuff) to get followers on your Twitter account?

(And yes, if it is well-targeted people following you who shares your interests, that is even better if you would like to share that too!)

I have tried just writing random marketing tips to people and it freaks them out so I need to approach the whole thing a little bit differently...

I guess I should collect followers by having links to my twitter-account and guest blog, submit articles to databases etc., and such??

Thank you very much in advance & Take Care & Have An Awesome Day, Fellow Warrior! / Max "MaxTheMarketer" K.
#followers #reported #twitter

  • Profile picture of the author Tengalon
    Tengalon
    You want to find some followback teams and start following people in those teams. You can use any good twitter bot that does mass follow to up the scale. They will follow you back and that is how to build a large list of followers fast. However be careful to stay within certain follow limits otherwise you will get your accounts banned pretty fast. Here is a list of some followback teams to get you started:

    WillFollowBack
    Follow2Gain
    followback
    autofollowbacks
    autofollowback
    MRFOLLOWBACK
  • Profile picture of the author VikkY1
    VikkY1
    Thanks you for sharing ! :-)
  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    Ephrils
    The Marketing niche is going to be difficult to gain new followers because people don't like being marketed to, tips or not, and those accounts can be pretty blatant about it.

    How often do you tweet links? People may be seeing "marketing" then some t.co link and are afraid to click it because they don't know where it's going to go. So weary of it already they may unfollow, or worse, report you for spamming them. So I'd cut down sending out links if you already don't send a lot.

    Twitter users need to connect to people. To you.

    Be more you. They may be able to handle your marketing tweets if they know you better.

    I'm not sure this is helpful, but while I don't have 1000s of Twitter followers I've held steady around the same amount for over a year now with follows/unfollows so something must be working.
  • Profile picture of the author JF Garsula
    JF Garsula
    The moment you posted your Twitter question here, gave your more followers.

    Well this is is a strategy that I did to build up my list of followers. It is a strategy that I learned from a video on YouTube. Search the term: twitter dowry

    The guy needed to raise $10k worth of money for a dowry! Guess what tool helped it? Twitter!

    Using that strategy, you can add a mix to it. I did this before but eventually stopped a little and focused on web projects.

    I made a blogpost that have tips from a known marketer (Frank Kern, Mike Keonigs, John Reese.. etc) Then I tweet about the blogpost: #FrankKern Tip; Develop your core influence and stuff.. http:/bitly./linktopost

    Then I go to the profiles of those known marketers and follow the followers that seem very active on twitter.

    I was able to increase my followers to 1000 in a few days.

    You'll always keep losing followers by the way, if you don't tend to talk to them and sometimes if even don't tweet a lot on twitter.
  • Profile picture of the author Doug Pretorius
    Doug Pretorius
    Max, glancing at your twitter feed I'm surprised you even have 8 followers. Do you realize that when you send out dozens of copies of the same promotional tweet to different people, EVERYONE of those tweets are going out to your followers?

    Here's my strategy, and how I got followed and mentioned by tweeters with a collective following of over 100k in the last week alone...

    1. Search the web for content on my topic (currently I'm interested in social media traffic generation)
    2. Tweet links to any good content I find
    3. Welcome new followers
    4. Thank everyone for mentioning me
    5. Thank everyone for retweeting my tweets

    There you go, no need to tweet strangers on the street and freak them out
  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    Ephrils
    Originally Posted by Doug Pretorius View Post
    Max, glancing at your twitter feed I'm surprised you even have 8 followers. Do you realize that when you send out dozens of copies of the same promotional tweet to different people, EVERYONE of those tweets are going out to your followers?
    This got me curious enough to look at his Twitter account and that is exactly what I saw too.

    Max, if I saw this I'd unfollow/report you immediately for spamming.

    It looks like a bot, is impersonal, and looks like desperation for a link click. You need to overhaul your approach and look at this from a new angle because that is never going to work.
  • Profile picture of the author harishk
    harishk
    Yes internet marketing and that too facebook and twitter become lot of spammy now a days, there is a lack of genuinity in twitter followers, if you really want to build good list, just need to spend time on providing quality information that is useful to readers, then your content will go viral and automatically you get followers
  • Profile picture of the author Tier1
    Tier1
    I tweet about 5 links a day to stories on my solar energy blog. I have well over 28k followers. All organic. But the only problem, very few click through to read my stories. Any suggestions on how to increase click-through's? my twitter account is twitter.com/solarenergynews
  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    jazbo
    I use twellow for targeted followers, or I search and follow on twitter. For untargeted I use software.
  • Profile picture of the author jimp74
    jimp74
    Originally Posted by Tengalon View Post
    You want to find some followback teams and start following people in those teams. You can use any good twitter bot that does mass follow to up the scale. They will follow you back and that is how to build a large list of followers fast. However be careful to stay within certain follow limits otherwise you will get your accounts banned pretty fast. Here is a list of some followback teams to get you started:

    WillFollowBack
    Follow2Gain
    followback
    autofollowbacks
    autofollowback
    MRFOLLOWBACK
    Thanks for sharing Tengalon, I really recommend Tweet Adder, awesome software!
  • Profile picture of the author jimp74
    jimp74
    Originally Posted by Tengalon View Post
    You want to find some followback teams and start following people in those teams. You can use any good twitter bot that does mass follow to up the scale. They will follow you back and that is how to build a large list of followers fast. However be careful to stay within certain follow limits otherwise you will get your accounts banned pretty fast. Here is a list of some followback teams to get you started:

    WillFollowBack
    Follow2Gain
    followback
    autofollowbacks
    autofollowback
    MRFOLLOWBACK
    Hi Tengalon, have any further instructions with followback teams? just add these twitter users? thanks!
  • Profile picture of the author McBrett
    McBrett
    Hi Max - I'm not a super power Twitter user and haven't dabbled in follower software for awhile.

    With that being said I've found that if you simply do a lot of retweeting of other experts tweets then you will get retweeted and followed yourself. Basically, the more I tweet the more I get shared and people add me.

    Of course I use Hootsuite.com to pre-schedule my posts. This helps a lot too.

    Thanks for the follower resources everyone.
  • Profile picture of the author Sharon Hayes
    Sharon Hayes
    Hi Max, here's a post I wrote a while ago about gaining Twitter followers naturally.

    Good luck!
  • Profile picture of the author MrNiches
    MrNiches
    I simply searched for my targeted audience and followed them, a lot of people automatically followed back. The result was 4 days after I created my account and completed my profile, I had 196 followers
  • Profile picture of the author Austin Schmidt
    Austin Schmidt
    I like to post YouTube videos and have a link to my Twitter on their. Seems to be working pretty great!
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    YasirYar
    1. Follow other people -- especially those with picture avatars rather than the generic Twitter icon. 2. Share information that can be beneficial to other users, such as information you learned about a website you tried.
    3. Use the "@reply" method when responding to other people. Type the "@," followed by the Twitter user name, such as "@yasirkhan," before your message to that person. This will send the reply directly to that user and will also be viewable by that user's followers.
    4. Get involved in online events that include #hashtags.
    5. Refrain from Tweeting too much. Limit yourself to 20 Tweets a day at the most.
  • Profile picture of the author themen710
    themen710
    Follow people on twitter is important.

    Follow and follow back is the way to make friends on Twitter, and even in real life. The one-way follow is for famous people, celebility, but not for average people, like you and me.
    So, do not afraid follow people, when I see people have big followers, I normally will take a look at their site, because I want to know what make so many people follow him.
    See, this is the power of more followers.
  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    Justin Says
    Originally Posted by Tengalon View Post
    You want to find some followback teams and start following people in those teams. You can use any good twitter bot that does mass follow to up the scale. They will follow you back and that is how to build a large list of followers fast. However be careful to stay within certain follow limits otherwise you will get your accounts banned pretty fast. Here is a list of some followback teams to get you started:

    WillFollowBack
    Follow2Gain
    followback
    autofollowbacks
    autofollowback
    MRFOLLOWBACK
    In my experience... what's the value in a followback? It might sound fun and all but seriously..

    If you want to jump into discussions feel free to do so, a great way to do this is by following large companies in your niche and then communicating with the people who respond to their tweets. That way you aren't just saying "yo what's up" instead you can bring some value or an automatic connection to the table.

    Also not to be rude or anything Max, but come on.

    You're tweeting things like - "My blog used to be read by NO ONE. Then I discovered "this". Now I get 777+ NEW READERS every day! ^^,"

    And yet the blog listed on your profile doesn't even exist?

    Wait... now I went back to your profile and see you repeated the EXACT same message over and over, that right there should get you reported on a social network like Twitter and you likely already know that since you're asking.

    The biggest thing you want to do in any industry is to not deceive people or spam them. Immediately what happens is you lose all credibility. Instead of someone giving it a chance the second they notice you've sent the exact same message or that your own blog doesn't exist all your credibility goes out the window, along with a follow.

    I really do wish you luck but I think instead of focusing on getting more followers your main focus right now needs to be how to build real connections, network, and be a bit more real with people.
  • Profile picture of the author misconstrued
    misconstrued
    Originally Posted by Doug Pretorius View Post
    Max, glancing at your twitter feed I'm surprised you even have 8 followers. Do you realize that when you send out dozens of copies of the same promotional tweet to different people, EVERYONE of those tweets are going out to your followers?
    Yeah, my thoughts exactly. It's Twitter Suicide. I would START by deleting every single one of those tweets.
  • Profile picture of the author Octagon
    Octagon
    I have actually tried a couple of popular twitter automation tool and they delivered the results. Using them, you would only be gathered TARGETED twitter followers and developing a decent following/follower ratio. Although, the main element to make your twitter profile grow in popularity would still be useful and likeable content. Hope that helps.

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